I've been playing games, reading books, and watching movies as long as I can remember. I've been emotionally invested in many books and movies in a way that games have yet to affect me. La La Land was the last movie that really pulled me in and it did so in less than its run time of 2 hours. Many of the books I've read have had similar hooks. While I love gaming escapism and challenge, I've never been emotionally connected to any game beyond the feelings of excitement and post-game fatigue/blues/emptiness. What is missing from gaming that books and movies are able to accomplish emotionally in a relatively short amount of time?