You might know Elon Musk as the incredibly wealthy genius behind SpaceX and Tesla Motors, but he also seems to know his stuff when it comes to video games.
Speaking to Y Combinator about his video game recommendations, this might not be evident, as the only game that seems to come to his mind is Overwatch. He praises Blizzard in general and eventually adds that his kids play a lot of Hearthstone. Then, someone mentions The Last of Us, and the conversation turns to how storytelling can be neglected in games these days, and that’s when Elon Musk weighs in his opinion.
“I think storytelling in games is really neglected. That’s the criticism I heard of the latest Deus Ex, that the storytelling is kind of lame. Whereas the prior Deus Ex, and the original Deus Ex, the storytelling was amazing,” he says. “Some of the older games, the graphics and sound were terrible, so they had to rely on storytelling.”