Is there a difference between a good game, and a game you personally enjoy?

#1IcyFlamez96Posted 2/22/2014 1:31:50 PM
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I enjoy playstation all stars a ton, but I wouldn't call it a good game in general tbh..
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#2Foxx3kPosted 2/22/2014 1:39:24 PM
I think that distinction is easily made in Music, Movies, and Literature.

In video games, I think it's much harder to make that distinction.
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#3knightimexPosted 2/22/2014 1:40:06 PM
Resident evil 6 is a fantastic, very well made game.

Some people hate it simple because it's not survival horror.
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#4Voysa_ReezunPosted 2/22/2014 1:41:19 PM
I LOVE games that people ding for being technically unsound (Alpha Protocol) or for having unimpressive mechanics (Psychonauts, though that criticism is unwarranted, IMO).

So I think there is an objectively sound game in terms of graphics and mechanics, but that might not line up with what subjectively makes a good game for me (great characters, great narrative, awesome storytelling, branching paths, etc.)
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#5FoppePosted 2/22/2014 1:41:45 PM
It exist games that are so bad so they are fun to play.
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#6ACx7Posted 2/22/2014 1:42:23 PM
Foxx3k posted...
I think that distinction is easily made in Music, Movies, and Literature.

In video games, I think it's much harder to make that distinction.

I agree. But it is there.

Which is something most people dont understand. When I say I don't like a game that doesn't mean I think it's bad. Or when I say I like a game that doesn't mean it's a good game.
#7Red_JesterPosted 2/22/2014 1:49:47 PM
I enjoy just about any third-person shooter over the Last of Us, but not a single one comes even close to matching the effort and quality put into the story, characters, sound, graphics and so forth that make TLOU the "better" game.
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#8AMGPosted 2/22/2014 1:59:56 PM
For me a prime example would be GTA IV. It a very well made game on all accounts, but I've never had any fun playing it.
#9gohoanqPosted 2/22/2014 2:03:45 PM
Personally any game I like I consider a good game. I don't care that a reviewer online said it was bad, likewise I don't care that some people on a forum said it was bad... if I like it then it's a "good game". lol
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#10pwnater777Posted 2/22/2014 2:04:42 PM
I personally enjoyed Duke Nukem Forever and Haze, so the $5 I paid for each makes them good in my opinion.

But for $60? No.
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