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curl-6 said:
Norion said:

I agree with that but it doesn't answer my question though since I was asking about how spectacle made less of a difference to HL's success than I claimed since you said it wasn't as big a deal for that as I said it was. That's why I got annoyed there since it seemed like you were purposefully avoiding answering that and instead went on about something different. Seems it was just a misunderstanding though.

Maybe I misunderstood too; I thought you meant to imply that graphics were one of the primary reasons for its success, which didn't seem right to me cos the downgraded PS4 and Switch versions did well despite being months late. Graphics were definitely a factor for some folks, I just feel like if it was one of the main ones there wouldn't be little to no interest in the worse looking versions.

I would consider it one of the primary ones alongside it using the Harry Potter IP and it being a well made open world game. The PS4 and Switch versions still sold well cause there's still those other factors and the PS4 version still retains a lot of the spectacle even if it's reduced while the Switch has the handheld component to kinda replace it. The PS4 version of God of War Ragnarok while not as pretty is still good looking so spectacle still will have helped sell that version for people who didn't have a PS5 yet. Basically it's not that spectacle was so important to HL's success that it completely lacks appeal when that is reduced, spectacle is just one of multiple layers of appeal it has so it can still well when one of them is removed though not as well.