Comments on: Rethinking “Gameplay vs. Graphics” The Gaming Stack Exchange Blog Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:18:24 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mike Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:26:47 +0000 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.