Amazing story however if the gameplay is too broken I won't suffer through to experience the story. The game play (and graphics to a lesser extent) must be functional in order for me to enjoy the story. Otherwise, it becomes a distraction and an impediment to my progress.
Vanquish had a non existent story, but the gameplay was some of the best ive played in years. Enslaved has serviceable gameplay but a really engaging and believable story. Graphics I really dont care about these days, pretty much every game released looks fine.
" Oh not this shit again. I would rather have all 3. I would also like to have amazing sound design, amazing characters, amazing music, etc. A game's quality is determined by the sum of its parts. It's almost impossible to find a game that highly excels in one area but fails in all the rest anyway. "
A lot of games have placed focus on gameplay to a level where it excludes all else. Thing is, I don't just play games to masturbate my reflexes. If I'm not getting anything out of it in terms of story then I don't know why I'd be playing it.