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Are you a Graphics Whore ?

No way. 27 15.52%
 
Yes and proud. 58 33.33%
 
I don't care, bring back the Dreamcast. 9 5.17%
 
Gameplay is King. 79 45.40%
 
Total:173

Well, almost none of my favorite games are even in HD so far... so I don't think I qualify.
I can be a whore for beautiful sprite work or hand drawn images, though.



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Graphics are great but new fresh and fun gameplay is where its at.

I'll never forget how much fun I had when I played games like
Castlevania SOTN
Sonic 2
Resident Evil 1
Halo
Zelda Link to the Past
Metal Gear Solid
Geometry Wars 2
FEAR
Half life 2
etc

And it isn't just because some of them had awesome graphics at the time...



lucidium said:
owning a pc is the reason why playing perfecr dark zero on my launch 360 was somewhat impressive but by the time i had my hands on a launch ps3 and motorstorm i was greatly underwhelmed.
though i think part of that was how hyped and bullshotted everything was pre launch for ps3 the final game couldnt have been any further from the reveal video.

real graphics whores stick to pc and pc alone.

Nah that's too clear cut. It depends if you have the kind of cash to splash out on a good rig, and if you enjoy PC gaming enough to warrant it.

In recent years I've started to enjoy PC gaming again, but with not very demanding titles like LoL, that run just fine on my laptop. I don't have the spare cash to buy another system or upgrade my PC.

As for console gaming, I said from the onset that I would probably go with the most powerful system for this gen, even though I prefered Sony franchises. Then as it turns out the PS4 came out as the strongest machine again, so it was an easy decision. I went in on the purchase with 2 others. I prefer having the most powerful machine under my TV, because I want the best graphics consoles have to offer. 

I don't know if I'm a 'real' graphics whore, but I find tech demos very exciting, I love looking at effects and textures in screenshots, and even if a title is slammed by critics, but visually looks fantastic and performs well, I usually want to play it.



A thing of beauty, strength, and grace lies behind that whiskered face.

I love beautiful graphics but I don't count polygons. I just enjoy stunning visuals. Some of the worlds in Mass Effect, the crisp cartoon lines of WWHD, the shiny Mario model of SM3DW or the detailed city of GTA5.

It doesn't replace solid gameplay, but it adds a lot to it. Though part of me does long for the days of mysterious black backgrounds making you think Metroids were way creepier than they really are.



Graphics matter but gameplay is #1.



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I used to be a graphics whore during the late PS1/N64 days. The difference to PCs was soo huge and the Dreamcast wasn't that popular.

5th gen graphics are still the ugliest to me.



Dallinor said:
lucidium said:
owning a pc is the reason why playing perfecr dark zero on my launch 360 was somewhat impressive but by the time i had my hands on a launch ps3 and motorstorm i was greatly underwhelmed.
though i think part of that was how hyped and bullshotted everything was pre launch for ps3 the final game couldnt have been any further from the reveal video.

real graphics whores stick to pc and pc alone.

Nah that's too clear cut. It depends if you have the kind of cash to splash out on a good rig, and if you enjoy PC gaming enough to warrant it.

In recent years I've started to enjoy PC gaming again, but with not very demanding titles like LoL, that run just fine on my laptop. I don't have the spare cash to buy another system or upgrade my PC.

As for console gaming, I said from the onset that I would probably go with the most powerful system for this gen, even though I prefered Sony franchises. Then as it turns out the PS4 came out as the strongest machine again, so it was an easy decision. I went in on the purchase with 2 others. I prefer having the most powerful machine under my TV, because I want the best graphics consoles have to offer. 

I don't know if I'm a 'real' graphics whore, but I find tech demos very exciting, I love looking at effects and textures in screenshots, and even if a title is slammed by critics, but visually looks fantastic and performs well, I usually want to play it.

its clear cut for a reason,  real geaphics whores stick to pc -  they can upgrade to their hearts content for the best graphics,  dont confuse owning a low to mid spec pc aa autonatically being a graphics whore. 

 

if you want to see what a real graphics whores pc looks like,  look inside mine,  bens,  permalites or cgiqualitys rig. 



Nope. Im not superficial.



irstupid said:
lucidium said:
owning a pc is the reason why playing perfecr dark zero on my launch 360 was somewhat impressive but by the time i had my hands on a launch ps3 and motorstorm i was greatly underwhelmed.
though i think part of that was how hyped and bullshotted everything was pre launch for ps3 the final game couldnt have been any further from the reveal video.

real graphics whores stick to pc and pc alone.

Yes but at the same time those "graphic whores" you call pc gamers are spendding 1000's of hours playing MMO's, which are never amazing graphics.  So what does that say?

really because most of the ones i know are playing seriously demandibg games at high resolution. 

most people who mmo hardcore actually have mid range pc's from what ive seen,  back when i lived in the UK i would attend the multiplay iseries events as press where thousands of gamers would setup their pc in a hall and game for 4 days straight,  the mmo and counterstrike crowd almost entirely were running older hardware or even laptops,  where as those i would peg as being graphics whore spec pc owners were running the latest games. 



Zekkyou said:
BenVTrigger said:

I 100% without question am a graphics whore. And I'm also obsessed with photographing amazing graphics.

I can relate to that lol. I'd be curious to know what % of my game time is spent trying to find the perfect screenshot :P I MUST PRESERVE THESE MEMORIES OF GLORY! So that i may look back on them in 15 years and think to myself "I used to think this shit looked good...?"


 Feel free to post them in the official thread

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=178408&page=1#

We have some beautiful shots in there, here's a few samples