GamerNode's Mike Murphy writes..."There are several different elements that go into a game when it is made. Several factors that developers need to consider when creating their next product for the gaming masses. Factors that determine how the game looks, sounds, feels, and plays. These aspects are dissected and analyzed by reviewers in magazines, newspapers, and websites to determine whether games are bad, good, or great.
Many people wonder just which elements are the most important. Do good graphics trump poor level design? Can a great soundtrack make up for gameplay lapses? Can an unforgettable story be remembered if the main characters faces look like blocks? I have my own belief and theory on just what aspects of a game are the most important and which among them is most important of all."