And Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has long enjoyed status as an all-around masterpiece musically, visually, and conceptually.
That's where these come in: Video Games Live, Dear Friends, Distant Worlds, and Play! A Video Game Symphony. "These" are video game concerts, orchestrated by world-renowned symphonies.
Aw, I can't do them justice. Go here and read all about them: "Video-game Concerts Bring New Life to Hallowed Halls."
Both these shots (of Video Games Live) are taken from Game Informer's "Video-game Concerts Bring New Life to Harrowed Halls"What I can say is that if you haven't already, give video games a chance. Talk to a gamer about the artistic prowess of game-developers and animators. Next time your nerdy friend plays game-music in their car, don't grimace; listen carefully. You may not have caught on yet, but chances are, you know someone who has realized the value of video games. Don't be afraid to learn from them. Heck, next time you see me around, ask me about video games.
These screen-shots are from Shadow of the Colossus--a game I often cite as being hugely artistically significant.
And yes, you just read one of the only No, I Am a Cat entries in which I've become defensive. Mark it on your calendars.