Director Guillermo del Toro has declared himself a gamer and his love for "Ico and Shadow of the Colossus," the only games he considers masterful.
In an interview with EDGE magazine he spills more of his gaming life. While not a "big fan" of GTA IV's gameplay he can't deny the engine being "incredibly beautiful".
"I was around for the first Pong – that’s how old I am," he admits. "Then there was a lightgun game with a pistol that was very cheesy, and an Atari system. Every cliché you see in ‘80s movies, that was me."
He finds videogames to be "an incredible storytelling tool, one that filmmakers should embrace instead of reject."
"In the next ten years, they’ll yield a couple of narrative masterpieces. Already they allow you to tap in to a more immersive narrative experience than most movies. Not all, but most."
He lists some of the recent triple 'A' titles like GTA IV and BioShock for delivering such beautiful and immersive environments but still he says there "are only two games I consider masterpieces: Ico and Shadow of the Colossus."
He sums up saying: "We should embrace games not as a separate universe from movies, but develop the stories using both media at the same time. And I think we can."
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