More Reviews
REVIEWS Resident Evil Revelations 2 -- E Review
In this second chapter we see the "survival" part of "survival horror" come charging into the forefront.

Screamride Review
If you've been wanting a game that makes you scream “WHOO!”, Screamride has just the ticket.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sword Coast Legends Preview
Would you like to be the Dungeon Master who controls the fate of the players like a randomly cruel, unforgiving god? I thought so...
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Screamride
Release date: Out Now

Helldivers
Release date: Out Now

BLADESTORM: Nightmare (working title)
Release date: 03/17/15

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
Release date: 04/01/15


LATEST FEATURES PAX East 2015 Panel Guide
The Boston-based convention begins later this week, and along with it a whole bunch of interesting panels to check out.

"PlayStation Looks on Top Right Now" Over Xbox for Indie Games
And the war for indie exclusives between Sony and Microsoft continues...

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
A Means to Disseminate Honest-to-God Leaks
By oblivion437
Posted on 02/02/15
Wikileaks, though technically not a wiki, provides an easy means to disseminate information that some find it desirable to share against the wishes of those who find it desirable to keep secret. Aside from the morality of the leaking itself, such a service provides a look into the activities of...

GAMING NEWS

Sakaguchi Comments On Graphics Vs. Gameplay

Posted on Monday, February 6 @ 09:12:01 Eastern by Jonathan_Leack



Graphics vs. gameplay. This age-old question couldn't be any more important than it is today, and perhaps even more of a problem. Since the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 came out, developers have been slaving over making their game look as eye-popping as possible, whether it be the ladies in Dead or Alive Xtreme 2, or Poseidon's eyes in God of War III. Unfortunately, sound gameplay mechanics have been tossed aside in the process, and legend Hironobu Sakaguchi wants nothing of it.

Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi shared some sentiments in a recent interview, some of which were aimed at the growing popularity of graphics. He stated:

There's a tendency for developers to allow all their energy to be diverted into maintaining the high quality of the graphics.

He went on to mention that graphics don't have to play as big of a role in making a game successful. Is that really true, though? If you look at virtually every game that has sold over a million copies this generation, one quality they share is that they look good (i.e. Gran Turismo 5, Gears of War 3, StarCraft II). But then again, they all play exceptionally as well.

Sakaguchi left Square Enix after the development of Final Fantasy XII at which point the company directed their full attention on visual beauty with Final Fantasy XIII. In a genre where it is expected for the world to be vast and full of activities, it's no wonder that the game was considered one of the weaker releases of the series.

If you could choose one or the other, which would be your pick: gameplay or graphics? Share your response below.

[Source]

Tags:   final fantasy


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution