"Aesop’s famous fable about the tortoise and the hare is all about how the slow plodding tortoise eventually beats the arrogant speedy hare.
That’s the old version.
My version is that the hare beats the tortoise every time. It’s simple: in gaming you want to look good, sound good, and make sure the player is going to have fun.
Slow plodding frustrating and repetitive gameplay isn’t fun.
What Modern Warfare 3 does that gets it all that high praise is that it immerses the gamer in a fast-paced blockbuster experience where the gamer doesn’t have time to notice any defects that may exist in the game."