Or, you know, it could be possible that humans are complex beings that are able to like different types of things? That it might be that you can like mainstream games like Dark Souls, Bioshock Infinite, and Dead Rising, while also liking walking simulators like The Stanley Parable, Firewatch, and Gone Home? There's nothing wrong with not liking those games, but insinuating that you're somehow an inferior person for liking them is needlessly insulting. A lot of people enjoy the interactive narrative while cutting out all the arbitrary challenges that only exist in a video game. Also, you can throw around as many arbitrary definitions for what constitutes a "real video game" you want, but it won't change the fact that they are. Same as, as much as you don't like it, Duchamp was an an artist. You might argue that art needs a certain amount of minimum effort, or it can only be marble sculptures and oil paintings. Won't change the fact that "Fountain" is worth 3.6 million dollars.slo said:Guns guns guns. Guns. I told you it's always cod. It always is. Might be stemming from the fact that most of the folks who adore walking sims have little to no experience with games and poor understanding of the medium. It's never Myst or something.
No they're not games, they have no gameplay. You cannot succeed or fail or lead the story or an encounter to a more desired outcome.