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Are God of War: Ragnarok and the Last of Us games or just interactive movies?

Are God of War: Ragnarok and the Last of Us games or just interactive movies?

God of War: Ragnarok’s success is not hidden from anyone. It’s pretty clear how Sony Santa Monica’s game became their fastest-selling first-party title ever. The success of The Last of Us 2 is also not hidden from anyone. Until yesterday, it was the game with the most prizes. Although it was dethroned by the Elden Ring, it was no small feat.

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These games became so successful critically and commercially thanks to the stories they told and the content they offered players. The fact that they were incredibly pretty wasn’t the only reason for that.

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Are God of War and The Last of Us 2 interactive movies?

Video games have come a long way from just being a bunch of sprites dancing on our TV screens. We’ve seen them grow from 2D to 3D over the years. From 8Bit consoles to consoles that measure their power in Teraflops, advancements are constantly happening in gaming.

Today, we’re at a point where a single character in a video game has more polygons than Super Mario 64 had in total. But this progress brought with it a strange new dilemma!

This advancement allowed video game developers to create more believable story-focused experiences. Characters showed emotion, the environment became much more believable, and acting in video games became a thing.

And when Naughty Dog launched Last of Us, people knew that the games have excelled. Now people saw video games as a viable medium for storytelling. Games started getting awards for music and performances and not just their stories.

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Besides all the positives these games brought to the table, some gamers started calling story-focused games interactive movies.

There are games that tell a story with minimal player interaction, but games like God of War and The Last of Us 2 have real game mechanics.

While God of War is a well-designed hack-and-slash game, with a wide variety of weapons and abilities, The Last of Us 2 is an action-adventure horror game with some really impressive stealth mechanics.

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These games need a certain amount of skill to complete and they require players to learn their mechanics to progress.

So no, God of War and The Last of Us 2 might look a little realistic, but they’re nowhere near being just interactive movies. They’re just games that happen to have great stories. But this can be a view that can vary from person to person.

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What are your thoughts on this? Think the games are just interactive movies? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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