games that are works of art

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  1. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I just got finished playing shadow of colossus. yes, I know, I'm behind the times, but that's besides the point. as I neared the end, I was thinking how I didn't want it to end. the actual control and graphics aren't great, but there is just something about the FEEL of the game that just really got to me. this and ico, by the same company, really struck me as the first games I've ever played that seemed "artistic" to me. anyone else feel this way about a particular game?
     
  2. DevilzFan

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    There are very few that claim that honor.

    Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Zelda: Twilight Princess
    Ico
    Indigo Prophecy (Farenheit)

    To name a few.
     
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    The Silent Hill games and their immense atmosphere, art, and story.

    Okami.

    Resident Evil 4 for the engine.

    Metal Gear Solid series for the gameplay and story.
     
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    jet convoy Beast Wars Forever!!!

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    The entire Metal Gear Solid series.

    Resdient Evil 4.
     
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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    ooh, the first metal gear solid gave me tingles. mgs3 is next in line as I play catch-up this winter on all the great games I've bought but not yet played.
     
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    MGS? Bah! Sam Fisher > Snake

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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    annnnd, I also have splinter cell pandora to play. I just got an original xbox yesterday. which reminds me, the other series that I'd like to add is panzer dragoon. the nausicaa vibe is strong with that one.
     
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    jet convoy Beast Wars Forever!!!

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    Betty! You know full well that Fisher is not even worthy of being a pube on Snake's left nut. In fact, that would be an honor to that dumbass Fisher!
     
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    I like Splinter Cell just fine but those games have never achieved the full range presentation of MGS. They're simply part of something much smaller.

    What has Sam honestly done in his game life? His daughter died? that's about all, honestly. I enjoy Double Agent, but I don't think anything could make Sam have sympathy for a female terrorist enough to kill another agent.

    The only thing that makes Sam not totally boring is the voice work from Michael Ironside. If they ever lost him, Sam would be a cardboard cut-out with goggles on.
     
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    Castlevania symphony of the night

    MGS series
     
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    Metal Gear Solid is awesome, Legend of Zelda is perfection itself, but I have told people for quite some time now that Shadow of the Colossus is the single most artistic game I have ever played. It is beautiful. The imagery is gorgeous, the idea and concept are inspired, the story is thought provoking, and the soundtrack is fantastic. I reccomend this game to anyone who remotely likes this kind of stuff.
     
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    Shadow of the Colossus
     
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    Planescape: Torment.
     
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    God of War. I know it is hard for a game of this style to be put in the work of art category ... but the designs, concept, and execution of a them in a fairly realized world make it such for me. I love Shadow of the Collossus for the same reasons, but I thought on the whole God of War was more entertaining.
     
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    HELL yes. That game just dragged you in and took you to pieces.
    I'd also echo Resi 4, Metal Gear Solid & Silent Hill (especially the original).
    I'll also add Shenmue to the list. Something about it; the attention to detail, the plot, the everyday things you can do; just draws you in. By way before the end of the game you stop being the player and become Ryo Hazuki. You start feeling how he feels. It was a true work of art, and I pity anyone who hasn't had the chance to play it.
     
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    Dune, the forgotten classic of early CD gaming.

    It had unique hybrid adventure/strategy gameplay, great graphics for its day, awesome music, an immersive atmosphere and full audio dialogue when that was still uncommon for non-linear games. The fact that its based on one of the awesomest novels ever written doesent hurt either.

    I doubt it'd be impressive to anyone today, but it was spectacular in 1992 and one of the those rare quality titles that got buried under an avalance of FMV crap like 7th Guest and Rebel Assault.
     
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    Agreed!
     
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    Electroplankton

    that's art.
     
  20. ZeroMayhem

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    Shadow of the Collossus. That's easy since it's so hauntingly beautiful (and fun to play).

    Okami. It's like playing art and it's a brilliant game.

    and for more of a "modern art" style I'm gonna say Katamari Damacy. It's like a pop-art/happiness sandwich!
     

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