This is based off a Pewdie quote that instead said, during his letsplay of To the Moon 'The graphics doesn't have to be advanced to be beautiful'.
Well, To the Moon is an example of 16-bit game that has scenery porn lurking around every corner and is the prime example of using that lack right, but that's beside the point.
I have to agree with him that it doesn't merely take graphics to make an amazing game. If it has great gameplay/a story, plus good graphics, that's just an added bonus.
I'd rather play something that has the shittiest graphics out there but is completely fun to play...then burrow my way through something that is imagery porn for my brain but it just so fucking difficult to get through.
Besides...I believe that if you're going to take graphics into the highest consideration when you look over games...you're going to have a damned difficult time finding something that you like; unless, of course you just like something that you could look at and not care about story or playing. In that case though, I truly hope you don't pay for your games.
I am speaking for earthbound here because it is one of my favorite games of all time, for its gameplay style, story, character design, and many other things. It doesn't have the best graphics though, which makes it highly critisized and stereotyped
You know, the more I think about it, the more I realize how uber-realistic graphics are going to royally screw over a game in the future. I mean even today, I still think games like Zelda A Link to the Past, Super Mario World and Megaman X are still great to look at. Windwaker's and Okami's designs and artstyles help make those games graphics look more artistically appealling even to this day. I can't really say the same for games Call of Duty or Gears of War(in fact I find Gears of War to look rather ugly)
Hell I remember an article on IGN about graphics and how age will affect them, and it showed for example a current military shooter to look good now, but down the road it's going to look like the old man who got beaten with an ugly stick because they put too much details on how characters look, while game's like Wind Waker showed that while it's graphics weren't taken advantage of, the unique artstyle makes the game easier on the eyes and in the future it'll still retain that same look.
As far as realistic graphics go, the only games imo that manages to still make itself look great while using realism were Metal Gear Solid 3 and Twilight Princess, mostly with every character looking their age while not putting too much emphasis on detail
Tocsin-VesperFeatured By OwnerNov 21, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
Really up-to-date-state-of-the-art graphics can make a game look gorgeous, but those are mostly used in first-person shooters... (sigh)
There's also a stylistic quality. I probably would hate To The Moon if it had state-of-the-art graphics, like 3D models and such. The pixels make the game better.
ALSO... The creators of To The Moon created another game called The Mirror Lied. Same graphics, different characters and plot... Stumbled upon it a couple weeks ago thanks to Cry and I loved it, even though the plot is literally not explained at all during the game. It leaves a lot up to the imagination about the main character's (Leah) world. It was actually really fun to play. Like To The Moon it seemed to want to tell a story rather than have intricate gameplay.
Mother 3, 16-bits and one of the single most heart-wrenching stories Nintendo has ever thought up! Seriously, did Shigesato Itoi have a fetish for trying to depress the player or something? Even the ENDING is a fucking tease!
Man, I really need to play it myself, all the stories I've read about it aren't enough!
sometimes good graphics can actually be a bit to distracting, I remember many times through some rpgs I was so mesmerized with the graphics applied to the scenery and people that I would forget to pay attention to combat or dialog and miss stuff and die as a result.
Star Fox 1 and 2 (Both on the SNES) are PERFECT examples of this. Only a couple hundred polygons in any given scene, made up for with tons of sprites all over the place... Even today, it's rather impressive.
I'll play games that are 8-bit/16-bit. But when it comes to games like Slender, the graphics just don't look very good and it makes me not want to play it. I play Wario Land (well, before it got stuck in the Gameboy) and Minecraft, but I also play AC games, more so because I enjoy the storyline, but the graphics keep getting better.
Agreed. Graphics are a CoD fanboy's weapon in any sort of argument.
Speaking of CoD fanboys, wanna hear something?
I was browsing on YouTube, looking at Half-Life 1 vids, when suddenly, a wild comment appeared! It went something like this:
"Half-Life is a total ripoff of Call of Duty. The makers of this shitty game should pay money to Treyarch for copyright infringement."
And this guy was serious. He legitimately thought a (almost completely single-player) game about a normal scientist (with a BA suit and a surprising aptitude for combat and weaponry) shooting his way through an alien horde while his cohorts and friends die helplessly around him, is a ripoff of a military shooter that has 1 hour of campaign and 100,000 online-only achievements to earn. Damn, this guy is such a n00b, as they put it.
Don't get me wrong, the game's a boatload of fun, but its' fans are generally annoying to be around. It's like bronies, but there's a lot more stupid people.
Also, Battlefield 3 is better anyway. DICE definitely learned a lot from Mirror's Edge in the movement department, and it showed. It was so much fun playing the demo while it was out, and I don't even have the game yet.
I'm one of those...different Sonic fans. For one, I dislike the majority of the Classic games, and for two I likes Sonic 06. According to the Sonic Fan base, this makes me an 'Emo gay motherf*cking faggot who has no life and is stupid.'
Strange how I have actually done something productive for the fanbase, whereas those so called 'true' fans haven't and most likely won't ever. Before I became a Brony it was actually starting to drive me crazy. Then I learned that not all fan bases are rotten to the core.