I personally think that specific games could be called art, but by default they are not.
They contain art, but aren't art.
The music, graphics, stories are art but the combined package usually isn't.
The typical video game is like an art gallery, the building contains art but isn't art itself.
Agreed completely. In fact, I preach the very same once in a while. The story that's bringing you to tears isn't the gameplay. Gameplay is the thing that makes a game a game and not a movie, or a visual novel. --- i3 2130 @ 3.4 GHz | Taneem Xtreme 8gb @ 1600 MHz | GTX 460 (768mb) @ 855 MHz / 2000 MHz http://steamcommunity.com/id/dxluv
To me, only masterpieces can be called art. Like Silent said, each aspect of the game can be called art. Like Koei and Arc masterpiece soundtracks can be called art. Like the crazy hardcore gameplay like DMC3 or 4, Hard Corps Uprising, or SO3 could be art. The graphic itself could be art. Gosh, talking about music, am I the only thinking that VG music (from Japan game) already better than any mainstream music? --- "Another has fallen to my spear!!!" Zhao Yun
Got damn! How the hell does Forbes destroy supposed legit gaming sites when it comes to gaming? This dude is just 120% correct. People have also being using the word entitled when it comes to overpriced and stupid as hell DLC as well.
I tell ya, gaming is just not what it use to be. --- Say no to EA and Ubisoft's online passes. Say no to Capcom and Activision's scummy DLC ways. Say no to NISA's terrible and unfaithful localizations.
I disagree with the notion that a bad entry casts a bleak shadow over all previous installments.
Batman Forever and Batman & Robin didn't stop me from enjoying Batman and Batman Returns.
The Matrix sequels don't stop me from enjoying the first movie.
DMC2 didn't change my views of the first game.
And the horrible prequal trilogy didn't tarnish my view of the overall Star Wars Universe.
Blade Trinity doesn't stop me from enjoying the first 2 movies.....ect.
DMC doesn't tarnish the original games because it's a reboot. The original games I loved and can go back and enjoy are still there but the story is finished . Those character designs, style and such are finished, the story may continue but maybe not in game form. DMC is the Amazing Spider-man to Sam Raimi's Spider-man movies.
It's familiar enough for me to enjoy on a similar level but different enough so that I'm opptomistic of the future of the series and surprised at the same time.
Things I would fix ina sequel is a Devil Trigger thats part demon and angel... an idea http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-18/tbv-devil-jin.html
Maybe make Dante less pale, keep the black hair but make it a little longer, tighten up the clothing to make him look more like a serious devil hunter and less grunge.