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Graphics versus game play?

Posted on 3/15/2014 by with 9 comments

Graphics versus game play?

Well a question came the other night about what makes a game good, graphics or the game play and then an argument ensued! For some reason this is one argument that would never be put to rest with just one article. So here are the arguments from the group that posed this question. Graphics versus game play?

Argument one

The graphics totally make or break a game. Who doesn’t like a little eye candy?

I have a few friends that will argue this until they keel over. They keep saying that there is nothing that keep you hooked to a game more that great graphics. I agree as long as the game play is just as good or better.

Argument two

Game play is the only thing need to make a game good. If the game play isn’t then it isn’t worth playing.

For me I could care less what they graphics are like as long as the game play is fun. If the game play isn’t fun what’s the point of playing game in the first place.

My Conclusions

Graphics versus game play? Were all gamers and games we play would always like to have the best of both worlds with great graphics and great game play, but the gaming world isn’t perfect. The answer that most of us have already concluded is we want both of these in the game that we play.

So today I ask you, what is more important to you graphics or the game play?

9 responses to Graphics versus game play?

  1. On March 15th, 2014 at 10:10 pm , Derek Kortepeter said...

    I’ll take game play any day over graphics. All one has to do is compare GTA: San Andreas to GTA IV to get why.

  2. On March 17th, 2014 at 11:20 am , Chris said...

    I hear you Derek, there are a lot of games that have that effect on me also.

  3. On March 19th, 2014 at 11:44 pm , Derek Kortepeter said...

    I mean just look at Slender (the original). It has *****y graphics and it managed to scare the entire internet. Kinda started a phenomenon in indie horror.

  4. On March 20th, 2014 at 9:11 am , Chris said...

    Yeah that was a great game and great delivery.

  5. On March 17th, 2014 at 8:41 am , catchersrule said...

    I’m *very* picky… I need to have good graphics, decent gameplay and a reasonably well-done plot. Otherwise I either lose interest fast or – more likely – I start screaming at the computer (and THEN stop playing).

  6. On March 17th, 2014 at 11:23 am , Chris said...

    LOL, best comment by far thanks CatchersRule. Game play and a good story are all I need to keep me hooked and maybe a sense of accomplishment.

  7. On March 17th, 2014 at 3:39 pm , Brendan George said...

    There’s really no question. You can have a good game if you have amazing gameplay, but no graphics, but tis not a game if you have no gameplay and amazing graphics. Case and point lies in text based games or mind games. Yes, tis nice to have both, but I’d take game play over graphics any day. There’s a reason franchises like Call of Duty and Battlefield have started to stagnate even as their graphics get better and better.

  8. On March 17th, 2014 at 4:27 pm , Chris said...

    True, lack of creativity is hurting very badly in the gaming industry today. They keep putting out cookie cutter designed game out to squeeze every cent out of us, as you pointed out in Call of Duty and Battlefield above.

    I have started looking at more indie titles lately for this reason, but then you run into the other dilemma do I pay for an uncompleted game and hope they finish it after they have my money.

  9. On March 17th, 2014 at 8:28 pm , Brendan George said...

    That’s why you don’t buy Early Access or do kickstarter.

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