I'm running two games at the moment (both set in Dave Arneson's Blackmoor
). My home game is definitely a movie-like epic with large scale battles (where the PCs are leading small units in armies against clans of rampaging orcs) and with some intense inter-personal relationships between the characters. Each session is a new "scene" or series of scenes in a movie format.
My online game is a novel. Every session is another chapter. A decent amount of action and adventure, but heavy on mood-altering horror splashes. Matter of fact, people can read the session logs at http://jpquinn.mortality.net/player/
(session 4's log is MIA, and session 5 will be up soon).