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

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2 years ago#1
IYO... - Results (312 votes)
Yes
81.73% (255 votes)
255
No
18.27% (57 votes)
57
This poll is now closed.
I enjoy playstation all stars a ton, but I wouldn't call it a good game in general tbh..
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2 years ago#2
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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2 years ago#3
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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2 years ago#4
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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2 years ago#5
It exist games that are so bad so they are fun to play.
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2 years ago#6
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.
2 years ago#7
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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2 years ago#8
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.
2 years ago#9
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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2 years ago#10
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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