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Who cares?
This, gameplay > graphics.
    
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This, gameplay > graphics.
no one here has claimed otherwise. But good gameplay alone doesnt carry a game. It needs a good story, it needs to suck you into a the game.
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I can see the Witcher falling down if it still uses that stupid stupid clicking system for attacking!!

Graphics are important, but game play more so!
I didnt have a real problem with the Witcher's gameplay.
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no one here has claimed otherwise. But good gameplay alone doesnt carry a game. It needs a good story, it needs to suck you into a the game.
Vhati has a point. If we went on gameplay alone, Dwarf Fortress pwns every modern game currently available... hard...

Yet you don't see a gazillion ppl playing it :/
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no one here has claimed otherwise. But good gameplay alone doesnt carry a game. It needs a good story, it needs to suck you into a the game.
Vhati has a point. If we went on gameplay alone, Dwarf Fortress pwns every modern game currently available... hard...

Yet you don't see a gazillion ppl playing it :/
The problem with Dwarf Fortress is two things, its hard to get into (Not into playing a game and having fun, that's easy, it's just hard to learn how to be good) and that not a lot of people actually know about it, case in point about gameplay being > graphics is Minecraft and all of the people who play PS1, etc games in emulators.
    
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case in point about gameplay being > graphics is Minecraft and all of the people who play PS1, etc games in emulators.
Yep, 99% of my gaming comes down to playing relics of the past via emu.
Why? Because games were that much better back in the day.
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Story will always have a more decisive role in terms of how good a game is, especially when that game is an RPG.

Graphics are important, they help immerse you in the game but they are not the be all and end all. Anyone who plays games purely for graphics is shallow individual. Not to mention we are the point now where graphics matter less and less. Whereas back in the 80s and 90s advances in graphics were generally huge it has reached the point of diminishing returns. As long as a game looks reasonably good I couldn't care less about the graphics.
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Yes, The Witcher 2 looks better.

But more importantly, The Witcher 2 looks to be a better game.

Dragon Age 2 is more over the top in it's style and design (from landscapes, to equipment, to combat), almost jrpg-ish and that sort of turns me off. I mean, if it's a good game, I'm still gonna buy it but The Witcher 2 is all about building on the foundation of The Witcher 1.

You don't see massive stylistic differences, or a different audience in mind. Dragon Age 2 is obviously more console oriented. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but I don't think it's a good thing for Dragon Age 2. I mean, so much for the Baldur's Gate 2 successor, right?

In any case, it's going to be a killer year for RPGs.
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I have never played Dragon Age before but does it play similar to "The Witcher"? If so I think I'll have to grab part 1 and 2 of dragon age.
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I didn't get far with DA1.

I found the textures really low resolution. Ground etc

Felt like I was playing a 10 year old game or something

Didn't find the gameplay engaging enough to overcome the graphics
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