Not all video games are great, but they have the capacity to be the most beautiful, most expressive forms of art in circulation. Though in their name they may sound trivial.. Video. Games. They're games you play on something electronic, at least that's what their name infers, and sometimes that's all they are, but sometimes they're so much more. Video games are entire worlds you create, with rules and laws as you, or a group of people, create, it's the materialization of a dream, a vision. They're one of the most powerful methods of communication, allowing you to be in circumstances where in your normal life you maybe never would have, situations you've never thought of, that you may experience later in life or never at all. They give you the ability to make meaningful decisions, where your actions can have an impact on the world around you, whether immediate or over time. As a gamer it can feel as if you're travelling to a new world, exploring it and interacting with it, trying to understand it and testing your own abilities in it, you can even try to make it your own. You can explore beautiful environments and see great feats of architecture that are absent in our own world. There are so many different facets of expression in video games, where in movies and in music there is indeed great expression, you see the world that the directors create, you hear the stories and feel the emotions of the artists when they sing, but in video games you can do these things and more, it can be an entire world of art, everything inside deliberately crafted. Like in a piece of art, the artist paints the world to life, but in three dimensions, the amount of meaning and symbolism, the amount of beauty and expression, is limited only by the minds of those creating the game.