“The Art of Video Games,” a chronological look at the story lines, technology and visual presentation of this entertainment obsession, was a hot pastime over the weekend.
Some had to wait in line 40 minutes to an hour, especially Saturday, when more than 7,000 people came specifically to view and play at the show. That was one of the five busiest days since the museum reopened in July 2006.
The popularity is not surprising, since 3.7 million votes were cast on what games to spotlight. Eighty were selected.
Costumes were spotted. Fans of Metal Gear Solid wanted to meet the game’s creator, Hideo Kojima, in the appropriate dress.
Washington Post art critic Phil Kennicott was not impressed by the exhibition, calling it “technologically impressive but intellectually inert.” Read his full review.