Dr. Mateas from UC talked about the difference between gameplay and the stories that affect gameplay. In his article in Gamasutra, Mateas asserted that it is pointless to argue about whether or not we should pair games with stories. I agree with Mateas because games come with stories by nature. I am playing Mass Effect and without a storyline this game would not exist. Also, Mass Effect has made the storyline more interactive than most other games because every dialogue has response options that allows for variation when the game is replayed.