Okay, I’ve been delaying this post for a while, but I wanted to write something about the Dragon Age: Inquisiton trailer (shown at the EA E3 conference on monday), but the post shifted from being about Dragon Age, to being something about all games.
Anyway, everyone that at least looked at my profile pic and blog description knows I love games, and I love BioWare. So instead of telling about my fangirl emotional overflow, endlessly declaring my love for Dragon Age, or even mentioning how I near-fainted when I saw Morrigan, I’m going to say why I think games are awesome.
I love books, music, movies, TV series. Now put all that together with a little bit more of yourself in it, and you have video games. I’m definitely not saying they’re the ultimate form of entertainment, but they are a unique combination of narrative styles, audiovisual aspects and immersion worthwhile of the time, inolvement and appreciation that I and millions of other people put into them.
It’s specially beautiful when a new game (from a franchise I love) comes to a new generation of consoles. It means the developers (people who work to death to make games) might be able to break more boundaries and create even more believable and real worlds, so that we - gamers - can immerse ourselves into.
This is why I wholeheartedly believe games are art, and why I believe people should stop with their archaic misconceptions about games (too violent; they’re only for children; only for men; not an art form and dozens of others) and see them for the true value they hold.