I saw this post from a different forum and i just had to post it here
I was thinking about how much more connected and emotionally involved I was with The Walking Dead than with Heavy Rain.
David Cage has made his project to show that you can have deeper emotional connections with game characters. But in spite of him loudly touting himself as a pioneer of this kind of storytelling, along comes The Walking Dead and quietly completely surpasses him. I was thinking about what that was. And to me, the answer is this: Simply better writing.
I cared way more about Clementine than the kids in Heavy Rain. I cared way more about Lee than I did about Ethan Mars. And this just goes to show that you can invent all sorts of fancy facial capture systems and inventive new gameplay, but if you can't write characters to properly connect to, it doesn't matter much. I'm interested to see if Cage can respond with Beyond - 2 Souls, but for now I'm looking forward to The Walking Dead Season 2.
Its true, there a lot of "pioneers" out there claiming a lot of stuff when it comes to storytelling but non of them have delivered, the same way TTG has.
Do you guys think TTG should step into the realm of bigger games, like Mass Effect than just point and click?