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Wise Words From a Lets Player by endler Wise Words From a Lets Player by endler
Well, in regards to the title: sort of.

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.

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SuperSmashCat Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank you. You have no idea how much this means to me. :iconmanlytearsplz:

Pokémon Red and Blue. Ocarina of Time. Super Mario World. Earthbound.

Ah, the list could go on forever. Thanks for making this.

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VoadorChama Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's true! Ocarina of Time has worse graphics than Twilight Princess, but Ocarina of Time will forever be better. :D
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ridge. Racer. Type. 4.

Dear God, that game has a lot more soul than, say, Call of Duty...
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WarioGuy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
What makes a great game:
-Great controls
-Exciting gameplay
-Great story
-And a high amount of repplayability
Graphics are out of this checklist!
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kumanoyume Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. I know the graphics in Final Fantasy X are outdated, but I still think that game is gorgeous. :)
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runawaymintyg3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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
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IEscapedTheBox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Loid icon. :)
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magshi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree with you 100%
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MisstressPikachu Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
true dat
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matteoNL97 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COD4 is an example for me.
Or Black Ops 2.

(Waits silently for the shitstorm that will come now...)
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PlatinaStar Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ib ^^
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:iconmarshmallowcookiwolf:
LEGEND OF ZELDERRRR
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keniakittykat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yoshi's island, that is all.
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yoshi-the-kool Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
farcry 3
skyrim
uncharted 3
especially final fantasy 13(at the great field)
these games done it right and other dev's should learn from them
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Megas75 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
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
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Koujuu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is soooo true!
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Blindstar97 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Writer
Here here. And even low graphic games make up for it. Oblivion had terrible graphics... but even then there were beautiful sights to see.... ah the Shivering Isles... good times, good times....
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Evlydia Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
:bucktooth: They weren't bad for when it came out, but I agree otherwise. Morrowind is beautiful as well.
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Blindstar97 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Writer
Shall we skip through the rubble, then?
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Evlydia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed!
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clockworkbandits Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Earthbound/Mother pls.
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GodTiger Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Umineko/Higurashi get bashing by the anime lovers/key visual lovers DX...

hell even a game like IB don't need any highly graphic shit to be meaningful and deep!

PS: I've never watched LP of Pewdie, i just wish his fans would act more mature and tolerant, they should stop bothering other LP videos. I want to watch my Two Best Friends LP in easy.
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SchwarzerRitter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Have you ever played "Edna & Harvey" or "Deponia"?
They are oldschool point & click adventures filled with humor and story.
The box cover even says "From the people who like Monkey Island".
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SchwarzerRitter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Careful of mood whiplash, the Edna & Harvey games get incredibly dark as the games progress.
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Tocsin-Vesper Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist 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.

(I like how I'm just rambling now, I'll stop)
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OneWingedDaemon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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!
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Fuedra Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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regidar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
To The Moon was fucking beautiful in every aspect.
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endler Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
True. Story, imagery, music, beginning, middle, ending, aspect, concept - yep, everything. :heart:
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regidar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Writer
ERRYTHING

Also, it's my duty to inform you about the upcoming MLD movie.
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:iconendler:
endler Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
MLD? :U
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regidar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Writer
Major League Dreidelers, of course!
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Megas75 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Okami

'Tis all
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endler Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed. Extremely old Japanese paintbrush style but...though, honestly I find the graphics there to still be beautiful as hell.
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CeasarArcana Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
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.
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CuryPotato Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
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.
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endler Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, as noted before for me it's both the graphics and the gameplay, heh. = u =;;
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CuryPotato Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I do want to play To the Moon though....
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endler Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
For 12 bucks it's worth it. c:
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Nightstripes0987 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Most of the games that are made with RPG maker are awesome! Some games are just over-kill with graphics
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endler Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed.
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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jetknight Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are some CoD fans who think PORTAL is a ripoff of Call of Duty.

The way I see it, you can't fix stupidity, you just have to live with it.
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apparently, if it's first person and has guns, then it's a CoD ripoff. Even Doom, or Mirror's Edge, in their minds (in which case I would give them a good slap upside the head).

Yep, so much stupid in the world :iconitburnsplz:
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jetknight Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CoD fans are the epitome of stupidity.
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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jetknight Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We Bronies do tend to go overboard a little, don't we? ^^;

Stupidity is the very reason that I don't asiciate with the Sonic Fanbase anymore.
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, we do, but the amount of intelligible, self-aware bronies more than offsets the extremists. But, as the saying goes, "one rotten apple spoils the whole bunch." (Clever use, no?)

Oh, god. There's good people there, but they seem to be the targets of stupid. It's saddening, really.
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jetknight Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very.

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.
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