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What's the MOST important element of a video game for you? watch

  • View Poll Results: What's the MOST important element of a video game for you?
    Story
    23.68%
    Gameplay (Movement/Combat/Interaction)
    52.63%
    Visuals/Graphics
    0
    0%
    Audio/Soundtrack
    0
    0%
    Emotional enticement
    7.89%
    Voice-acting/CGI-acting
    0
    0%
    Option for local and/or online multiplayer
    7.89%
    Other element(s)
    7.89%

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    i like to test the durability of the disk by trying to snap them if they survive 3 bends then they are worthy
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    free roam option
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    In this order: Gameplay, soundtrack, multiplayer options, story & characters, graphics.
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    It depends on the game. Overall it just comes down to gameplay: Is the game fun? does it have replay value? is it challenging but not frustrating? etc. but certain genres require certain elements, the best example being being survival horror and RPGs, in which case I would say immersion becomes the most important feature. Leaning more on horror, I personally find myself more scared if I feel like I am the one in this situation, rather than just a generic video game character trapped in a haunted mansion or something and I'm just a cynical gnome who lives on the protagonist's shoulder. Like I said it changes with every game really, for example take every telltale game ever made, take away the story and you have something that doesn't even really pass for a game, whereas I don't think I'll ever encounter a human being who enjoys Super Mario 64 for the rich and thought provoking plot.
 
 
 
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