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Do you play games for the look or game play? I think most play if for the look.

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If a game like Rastan or Sonic never were given that look but the background was pink hills and you take on cupcakes that walk and you control a girl that slaps the enemy aside would you say its a good game even though all the sprites were changed? LOL Designing a game also relies on the look and feel than just the game play because no one wants to play games if every game had Barbie as the star of every game lol. What if you edit the game Rastan and replace him with a ninja and have the art environment look like Japan? Would both games sell to the same people that bought Rastan? Nintendo did that with super Mario 2 since it was originally another game and all they did were edit the sprites and all it Mario. Funny how the game sells when a major company clones a game from an unknown and everyone buys it and the other game is unknown. I don’t know the name of the other game also I read it on a article about Nintendo site how they edited the game from another.

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The creators of Jak and Daxter spent something like 6 months designing the Jak and Daxter characters. They spent all that time trying out ideas and tweaking things about how they looked and acted. All of that work so that they could create a look and feel that would appeal to a mass audience. So I think it''s very important in the industry, regardless of what I personally think.

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they don´t call it "look and feel" for no reason... "feel" alone is not enough, the visuals are important for every game. gameplay comes from a variety of factors, look is definitely included.
great graphics can´t make a game, but bad visuals can ruin an otherwise good game.

So I think your question can´t be answered. A game cannot be played solely for the look, and gameplay is too reliant on visuals to be completely detached.

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Depends a lot on the game - a mindless FPS, I choose between games based primarily on the "style" elements of the game - high quality graphics are an essential part of the genre. On the other hand, the gameplay in a basic FPS is pretty much standard across the range, so choosing between them, gameplay is not really a factor.

On the other hand, for RTS games, I''m a lot more interested in how the game plays than whether I can pick out details of a guard''s uniform on the far side of the level.

A fair number of games, though, I play primarily for the plot (adventure games/RPGs)

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quote:
Original post by Warsong
Nintendo did that with super Mario 2 since it was originally another game and all they did were edit the sprites and all it Mario.


You may want to note that many games get pirated (as opposed to legaly cloned) and have the sprites replaced and sold as a new game. There is a chance that the game you have is not mario 2 but a pirate of another game tradeing off the Mario name. I suspect this is the case.

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Original post by Andrew Russell
You may want to note that many games get pirated (as opposed to legaly cloned) and have the sprites replaced and sold as a new game. There is a chance that the game you have is not mario 2 but a pirate of another game tradeing off the Mario name. I suspect this is the case.



The Japanese Super Mario 2 is included in Super Mario All-Stars (SNES game) as The Lost Levels. The US and European Super Mario 2 was a remake of a little known Japanese game (I think it was called "Doki Doki Panic" or something).

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Easyrider knows about it. Also everyone has a point.
But you have to agree that some games that have a silly feel to them like pokemon gets played a lot because of the game play than the 5 year old appealing characters. I think some desperately want to play some good game play and resort to that.

Also some play a bad designed game only for the main characters, for instance games that were originally movies or TV shows.

The brand names bring the people in but the game makes them play longer. Their needs to be a balance but doesn’t have to be state of the art looks but decent to be playable because I don’t want to play a game that has Atari graphics but a 16 bit look is decent.

And no I don’t play or watch pokemon. I don’t want to catch them all but take them all out. Maybe a game that goes against other brand name characters lol. Maybe take Megaman to suck up every ones power to be a super Megaman. LOL sorry for the rant.

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Gameplay is KEY when playing a game, graphics are just a bonus. I really disliked the gameplay in Mario 2 but loved it in Mario 1. In my opinion, the graphics in Mario 2 were WAY better than Mario 1.

- Rob Loach
OverTech Technologies
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Just another thought....

What about games like FF7? The graphics in that are terrible (in my opinion), and the gameplay in it was pretty bad too (in my opinion), but the game itself was great.

Is this due to the story, the content, characters, etc? or what?

- Rob Loach
OverTech Technologies
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"I don''t know half of you half as well as I should like; And I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
- Bilbo Baggins

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