The issue for me, is that everyone seems (important word) to be blinded by the star power and are not seeing the issues with the story. This is not a game, this is an animated choose your own adventure novel, which is a wonderful idea, if it weren't so sloppy.
Im sorry, one thing keeps bugging me in this thread in general, not pointing fingers so appologies if it comes off that way
Okay so then if this is an animated movie, what do you call 'Ryse' which you can put the controller down and do nothing and game plays itself, while with this if you arent actively involved in it nothing happens?
By technical definition this is a game. It may not be the sort of game where you can control every little action and detail, and it make not have all of the functionality of other AAA games where you have a plethora of mechanics to pick from, but this is a game. It may not fit into your standard genres, and im quite happy if everyone wants to say its a game in the genre of 'limited interactivity', or 'interactive experiance' or 'plot focused' (not saying plot is good or bad, just saying that was the focus, regardless of outcome) but no matter what it fits the technical definition of a game as defined by industry, game theory from twenty years ago even, and everything ive read on how to define what is a video game in the strictest sense.
I understand that 'video game' has some connotations to it, and ive said myself its not the way video games are commonly perceived and it does fit more into interactive experiance then the common social perceptions of a video game, but it is a game. what is a 'video game' is by no means 100% defined and set in stone as to its strict meaning,
Sorry if I sound snappy, im quite happy if people love or hate this game or anything in between, Ive stated my opinion, that while I found it enjoyable I understand it had a lot of flaws, but can we please stop using the dislike for the focused mechanics to try and redefine words and meaning, and ive mentioned this before and got no reply, and wanted to have an honest discussion on this point.