Word Ninjas Live 117: Game On! Let’s Talk Stories

Greetings and Salutations! Join us for episode 117 as we discuss game lore, characters, and story arcs. Along with the latest book bundles, and NaNo updates from the crew!

Topic: What games have you played that were rich in story, lore, character development, etc.? Have there been any games you wish had more story and plot to them?
Topic Leader: Charles


  • StarCraft II – Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void
  • Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas
  • Halo 1-5


  • This War of Mine
  • Heavy Rain
  • Skyrim
  • GTA: 5
  • The Walking Dead: Season 1 (Telltale)
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Tomb Raider
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Portal/Portal 2
  • Half Life 2
  • Oddworld series
  • Red Dead Redemption


  • Final Fantasy series
  • Dishonored
  • Dust: An Elysian Tale
  • Elder Scrolls series
  • Borderlands series
  • .hack series
  • Assassin’s Creed series
  • Okami
  • Certain Legend of Zelda games
  • Pokemon series
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleased
  • Mass Effect series
  • Undertale (Just started playing it and it’s looking good so far)

Highlights Reel:


Productivity & Inspiration Station:
Discuss any personal highlights and inspirations you wish to share.


  • Leveled up (Hopefully level cap is still a good ways away)
  • Outlined full 2015 deadlines to-do list (No clue how to pull it all off, but it’ll all get done one way or the other.)
  • Challenges: Health, Workload, Hunt for new daily Adventure


  • Most of my creative focus is going into “My Roommate’s A Stripper!?” Need to make sure all loose ends are tied up in this final chapter.
  • Had a relaxing day out to the nearby outlet mall. Nice and relaxing.
  • Just got Undertale, which is sure to be an emotional inspiration.


  • Priority #0: Struggling to balance so much in November, some things on hold
  • Priority #1: Business Plan finally underway with some traction
  • Priority #2: Falling “behind” on NaNoWriMo Novel
  • Priority #?: Guitar Hero Live is pretty fun



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