Video games are not just video games - they are works of art. A piece of art in every sense: a visual, aural, emotional work that pampers the soul and tears away at the fabric of reality. Nothing else comes close to what emotions a video game can inspire.
You are the character. You feel the struggle, the victory, the defeat, the anguish, and the relief. You feel the world around you - you wish it were real. And it is, until the TV is turned off and real life creeps back in.