@believer258: I'm sorry- I was originally going to say Call of Duty, simply just to give an example of a game that's generally accepted to be on the shallow side in terms of storytelling, etc. (regardless of the quality of its gameplay). I changed it because I didn't want to call out any game specifically, out of fear of starting an off-topic argument (but I guess it might ignite an argument nonetheless). And of course I'd like to keep the discussion from going into the played-out debate of "games=art", and to just address the question at hand. Again, sorry about the confusion!