Chuck Beaver is story producer on the Dead Space franchise over at EA. He’s also completely unhappy with the level of writing in Epic’s Gears of War series.
Speaking in an interview on EA’s official blog (via) Beaver hit out at the popular shooter series, saying: “Story can only ruin a game for those people who care about story, so it’s a conditional answer. For instance, Gears of War. It contains atrocious, offensive violations of story basics. Yet it doesn’t seem to ruin it for many, many people. It’s literally the worst writing in games, but seems to have no ill effects.”
That’s quite a call out, right there. Beaver does, however, have a soft spot for the writing in Valve’s Portal 2, adding: “On the other hand, you’ve got the Portal series, which, to me, succeeds at least as much on its writing as its masterful platformer level design.”
Where we come from thems fightin’ words. Let’s hope that the much-rumored Dead Space 3 now has the story chops to back up Beaver’s claims