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StartGame: Graphics: Are They All That Matter

Opinion piece on graphics within today's gaming world.

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HydraxFFx3013d ago

Definitely not ALL that matter, but they DO matter.

vsr3013d ago (Edited 3013d ago )

They can only play other than top PC & Playstation1,2,3 games

rockleex3013d ago (Edited 3013d ago )

The obvious answer is that BOTH gameplay and graphics matter.

You can make your graphics look like whatever you want to fit the feel of the game, make it more immersive.

Imagine playing GT5 with Mario Kart graphics, it just detracts too much from the gameplay and physics.

Valkyria Chronicles with FFXIII graphics would not make sense.

nickjkl3013d ago

kinda this generation developers went from kinda cartoon type characters and are now starting to aim for real life type look and when you aim for something you better go overboard

like come on heavy rain if it didnt have graphics it would still be good but the graphics add to the immersion it gives you an added feel an illusion that the characters are real

darkziosj3013d ago (Edited 3013d ago )

yeah graphics matter but not all the time take a look at some exclusives for 360 and ps3 yeah they look good but what about the multiplat games? people do only play exclusives just for the graphics? no, else they whould have just like what 3-6 games to play all the time

ImmortalLegend3013d ago

For example, fable 2 didn't have the best graphics in the world, but the gameplay was great imo, so the graphics had no effect on how I thought about the game. Another example, MAG, it was one of the funnest games I've played in a while and the graphics aren't that great at all. The gameplay was excellent though so I didn't care about the graphics. It does seem like everyone cares about graphics more than anything, but what's surprising is that most people that go on and on about graphics don't even own a PC that's capable of giving you the best graphics lol. Really, if you care about graphics so damn much build a PC that's capable of pleasing your obsession with graphics.

DigitalAnalog3013d ago

"Take PS1 classics as a for instance: there are some brilliant games on the platform (G-Police, Final Fantasy VII through IX, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddyssee and Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Team Racing, MediEvil 1 & 2), but a common complaint is that they look comparatively poor when compared to some of the other PSN titles, because the graphics haven’t been upscaled or improved in any way."

One of the most ill informed statement I have EVER seen in a gaming blog this generation.

"Heavy Rain was heavily criticised because of its graphics: it was deemed unpolished and therefore unfinished."

WRONG. It was was heavily criticzed because of it's gameplay mechanic. Unfortunately for the haters, this bode well being a completely unique and engaging experience.

The rest of the article is all jibba-jabba we've heard before. All graphics and poor gameplay such and such. Honestly, we never had this debate last generation. WHY? Because it was quite clear the Xbox had a hardware advantage over the PS2.

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Poseidon3013d ago

nope, but aren't we spolied rotten we have both with uncharted 2 ;)

alphakennybody3013d ago (Edited 3013d ago )

and MLB10 the show,GOW3,HR,KZ2,R&C:ACIT soon GT5, LBP2,inFamous 2,KZ3.

wazzim3013d ago

Which sucks for all the smaller developers/games because they can't compete with those things.
Doesn't mean that I hate great graphics tho :D

raztad3013d ago

I hate to be spoiled but when gameplay is good enough it takes just a few minutes to forget about lacking visuals.

Still nice graphics is something that definitely add to the experience, and help to make a great gameplay much better and pleasing to the eyes.

Consistently good framerate and no screen tearing are important as well.

yewles13013d ago

This question should be asked to the right people (Crysis fans). ZING!!!

theonlylolking3013d ago

Everything makes a game great. Just gameplay wont make a game awesome. It will certainly help but it is not everything.

Graphics are very important too. It makes the game more immersive. Would Uncharted 2 feel as immersive if it had Super Mario 64 graphics?

xino3013d ago

graphics will not matter to you.

I'm off to play God of War 3:)

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