I truly believe …

This month in Gunk Magazine, a Belgian gaming magazine:

“I truly believe that the quality of games would go up massively if cut-scenes and ‘Hollywood’ scriptwriters were eliminated from our industry overnight’ If I want a story I’ll go to the bookshop, thanks.”

Quote from “Mark & Things”, a column from Mark Walbank. In this month’s issue Mark writes “The crying game” about how video games lack deep emotional value, how he has never played a game that provoked powerful emotion. Mark is an ex gaming journalist and playing games since 1976.

I think the man has a point. How much games sometimes can be enchanting, tense, beautiful, … they never go beyond that.

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