MyVisionIsDying wrote:I completely agree!
I think we're beginning to rely on a game's graphics for how good it is instead of the gameplay/plot etc. I can try and compare The Sims 3 to The Sims 4 because I've seen people complain about The Sims 4 in terms of the graphics and such while overlooking how the gameplay's been improved because it shows that gamers look out for visual appeal more so than the other factors. I mean, I have a friend who tried to persuade myself and my best friend to buy a PS4 not only so we could all play together but because it's got "good graphics" for games or something along those lines. Eh, I can't make sense of it at the moment but this is pretty relatable.
Sadly I think every game developer has been depending a bit too much on flashy graphics to get their games to sell rather than some unique/innovative game controls, engines, mechanics, and an actual story. I think they're starting to learn their lesson with it, but there's still a reason why I don't wanna bother forking over a month's worth of rent for a system that I'm barely gonna bother playing. Destiny is probably the worst offender of this: great gameplay and online experience (of a sort), but its storyline was little to nothing. Cade-6 was probably the only interesting NPC out of the entire game because he actually had a personality.
And yeah, most gamers aren't exactly helping the matter, since they're more concerned about 1080p, ultra-high quality graphics, and all that nonsense. Though I can't really help but think those are mostly these snot-nosed, self-entitled, whiny little millennial bastards that want everything handed over to them (and I'm being fairly mild about my true feelings about them for the sake of sounding fairly reasonable). It's really devolving back to the 80's movie mentality of compensating big explosions and thrilling action over character development and plot: among other things. Now it's not to say most games these days have crap stories, but they're sadly few and far between. It's pretty much the equivalent of someone wanting to date or having a crush on someone simply based on their looks. As the old adage goes: beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
All in all, I'd much prefer playing older games that have a good balance of story and 'sub-par' graphics rather than this flashy malarkey going on. And yeah, I'm sure I made myself look like some hipster gamer asshat, so feel free to poke fun at me for that. xD