Players usually want a good story in their games. I can enjoy a good story too, but sometimes I just want to get going and do stuff without listening to several minutes of dialog in-between action.

Do you know any games where there’s no story (or very minimal/skippable one), and the game mechanics alone carry the game?

EDIT: Thank you all for the suggestions. There are some that I’ve never heard of and look very interesting. Will definitely pick some of them up.

  • geoh
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    11 months ago

    Hades deserves to be in this list if you’ve not played it.

    • Prox@lemmy.one
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      11 months ago

      Hades for sure has a story. Probably the best implementation of story in the whole genre.

      • geoh
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        11 months ago

        Yeah it does, but I wouldn’t say it’s the main attraction. It’s good, but I wouldn’t call it story driven.

        • Vordus@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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          The gameplay loop uses getting to interact with the characters and to advance the various subplots as part of your reward/consolation at the end of each run. I’d call that story-heavy.