Games are definitely getting more like movies. That’s probably part of the success of Twitch. Kids watch YouTube videos of all of the cutscenes from a game stitched together into what becomes a coherent story. Storylines have evolved from Super Mario rescuing princesses to thought-provoking, challenging tales that are every bit the art form that film and literature can claim to be.
What’s more, the interactivity of videogames, if handled correctly, can add a new dimension to storytelling, often playing on the theme of freedom of choice. However, for the most part we’re still in a transition phase, where these stories are combined with shooting monsters and levelling up abilities; artifacts of the birth of the medium which, with time, will probably seem less sacred. [More]