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Submitted by MonkJammas 1163d ago | news

Guillermo del Toro: games and films are “completely, completely different”

Guillermo del Toro has said that games and films are “completely, completely different” due to the active nature of video games. (Guillermo del Toro, Industry)

Bobbytheblobby  +   1163d ago
no shit
Septic  +   1163d ago
Which is why games are a superior medium in my opinion- instead of having a static experience you have one that can be forged by the player himself- a unique experience for everyone.
kramun  +   1163d ago
I disagree, just because games are interactive and a story can change does not mean it is superior. Don't get me wrong, I adore games, but I also love films. A great film is just as satisfying to watch as a game is to play. Some films I have seen many times over and over again because they are made so well. The same can be said for games I have played obviously.

Games and film both have their place, and although games are becoming more cinematic I think films will always be relevent as a medium.
Septic  +   1163d ago
I never said films are irrelevant as a medium or that you couldn't love both. I love movies but with games, there is a potential to have an unrivalled experience in terms of immersion.

Imagine for e.g Blade Runner- brilliant movie but imagine you feeling like the protaganist in the world.

Star Wars (see Mass Effect).

Games are more involving simply due the nature of the medium and because of the fact that you aren't just a mere spectator (even though some movies are really immersive) you can really get drawn into the world because you are a part of it.
ABizzel1  +   1163d ago
Both have their own place. A game has a huge advantage of movies because they are interactive, while a movie is a passive watching experience. You may be engaged in what is going on in a movie, but there's nothing you can do to change the outcome, and in that respect games are the superior interactive medium.

But with movies you get something that games can never produce. True emotion. A movie has human actors, and those human actors can portray human emotion better than a video ever will. You can relate to a character in a movie more, because they are human, and no amount of polygons and pixels could ever replace what film can offer in emotion and currently story telling. As far as I'm concerned no video game story has reached a level comparable to really good movie, and that's because the characters can't act out a part as good as an actor can, even with mo-cap, and the likes of what Naughty Dog are doing.
Gambit07  +   1163d ago
Really? I didn't notice.
Deadpool616  +   1163d ago
I wish someone would tell that to Tameem Antoniades.
Nac  +   1163d ago
This is the only medium where the story needs you to tell it. There is something magical about that. It is this reason, the idea that this medium is more intimate than any other, that makes it my favorite.
Bull5hifT  +   1163d ago
What about his Game INSANiTY

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