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Gameplay and longevity/replay value. To me, graphics doesnt really matter, gameplay and replay value makes up the foundation of a game. Imagine a game jacked up on the graphics with awful gameplay, bad right? Take up quake 3/quake live for example, its based on the player's skill and the competitiveness makes players come back for more. In other words, a game that has epic gameplay and a game that makes you want to come back for more, makes up for the ideal game.
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To me this is a game with a good storyline, engaging and holds you there making you want to know what happens next. We know these games HL1, HL2, Fear ect.

Good gameplay, I don't want to play a game with bad controls, inaccurate hitbox's, or generally poor optimization

Graphics, these are really helpful but not required I can overlook graphics for good gameplay and a good story line, but good graphics cant fix the other 2.


So how do yall judge games as good?
pretty much all that. but what really upsets me about most of the games is: the Bosses. They're not even that challenging anymore!

Like Metal gear the twin snakes on extreme.. that was the Shiznets!

I want more unbearably hard to beat bosses!
they better not follow the same pattern too! Bosses gotta keep me on the edge -one slip- and i'm dead kind of bosses satisfy me! Resident evil 5 sort of met that requirement for me
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I'm with temptest. I don't need great graphics but I can't stand low graphics.

Also needs to have a good story that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

The Mass Effect games did this pretty well. I'm playing the witcher right now and it a great example of what I like.

As far as modern war games go, anything let's me have a lot of freedom and looks good.

If none of the above, a competitive multi, be it madden with friends or something like Starcraft.
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A rather stupid question with an obvious answer: a combination of gameplay, graphics, storyline, controls, music, sound, etc. is what makes a game, good or bad. I mean what else is there?
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because some will play a game because its pretty (crysis) while some will play a game just because the story rocks (HL1)

People are diffrent on what makes it good
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just because the story rocks (HL1)
There wasn't any story in HL1. It was just 4 words: science experiment gone wrong. No real characters, no meaningful dialogue, nothing of that kind. Seriously, people who say a game that had virtually no story actually had one probably never read a book or something. It's a bloody amazing game nevertheless, but the story is as deep as Justin Bieber's lyrics.
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There wasn't any story in HL1. It was just 4 words: science experiment gone wrong. No real characters, no meaningful dialogue, nothing of that kind. Seriously, people who say a game that had virtually no story actually had one probably never read a book or something. It's a bloody amazing game nevertheless, but the story is as deep as Justin Bieber's lyrics.
the story doesnt have to be told via a narrative, and ive read, i read alot actully, but Half Lifes narrative is told through your actions, listen to the radio's from the troops, what the scientists say. Its a great narrative if you pay attention
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