Spielberg: No synergy between storytelling and gaming

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Acclaimed American film director Steven Spielberg has spoken at length about his seemingly deep interest in video games, but also criticised the way in which gaming still draws a huge dividing line between narrative and gameplay.

"I play a lot of action games," Spielberg told Yahoo!. "There have been a lot of games, including all the sequels for Medal of Honor, that I've really admired. I love the direction it's taken. I also like the competitive games. I'm currently playing Call of Duty 4. A lot of these first person shooters are very interesting.

"You know the thing that doesn't work for me in these games are the little movies where they attempt to tell a story in between the playable levels. That's where there hasn't been a synergy between storytelling and gaming.

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Jackthepwnsaur3601d ago

maybe you should play Metal Gear Solid 4 Mr. Spielburg.

Violater3601d ago

I think he should go no further than Heavenly Sword

Statix3601d ago (Edited 3601d ago )

Yeah, definitely. Call of Duty 4 is probably the worst place to look for storytelling synergy. Typical narrative formula of COD4: Gameplay-->Loading screen cutscene-->Gameplay-->Lo ading screen custcene, repeat for 4 hours straight.

omni_atlas3601d ago

Mr. Spielberg,

Heard of Heavy Rain?

cheese3601d ago

Synergy. Metal Gear is not synergy. In fact, it's the antithesis to what he's looking for in gaming. If anything he should be playing Braid, and yes, definitely Heavy Rain.

Millah3601d ago

Well apparently Steven Spielburg is a total nub and just never played games even as old as Metal Gear Solid. Lol @ him thinking Gears of Wars narrative is a representation of the entire medium.

ReservoirDog3163601d ago

I'd say he should try the Half Life games.

yamamoto1143600d ago (Edited 3600d ago )

Somehow I don't think MGS4 will change his mind. Its greatest achievement, as well as its biggest flaw, are in its cutscenes.

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VasiliasNtaHs3601d ago

I haven't seen a synergy between your latest movies and storytelling...

Jackthepwnsaur3601d ago (Edited 3601d ago )

well, he did raped Indy, Oh, The Horror... (see South park- the china problem.)

Saint Sony3601d ago

So you think the overly helpful angelic monkeys and plastic crystal skull aliens don't belong to Indy serie? What's wrong with you?? ;)

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gameraxis3601d ago (Edited 3601d ago )

gaming is dominating the movie industry, his way of control

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