The Video Game Roger Ebert Loved

Ever since he typed the words "Games are not art", Roger Ebert has been vilified by the video game community. But here's something you might not know about him: He once reviewed a video game and loved it.

In the video above, I break down The Cosmology of Kyoto, one of two games that gaming's most notorious critic loved and subsequently praised in Wired so many years ago.

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Enjoy it and play it if you can, because art or not, it's an experience you'll not soon forget.

Music: "Modern Tale" by Yukkikaze.

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"Ever since he typed the words "Games are not art", Roger Ebert has been vilified by the video game community."

That's because the video game community don't know anything. Broken down, what separates games from movies is the gameplay. And gameplay isn't an art, it's a mechanic. Just like how 1080p isn't an art and high fidelity sound isn't an art. Games do contain art, but the games themselves are not art because once you strip the visuals and sound, you have only gameplay.

Case closed.