Resolution Magazine looks at some flawed yet memorable games, and discusses the importance of a strong narrative in the medium. Cited games include, among others, The Nomad Soul, Pathologic and In Memoriam.
From the article: "Perhaps what we should be praising isn't technological innovation, like the ability to place a free-running game in the first-person perspective. Perhaps, instead, we should be exploring the notion of videogames as a valid art from, a profound and versatile platform for unique storytelling. It's a certainty that I engage better with videogames if they make me think, make me feel, and this is a medium that has the capability of developing immersion factors beyond any other."