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