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kain_kusanagi said:
Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
I cared about keeping clementine alive in The Walking Dead, but I don't really consider it a real video game. It and Heavy Rain are interactive entertainment, but not video games.

The new Tomb Raider was an emotional ride.

All the Mass Effect games are emotional and Halo 4 is as well.


How come you not consider them videogames?

You don't actualy play them. You only interact with them.


While a lot of things can be argued about Heavy Rain in this regard, you do play The Walking Dead.

Barely.


No. You need to explore several areas, you choose what to answer, and you do need to resolve several puzzles (Albeit pretty easy ones). On top of that you had several minigames through the episodes. I would definitively say that The Walking Dead is a videogame.



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kain_kusanagi said:
Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
I cared about keeping clementine alive in The Walking Dead, but I don't really consider it a real video game. It and Heavy Rain are interactive entertainment, but not video games.

The new Tomb Raider was an emotional ride.

All the Mass Effect games are emotional and Halo 4 is as well.


How come you not consider them videogames?

You don't actualy play them. You only interact with them.

How does that make it not a video game?  All you do in any video game is interact with them.  Some more than others, but they are all video games.  I will never understand this statement.



snyps said:
Super Metroid


Isolation is a strong emotion plus that feeling when ***SPOILERS*** the baby metroid dies to save you. And you save the little creatures during your escape.

Agreed - I can't wait for that feeling of isolation all over again when the game is released later this month (I think) for the WiiU Virtual Console.



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Hmm.. I always tend to get emotionally invested in any game I play, but here are some games that really affected me:

Final Fantasy IX
Mass Effect 1-3
Ocarina of Time (the feeling I got when I reached the ending, specifically)
Final Fantasy VII



darkknightkryta said:
DaRev said:
Final Fantasy VIII - I really felt Squall's plight about being an orphan and I felt that he really loved Riona. Awe man and at the end of the game I was hoping that Squall wasn't dead. Best Final Fantasy ever and best emotional game!

This, Metal Gear Solid 3, Metal Gear Solid 4, Kingdom Hearts 1 &2, Shadow of the Colossus, Final Fantasy X.


You named some good ones

 

Kingdom Hearts 2 was the other game that made me feel some kind of way. It didnt bring me to actual tears like MGS4 did. I still cant believe that it actually had me tearing up like that. I actually had to sit the controller on the ground.



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Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
I cared about keeping clementine alive in The Walking Dead, but I don't really consider it a real video game. It and Heavy Rain are interactive entertainment, but not video games.

The new Tomb Raider was an emotional ride.

All the Mass Effect games are emotional and Halo 4 is as well.


How come you not consider them videogames?

You don't actualy play them. You only interact with them.


While a lot of things can be argued about Heavy Rain in this regard, you do play The Walking Dead.

Barely.


No. You need to explore several areas, you choose what to answer, and you do need to resolve several puzzles (Albeit pretty easy ones). On top of that you had several minigames through the episodes. I would definitively say that The Walking Dead is a videogame.

The "explore" parts are really just "find the thing that triggers the next scene".

You say "choose what to answer" and I call it "choose your own adventure book".

The puzzles aren't actual puzzles.

I don't know what you mean by minigames, but if you are talking about shooting zombies and stuff it's barely gameplay. That's more like a quick time event with aiming.

I just don't consider it a full video game. It's almost a video game, but not quite.



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kain_kusanagi said:
Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
I cared about keeping clementine alive in The Walking Dead, but I don't really consider it a real video game. It and Heavy Rain are interactive entertainment, but not video games.

The new Tomb Raider was an emotional ride.

All the Mass Effect games are emotional and Halo 4 is as well.


How come you not consider them videogames?

You don't actualy play them. You only interact with them.


While a lot of things can be argued about Heavy Rain in this regard, you do play The Walking Dead.

Barely.


No. You need to explore several areas, you choose what to answer, and you do need to resolve several puzzles (Albeit pretty easy ones). On top of that you had several minigames through the episodes. I would definitively say that The Walking Dead is a videogame.

The "explore" parts are really just "find the thing that triggers the next scene".

You say "choose what to answer" and I call it "choose your own adventure book".

The puzzles aren't actual puzzles.

I don't know what you mean by minigames, but if you are talking about shooting zombies and stuff it's barely gameplay. That's more like a quick time event with aiming.

I just don't consider it a full video game. It's almost a video game, but not quite.


^ So you're saying that Professor Layton isn't a videogame either?



nnodley said:
kain_kusanagi said:
Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
I cared about keeping clementine alive in The Walking Dead, but I don't really consider it a real video game. It and Heavy Rain are interactive entertainment, but not video games.

The new Tomb Raider was an emotional ride.

All the Mass Effect games are emotional and Halo 4 is as well.


How come you not consider them videogames?

You don't actualy play them. You only interact with them.

How does that make it not a video game?  All you do in any video game is interact with them.  Some more than others, but they are all video games.  I will never understand this statement.

There is a difference between playing a video game and interacting with digital media.

I could film a movie with 100s of alternate scenes and let the view choose their path. But that would not be a video game.

I could write a book with alternate chapters and let the reader choose their own adventure, but that would not be a video game.

The Walking Dead is a fantastic story with well written character, but it is not a video game. It feels like a video game, but it isn't a full video game. It's a collection of alternate scenes with choices and quick time events.

I don't have a problem with you or anyone else calling it a video game. I just consider this new genre too different from real video games to personaly regard it as such.



Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
Wright said:
kain_kusanagi said:
I cared about keeping clementine alive in The Walking Dead, but I don't really consider it a real video game. It and Heavy Rain are interactive entertainment, but not video games.

The new Tomb Raider was an emotional ride.

All the Mass Effect games are emotional and Halo 4 is as well.


How come you not consider them videogames?

You don't actualy play them. You only interact with them.


While a lot of things can be argued about Heavy Rain in this regard, you do play The Walking Dead.

Barely.


No. You need to explore several areas, you choose what to answer, and you do need to resolve several puzzles (Albeit pretty easy ones). On top of that you had several minigames through the episodes. I would definitively say that The Walking Dead is a videogame.

The "explore" parts are really just "find the thing that triggers the next scene".

You say "choose what to answer" and I call it "choose your own adventure book".

The puzzles aren't actual puzzles.

I don't know what you mean by minigames, but if you are talking about shooting zombies and stuff it's barely gameplay. That's more like a quick time event with aiming.

I just don't consider it a full video game. It's almost a video game, but not quite.


^ So you're saying that Professor Layton isn't a videogame either?


It's a puzzle game with real puzzles. The Walking Dead and Heavy Rain are a new genre of interactive media that I believe is different from video games.