Stephen Gillespie is a video game enthusiast and a film fanatic who has a passion for writing about both art forms.
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The game industry sees used gaming as a problem, but are things really as bad as they say they are?
Stephen Gillespie Jun 6, 2013
I really love the idea of using games as a storytelling medium and therefore respectfully disagree with your thoughts on this topic. I think bringing interactivity to a cinematic experience is a great way to make it excel, which is the reason I love games like Heavy Rain, the Walking Dead, Witcher 2 and most Bioware games. Gameplay is of course very important, but there are games out there with substandard gameplay which have excelled for me due to story, a perfect example being To the Moon or Dear Esther. There will always be a place for mechanics driven gamey games, but I love it when video games are used as a unique way to tell a story.
You are spot on, in theory used games are great but I still feel the same benefits could be apply to new games if the console makers were smarter about it and more reactive.