there really isn't a first or second. when you pay $31 dollars and above for a game, you have every right to ask for better graphics as much as gameplay. if it's lacking in either then the justification of negative press is encouraged.
if minecraft was 4 dollars and had great gameplay then you could care less that it was in 8 bits. let minecraft be 60 dollars and see what the vast majority of people have to say about the game.
i guess it's best to say as the price of a game goes up, the need for better graphics goes up as well.