Originally Posted by Walk_this_way
Don't generalize FPS games, games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and HL 2 series prove that great graphics aren't necessary for a great game. Graphics are integral to FPS games unlike many other genres because it depends largely on immersion and the illusion of actually looking through the eyes of the protagonist of the game.
Agreed, the state of movie->game conversions is horrible. I thought things would look up after the Riddick game, but alas!
Although HL2 has great graphics anyways, even quite good by modern games! But even if the graphics weren't great it would be awesome. It's my favorite game ever!
STALKER looks good SOMETIMES, but sometimes the graphics look really bad... I don't have any examples, but sometimes I see a screen and go "ew..."
But I haven't played it either, so it may be super fun.
Far Cry is an example. AWESOME game, but out of date graphics. I still play it.
Hell, does it look like graphics are the decisive factor for me? Look at my rig! I can't even run pretty games very pretty, with the exception of HL2 because it's so amazingly optimized <3