bobdebob wrote:Really depends on how you define art, what you take away from them and how they affect you. As ljermontev said nothing is objectively art, but many games have the potential to be. To me the Mona Lisa isn't art. It's technically accomplished but doesn't speak to me. I don't consider Gears of War or Halo to be art either, but Journey just might be.
It also depends on how you define a 'game'. You've decided that Dear Esther isn't a game for example, which seems a problematic way to come to the conclusion that games aren't art- i.e as soon as a game approaches art is ceases to be a game. In any case, Dear Esther is a game. It has an objective and in a sense you can 'win' it, in that you can reach the end and pull the disparate threads together somewhat.
Edited by Stranded87 at 15:09:00 24-08-2013
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