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Old February 22 2014, 08:35 PM   #2
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Re: Science Fiction or Fantasy?

It's hard to say. I think it sort of depends on the medium. Like for literature and videogames I much prefer fantasy; however, when it comes to TV/film, I definitely steer more to sci-fi.

That's not to say there isn't a lot of amazing science fiction literature, of course there is. But so much of it tends to be heavy handed and high concept. For me "the magic" of getting caught up in a good fantasy story is so much more indicative of the medium.

It's sort of the same with video games. The worlds in fantasy are usually more romantic and airy. They have a clean, ethereal ambiance to them. Sci-fi games, on the other hand, are usually dirty and often dystopian. Harsh. And really too much on flash. I'm playing a game, I want to lose myself in the environment.

OTOH, I prefer my movies to be high-concept and flashy. And find swords and wizards to be kind of dull.

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