It's no secret Crytek has one of the best Engines when it comes down to game graphics, but what is a game with graphics only?
Cevat Yerli, Crytek CEO firmly believes that Graphics do make the game, or at least 60% of it.
In an interview with 360 Magazine, Yerli said that graphics are more important than we may think: "It's always been about graphics driving gameplay." While there are games that shine even though they're not as graphically breathtaking as Crysis or most modern AAA titles for that matter, I think it's safe to say that good Graphics don't necessarily mean a good game.
"People say that graphics don't matter, but play Crysis and tell me they don't matter" Yerli says. Almost sounds like he means graphics matter the most on today's games, but it might just be me. Right? Wrong, he does mean it: "immersion is effectively the number one thing we can use to help you buy into the world".
And it's fair to say that graphics do help out to set the mood, that's why we PC gamers buy the sharpest hardware we can get. Games are moving forward in all aspects as new technology is made available; and we all want a GTX Titan to max games visuals. Yerli realizes this and affirms that "the better the technical assets and production values are – paired with the art direction, making things look spectacular and stylistic is 60 per cent of the game."
Personally I most value the gameplay and character design on video games, and I'm sure every and each of us have our very own preferences. What do you gamers think, are graphics as important as Cevat Yerli says?