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Quantic Dream'sBeyond: Two Soulslaunched today, and GameRevolution's very own "Ninja" Nick Tan enjoyed it quite a bit. Those familiar with David Cage's work know all too well what to expect, as the man behindIndigo ProphecyandHeavy Rainhas made it readily clear that his games put storytelling first and gameplay at a distant second (or third... or fourth).

But not everyone approaches video games looking for the same thing. Some want pitch-perfect controls, while others care more about character development and voice acting. There are many things that go into games these days, and with so many different elements, everyone's bound to approach those that are a bit less conventional rather differently.

Telltale Games will be launchingthe first episode ofThe Wolf Among Uslater this week, so there certainly won't be a shortage of story-heavy games to fill your time with this week. Seeing as how that's the case, I can't help but wonder how all of you feel about narrative-driven games that may sacrifice super-engaging gameplay in service of a story. I'm all for it, but that's just one gamer's opinion. So please, tell us...

Can a compelling narrative make up for weak gameplay?
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