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Submitted by NorbertJr 216d ago | opinion piece

Are “Interactive Movie” Games Taking Over?

The Late Night Gamer: ecently there has been a sudden rise in the success and amount of “Interactive Movie” games, such as Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Telltale’s The Walking Dead. These types of games blend gameplay with a cinematic storytelling that creates an experience similar to playing a film. The most important part of the game comes from your interactivity with the progression of the story, making heart-wrenching and emotional decisions that ultimately root your heartstrings to the game. Interactive Movies are games dedicated to extensive storytelling, rather than innovative gaming. (Casual games, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day")

Ezz2013  +   217d ago
TWD and Wolf among us,Heavy Rain,Beyond Two souls have a genre of there own

they are not forcing them self on any gamer
and we don't get this type of games alot any way
so they are not taking over any thing
they have there place as a genre among TPS,RPG,FPS genre .etc
Pozzle  +   216d ago
Exactly! Interactive movie games haven't been popular since....what...the early 90s? It's nice to see this genre return in popularity. They're hardly taking over the industry.
cfc78  +   215d ago
Great games come in all shapes and sizes it's good to have choices.
cannon8800  +   215d ago
@cfc78
amen
Lord Maim  +   215d ago
"Sudden rise"? Three games were referenced, of which Heavy Rain was released four years ago. Three games in four years is a "sudden rise"?

I would think that the interactive movie genre was more prevalent in the 90's when there were games like Journeyman Project, Under a Killing Moon, Myst, or 7th Guest. Adventure games were everywhere back then.
incendy35  +   215d ago
I don't think they are taking over, just a new popular genre. I love them but I still like my gameplay games too.
InMyOpinion  +   215d ago
Far from it. Neeext!
sonicsidewinder  +   215d ago
Lucas Arts really need to licence Grim Fandango to Double Fine.

Or they should just get up off their arses and have their catalogue put on GOG for heavens sake.
DoctorJones  +   215d ago
Yeah I second that, a Grim Fandango sequel would be sweet, and who better than Tim Schafer to make it. Slim chance of it happening, but it would be sweet.
Cobra951  +   215d ago
I'm still waiting for a good playthrough of The Walking Dead on video, so I can watch it with a bucket of popcorn. I'm all for plot in games, but there has to be real gameplay for me to bother picking up a controller.
ltachiUchiha  +   215d ago
Id rather pay for games like this then just a multiplayer game for $60. Multiplayer only games should be $39.99
Chapter11  +   215d ago
This article is a load of garbage.

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