Being tossed into a pressure cooker right from pressing start is sure to get the player’s attention, here’s 15 of the best examples
Stories take stakes and conflict, otherwise it’s not really a story. For an interactive medium like games, not only do they need to tell a story, but they have maybe that first mission to catch the attention of the players and convince them that this is going to be a ride worth sticking around for. These are 15 games that stuck you in the hot seat right from the word go, and made sure they had you. Maybe with an explosion or two for good measure.
Gears of War 4
Gears of War 4 was the set up for a new generation of COG, but before we could get to what was to come, we needed to look back at some of the harshest battles humanity had endured before, throwing the green player right into some of the bloodiest battles of the series, including Emergence Day, the Pendulum Wars and the final defence of humanity taking place during the final battle of Gears of War 3. Welcome to Gears, solider.