A book or a movie tells a story, but it’s always telling more or less the same story. A game tells a different story each time you play it—even when these stories have lots in common. That’s why playing the same game again and again is much more common, more justifiable, more interesting, and more exhilarating than reading the same book again and again.
Quotes about movies
We would never lump Hollywood action films, Sundance winners, and nature documentaries together when discussing the impact of film. We see these as different kinds of works, using different techniques, for different audiences, to different ends. We don’t hold films from each of these categories to the same standards as the others. We wouldn’t assume Hollywood films represent the full emotional register of filmmaking, and we don’t expect every art house film to save the rain forest. Yet we still talk about games as if they’re all the same.