Prime does have good graphics, but there are games out ther that have gone well beyond its graphics... doesn't make them better games though.raggedjimmi said:PlaceofDis; Metroid Prime doesn't have good graphics?! personally I find them beautiful. the most absorbing game I've played completely helped along by its wonderful looking worlds.
yup, its just studios are too lazy to make things look real so they're fobbing us off with updated resolutions claiming it to be the next big thing! shlam!d_saum said:IMO I think graphics and gameplay are equal. If you have one and not the other, it takes away from the experience. Not to change the topic, but... I think graphics can be spectacular without HD. Lighting, particle effects, emotions on characters faces, smoke, fire... I think all that can and should be imporved on before we go crazy with HD.
Except...that things react more realistically in Prime. There are other games with better graphics, but the sheer amount of detail and the way things react (you can see X-rays, heat coming off objects, water runs down the visor, etc) make the game feel more real.PlaceofDis said:Prime does have good graphics, but there are games out ther that have gone well beyond its graphics... doesn't make them better games though.
i would agree with that.GFLPraxis said:Except...that things react more realistically in Prime. There are other games with better graphics, but the sheer amount of detail and the way things react (you can see X-rays, heat coming off objects, water runs down the visor, etc) make the game feel more real.
Detail and physics triumpth over grapihcs, IMHO. You just see the graphics in the screenshots.
dumb question: if graphics are more important, go "play" a dvdAP_piano295 said:With the new systems this seems to be a big debate
So whats more important in your eyes gameplay or graphics
in my opinion graphics and physics have a way of driving gameplay or atleast opening gameplay options.
It most certainly is not a dumb question. The original poster asked what was more important in regard to video games. Not "would you rather play a great game with crappy graphics, or watch a gorgeous DVD?". Duh...savar said:dumb question: if graphics are more important, go "play" a dvd
While the burnout series has very good physics, I don't think Forza Motorsport can be beat for car physics. Heck, even Road & Track said that it behaves almost like a real car, even more so than GT4. The damage isn't quite as realistic, as running into a tire wall does about the same as a concrete wall.GFLPraxis said:Gameplay is DEFINITELY most important. I'd rather have a game play good than look pretty and play horribly.
After gameplay...actually, graphics matter least to me.
*waits for the people to scream*
IMHO, the future is PHYSICS. Play Burnout 3 sometime. Even on the PS2. There are games with FAR better graphics on the XBox and XBox 360, but I'm far more amused by the stunning crash physics in Burnout as the cars are torn to shreds than by the graphics on PGR3.
Physics can enhance gameplay. Graphics just make it look better.
With the new gen systems, I want to see some serious physics Debris flying everywhere and bouncing realistically, realistic reactions to punches, etc.
One of the best games ever made, hopefully to be surpassed by the next one. Heck, I still play Chrono Trigger, but physics aren't a factor in that oneI'd rather play Zelda 64 than many current-gen games.