You problem is there's no barber shop in Night City. You can have your opinion, same as Gabe, not here to judge. In my opinion it just wierd to bring something like pointless minigames to discussion about art in video games. Barber shop won't add anything to video as form of art. Visuals, story (narrative) and music is main source of art in video games.How about next time reading what im saying and addressing my points properly i have not even used the word "art" i was talking about gaming as a medium should be more interactive ,what is the point of having an open world that you cant interact with it? thats it nothing more nothing less ,mini games is one of many ways you can make it more interactive ,i mentioned games like Skyrim ,DOS 2 and Deus ex neither of which had mini games IIRC yet for some reason you wanted to latch onto mini games.
speaking of which art is not up to you to decide its subjective ,Mario 64 was the game that convinced gabe newell that video games are art are you going to "lol" at him now?
Isn't Cyberpunk interactive, is someone holding your hand when you do quests, drive around city, listen to radio?
Right now I'm playing RDR2, there's more interactivty with street NPCs than in Cyberpunk (and you can cut your hair!!!), but game lacks well presented story (cutscenes are chaotic, some character are cartonish) music is let down, not exisiting ambient music, world is psuedorealistic without bigger artistic vision (world is just pretty). So how this "interacitivity" makes RDR2 some kind of art?
Games are not really great form of art right now, there's no audience for that, people prefer barber shop over 10/10 soundtrack. That's reality.