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Submitted by incognito248 197d ago | opinion piece

Music – Why It’s More Important Than Graphics

One writer's take on why he thinks that while gameplay trumps presentation, music trumps graphics. (Culture)

Iltapalanyymi  +   197d ago
Exactly. graphichs are the least important thing in games for me anyway.
ThanatosDMC  +   196d ago
I'd rather have both.
starchild  +   196d ago
I'd rather have both too. I think graphics and sound/music are both equally important. But I also think that many people don't realize just how important music and sound is to our experience of a game.

For me Music is just as important as graphics. I've been playing Castlevania Lords of Shadow lately and the soundtrack is just exceptional and significantly adds to my enjoyment of the game.
MONKEYDLUFFY  +   196d ago
Yes.
I don't think it's more important but I think it is one of the most important main ingredients that make a game great.
curtis92  +   196d ago
Graphics matter initially, the music is what sticks with us.

Okay, that's for me anyway...
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HighResHero  +   196d ago
Technically graphics continue to improve but if the art is timeless people will remember it (Okami as an example). Some music can stick around and have a lasting effect for similar reasons.
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curtis92  +   196d ago
Agreed but what I mean is for any individual game, graphics catch our eyes and help build that amazing experience but going back to that game 10 years later, after the graphics are now outdated, the nostalgia that punches you in the face is the music.
SilentSolid  +   196d ago
emm wut?

And why can't we have both?
MegaSackman  +   196d ago
Or why this necessity of finding the most important factor in gaming?
GW212  +   196d ago
I strongly disagree but will say that that music is more important than what we typically take it for.

Mass Effect music was, in my opinion, the best of any video game I've ever played.
Dr Face Doctor  +   196d ago
I'd generalize it more to 'sound' rather than just music. I've played many a shitty looking game that still had tons of atmosphere because of the music and sound design. Plus, like the other guy said, music is always what sticks with you; you might get a great song stuck in your head but I've never spontaneously thought about how good a game's graphics were.
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hankmoody  +   196d ago
Agreed. It's really 'sound design' as a whole that should've been said rather than just music. Case in point, check out Dead Space. The sound design in that first game was flat out amazing, from the surround sound to the music by Jason Graves.
xSHADOWx  +   196d ago
The Last of Us proves this statement!
We got the best of both worlds!!
Graphics + Sound
:)
RiPPn  +   196d ago
Probably my single biggest complaint with Assassins Creed 3 was the music, or lack there of. But like above have said, both are essential.

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