Theory: "I don't care about graphics." You should | Digitally Downloaded

Spend enough time around various gaming forums, and you'll inevitably come across the old debate "graphics, or gameplay?" And of course, "gameplay" will always win in those debates, because a video game is all about the gameplay, right?

Well, not really. It's an utterly pointless debate when you start to consider what actually makes a game fun to play.

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ATi_Elite3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

...but the better the graphics the better the game world.
the better the game world the deeper the player immersion.
the deeper the player immersion the better the game play.
as long as the mechanics are solid the game should be good.
Graphics go hand in hand with game play in "some" genres!

as Graphics evolve so will game-play! FPS were not possible until 3D rendering and scaling. L.A. Noire not possible until facial expressions. GTA3 not possible until the increase in on screen characters, etc. etc..

Septic3084d ago

You summed it up well.

Visuals and enjoyment do go hand in hand beyond just mere aesthetic appreciation. The whole issue of graphics etc doesn't operate in a vacuum. Like you say, it enhances the feeling immersion and in a way, forces other areas such as physics etc to be worked on.

Peaceful_Jelly3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

I hate when people say "I don't care about graphics" and then you see them playing all the latest games and stuff instead of buying a Snes or PS2 to play their massive library of incredible games that those 2 consoles have. Isn't that ironic?

I play oldschool games once in a while. Right now I'm playing through the Megaman X Collection since I have no PS3 but I do care about graphics and I think current gen consoles are outdated as hell already and I want next gen now!

MattS3084d ago

The PS2 and SNES both have games that look great.

Aesthetics are what's important, not pushing polygons :)

Septic3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

Errr......WTF have you done Peaceful_Jelly??

Either you change your pic back to that tasty red jelly or there will be hell to pay.

Oh and to be on topic, Ye gwafix r good.

christheredhead3084d ago

i enjoy great graphics, but truth be told im one of the gamers that dont care about graphics. its not a make or break situation if the graphics aren't the best. a lot of the times though it seems that when developers focus to much on making the most visually impressive game, everything else under delivers. its not like thats the case for every game, but pretty common for this gen.

jacksonmichael3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

I guess I care about graphics... I have low standards, though - I think Diddy Kong Racing looks great. However, there was an article a while ago that was titled "Graphics or Gameplay?" or something like that. I assumed it was a rhetorical question, because, really... Final Fantasy VIII or Final Fantasy XIII. Pick one.

Edit: I don't think I'm a troll, but wow, am I ever hard on FFXIII.

firemassacre3084d ago

graphics are the icing on the cake of a goof game. if you have a medicore game, graphics mean alot more.