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I truely dont care terribly for graphics, but I know lots do. Proof is Dragon Age 2 and crysis so people cant stop talking about the graphics. The other day i saw a guy complaining about textures for The Old Republic. All he had to go by was a single small screenshot.
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He's right, people on OCN only talk about graphics, probably a lot more than they play, while I'm enjoying my games even if they look like crap, I don't act like a shallow teenage girl thank you.
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Stupid. Graphics don't matter it is art direction. IF you are trying to make a game like unreal tournament you better have the best graphics you can sure. I tend to be most attracted to buy games like super mario bros wii which has bad graphics.
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I suck at starcraft for a few games while my eyes re calibrate
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He's so right. Anyone that says graphics don't matter are probably those that lived back in the days of Atari where graphics really didn't matter.
Graphics mattered even then. Atari 2600 has much more surreal graphics anyway. It feels like reading a horror story and watching a live action movie adaptation afterwards. No matter the technical qualities of the latter, the book will be more effective because you use your own imagination. Same with video games.

Eg while playing Dig Dug i imagined i was in a mine and had to avoid the monsters, while eating fruits and vegetables. Was it just me?
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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.
Hahaha so true.

I'm too lazy to check those threads, but I wouldn't be surprised if those in this thread that say graphics don't matter THAT much were one of those complaining about DX11.

Let's get real people. Graphics and/or Art Style is THE FIRST THING that decides whether you give a game a second look or not. I mean just look at one of the recent BF3 threads. A great looking game, yet people complained about GLOVE textures.

Hahahahaha.
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Originally Posted by Yvese View Post
Hahaha so true.

I'm too lazy to check those threads, but I wouldn't be surprised if those in this thread that say graphics don't matter THAT much were one of those complaining about DX11.

Let's get real people. Graphics and/or Art Style is THE FIRST THING that decides whether you give a game a second look or not. I mean just look at one of the recent BF3 threads. A great looking game, yet people complained about GLOVE textures.

Hahahahaha.
Maybe for you (and probably the majority of players) but my most played games on PC are the Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron series, it's definitely not games you play to look at shiny effects and explosions.
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Graphics do not matter in relation to the quality of the story, the depth of the gameplay/game design, and the ability for the difficulty of the game to match what I want from the game.

While a game that has an extremely awesome story, wonderfully deep game play and design, and a perfect balance of NES-style hair-removing difficulty with save points and things to keep me from crying myself to sleep would hurt greatly by having stick figure graphics, it would still be a FAR better game than one that has a horrible story (which is a good deal worse than no story), horrible game design / play, and an extremely polar difficulty curve (way too hard/way too easy) and yet had near-photo perfect graphics.

I play games to enjoy the game and the story, not to enjoy the graphics. I look at pretty pictures; watch TV shows, and movies; and do not look for as much in games. I'd much rather games deal with the important aspects that make it a game, and not a movie with some user interaction.
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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.
This.

Plants vs Zombies is another good example. (Someone used it as a bad example above.)
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Maybe for you (and probably the majority of players) but my most played games on PC are the Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron series, it's definitely not games you play to look at shiny effects and explosions.
Of course.

However, the point of this thread is to discuss the article. The article says that graphics DO matter because it's the first thing a person sees. We all know first impressions are extremely important, so in that sense, graphics DO matter.

Yes, gameplay and story is important but that's not what the article is about which I think many people didn't read.

You're not going to *SELL* your game in this day and age without having decent looking graphics or an art style that's very appealing.
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