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Norion said:
curl-6 said:

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. 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 if them is removed though not as well.

It was definitely one layer of its appeal, yes. I guess by spectacle I was thinking more of cutting edge graphics, but if we're including the circa 2013 PS4, then I get what you mean.