Ben Barnes talks about his upcoming movie The Seventh Son, his fascination with playing Grand Theft Auto 5, and the idea of playing Marvel's Iron Fist.
That's quite the exercise in hyperbole. One need only take a cursory glance at what history has produced in terms of artistic and creative expression in order to see what a ridiculous statement that is. I can reasonably entertain someone calling Grand Theft Auto 5 incredible, art, and even incredible art. But to call it one of the most incredible pieces of art ever made is a demonstration of such a deficient perspective that it might as well be called blindness.
He obviously hasn't played much
As much as I liked the game (bought it twice at full price)... it is not art.
I paid full price for this game twice also. I disagree with the article. It was a decent game that I thought should've been longer. The remaster is even better but the game is essentially the same. I wouldn't say anything like "one of the most incredible...." It was all right
I agree with him. I thought the city and surrounding areas was one of the richest open worlds to date and the writing was witty and entertaining. One of the most fun games I played last year. I would call this art more than many games out there. Just the radio stations alone were art not to mention everything else.
Shadow of the Colossus, Journey, Dear Esther etc... are "art" GTA in general is entertainment. I'd say that GTA V is a technological achievement and fun to play, hardly art.
There is a difference between legitimate art and pretend art. Only Shadow of the Colossus in the games that you mentioned can actually be considered art. Journey and Dear Esther tried too hard to be artistic at the cost of having an actual gameplay.
Art just doesn't stop being art because people don't like it. Art is subjective as far as how "good it is". Bad art is still art. Also, define bad art. What is bad for you is good for some one else. Is it based on popularity? The more people like it the better the art is? Avril Levigne has more fans than Opeth, does that mean that Avril is a better artist(s) than Opeth is? All subjective...
I don't understand. What makes SOTC more artsy than GTAV? Sure, its more "unique" than GTAV, but I have no problem labeling GTAV as art. Its arguably the most intelligent and engrossing interactive satire of America ever created.
I suppose you are right in that regard but personally i find the satire aspect of GTA a bit pandering. But i have a high sensitivity to pandering so i think everything is. lol ;P I roll my eyes super hard at Borderlands, Sunset Overdrive and games like those that their writing is 75% references. Doesn't mean that they are bad game tho. Just my opinion. Also see my reply to goldwyncq about art being subjective. :P
For me it's far from it. Shadow of the Colossus is one of the most incredible pieces of art ever made IMO.
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