Narrative Analysis

Overview

For this project, I analyzed Ubisoft Montpellier's Valiant Hearts: The Great War and compared it to a three act narrative arc that was taught in one of my classes. I focused on how Valiant Hearts fit the structure, how it didn't, and how it could be potentially fixed. To find the emotional valence of the narrative for this game, I created an Excel spreadsheet documenting the numerical values of each playable character's emotion during the course of a four hour playthrough. Afterwards, I averaged these values out to find the average emotional valence for Valiant Hearts.

Documentation

This project consists of three documents: Dramatis PersonaePacing Analysis, and Narrative Fit Analysis. The Excel spreadsheet containing all the data for the emotional valence can be found here.

Details

Ship Date: October 2018

Production Duration: Sept 2018 - October 2018

© 2019 by Grace McClintock, Game Designer

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