What makes or breaks a game?

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What makes or breaks a game?

  1. Graphics

    6 vote(s)
    6.2%
  2. AI

    4 vote(s)
    4.1%
  3. Sound

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. gameplay

    39 vote(s)
    40.2%
  5. combination of all of the above

    48 vote(s)
    49.5%
  1. Al_Vampyre

    Al_Vampyre Well-Known Member

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    It depends whether or not you read the question as 'Which is most important?'

    I did, which is why I said gameplay.

    Actually I would argue that AI is a subsection of gameplay and I would have ranked them as

    1 - Gameplay/AI
    2 - Graphics
    3 - Sound
     
  2. Cow_160483

    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    Lets see I was going to say that all are important but after reading what people have said I have changed my mind and think that its got to be GAMEPLAY hands down. Coz we all know deep down in our hearts that there is a game that came out in the age of the dinasaurs (a really long time ago) that when we got our hands on it, it revolutionized our lives because of the game play and not the sound, graphics or anything; for me it was DIABLO!! and if you dont have a game like that you are 1 of the few.
     
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    We aren't in the eighties or nineties, so good graphics, sound and AI have to come with good gameplay, otherwise I would play old games.
     
  4. Kringel

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    What about playability? To play a game a save every 60 seconds becauses it crashes every 61 seconds, breaks your neck - or at least the games' one.

    And yes, I rather play my old games (Indy3, Indy4, Sam and Max, Lords of the Realm, Patrizier II/III) and have a lot of fun with them, than playing UT2018 just because of great graphics! :hmm:
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Gameplay, bugs, GUI, graphics, copy protection, in that order.
    Under gameplay I include AI.

    If a game fails miserably at one of them, the rest better be the best in the field or else the game has no place in my gaming time. There are always exceptions, but not many.

    If the game looks crap, to me, I am not going to spend much time. If I feel like I am trying to defeat both the "enemy" in the game and the game itself to make it do what I want to, then it fails. Copy protection, if the game requires "activation" and is not part of say Steam, then bye bye game. Examples of this, Bioshock, Strategic Command 2.

    Gameplay, if the game is boring, if I feel like I am working instead of playing a game (most modern RTS games make me feel that way), if the AI always followes the same strategy or/and tactics that can always be defeated in the same way, easily or if the AI cheats in a way that is not acceptable and just stupid, then fail.
     
  6. Knight_Breed

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    Gameplay should perhaps be changed to Gameplay/Storyline ...

    In any case eye candy is not a valid substitute for a great storyline ;)
     
  7. dawgXdenta

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    Max payne, brilliant game but for todays standards "graphics wise" it doesnt compare. For me eg I think Max payne is better than Bioshock though bioshock looks way better. Soo dude your point...... nahh, I disagree. It could be u've never played an old ground shattering game?
     
  8. imagination

    imagination HH HH HH :)

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    gameplay and ai
     
  9. Rahazan

    Rahazan New Member

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    Euforic feelings.. that when you finish the game or reach something you start to shake :)

    Well I voted: All of the above :)
    If 1 of them is poo, the game will be poo too.
     
  10. batatss

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    it have to be combination of all of that but in my openion 70% from the game play

    coz u can play some bad graphics games if it have nice game play i think
     
  11. tanka12345

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    I'd have to say a combination of all of the above. A game can have the best graphics, best AI, best sound, or best gameplay, but these elements on their own cannot beat a well-rounded game with integration of all of these.
     
  12. RE III - Frankie

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    I gotten rid of too many bad games because of "dodgy" AI...
     

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