Escapist Podcast
037: Directed vs Player Driven Narrative

The Escapist Staff | 16 Mar 2012 21:30
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This week, we discuss directed narratives vs player driven narratives and how it affects the ending of a game. We also talk about the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition announcement.

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The cast this week: Susan Arendt, Justin Clouse, Steve Butts and Greg Tito.

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Running Time: 1hr 24min.

00:00 - Sound Check: Shamrock Shakes, Frozen Dairy Desert & Portion Control (or lack there of)
14:35 - The Ven Diagram of Creative and Crazy
18:08 - Directed Narratives vs Player Driven Narrative & Also Proper Endings(Spoilers for Mass Effect 1, Bioshock, Lost and Dallas)
59:00 - Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition
1:15:42 - How the Internet Has Changed Media Consumption

Music:
Theme Music - Ian Dorsch
Tuck 'n Roll - The OverClocked Plaid Muffins


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