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View Poll Results: What Makes a game a game?
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What Makes a Game, a game?

I showed my friends 10 year old cousin this site the other day and all he could do is blab on and on; "Oh these games suck? What the heck is Contra blah blah blah" I'm guessing he favors graphics over gameplay, it's sad really

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Old 06-05-2010, 01:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

you should roundhouse kick him. lol
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

it's obviously the gameplay. Let's look at when the Genesis came out along with the Super Nintendo
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

Obviously 99.9 percent of people will vote gameplay. I've never heard anyone say they like a game for it's graphics instead of how fun/good gameplay. Those people who do feel this way must be the most casual gamer possible.

I wouldn't assume he prefers graphics over gameplay just because he doesn't like OLD games. It's normal to shun the past in favor of what's current and new. He has no perspective on the old games. To him it's old school stuff that was around before he existed. His childhood nostalgia is happening now.
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

DB is right, everyone likes gameplay. Problem is most people don't know how to recognize good game play when it is in a package they don't already know.

Example, I know the modern game Portal has to have some awesome gameplay but I can't get into it because it is in an unfamiliar package to me. Same thing for him, he doesn't know how to get into retro games because the packaging is unfamiliar.
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

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Example, I know the modern game Portal has to have some awesome gameplay but I can't get into it because it is in an unfamiliar package to me.
This is really unfortunate. I think of all people on RU you would enjoy Portal the most. There's no motion sickness pills you can take or something like that?
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

Portal is a fun game but I dont think Kong would be able to play it do to the motion sickness. But Kong you can play the flash version it is in 2d.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Awww.. wolfman, he cant play that, still I cant see Kong saying more than: "It's cool"
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

I've played the flash version. I got stuck on a level fairly early on.
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

The only reason I posted this was not only that but you know I hear like a lot of people insult the Wii they all complain about the graphics, OK I like the PS3's Blu Ray capabilities and what not but like I say, graphics don't make the game...gameplay does.
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Awww.. wolfman, he cant play that, still I cant see Kong saying more than: "It's cool"
Steve you would be hooked on the game if we hadn't been drinking, taking smoke breaks, and actually paying attention to what GLAdos is saying. I'd bet you $20 if you played that game through and not give it atleast an 8/10. No distractions, just Steve and the Computer monitor (maybe some head phones).

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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

I challenge you to do the same with Dragon Quest 5: Download: NDS ROM: 3424 - Dragon Quest V Hand Of The Heavenly Bride (U)(Xenophobia).rar
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

I'd rather play an ugly game that has good gameplay, than a beautiful game with lackluster gameplay.
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Obviously 99.9 percent of people will vote gameplay. I've never heard anyone say they like a game for it's graphics instead of how fun/good gameplay. Those people who do feel this way must be the most casual gamer possible.
Or FFXIII fans.
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Or FFXIII fans.
I don't even count FF games anymore. It's sad for me to say it but a good FF game is now the exception, not the rule.


I see Wanman is our lone vote for graphics over gameplay. Now we just have to figure out if he's serious or trolling for the lulz.
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

Probably trolling knowing Wanny.

Anyways, Gameplay hands down, now add cutesy art and you got me sold. *_*
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

I was talking recently about a very, very beautiful game whose gameplay was awful by comparison.
{Eternal Poison, which I said played like glorified Chess = how disappointing}



'That's one example of better graphics don't necessarily mean it's a better game.'
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But hey, in the end it comes down to personal preference; I like some games because of their music, content, premise, gameplay, and even some for the graphics.
The big thing is that it's got to be fun for you, and that is what makes a game a game.
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But aren't all tactics games like chess? Are you saying it was very simplistic or you just don't like the style? I watched a gameplay video of this game it looked alright.
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

Db what about FE
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:29 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

You missed a question mark. Also I don't know what FE is.
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:44 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Thank you, Grammar Nazi.

FE = Fire Emblem
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Re: What Makes a Game, a game?

I still don't know what you're asking me. Fire Emblem is good and it's also similar to a chess game. Is that what you're wondering?
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