Most important feature in a game

Discussion in 'Archived Portal Polls' started by Lwek, Feb 11, 2006.

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What's the most important feature in a game?

  1. The graphics

    3.2%
  2. The gameplay

    83.9%
  3. The storyline

    12.9%
  1. Lwek

    Lwek Member!

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    What's the most important feature in a game?
     
  2. Snagg

    Snagg Premium Member

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    Addictiveness.
     
  3. TrongaMonga

    TrongaMonga Grumpy Old Grandpa

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    The gameplay.

    StarCraft ftw.
     
  4. Johnny

    Johnny IMMERSION RUINED

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    It has to be fun, of the three, I figured gameplay was the best choice. Addictiveness would be determined by how fun it is, so they are similar.
     
  5. Hamtaro

    Hamtaro Official Forum Hamster

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    Must be graphics, we know that personally from pong.
     
  6. Sly

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    Well, its different for each genre. But RPG = Storyline and FPS = Gameplay with graphics as a close second.
     
  7. Pale_Horse

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    gameplay, which I consider a part of which is time it takes to beat a game. If I can beat a game within 1/2 hour I hate it, if it takes a few trys and umteen hours, I consider it a challenge and worth it. This is why I love RPG games like FF and such.
    Buy a game for say $50. and beat it within a day, or, same price that takes a few months to beat.

    Gameplay all the way, close second is the stroyline(almost equal) because who wants to play a game to have a crappy ending, or being not interested at all.
    Graphics, are subjective. Someone might see something and like it while others don't. This I find not relative.
     
  8. Octopor

    Octopor your whole family is made of meat

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    Whatever the hell it is that DoD has.
     
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    Gameplay hands done.
     
  10. Wing Zero

    Wing Zero lol just as planned

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    gameplay
    if the story is pure crap idc much
     
  11. LeapOfFaith

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    All three of them really you need decent graphics and good game play and a good storyline to have a good game. If one of them is good and the other two suck then the game sucks.
     
  12. Vadriel

    Vadriel Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    You just gotta have good gameplay. Beyond that, excellence in the other fields only separates the good games from the favorites. I like a lot of games, but the amazing storyline hooks me into Soul Reaver 2, the graphics/storyline snag me on Devil May Cry, and the graphics have made me a Soul Calibur 3 whore.
     
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    gameplay, and a good story to keep you playing. gameplay and story. im not a graphics whore
     
  14. Patrick_A

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    Graphics and storyline aren't as importand as gameplay, ie. The Legend of Zelda: Link to The Past, although it has a great storyline, it is fun to play. Alot of old games are addicting.
     
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    before nintendo, xbox, ps2, ect their was PONG! Anyone old enough can tell you there was no story line, graphics .... lol 2 rectangles and a square, but it kicked ass. So right their gamepaly out ranks every other and will never be beaten hahahahaha.
     
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    Pac-Man>all
     
  17. Laharl

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    Gameplay, definitely. Lots of games have very little of the other two and still sell out.
     
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    I bet his has to be the the gameplay.
     
  19. reor

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    "Game" has a broad variety of definitions .

    If you mean Video Game, then the answer is pretty obvious: a balanced mix of all three criteria .
    Actually, "gameplay" is kind of self-explanatory .

    Be serious, would you buy Pong rather than Day of Defeat, *any*Craft, Soul Reaver, Soul Calibur or Devil May Cry ?
    I wouldn't . Why ? Because i'm spoiled .
     
  20. Laharl

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    But seriously, why play a game if it isn't fun at all?

    Example: Halo.