Roger Ebert doesn’t think so, but Drew Morton finds his arguments lacking. A taste:
Ebert then proposes that he tends “to think of art as usually the creation of one artist,” implying that video games do not reach this definition because of the scope of their production teams. Yet, Hollywood films go through a similar production process. Thus, if a video game cannot be art because it goes beyond the ability of one creative person, the majority of films would not be considered art according to Ebert. For Ebert to try to trace back a film to one creative personnel (as he does with a tribal dance) is to take a time machine back to 1962 when Andrew Sarris proposed the auteur theory. It is a romantic gesture that ignores the actual workings of the studio system as documented by Thomas Schatz.