StoryScan: Portal and Character
Portal’s AI antagonist keeps things interesting by making the impersonal personal.
StoryScan: Resident Evil and Dialogue
Resident Evil has a lot of positive qualities, but its infamous dialogue leaves something to be desired.
StoryScan: Cyberpunk 2077 and Subplot
Cyberpunk 2077 uses the Sinnerman quest-line to reinforce themes of redemption and salvation.
About Cutscene University
At Cutscene University, our goal is to teach the essentials of storytelling by using the vibrant, engaging stories from both classic and modern video games. Visit our Narrative Analysis section to learn the fundamentals of story, and our StoryScan section to read about strengths and weaknesses in popular game stories.
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Narrative Analysis 101:
Narrative Analysis 201:
Go beyond the basics with topics like exposition, pacing, and stakes.
StoryScan: Critical Hits, Weak Points, and Versus
Study the highs and lows of popular video game stories.