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Art/Visual style falls under graphics.
Depends on what you're discussing.
The statement in the article to me sounds like he's referring to the level of detail of graphics, and catching people's attention like the screenshots from Crysis because they look too good to be actual gameplay.
That's not necessarily visual style at all. Visual style would be the difference between Okami's inky styled graphics and Uncharted's Indiana Jones emphasis like old civilizations graphics (lack of a better phrase).

Scott Pilgrim vs the World was a bunch of classical 8-bit styled sprites. That's visual style. It could've also had the most amazing graphical-boundary-breaking 3D effects and environments and tried to be a very modern game that had fantastic looking screenshots that pulled the gamer to it but it didn't. Thats what separates what they're trying to say.
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post #132 of 154
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Then theres the "old" stuff that I just can't play on a modern PC.. like system shock 2 =(
If you mean you cant play it due to compatibility problems, there is a xp patch for it and it runs without major problems.
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post #133 of 154
Graphics mean a lot to me, but its not about them being good as in high DX11 with 16xAA, its about them being unique and pretty, to me, New Vegas is pretty, as is Crysis 2 in a different sense.
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post #134 of 154
Graphics are like women ...

Gorgeous looking but ... 90% of the times ... as empty as a freaking beer can in a hot summer day ...

So So ... you will look ...and you will understand that's she's a nice person and after some time, you will look at her and say she's the most beautiful woman in the world ...

Really ugly... you will look ... be scared ... but when you know the girl ... and you thought it couldn't get any worst ... you realize, that's it's not an ugly looking girl... it's a freaking guy!!!!


eheheh... so basically what i mean is ... from all the games i know ... the ones with the best gfx were the first that i lost interest after some time ...

The ones were the dev team didn't take 90% of the time for beautiful graphics and took some time to build a story but managed to had some really nice gfx were the ones that got my attention most...

The Ugly ones, i must admit ... i don't really pay much attention ...
post #135 of 154
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Looking at your computer system I can see you are not a cutting edge gamer, so I am not surprised.

Give me graphics and darn good ones too! Nowhere in the article did he say anything about game play. It was focused on graphics so all of you yapping about game play are 'off topic.' In today's AAA games coming out, graphics matter greatly.

If developers didn't continue push the graphics envelope then you would have gamers all *****ing about them being lazy... oh wait... I think we've been there already... and a Developer has even joined that fray! Nevermind.
One day you'll understand that for most devs with most games, there is a tradeoff. In order to meet the average $30 million to $50 million budget, devs need to balance gameplay, graphics and length. The only way for them to come out with an A+ game with both cutting edge graphics, good/great length and butter smooth gameplay is for them to exceed the budget. That's something that's not going to happen unless it's an A+ franchise like Diablo, Starcraft, Half-Life, Counter-Strike, CoD, Mass Effect, GTA, Metal Gear Solid, Oblivion.
    
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Graphics do matter. If it doesn't look good, well....yeah, I'm not buying it. It's 2011, DX11 is out and if your game is still stuck on graphics that remind me of 2006, then it's just not good enough. Still, gameplay is something that I do look for once I'm past the graphics.

Graphics for me just needs to be "up to par." To convince me to buy it and play it would require word from the streets.
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Yeah... graphics are always second in comparison to gameplay. I don't want to be like "ooooh it's so pretty I hate this game". But then again I don't want to be like "Ooooh this game rocks but it looks like garbage". I'd rather be like meh. Actually I'd rather be like this game is so pretty and awesome, like some pornstars out there. They just blow your mind.
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Some one should tell Bethesda that games that don't crash every 5 minutes matter.
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I wouldn't mind if some games came out with graphics as the top priority. I don't want every game developing company to follow the same path of "game play first, everything else second," I could stand to have a game here and there where I only play to see the visuals.
 
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Some one should tell Bethesda that games that don't crash every 5 minutes matter.


nice
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