75% Of Gamers Say That Graphics Matter When Buying A Game

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#52 Edited by Liquid_ (2693 posts) -

graphics matter just as much as gameplay.

a well balanced game that compliments both these attributes is typically a quality play.

#53 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (4431 posts) -

lol cinemablend.

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tbh console gamers shouldn't be into graphics so much. Developers feel the need to deliver on graphics over performance now more than ever.

PC gamers can afford to be graphics whores because they have the option to balance it out with performance.

@wis3boi said:

Every freakin time lol

#54 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14022 posts) -

Graphics keep me immerse, it's part of the overall experience.

#55 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (2447 posts) -

Poll shows that most PS4 owners said that only graphics matters, Xbox One and Wii U owners says that story and gameplay matters more.

So there you go.

#56 Posted by sukraj (22800 posts) -

If a game has bad graphics then i will not play it.

#57 Edited by GoldenElementXL (3205 posts) -

So why is the mobile gaming market so successful? Mobile is doing great only catering to 25% of the market that doesn't care about graphics.

#58 Posted by T-razor1 (1067 posts) -

@Wasdie: ....and I agree with you. So what are people thinking with Minecraft :/ Me personally I wouldn't be able to last too long with that game before I got sick of those visuals. This is 2014 not 1980. That's just me though.

#59 Edited by g0ddyX (3914 posts) -

The go hand in hand. Afterall, you are 'seeing' whats on the screen.
The best games have the combination of the two.
Poor graphics would mean sloppy work and poor design and waste of hardware = a bad experience, zero immersion.

#60 Posted by Jeager_Titan (947 posts) -

Yeah, this is pretty much true. All my friend are literally graphic whores and here I am playing games from the 90's on my PC.

#61 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (7154 posts) -

Go play a marathon of Minecraft with some friends and get back to me on this topic.

#62 Edited by Speak_Low (1087 posts) -

I see people mention how Minecraft, mobile games and old SNES is proof that graphics don't matter.

So that means you want all PS4/X1/PC games to look like Minecraft, mobile games and SNES?

When we say we enjoy great visuals, we are accounting for the exceptions - all the indies and old school games we like. But there is no way we'd enjoy the current generation if every game looked like Minecraft, Flappy Bird and Chrono Trigger! Right there is proof that nearly 100% of us like better visuals - because I don't know a single gamer who would go for the opposite scenario where every game today (Uncharted 4, The Order) looked like Minecraft

And liking visuals doesn't negate our equal love for good gameplay. It's a fortunate thing that many talented developers are capable of juggling both concurrently. Yes, it's possible to chew gum and walk down a sidewalk!

#63 Edited by Minishdriveby (9980 posts) -

@speak_low said:

I see people mention how Minecraft, mobile games and old SNES is proof that graphics don't matter.

So that means you want all PS4/X1/PC games to look like Minecraft, mobile games and SNES?

When we say we enjoy great visuals, we are accounting for the exceptions - all the indies and old school games we like. But there is no way we'd enjoy the current generation if every game looked like Minecraft, Flappy Bird and Chrono Trigger! Right there is proof that nearly 100% of us like better visuals - because I don't know a single gamer who would go for the opposite scenario where every game today (Uncharted 4, The Order) looked like Minecraft

And liking visuals doesn't negate our equal love for good gameplay. It's a fortunate thing that many talented developers are capable of juggling both concurrently. Yes, it's possible to chew gum and walk down a sidewalk!

I don't think Indies are the exception. Visuals are usually one of the first thing that gets taken into account when forming a perception about a game, sometimes it's the only thing.

It seems like most people in this thread are only taking into consideration photorealism. There probably wouldn't be such a resurgence in pixelated/sprite based graphics if it didn't catch people's eye.

#64 Edited by GreySeal9 (24316 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

lol

#65 Posted by fyron256 (92 posts) -

The two dumbest statements anyone can make regarding this debate:

1. Graphics are not important at all

2. Graphics are more important than gameplay.

#66 Posted by WitIsWisdom (3784 posts) -

@sHaDyCuBe321 said:

75% of gamers are idiots

Indeed my good man.... indeed.

Saved me the time of having to post that myself.

I mean why would we want great gameplay? I'll take a half finished game that looks great! Who cares if it's full of glitches, bugs, and receives countless patches... I mean am I right? GTFO of here....

I couldn't agree more with you.... Graphics don't mean shit if the gameplay is underwhelming.... I'll take creative vision through storyline and level progression ANY DAY over creative vision revolving around trying to make something as photo realistic as possible.

#67 Posted by Roler42 (752 posts) -

And that explains why developers insist on making movies like the order and make them run at 30-24 fps

shame i'm in the minority that prefers to PLAY my games rather than stare at them

#68 Posted by def_mode (4079 posts) -

It SHOULD matter, we paid a premium for these consoles and games and as a consumer, it is our right to expect the best and most from our money's worth.

If graphics doesn't matter, then we should be all fine playing Uncharted4, Halo, Gears and etc on SNES graphics.

#69 Edited by handssss (1836 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

people who do this are such fucking killjoys. Obviously PC is better, it's not fixed hardware. People compare similarly priced systems made by 2 companies that have fixed hardware.

You don't see some asshat ruining a dog race by bringing up the fact they're not nearly as fast as cars.

#70 Posted by parkurtommo (27068 posts) -

@ConanTheStoner: Sadly I would play a shitty game, if it had good graphics. Good thing most over the top technical showcases are never really that bad. Crysis doesn't have amazing mechanics but it certainly is unique in a way, and the graphics are what really made me play the series. You know just to see it with my own eyes... I don't see what's wrong with that really. I like to look at pretty things that were made by really talented artists, fuck me right? :s

#71 Posted by sSubZerOo (43199 posts) -

@sHaDyCuBe321 said:

75% of gamers are idiots

Based on the most popular selling games out there, and what is getting the most hype.. I would have to agree with this statement.

#72 Posted by ConanTheStoner (5386 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:

@ConanTheStoner: Sadly I would play a shitty game, if it had good graphics. Good thing most over the top technical showcases are never really that bad. Crysis doesn't have amazing mechanics but it certainly is unique in a way, and the graphics are what really made me play the series. You know just to see it with my own eyes... I don't see what's wrong with that really. I like to look at pretty things that were made by really talented artists, fuck me right? :s

Well you're right though, most well funded technically impressive games won't play like absolute shit. They may be boring, run of the mill experiences, but they'll be solid at least.

I dunno. I'll give games like that a try, I guess I just won't go out and buy them, or play them all the way through.

One recent example for me would be the newest Killzone. It really does look nice and it plays well enough, but there is no way in hell I'd pay even 5 dollars for the game. Even for free I wouldn't force myself to trudge through it.

Crysis 1 is kind of an anomaly lol. NOTHING came close to that game when it launched, or even for some time after. I think every gamer wanted to see it in action for themselves. When a game is that fucking far ahead of the pack how can it not be tempting? Then again though, I actually liked the gameplay in that one lol

#73 Edited by DocSanchez (1604 posts) -

They've always mattered. It's why we're not playing on pacman level graphics now. They're not always of utmost importance but let's be honest, they matter a lot. I want it all. I want great gameplay and great graphics. You don't have to choose and I don't want to choose.

#74 Posted by mikhail (2069 posts) -

@sHaDyCuBe321 said:

75% of gamers are idiots

...and the other 25% are on PC?