what really makes a good game?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by T3GZdev, Jul 2, 2010.

?

what do you think really makes a great game?

  1. Gameplay

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Graphics

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. HD (resolution)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Console

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Mature Content

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Jul 2, 2010

what really makes a good game? by T3GZdev at 3:25 AM (3,384 Views / 0 Likes) 53 replies

  1. T3GZdev
    OP

    Member T3GZdev head of T3GZdev

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    985
    Country:
    United States
    what do you think really makes a good game? [​IMG]

    my personal choice is gameplay what what do you guys think? [​IMG]
     


  2. Guild McCommunist

    Member Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,151
    Location:
    The Danger Zone
    Country:
    United States
    Well, gameplay is what makes a game, so that's a pretty silly question. You can have a good game without flashy graphics, sound, a good story, or a lot of replay value. But you need good gameplay at the core of every game.
     
  3. Scott-105

    Member Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,943
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Uh...Gameplay
     
  4. VashTS

    Member VashTS Beat it, son

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,657
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Country:
    United States
    the most important part to me is the developers logos. that and the credits. can't have a good game without credits.
     
  5. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FakeDifficulty

    That site (well, that section of it) has a ton of guides on what most videos games do wrong and how they do them wrong. I actually link it to people I know who are making a game, in hopes it turns out better.
     
  6. johncenafan427

    Member johncenafan427 GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    478
    Location:
    Troy, Michigan
    Country:
    United States
    It's all about gameplay.

    I don't care so much for the graphics, as long as the gameplay
    and the controls are smooth and fun.
     
  7. T3GZdev
    OP

    Member T3GZdev head of T3GZdev

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    985
    Country:
    United States
    hahah yea, gotta give the developers credit. [​IMG]
    dont think people play games to see the develoupers in the credits tho.
    or do they?!? [​IMG]
     
  8. Hells Malice

    Member Hells Malice Are you a bully?

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    5,651
    Country:
    Canada
    Story.

    But gameplay helps, and I WILL play a game with a shitty story if the gameplay is good enough.
    But I will always play a game if the story is good, no matter how bad the gameplay is.

    Good thing Tales games are spectacular in both aspects, eh?

    I invisibly voted story on your poll.

    Oh, and just a random note.
    My firefox tries to correct gameplay into "gamecock"
    ...what.
     
  9. yuyuyup

    Member yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    3,302
    Location:
    USA MTN timezone
    Country:
    United States
    gotta be hard and fun like a dead clown
     
  10. ojsinnerz.

    Member ojsinnerz. Damned

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,152
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    This is a really fucking stupid question.


    Tales games have awful stories. Hell, even the fanbase admits that the story isn't their strong point. Personally, the only one with a good story was Abyss. This is coming from a guy who loves Tales games.
     
  11. Finishoff

    Member Finishoff GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Messages:
    351
    Country:
    United States
    For me its story and gameplay both tie together.
    Persona 3 [​IMG]
     
  12. ojsinnerz.

    Member ojsinnerz. Damned

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,152
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    I'm sorry, I think you meant to say Persona 4 [​IMG]
     
  13. Satangel

    Member Satangel BEAST

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,255
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Country:
    Belgium
    Gameplay.
    Some golden examples of fantastic games with shitty graphics: Tetris, Donkey Kong, Age of Empires 2, Pokemon, ....
     
  14. Finishoff

    Member Finishoff GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Messages:
    351
    Country:
    United States
    No I stand by what I said. I did enjoy Persona 4 but not as much ^^
     
  15. jan777

    Member jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,829
    Country:
    Philippines

    yep, idk what all those graphic whores are talking about,

    those games are legends without HD or 1080 or something.
     
  16. Jockel

    Member Jockel Tagging yourself? This shit ain't NeoGAF.

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    345
    Location:
    Germany
    Country:
    Germany
    Herp derp no it's all about the graphics and violence!

    Honestly, i expected something more interesting before i clicked this thread.
    Like linear and restricted progression vs "open world", realistic vs abstract leveldesign, 2D vs 3D or something like that.
    But no, let's just leave this thread as boring as it is.
     
  17. ojsinnerz.

    Member ojsinnerz. Damned

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,152
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    You're on GBAtemp. You got exactly what you came for.
     
  18. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
    Well, you're not helping that.

    Feel free to start that sort of discussion, but don't come in and complain about the lack of it while not contributing any yourself.
     
  19. ojsinnerz.

    Member ojsinnerz. Damned

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,152
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Not only do I enjoy mature games for mature gamers such as myself, I also enjoy graphics because no matter how well a game plays, in some circumstances gameplay is often bottlenecked by bad graphics, such as those on the Atari.
     
  20. westarrr

    Member westarrr GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Messages:
    275
    Location:
    Ivalice
    Country:
    Netherlands
    I'd say.. Replayable
    But i guess that is part of Gameplay..

    Though the Play,create,share does really add a lot of hours into a game...
    Which is good, because much time spending is prolly the best...
     

Share This Page