Jason Killingsworth writes, "Interactive thriller is remarkably brave, but only periodically thrilling
The videogame industry has been outgrossing Hollywood by a "Gerry Brookhymer who?" kind of margin for years now, but game developers can't stop using motion pictures as the benchmark for their own visual-presentation and storytelling endeavors. To the point that, in game marketing, the word "cinematic"-though qualitatively neutral-is now assumed to be interchangeable with modifiers like "mind-blowing" or "amazing." I don't get the sense that many gamers have bothered to question this logic. It's true that both games and movies are capable of delivering impressive visuals and spinning compelling yarns, but they have important, fundamental differences."