InsightBits writes, "It's an easy enough question: Why do we compare games to films? And is that the correct perspective on which to judge gaming´s worth as an entertainment medium?
After reading recent reviews of games such as Uncharted 2, the general consensus is that "it´s like playing an action movie!" , which seems to me an unfair comparison. When I watch a film, I am an outside observer, watching tightly scripted events unfold in front of me, portrayed by (usually) skilled actors who bring life to their roles. However, as a gamer, I am expected to take centre stage and control events around me, bringing life to someone else´s vision, and this is where I think the comparison falls flat."