Re: Graphics or Gameplay?
I'll take good art direction over technical effects. I'll take bad gameplay if the story is good enough. I'll take a bad story if the gameplay is good enough. I tend not to like games that have great graphics but neither captivating story or gameplay, but I don't mind mediocre graphics if it has the right story and gameplay.
Then we have the issue of graphics that effect the gameplay. I'm referring to improperly implemented whiz-bang effects that cripple the gameplay due to FPS drops during critical periods. I'd rather have those turned off and enjoy a constant frame rate.