Sure, perhaps it blurs the line between games and film but it’s certainly still an interactive experience, a feature that's key to it being considered a video game.
Thanks for the thoughtful articulate comment.... you never cease to amaze me duckieoro.
pfff who cares? if people buy it its because they enjoy it.
Exactly, the only real question is "can you be entertained to the tune of $60?" Based on the demo, i say yes (At least in my case). Just waiting for word on a digital version.
Digital version will be welcome definitly.
I guess. Voting with your wallet is often the strongest voice.
Are you a supreme court justice? :)
It's more of a slightly interactive movie then a game.
interactive movies ARE video games. -__-
First, no. Second even by that criteria I said slightly interactive. It's still good and I got it on day 1, but it's not a game. It moe begrudging lets you kind of interact with it at certain points then anything else.
There was never any doubt about this, ever, unless your were a fool or a fanboy. I don't remember people calling out Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy as not being a game. It was pretty well received critically, when it was available on Xbox and PC as well as PlayStation. I remember people calling out Heavy Rain as not being a game, but the reason for that was simple. It was an exclusive and they were hating/trolling, and they were proven wrong by the fact it had game mechanics (traditional or otherwise) throughout the entire experience that led you from scenario to scenario. Nothing has changed. Beyond has game mechanics, you control your character in a 3D space, you interact with the environment and characters within the environment. The game is the conduit for a story that bases itself around the gameplay. The game was designed with all these things to consider, so saying it's not a game is futile and pathetic. These hypocrites might as well call out point-and-click adventure games, as not being games if they're going to be bitter about Quantic Dream games. But we all know that point-and-click adventure games are a staple of gaming and its history and influence. These guys just need to admit, this is not the kind of gameplay they want to embrace and leave it at that. And even if it was 100% proven to not be a game, what difference on Earth would that make? It's still an experience that so many people have enjoyed and want to continue enjoying, from a single developer who wants to make those kind of experiences available, from now and into the future.
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