Do Gamers Really Want Art?
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Do Gamers Really Want Art?

With games as art being used as a talking point in the mainstream media these days, it’s important to ask the question whether gamers actually want that. Saying that a hobby is a form of art gives that hobby authenticity, and is often used as a talking point. However, games that call themselves "art" often don’t do as well as their more basic counterparts. Call of Duty can put out release after release and gamers will buy it up, but artistic games struggle if they try something too outside of the box. Related: NieR Automata Director Yoko Taro: If Square Enix Gives Me Money I Will Create Anything (Journey) Via CNN What is Art? Dictionary.com defines art as "the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination … to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power." To view games as art, they need to make a point, invoke a sense of wonder or provoke an intense emotional response. A good example of art, then, would be a game with a strong vision that’s nothing like what came before it. Successes of Art Nier: Automata is arguably the best example of a game being art to date. […]

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