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ParrapaTheRapper
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OmbaTheLovableDwarf
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Good graphics and story are not required in video games.

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Started: 7/17/2015 Category: Games
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ParrapaTheRapper

Pro

I believe a game is not required to have a story. The most important thing in a game is the game play, everything else is extra. Some games like The Order 1886 focus on the story and hraphics way more than the actual gameplay. The developers were so obsessed of making it like a movie, that they added a cinematic filter. But they missed the most crucial point in a game, the gameplay. This is why even though the graphics and story were awesome, the game failed. On the other hand, games like Minecraft, Pacman, Mario, and Warframe, which had little to no story, were successful. Now i can hear you asking: "But ParrapaTheRapper, why were they so succesful?" Because the gameplay was top notch. To end my opening argument, I believe games from the beggining were developed to let the player gain control over the actions of the in-game character, and stories limit this freedom.
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OmbaTheLovableDwarf

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1. YOU WANT TO DIE!!!???
2. I'm Batman
3. WHERE ARE THEY?!!?!
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Story is essential since it's the basis of any well developed video game. When analyzing whether a game is good or not, you have to break down all the parts and look at what really matters and makes a game worth its price tag (if the game even has one). I think most true gamers would agree that although graphics are a nice add-on, they are not nearly as important as many of the other parts of a game. Gameplay is also an essential part of the game because it's what attracts the player to it in the first place. However the story is what makes the player want to keep going in the game once they've started it.

Let's look at the highly accredited franchise, Assassin's Creed. The franchise has been hailed numerously in the past but still continues to fall short year after year with reviews because of its mostly bland and uninteresting storyline, despite having some very entertaining gameplay mechanics and stunning graphical fidelity. The older Assassin's Creed games have been hailed more than the recent ones due to the simple fact that the stories of those games are way more in depth than the newer ones, making them more enjoyable to hardcore fans of the franchise. There is a lot of evidence that the characters every year in the newer Assassin's Creed games are just very superficial and not as enticing as the older ones (take for example a comparison between Assassin's Creed 3's Connor and Assassin's Creed 2's Ezio, there is just no denying that Ezio's story was much better than that of Connor which was just a very predictable story arch).

Two games that have suffered side-by-side due to their lack of intriguing stories are the Battlefield and Call Of Duty franchises. Firstly, Battlefield has never truly focused on a story, however, Battlefield Bad Company (1
Debate Round No. 1
ParrapaTheRapper

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Posted by IsaacBigEars 1 year ago
IsaacBigEars
I feel that all games should have a story and hey warframe has a storyline!(quite fun though)
Minecraft is a lousy game.
Note- old games have better storylines (neverwinter?) than now, now they focus more on action instead of it being a virtual gamebook.
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