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What makes a game great?

12-12-2009, 01:48 PM
#1
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What makes a game great?

All of us have our favourite games or favourite game genres. What are yours and what makes them great?

I've always loved RTS games like AOE or C&C. They balance strategy with action and fully immerse you into the game.

What are yours?

So far suggested:
*Smooth, REPLAYABLE, Unique Gameplay
*User-Friendly Controls
*Multiplayer Games (Online!)
*Great Graphics
*Physics
*Attention to Detail
*Unique Storyline
*Sandbox Modes
*Arcade Modes
*RPG - Deep character development
*Puzzle games

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Last edited by kierster; 12-13-2009 at 03:33 PM.
12-12-2009, 01:58 PM
#2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kierster View Post
All of us have our favourite games or favourite game genres. What are yours and what makes them great?

I've always loved RTS games like AOE or C&C. They balance strategy with action and fully immerse you into the game.

What are yours?
Well i have a lot on my list so i wont mention the games but will tell you why they are my favorites.
Great graphics, smooth Gameplay, reasonable story line and friendly controls.. This is just what makes me play a game, I have bought some premium games that i ended up deleting same day..

12-12-2009, 02:00 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by kdaddy View Post
Well i have a lot on my list so i wont mention the games but will tell you why they are my favorites.
Great graphics, smooth Gameplay, reasonable story line and friendly controls.. This is just what makes me play a game, I have bought some premium games that i ended up deleting same day..
Yea, smooth and friendly controls. Nothing worse than a game with controls that just don't make sense or have extreme lag.
I think in my original post I'll keep a running list of things people suggest - generalized.

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12-12-2009, 02:28 PM
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i really like endless games because they go on forever and never end. You can always beat your highest score

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12-12-2009, 02:31 PM
#5
When the physics are as amazing as in Driver.
12-12-2009, 02:31 PM
#6
oooOOO! And the controls make them great...
12-12-2009, 02:32 PM
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Physics, sandbox games, multiplayer games (good storyline/repetitive gameplay), graphics,controls

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12-12-2009, 03:00 PM
#8
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Good ideas so far! I've added them to my original post.
Another would be online competitive play, online leaderboard or direct play onine. Gotta be able to compare yourself to others around the world

Targets($0.99) - Game that tests your reflexes, speed and accuracy! Tap the incoming targets!
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Last edited by kierster; 12-12-2009 at 03:04 PM.
12-12-2009, 03:11 PM
#9
Joined: Aug 2009
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Replayable gameplay, multiplayer (be it co-op or not).
Things like storyline and graphics are slightly lower on my scale, but they are needed.
12-12-2009, 03:16 PM
#10
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I still think, that only unique games can be REALLY good.