Summer's a bad time for video games. Christmas is too far away for any major releases, and Xbox's summer of arcade is vastly underwhelming.
But the recent announcement of Watch Dogs streams a ray of light across the games industry: A high-budget game that values both narrative and creativity. Players will hopefully be empowered with the ability to hack anything and work their way out of deadly situations with their space-smartphone.
We're going to have to wait at least a year until the game is released, however, so here are five narrative driven titles to tide you over until the good games start popping up.