By most accounts, Quantic Dream boss David Cage is a true visionary.
However, there are some who claim that his interactive productions, while critically lauded, aren't "video games" in the strictest sense of the term. These detractors call such titles "interactive movies" or something like that.
Cage has spoken out about this subject in the past, but when recently asked the question again in a new OPM UK interview , the Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy creator said he's pretty much done talking about it:
"That’s really a question I’m not interested in. Look at The Walking Dead. How interactive is that? Is it a game? Who cares? No-one cares. Did you have pleasure, did you enjoy it – yes or no? The amount of input per-second that you have to make is not, for me… it doesn’t have any importance."
Well, that's true. Who's to say what constitutes a video game and what doesn't? If it's interactive and it's on a screen, I'd have to call it a video game. Just because we're not shooting something or pressing buttons constantly? And let's not forget that we're talking about several of the most memorable experiences in the history of the industry. They're also progressive in a number of ways, so should people really by complaining?