" @AlwaysAngry said:" @natetodamax said:I understand what you're saying, graphics can sometimes make the experience. Red Dead Redemption for example would not be quite so immersive if it were an NES game. However, in general I don't think graphics matter at all. I can enjoy old games just as much as state of the art ones. "" @AlwaysAngry said:Neither does story alone, gameplay alone, or anything. All components of a game should come together and form a great overall experience. Are you saying you wouldn't care if Uncharted 3 came out and used the Call of Duty 4 engine? "" @natetodamax said:Graphics don't make a game. "" @AlwaysAngry said:Something wrong there? "" Bad graphics. "lol"
Just going to add something on to this. To me, when someone says that a game has bad graphics I like to assume they are saying that a games graphics are noticeably inferior to other games from that time period/console. Surely, no one would say something like, "Ocarina of Time has shit graphics because it doesn't look nearly as good as Gears of War." That is not a fair comparison. It might be true, but it is just a stupid thing to say. Sadly, people do say things like that, though. I know this doesn't really contribute much, but I wanted to chime in on how annoying this is. Now, if a brand new game developed solely for PS3 comes out and looks like I'm playing Siren (the original PS2 one) then we have a problem. Because I am going to spend the entire time wondering why it looks this way. That being said, good graphics can't make a game good either. Take Final Fantasy XIII for example. Yeah, it looked nice, but it was nothing but over produced J-Pop bullshit built around a horribly told story featuring astoundingly annoying characters. Oh, and a battle system that earned the dubious honor of being called "kind of OK."
As for a small detail ruining an entire game, I would have to say Otis from Dead Rising. That asshole would literally call me at the worst time possible. Then he would get pissy at me if I
hung up on him because I had to suddenly fight tooth and nail against a crowd of seventy something zombies. Fuck you, Otis. Fuck you and your goddamn janitor closet ivory tower.