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The three most important things in a game are “gameplay, gameplay, gameplay” – Ian Livingstone

Gameplay, gameplay and gameplay are the three most important things for a video game to have.

That’s the view of games industry legend and co-author of the Fighting Fantasy series Ian Livingstone OBE who was speaking to The Train2Game Blog at Develop Conference 2012.

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Hellsvacancy1472d ago

I agree, but im gettin older now (almost 29) so i like a mature story to boot

unchartedxplorer1472d ago

If you had read the article, he did say 'You've got to create a strong storyline, a great narrative and have a great emotional engagement' Read the article next time.

Ravenor1472d ago

@MMAFAN-QC

Can always tell a MMA fan.

Nothing about Heavy Rain was emotionally engaging, it was nothing but plot holes and possibly the silliest motive I have ever witnessed in a game.

PoSTedUP1471d ago

i feel older (22) and ive always liked realism in my games since i was younger.

gameplay and graphics for me. screw the story let me shoot up a bunch of bad guys for what ever reason then crash and kill myself in a high speed chase for my enjoyment.

ApolloTheBoss1472d ago

“But above all, with a game, the gameplay has to be fantastic because people will always buy a game which has great gameplay and poor graphics over something which has great graphics and poor gameplay.”

This man is my hero.

Gorbenshore1471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

"...because people will always buy a game which has great gameplay and poor graphics over something which has great graphics and poor gameplay.”

There's the problem. That's like saying, people will buy a rock concert ticket but the band won't be playing a single guitar. Graphics are just as important as gameplay; there doesn't have to be any compromises. I don't think 'The Last of Us' would be getting as much attention if it was a side scroller.

Hayabusa 1171472d ago

So true! Sound is completely over rated!

Fishy Fingers1472d ago

Ha, an argument many of N4G agrees with when it suits them. Although 90% of discussions centre around graphics.

How many comments in Wii U threads even mention gameplay as opposed to graphics? 1 in 50 maybe. For the masses to suggest they agree gameplay > graphics is laughable, when their actions clearly show otherwise.

Hayabusa 1171471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

Exactly. Well said.

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