When it comes to video games, the mainstream media never focuses on the narrative complexity and directorial prowess that games have been exhibiting for years.
Instead, games are still lumped in as violent murder simulators that are only now starting to shed that skin.
The past few decades have been a verifiable renaissance for games of all types. Long gone are the days where technical limitations meant directors had to make do with the low poly models that probably still haunt their nightmares. Nowadays, directing a video game is a work of pure art and dedication, on par with - and sometimes surpassing - most Hollywood productions.
Whether they be artistic and meaningful, or simply so head-over-heels crazy that they couldn't possibly be done in mainstream film, video games have etched out their own niche in the world of narrative storytelling.
Now, without a doubt, these games stand as the absolute peak of what it means to craft a hands-off cutscene.