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One of the best games -- and stories -- ever made.

What makes this story so compelling?

A key character dies. I think this is the moment that elevates the game for many people I know who played it.

It's why I like JK, and Robert Jordan and George RR Martin more than the main Tolken LOTR books -- they are willing to kill off main characters to drive the plot and catharsis forward.

Other than the death, it's not any one thing; it's 50 hours (20-25 super fast, 100+ if you do all side quests and max level) of gameplay, which is comparatively an extremely long time to any other storytelling medium -- even the majority of other video games, and so maybe the emotional investment is also greater.

I don't watch much TV, but I think the closest comparison would be an entire television series a la Lost, Heroes (canceled), or game of thrones (as of now, unfinished.)

Great explanation. Thanks!

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