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Old 10-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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What is it about a game that captivates you personally? For me, it's the story, world, and characters.I can honestly deal with some crappy gameplay if I love the game's world or atmosphere.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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Same here. Gameplay doesn't have to be that great if the characters and story are interesting.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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I agree with both of you. Same for me.
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I place atmoshpere and Story/characters on top with a huge influence of game, but I can handle mediocre/non-existant characters and story as long it has fun gameplay. Like God of War for example
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The storyline, atmosphere, characters, and the time you spend on it.
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My preference is quite simply the gameplay. Tetris has no plot, setting or characters yet it's still one of my favourite games of all time. Mario has always been a tad stale on the ol' storyline yet his games are almost universally praised.
However, story and music tie second place. I love me a good soundtrack.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:24 AM   #8
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Storyline, gameplay, music, characters. If they're all good then the atmosphere will be good too. But seriously a good game needs a good plot.
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Well not neccessarily, or at least it depends on the genre.I'd say any decent action/adventure game needs an interesting story, if only as an incentive to keep playing.

For me, gameplay and atmosphere tie. If it's a game where I can become completely immersed in its universe and feel for the characters, and is playable to boot, it's good in my book.
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I guess I'm going to have to contradict my original post. I just picked up Monster Hunter Tri. The story is barely present and the graphics are nothing to write home about. However, I don't care about the muddy visuals or the non-existant story - the gameplay is so deep and rewarding. It just feels so good to take out something that can literally take you out in 1 hit.
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