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3 years ago#11
Gameplay is always the most important aspect. That doesn't mean Story isn't right behind it, however.
3 years ago#12
Bayonetta_ posted...
BOTH are important no matter what people say. If I'm going to spend big bucks on a console the games better look and play awesome.


That would be graphics and gameplay, not story and gameplay.
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3 years ago#13
CloakedNub posted...
Gameplay is always the most important aspect. That doesn't mean Story isn't right behind it, however.
3 years ago#14
jammies posted...
Gameplay, yes, even in RPGs.

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3 years ago#15
I feel it depends on genre really...

Consider Grim Fandango, an adventure game. I feel it has one of the best stories of all time. Game-play wise, however, it is pretty weak. The same can be said about many of the point-and-click adventure games.

Compare that to the classic FPS, Duke Nukem 3D. The story was pretty weak... Aliens shot down your ride, so save the world and get back the chicks. But the game-play was solid and a lot of fun. Classic FPS and platformers, as well as many other genres, don't need much of a story. Game-play is what is important here.

Of course, these days both good game-play and good story can be found within the one game. But I feel that either can make a good game.
3 years ago#16
MrFroon posted...
I feel it depends on genre really...

Consider Grim Fandango, an adventure game. I feel it has one of the best stories of all time. Game-play wise, however, it is pretty weak. The same can be said about many of the point-and-click adventure games.

Compare that to the classic FPS, Duke Nukem 3D. The story was pretty weak... Aliens shot down your ride, so save the world and get back the chicks. But the game-play was solid and a lot of fun. Classic FPS and platformers, as well as many other genres, don't need much of a story. Game-play is what is important here.

Of course, these days both good game-play and good story can be found within the one game. But I feel that either can make a good game.


Point n click games have tons of puzzles though right?
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3 years ago#17
Gameplay. Stories and writing getting better is just a bonus from this gen.
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3 years ago#18
MrFroon posted...
Of course, these days both good game-play and good story can be found within the one game. But I feel that either can make a good game.

I don't agree. Either can make a game entertaining enough to be worth playing, but it takes both to make a a game good. And I think a game with great gameplay and a poor story will generally be more enjoyable than a game with poor gameplay and a great story, so gameplay is slightly more important than story.

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3 years ago#19
As an rpg player I'm going to be the oddball and go with story. I hate it when games have a crappy story or no story at all.
3 years ago#20
Anyone who says story needs to stop playing games immediately.
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