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You say graphics whore like it's a bad thing...

It is a necessary evil in games journalism that games are (often) compartmentalized. It would be wonderful if games could be judged solely as a sum of their constituent parts, but games are ultimately about the succinct threading together of a complex multifaceted experience and if the visuals stink like a half eaten sandwich you left festering on top of your PS2 last generation, well...

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crimsonfox2888d ago

annoying when a good game with poor graphics does bad but when a bad game with good graphics does good.

some games don't deserve there praise's.

Mr Fancy Pants2888d ago

mention one bad game with good graphics that have done good on sales...

Thoas2888d ago (Edited 2888d ago )

Crysis

kittoo2888d ago

You havent played Crysis have you. I love PS3 too...but dont bash a game just because it was a PC exclusive. It was an awesome game with best ever Graphics.

Mr Fancy Pants2888d ago (Edited 2888d ago )

Crysis it's not a spectacular game but it's pretty good.

--and how it's possible that people could disagree with my previous statement?

I'm just saying to mention one game... how can you disagree with that? if you can't mention one it's because i am right, right? lol

this it's called logic.

Example: Lair was hyped a lot and it got awesome graphics but it sucked at sales... People today read reviews and look for info before they buy something and bad games don't sell. Even if the graphics are the greatest of their time.

Edit: then Thoas, why you mentioned Crysis as an example in the first place?

Thoas2888d ago (Edited 2888d ago )

I've played it before. I'm actually looking forward to it when it comes to the PS3. The Crysis story is horrible, but the sand box play is fun.

Crysis on the PS3 is a first day purchase for me.

kevnb2888d ago

why is the story more important than anything else in the game?

shazam2887d ago

Gears of War

Muahaha there I was the first to say it.

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kewlkat0072888d ago (Edited 2888d ago )

now games have superiority complexes about their hardware depending on the game and it's graphics...

As if, "great graphics" is all it takes to make a kick-ass game.

Therein Lies the Problem..graphics has become fuel/propaganda to the delusional console wars.

We do not judge books by their covers, usually after the first chapter, we know whether we wanna continue or not. For me the graphics do not have to be super for me to play the game. The game just have to attract me with it's Story/Music and overall gameplay and I'm hooked.

"GRAPHICS" just like A "HAWT GIRL" can attract ya, but if the "Game play" stinks overall and her "Personality" is sh^t, it won't make you stay.

Meresin2887d ago

But even when hot girl gameplay is bad, it's still good. ;)

byeGollum2888d ago

*out of character* everything about a game is just as important - poo graphics can put me off no matter how good it plays(E.g Halo Or Haze?) ___ poo gameplay can put me off no matter how good it looks (E.g Liar)

kevnb2888d ago

Lair doesn't really look all that great actually, screen tearing, blurry textures here and there, framerate drops... I know they can put together an awesome trailer, but play the game and see how inconsistent the graphics really are.

marcellizot2888d ago

There is no escaping the fact the games are a visual medium and often the visuals are key to communicating other aspects such as gameplay and story.

I would never not play a game because I didn't think it looked impressive enough, and I agree that arcane details about the graphical nuances of console games have become an annoying yardstick by which everything is unequivocally judged, but at the same time, there is no denying that good graphics are a key aspect of any great game.

JasonPC360PS3Wii2888d ago

As long as the gameplay and graphics get the job done. Spend to much time with graphics, gameplay suffers. Spend to much time in gameplay, graphics suffer. In the middle is the perfect place IMO, just make sure the game is as little buggy you can get it. Whats a pretty game if you get stuck in a wall and can't move? Look at The Precursors, that games graphics are almost Xbox but the game is HUGE with gameplay and content, were talking never ending story here.

mistertwoturbo2888d ago

That's why games with graphics and gameplay are the best.

COD4 (even though at 600p, it still looks great)
Gears of War
MGS4
Uncharted
Bioshock

etc.

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