Draugr wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 21:05:
Yay, for recognition of the medium!
hopefully with this voting, people keep in mind what they are voting for, and don't look at it as a "vote for what you liked" situation.
I don't understand. I thought beauty was in the eye of the beholder. How can you vote for something you didn't like or even play?
Well, I voted. It's interesting how they break up all the games into 4 genres: Action, Adventure, Target and Strategy. Think 'arcade' for 'target'. What's even more weird is that they break up the games into consoles/systems. NES, PC, XBox, C64 etc. How does the medium affect the game's artistic qualities? Some games are on many systems, like Mass Effect 2 or Sim City 2000, yet they are only in one of the categories. It would've made more sense to have the 4 game genres and just throw all the games into each one, regardless of the game system.
There are some serious games missing, though... Planescape Torment, Braid, X Quest (Space Quest, King's Quest, Police Quest etc), Monkey Island, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Commander Keen ... I could go on, but overall it felt like a weak selection.
edit: It's still pretty nifty, though. Glad to see games are getting recognized. IMO anything that stirs up feelings and thought is art.
"If you like it, they will stop making it" - Herblock's Law