“People who want games to emulate other art forms are missing the point so bad I just want to smack them across the face with a shovel. Computer games are about empowering the consumer more than any other art form. Limiting it to linear storytelling is artistic suicide. That said, I am not an artist, nor do I aspire to be one. I don’t try to convey any messages, I just want to entertain.”
Famed Minecraft designer Markus Persson (aka “notch”) sounding off on his Twitter account. I don’t believe there’s anything wrong with pushing a game – or at least a game steeped in narrative – to be more cinematic. But for a game to mimic a Hollywood action flick beat for beat (like a certain annual franchise) does rob a title of its playability, becoming something akin to an interactive movie instead of a cinematic video game. What do you think?