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What truly makes a good game

Discussion in 'Video Game Discussion' started by Ziziio, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Ziziio

    Ziziio Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    What do you think makes a "good" game and why? Is it story? Graphics? Art Design? Characters? Voice Acting?

    Share your thoughts and opinions below as to what you think makes your favorite games great!
     
  2. Sophie-bear

    Sophie-bear 3D Modeler Staff Member Developer

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    I might be old school, but I can forgo all of the above if the gameplay is decent and fun. I consider those other things bonuses because a game can be good without them.
     
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  3. Ziziio

    Ziziio Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Couldn't agree more. Art direction and style is a big thing for me. Sound design also. But if a game doesn't have good gameplay, why bother? A good story I would also say is a good bonus at the end of the day.
     
  4. Inco

    Inco Level Designer Staff Member Developer

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    helps if the game is actually fun to play, or at the very least has entertainment value of some kind
    and personally for me games with sandbox and modding are a huge factor to how much time i spend with them (evident from having like 6k+ hours in gmod in total)
     
  5. Ziziio

    Ziziio Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I agree. GMod has a certain charm to it that no other game I feel can really capture. For me it was finding my place in the Cinema game mode watching videos with friends.
     
  6. WinterPhoenix

    WinterPhoenix Founder/Lead Developer Staff Member Founder/Lead Developer

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    I'd argue it depends on the game. What makes a good social multiplayer game is wildly different than what makes a good story-driven RPG.
     
  7. Ziziio

    Ziziio Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes. Take single player Fallout and Fallout 76 for example, two completely different games and two completely different types of quality. One is more story focused and the other is more RPG online MMO based.