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User Info: Hawke0

4 years ago#1
what do you think is more important? - Results (216 votes)
69.91% (151 votes)
30.09% (65 votes)
This poll is now closed.
Gameplay, partially because there are other mediums dedicated to story that do it better.
Monster Hunter Tri is one of the best Capcom games of this generation.
Of course, that's not saying much.

User Info: jrr18

4 years ago#2
You need both a game with good story and gameplay is better then a game with a bad story and great gameplay or a game with a great story and bad gameplay.
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User Info: monkeyman0111

4 years ago#3
Very silly question, most people will say gameplay.

But I'd rather play a game like heavy rain, which doesn't have great gameplay, than watch a movie on heavy rain. Because a game driven by story is still a game.

The real question you're asking gamers is...

Do you prefer an interactive story game

Do you prefer every other game genre.

It's still not a good question because the margin people will choose will be disproportionate
"There are TONS of games that look BEAUTIFUL. It's not a matter of polygons anymore, it's a matter of ART DIRECTION now"
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User Info: You_Need_A_Life

4 years ago#4
You need both, but gameplay is more important. It's right there in the name Video "GAME," not Video "STORY."

I also think that the bigger focus on providing a more cinematic story is part of why games are losing their appeal to gamers and getting more casual - you get less actual gameplay than before, and instead watch a bunch of cool looking videos, even if they're mildly interactive, like in Uncharted.

I've actually found myself bored of PS3 games and dug up the ol' NES & SNES, and I'm having an absolute blast. These games were about gameplay 100%, and they're so much fun to play again.

User Info: tracazoid

4 years ago#5
Gameplay, there are many games and large chunks of genres(puzzle) like Tetris that don't have much or any story at all. A good story is nice yet Gaming has plenty of examples where story means jack, though in all honesty on the opposite side of the fence gaming has plenty of titles with good stories or atmosphere yet rather sub-par gameplay like Bioshock(compared to many shooters and its sequel the gameplay is bad), or Planescape Torment.

Still I will go with Gameplay.

User Info: jammies

4 years ago#6
Gameplay, yes, even in RPGs.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Groucho Marx

User Info: Hawke0

4 years ago#7
Monster Hunter Tri is one of the best Capcom games of this generation.
Of course, that's not saying much.

User Info: badboy

4 years ago#8
Gameplay is always the most important thing except in adventure games where the story is more important.

However, the story is also very important in many other genres like RPGs or action adventure games, but it's not more important than the gameplay.

User Info: Bayonetta_

4 years ago#9
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.

User Info: TheTrueNub

4 years ago#10
Either one can make up for the other.

Keep calm and hee-ho
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