Video games as a format primarily work because as the player you are in control of a character within a narrative, thus placing you in the moment. This is also why in my opinion the horror genre is now best depicted in video games. So, depending upon the game, you must complete a series of tasks such as learning how this new world works, and how to adapt to your environment. You must also make important decisions regarding your character’s various upgrades before finally deciding how to best utilise all you have learned to your advantage when you inevitably face the bosses along the way. These are some of the most fundamental reasons why people play video games, and is an element you cannot presently incorporate into film.