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Bethesda: You're lying if you say graphics don't matter

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There's a noticeable portion of the gaming community that stresses gameplay over visuals, often noting that graphics are not important. To this cross-section, Bethesda's Pete Hines has but one thing to say -- you're a liar, liar, pants on fire. 

"There's a lot of people who say graphics don't matter. To them I usually say 'you're lying'," said the developer on the latest OXM Podcast. "[People] will look at a screenshot and make a snap decision: 'that looks awesome', or 'I'm not interested'. So if you can make something look amazing just at first glance, it's so much easier to get them."

I definitely agree that graphics are an important factor for many gamers, especially since visuals are all we have before a game becomes playable. However, you then get something like Deadly Premonition -- which became a cult hit despite its visuals -- and I think it's fair to say that graphics are certainly not the be-all, end-all. 

I know I prefer a game that's fun to play in spite of lacking visuals to something that boasts stunning graphics but absolutely nothing else. As a studio that has been using GameBryo for the past few years, you'd think Bethesda would know all about gameplay beating graphics. 

Bethesda: If you say graphics don't matter, you're probably lying [CVG]

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