what really makes a good game?

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what do you think really makes a great game?

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  1. T3GZdev
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    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

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    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

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    Uh...Gameplay
     
  4. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    the most important part to me is the developers logos. that and the credits. can't have a good game without credits.
     
  5. Rydian

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    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

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    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
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    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

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    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

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    gotta be hard and fun like a dead clown
     
  10. ojsinnerz.

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    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

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    For me its story and gameplay both tie together.
    Persona 3 [​IMG]
     
  12. ojsinnerz.

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    I'm sorry, I think you meant to say Persona 4 [​IMG]
     
  13. Satangel

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    Gameplay.
    Some golden examples of fantastic games with shitty graphics: Tetris, Donkey Kong, Age of Empires 2, Pokemon, ....
     
  14. Finishoff

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    No I stand by what I said. I did enjoy Persona 4 but not as much ^^
     
  15. jan777

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

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

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    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.

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    You're on GBAtemp. You got exactly what you came for.
     
  18. Rydian

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    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.

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    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

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    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...