Originally Posted by haydenwce27
Tales was the most well-made. The whole thing was very cinematic, it was almost like playing an animated movie.
I feel the same, but I didn't like that, actually. Now, I'm all wow! and stuff, but I felt it was too much like a movie. It didn't feel as much like a game as a result.
I can easily see it as a movie. Remove the whole parts where you have to choose a dialogue option, or the inventory, possibly add a few things to show GB combining items or something, and you have a movie (or rather, movies. Each chapter would easily make a movie. Or an episode in a show).
I totally understand the appeal of that but I guess I'm old school and want my games to feel like games and my movies like movies. Movies are passive and games are active, and by making it more like a movie I felt it made me more passive and submissive (no innuendo intended) and I didn't like that. It just didn't feel the same. It was more, as you said, a movie that happened to be interactive than a game that happened to be cinematic. That was the way I felt at least.