Comments on: Rethinking “Gameplay vs. Graphics” http://blog.gaming.stackexchange.com/2011/09/rethinking-gameplay-vs-graphics/ The Gaming Stack Exchange Blog Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:18:24 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.6 By: Mike http://blog.gaming.stackexchange.com/2011/09/rethinking-gameplay-vs-graphics/#comment-1061 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:26:47 +0000 http://gaming.blogoverflow.com/?p=2444#comment-1061 Just talking about this the other day. We’ve got an NES at the office that we play Blades of Steel on, and I was thinking about how much fun it is, and why. Even though the graphics are (lovably) medieval, it’s a very pure game.

I realized that the gameplay is so solid and simple, it really is more like a board game, or a foosball table. The rules are balanced and the play is responsive, and you just have fun doing it. Noone ever argues about the “graphics” on a scrabble board, or in a game of poker.

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