Visual Stimulation

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Are graphics Important?  What about Power?

Are graphics important? Do we need to be stimulated with our eyes to appreciate a games worth?

Super Mario Brothers on the NES lacked the graphical finesse we see today but it possessed a challenge.

The Xbox One and the PS4 have both raised the bar in terms of graphic fidelity but does it matter? It depends on the person I guess.

I love graphics but gameplay is just as important.  You may prefer gameplay overall. Games like Horizon Zero Dawn continue to blur the lines between great graphics and gameplay.  The game received a 9.3 from Ign.com. I must admit that I was sold on graphics alone as a child.  I left the Nintendo Entertainment System for the Sony PlayStation.  It was something about the graphics on PlayStation that stood out to me.

 The first game to ever catch my eye was Tekken.  When I saw, the character named Jun cracking another character bones it made me jump inside. Not because I was feeling the pain but because I was intrigued by the graphics.

As you can see graphics do play apart but to what extent, you decide.

Now let’s talk power! The Xbox Scorpio is coming out this Holiday season. So far all we have been hearing is about its specs. The specs are impressive, don’t get me wrong but the games are just as important. You can have all the power in the world but without any games it means nothing.

What if there are games? Are developers taking advantage of the most powerful console ever created?  Will they be held back by the original Ps4 and the original Xbox one? These are questions that gamers want answered.

If you follow this blog, I did a post not too long ago titled “Dear Microsoft what are you doing”? You can read it here. In it I ask the big questions as to what they are doing. Turns out that they have some tricks up their sleeves for this year’s E3. I am not an informant or anything of that nature. It’s just wishful thinking.

I’m looking forward to the graphical bar being raised with project Scorpio.

Are you looking forward to E3? Are graphics important?

As always be sure to comment, share and like.

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3 thoughts on “Visual Stimulation

  1. Drakulus April 30, 2017 / 11:37 AM

    I don’t care about graphics, but that’s just me. I play games to have fun and if they look good that’s a plus, but I’m not one of those people that judge a game by it’s graphics alone. Horizon Zero Dawn is a great example. It’s really pretty, but that’s it. I’m not interested in the Scorpio at all. I am buying 2 Nintendo Switch consoles though.

  2. englishgameruninhibited April 30, 2017 / 1:40 PM

    Hey man thanks for your comment. I want a Nintendo switch myself when they become available. I like graphics I cant lie but that doesn’t mean that I will pass on a game if it doesn’t look good. I want project scorpio as well so I can see the difference in graphics. Hopefully there will be a difference not just in resolution.

  3. The Otaku Judge May 17, 2017 / 7:25 AM

    Game play trumps graphics for me. I suspect it’s a similar story for many people too because indie games remain popular.

    The Scorpio has impressive specs but time will tell if developers use the power or just release PS4 ports on the machine.

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