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What is Most Important to You in a Video Game

Joined
May 10, 2012
Gameplay should be the obvious answer, if you're not having fun playing it then you'd be best reading a book or watching a movie >_>
 
Joined
Apr 3, 2012
The most important thing is a good story, if it doesn't have a good story, the game won't be interesting.

Gameplay would be next.

Music is also essential, music helps you feel emotions during scenes. Without good music, a video game feels lacking.
 
Joined
Apr 6, 2012
Location
Brazil
Gameplay!Graphics aren't that important,NES graphics aren't good,but I still like to play them.When I first played Super Mario Bros.(NES),I didn't know what to do,only that I had to save a princess,but I still like to play it,so story isn't that important to me.
 

misskitten

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Jun 18, 2011
Location
Norway
Well, gameplay is important - I have a major quirk about having to control the character directly in every aspect possible. I just can't take playing games where combat is resorted to having to choose actions from a list. The #1 reason I never got into Final Fantasy, the choosing actions from a list thing and having to wait your turn drove me absolute crazy.

I also hate playing in first person, I like to actually SEE the character I play, not just their arms waving in front of me when they fight, do things... First person POV makes at least me feel as though I *am* the weapon the character is playing rather than the character itself.

A good story is also important to me, I want to be able to invest myself emotionally in a game (like I want to with movies, books and shows, as well), so a good story and characters that I feel a closeness to always helps.

I'm also a big fan of options, being able to explore, do sidequests, getting to choose the way you travel, how you fight, etc. Probably why I'm such a big fan of Fable, the game is all about options.

I also love magic, so if there's a magical element to the game, that's a major plus for me.

After that comes things like a decent difficulty (it's equally annoying if a game is too easy as it's too hard - if it's too hard, you risk getting stuck somewhere and never getting past it, if it's too easy then it gets boring easily), decent graphics (it's not the most important thing, but it should at least look decent for whatever style the graphics are in, be it realistic, toony or something inbetween), decent music/sounds, etc.
 
Joined
Apr 11, 2012
Location
California
I can't choose between gameplay and graphics. Because the graphics allow you to better relate to the characters and the game environment. >_<
 
Joined
Dec 29, 2011
Location
United States
Games that great replay value, great gameplay elements, and a good story. The graphics could be good, but I'm not one of those people who judge games by graphics. Usually, the games soundtrack is extremely memorable. I also like it when there is a lot of content, like the game is not just to beat the Final Boss, but there are sidequest.
 
Joined
May 14, 2012
Location
California
I have to have a great storyline above all else to keep me interested otherwise, I'm going to get bored and stop playing. The gameplay has to be good as well or have something that makes it interesting, like upgrades to your character.
 

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