Resolution Magazine examines the battle between linear and free-roaming gameplay.
From the article: "The future of games and gaming is not in linear or free-roaming styles, emergence or storytelling. It's in both. Both styles still have relevance in the gaming world and we would miss them if they disappeared. Linear games are not obsolete forms of gaming that have been surpassed; and free-roaming to the point of emergent gameplay is not, ironically, the one and only way forward. The war needs to end. Each side needs to rebuild and allow the people to enjoy the fruits of peace."