About MetaGame

Hi. I’m in love with videogames ever since they started to become a more “artistic” medium. I have little doubt that they are a new and exciting form of art, and will eventually replace cinema as the lead audiovisual medium. The videogame medium is still young and immature, but it is also bursting with creativity and new ideas, which makes it much more exciting than other mediums.

I’m a critic of the worst kind (the ones who think highly of their opinions), so I apologize for sometimes seeming arrogant. Since criticism is a part of me, I love to be criticized; so you can have your revenge in the comments page. I myself, see criticism as the only way to improve oneself, so go ahead… just keep it civil.

So, this is my game blog. Here, I will review games and write about games’ aesthetic trends, their history and future. In my reviews, I will take a different approach than most media outlets and magazines. I will take a closer look into games’ art design, narrative, level and overall design. The authors behind the games will also be a special point of interest. Graphics, length, and other technocratic aspects will be completely overlooked, since I find it ridiculous to evaluate art on a mere technological or economical standpoint. Movies and records are never criticized for having small budgets, being too short, unpolished or not “fun” enough. They are evaluated for the quality of their workmanship, art, ideas, emotions and semantics. So should games.

Hope that makes sense to you as it does to me.

If you wish to contact me privately, don’t hesitate to email me at metavideogame@gmail.com . If you wish for more updates, you can follow my personal facebook account http://www.facebook.com/rui.craveirinha .

    • José
    • September 14th, 2009


    I’ve just read you review of Kenji Eno’s D for the Sega Saturn at gamespot and it is great to reassure myself that I’m not the only one thinking that this game is a true masterpiece. I’ve been obsessed with it for so long. I’m always willing to exchange opinions about the status quo of videogames with intelligent gamers. I’ve just joined gamecritics.com as ckzatwork. Please send me an e-mail. 🙂

    José Gonçalves

    [Ed: I’ve removed your email address to avoid unwanted e-mails. 😉 ]

    • ruicraveirinha
    • September 14th, 2009

    It’s always a pleasure to discuss games with gamers with good taste 😉
    Drop on by whenever you want.


    • thedude
    • January 19th, 2011

    I;m not trying to bash or anything , cuz i read 1 review and i agreed w/ it, it just kinda irks me when people consider video games as a particular art form because in my opinion everything is an art form. this chair i’m sitting on is a kind of “art”. I don’t think they have really grown into something more than what they were from the very beginning. Most have a particular purpose w/ a particular player in mind to sell and make money. I would like to say more so my point could be understood more clearly but i’m too lazy to type it and i don’t think anyone would wanna read it, because it all comes down to common sense…but to each his own…

    • JohnnyW
    • April 1st, 2012

    Games have yet to reach the level of art. This destroys the purpose for your blog’s existence, sadly.

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