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Originally Posted by soilentblue View Post
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.
True, considering that the price tag for most games is about the same, can get an AAA title for the same price as a bad game. (mostly on console)
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I agree, it's like with chicks (or whatever you like), what's inside matters, but it's the visuals that make you take an extra look at first ..
^this

I'm a self professed eye candy junkie. At least I am willing to admit it though, unlike 90% of the "graphics don't matter" people.

There are some games where it is true, you don't need graphics, like Minecraft (though I think it would be nice if I could get some updated flashy visuals) 99% of the time, it needs to look good.
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I think--for me--singleplayer games require a good sense of immersion, and with that goes graphics. But that doesn't mean bleeding edge beyond-crysis graphics.

On the other hand, for online multiplayers (primarily fps's) like TF2, you don't need that sense of immersion and "good graphics" that you do in singleplayers--you need good gameplay that keeps you engaged, whether it's the team aspect, certain character's abilities, etc.

One is not more important than the other for a truly complete package.
    
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Graphics do matter, but it's not always about the technical advancement of the algorithm. For instance, a unique and intriguing environment design will draw my attention pretty well. Keep in mind that people's first exposure shots of a game are not going to be enormous fullscreen views, normally thumbnails on the side of a gaming news website. If you can make THAT look interesting then you're set.

Mobile games and cell phone games are still pretty damn appealing, which shows that realism is only one way to go with graphics.
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Remember that good graphics =/= realistic graphics all the time. Some games, like Crysis, benefit from lifelike graphics. A game like TF2, however, can be just as engaging without looking the slightest bit realistic. So in that sense, I definitely agree with this. A game like minecraft is fun because the graphics augment the gameplay.
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oh, graphics matter, its just that graphics cant make up for a crap game.

While a great story/gameplay can make up for bad graphics.

no one finishes a game and says, that game was.............PRETTY!
*cough* Crysis *cough*
    
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Yeah my gf is like Minecraft, at first look what u see on the surface isnt really appealing. But after a little digging you hit diamonds and keep playing forever <3
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Even console fans these days are all like graphics is the top priority. I like how my classmates are like PS3 FTW! XBox Sucks! And then on the other hand its like XBOX FTW! PS3 sucks! They start talking about graphics first and then somebody has to bring up the BluRay.
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Originally Posted by Fullmetalaj0 View Post
Yeah my gf is like Minecraft, at first look what u see on the surface isnt really appealing. But after a little digging you hit diamonds and keep playing forever <3
Man you have the secret of a happy life

This comment made my day lol
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Originally Posted by 5entinel View Post
yes, a lot of people here are lying wieners when it comes to graphics and games. just look at all these whiners when their crysis 2 demo came in dx 9.
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