How important are graphics to you?

Discussion in 'Gamers' Pulse' started by brentos, Jul 22, 2009.

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How important....

  1. Graphics are all that matters in a game.

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  2. Graphics are the most important aspect of any game.

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  3. Graphics are just as important as gameplay and story.

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  4. Graphics are nice, but not an excuse for poor gameplay.

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  5. Graphics don't matter

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    3.0%
  1. brentos

    brentos OT Supporter

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    Obviously you need some graphical baseline in order to render a game playable, but developers go many steps beyond that. I'm constantly hearing about the latest graphical technique that will make games look more like shiny plastic than ever before.

    I find it hard to believe that so many people are so easily swooned by shiny objects on a screen.
     
  2. CodsterTX

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    Graphics are just as important as gameplay and story.
     
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  4. FunkyMunniez

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    graphics are nice but mediocre graphics can be made up for by solid gameplay.

    super mario 3, metroid prime series, mario galaxy, and boom blox are all prime examples of games that dont have graphics beyond standard definition but are extremely good games because of solid, enjoyable gameplay. Resident Evil 4 became a whole new (and much better) experience on the wii with the updated controls. Also, Tiger Woods 10 is the first in its franchise to sell in the top 20 for its release time frame and it only sold that much on the Wii.

    Graphics need to be good, but gameplay is the most important part of a video game.
     
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    Maestro New Member

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    personally i dont care too much about graphics

    none of these high tech super graphic games can even hold a candle to the old school games in terms of fun and gameplay
     
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    Graphics themselves? Don't matter so much to me.
    The art style? THIS is what matters, IMO.... a 2D game isn't as impressive as a 3D game nowadays, but if it has a nice art style, then awesome.

    If the end result looks & feels good to me, that's all that matters. But saying Graphics > Gameplay or Gameplay > Graphics is absurd. It`s a VIDEO game. It has to LOOK good and PLAY good. I`m just arguing that what most people care about when they say `graphics`is art style.
     
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    DAWT
     
  8. sony

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    As long as it runs at a steady 30 or a preferable 60 I don't really give a shit as long as the game is fun. If the game is really fun I'll forgive it for running as low as ~25 frames but I definitely won't play it as much because it'll make my head hurt.

    Honestly 60 frames should be the benchmark for all games and they should keep downsizing their graphics until they get there. If the game is fun it'll hold up. :)
     
  9. forgotmyname

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    They are important, however I can do with a decent looking game but with awesome sound effects. I am a sound nut.
     
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    Depends on the game. For example, Earthworm Jim, that game was so beautifully drawn that it added to a almost normal platform game. Because of the art it made people fall in love with its quirkiness.

    Or Crysis with it's beautiful levels that immerse you even though the game play can at times be boring.

    But I'd rather play Braid over Far Cry 2 anyday.
     
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    Graphics are nice, but not an excuse for poor gameplay.
     
  12. mdisen

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    Graphics are important, but the least important aspect of a game.
     
  13. forgotmyname

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    :weak:
     
  14. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    I feel that graphics are almost as important as gameplay and story.

    However, great gameplay/story can make up for mediocre graphics. The opposite is not true.
     
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    Graphics help, but only up to a point. I like modern games to look good but I don't really care if they don't have that new pixel shader 3.55234 version which makes the water look slightly different. I'd rather they focus on gameplay instead of every last graphical detail.
     
  16. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    Gotta love the console kiddies having to measure in 30 or 60 frames per second... that doesn't apply to mo-mo-mo-monster ki... err, PCs. :big grin:

    Graphics are pretty important to me as an FPS fan, but it won't matter for long if the gameplay is garbage.
     
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    I haven't played a game that my rig can push at a consistent frame rate higher than 60 at 1920x1200 with high settings in a long time. What I said applies to the PC games I play too.
     
  18. juvental604

    juvental604 I like to pee upside down OT Supporter

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    some of the best games to this day are ones with shitty to mediocre graphics (even for their time)

    CS
    Starcraft
    WOW
    wii games
    games like lbp

    this gen has definitely been the worse for graphics whores who dont appreciate solid gameplay
     
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    graphics whores are full of fail
     
  20. Horrible shit tv here.

    So I could care less :wtc:
     
  21. georgexi

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    if a game is multi-platform, i'll take the superior graphics over the gimmicky controls
     
  22. forgotmyname

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    Putting Wii games with Starcraft. Lmao, kill yourself. :rofl:
     
  23. WyldKat

    WyldKat Come with me if you want to live.

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    I enjoy playing Darkfall, so graphics are not that fucking important to me, lol
     
  24. Twinsen

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    Gameplay > Graphics. But still nice to look nice. Whether it's artsy or whatever.
     
  25. Boomdart

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    graphics don't matter at all to me

    Castle of the Winds is pretty fun and it has sorry as hell "graphics"
     

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