Originally Posted by |MaguS|
Yes it does. That wasn't the best example. While I always prefer gameplay over graphics, there are some limitations. The game cant consist of stick figures and try to create Skyrim. The graphics must assist the gameplay in some form.
Well that's kind of a given. You need graphics good enough to get the art style across which falls back to gameplay. Skyrim is a perfect example of that. Nothing state of the art in that, still dx9, but how the environments look just makes the gameplay experience so much better.
Skyrim doesn't need tessellation, dx11, and all that other crap to have great gameplay.