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Poll Results: What to do with a games budget?

 
  • 14% (14)
    Better Graphics
  • 42% (41)
    Better Narratives & Story
  • 34% (33)
    Innovative Gameplay
  • 9% (9)
    Other (please specify in post)
97 Total Votes  
post #1 of 46
Thread Starter 
Given the current state of gaming, what would you rather have a developer invest more of their budget into?

1: Better Graphics
2: Better Narratives
3: Innovative Gameplay
4: Other (please Specify)

For anyone interested in the Graphics, check out this little video that I saw on IGN.

http://pc.ign.com/articles/118/1185743p1.html
Edited by TheProfiteer - 8/3/11 at 8:01am
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Please Vote in Poll.
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Better Narratives. And if the do a port for god's sake at least try to do it properly.
    
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post #4 of 46
I vote innovative gameplay. It seems too many games have strong graphics but mediocre gameplay. I'd rather play something new and intriguing than a re-hash of something already out there.
post #5 of 46
I would vote "innovative gameplay," but not in terms of gimmicks like the Wiimote or the Kinect. I want to see developers spend a bit more time playing their own games and asking "does this work, is this frustrating to the user, could this be better?"

Too many games come out that feel poorly designed/implemented. No one is sitting at the company thinking "I would be pretty angry if I had to deal with this game every day." If they did, we'd have better games out of the box.
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not sure if this was a real question as I answered #2
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post #7 of 46
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Originally Posted by foxhaze View Post
I would vote "innovative gameplay," but not in terms of gimmicks like the Wiimote or the Kinect. I want to see developers spend a bit more time playing their own games and asking "does this work, is this frustrating to the user, could this be better?"

Too many games come out that feel poorly designed/implemented. No one is sitting at the company thinking "I would be pretty angry if I had to deal with this game every day." If they did, we'd have better games out of the box.
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post #8 of 46
3: Innovated Gameplay.

That would be the most important to me. You can have an awesome looking game with a great story but if the gameplay sucks then it’s not much fun playing that game.

Like fallout 3. It has a great story with great graphics, but the gameplay is clunky and not precise. While I still play it I just wish the gameplay was more refined. Then again it is a consol port. . .
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I would love to see a game where a rock, curb, or other small object doesn't interfere with my movement. Seriously, I'm suppose to be some uber badass that can take down hundreds, even thousands of enemies, but those damnable rocks get me every time!

And I'm not talking about massive bolders, I'm talkign rocks less than the size of a basketball...sometimes even smaller than a baseball.
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
I would love to see a game where a rock, curb, or other small object doesn't interfere with my movement. Seriously, I'm suppose to be some uber badass that can take down hundreds, even thousands of enemies, but those damnable rocks get me every time!

And I'm not talking about massive bolders, I'm talkign rocks less than the size of a basketball...sometimes even smaller than a baseball.
Those are just issues with programming that the developer looked over.

Its not like its something they do on purpose.
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