Real Talk By: KJ
Graphics definitely have the wider appeal. It can help motivate average consumers to take the next system leap. Games such as “Killzone: Shadow Fall”, “NBA 2K14”, and “Ryse: Son of Rome” were attention grabbers. Just as important (especially to diehards) can be older games. While the visuals are dated, these gems are still played aggressively. Ms. Pac-Man, Super Street Fighter 2, simply because of their timeless mechanics. Some modern games are made with the intention of replicating these experiences. A lot of times, it works out (“Super Meat Boy”, “Hotline Miami”). However, I’ve met people who won’t give oldies (or retro-looking games) their time if it doesn’t look AAA, potentially missing out on unforgettable titles. Sometimes (intentionally and unintentionally) we’ll pay just for the graphics, as the main game may have lacked features it used to. WWE 2K15 comes to mind. If things were flipped (modes instead of visuals), would the game have been inside consoles longer? So this why we have to ask you all. What is top priority when you’re shopping? The Coin-Op Question: Graphics or Gameplay?