Cevat Yerli Claims Graphics Are 60 percent Of The Game

Written by Jesus Duran on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 2:26 AM
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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?

 

Are graphics important for today's gaming?

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10:29 Apr-26-2013

Did any1 mention GAMEPLAY TIME???
no matter how nice the gameplay is, or the graphics are, a game won't be able to deliver much with less gameplay time...

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14:52 Apr-24-2013

I like good graphics (50%) sound 10%, story and gameplay 40%

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11:29 Apr-21-2013

Graphics does not matter much for me, more important is the Gameplay and Story...
Gameplay: 50%
Story: 30%
Graphics and Sound: 20%

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10:41 Apr-21-2013

Well 25% Graphics and sound
40% Gameplay And storyline
5% sound
20% atmosphere
10% characters
:D

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10:51 Apr-21-2013

25% graphics and sound,5% sound? lol

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04:37 Apr-23-2013

I meant 25% graphic and 5% sound :D

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20:54 Apr-15-2013

storyline 30%
atmosphere 30%
graphics 25%
sound and others 15%

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05:50 Apr-16-2013

U mean only 10% gameplay?

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07:58 Apr-16-2013

He looks unsure.

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13:19 Apr-16-2013

well , storyline 25% atmosphere 25% graphics 25% sound 5% gameplay 20%

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17:04 Apr-16-2013

Well now it is clear

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17:24 Apr-16-2013

atmosphere is surely a big part, look at aliens colonial marines, one of the bad things was the boring, not scary and alien-ish atmosphere, except for that part where you had no weapon, and had to stay completely still with those blind aliens, that was a great part of the game

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17:20 Apr-15-2013

A well said thought....
"Playing games for the graphics is like watching p0rn for the story"

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17:25 Apr-15-2013

I've heard that before, and I agree with it 100%

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19:00 Apr-15-2013

I have also seen that on IGN.

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09:28 Apr-15-2013

the poll is getting really interesting...

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15:22 Apr-15-2013

didnt expect this at all

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09:27 Apr-15-2013

yes of course graphics r the backbone of gaming i played sleeping dogs crysis 3 hitman absolution bioshock infinite only because of their graphics sometimes i really don't care about the storyline ;)

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00:05 Apr-16-2013

then why play it if you just want the graphics just go outside your house you will see the best graphics of your life.
(no offense)

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08:00 Apr-16-2013

i said sometimes i don't really care about storyline,most of the time my judgement is based on both the graphics and the story ;)

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00:14 Apr-15-2013

i prefer graphics and game play although am really attracted to games with very good graphics

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20:32 Apr-14-2013

One example that graphics don't matter that much: The Walking Dead Videogame by TellTale Games

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21:11 Apr-14-2013

Although it looked nice, it was intentionally made that way to replicate the feel of the comic books, which is what it was based on.

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21:13 Apr-14-2013

Yep. Story and Gameplay is what matters for me!

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21:37 Apr-14-2013

definitely.

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22:36 Apr-14-2013

But that was the art design that it looked the way it did. Games such as Borderlands 2 are another example.

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22:39 Apr-14-2013

Yeah I know, I was just saying this because a lot of my friends complained about the game because of its graphics.

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16:21 Apr-14-2013

Controls also matter... eg. If u make any dragon age game an action hack and slash game then it wud become GOTY.......(well maybe not)
but it sucks due to being a point-click
Is DA III also point click?

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18:00 Apr-14-2013

I heard yes, never played it though...

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05:07 Apr-15-2013

dats bad
is dere a way dat i can write a letter to bioware??? stating my wishes???

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10:40 Apr-15-2013

I think it suits the game :)

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15:23 Apr-15-2013

maybe... yh u r rite

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15:19 Apr-14-2013

Crysis 3 looked UTTERLY AMAZING! Didn't stop that game's plot from sucking balls.

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15:23 Apr-14-2013

My feelings about the game exactly.
As amazing as the game looked on my system, I got so bored with it that I never finished it, and I've already deleted it from my SSD and moved on.

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16:15 Apr-14-2013

r u serious!!!!!
Lets put it the other way....
did u like bioshock infinite??

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05:08 Apr-15-2013

LOL U ROCK dude

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11:31 Apr-14-2013

I'm looking forward to showing off my playable UG3 (in few more months),
because the graphics will be somewhat totally different than any other games you could previously see =Đ

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10:58 Apr-14-2013

I don't even consider graphics when deciding to buy a game. Its just a plus if the game has good graphics; a game that concentrates more on graphics is definitely not gonna be picked up by me.

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10:37 Apr-14-2013

Graphics → 30%
Sounds → 30% (especially in race games and missing hardware acceleration support s*cks (f.e. Dirt)
Gameplay → 25% (I need to be comfortable with it or I can't relax/enjoy that much...)
Storyline → 15% (in general I don't care about the storyline that much, but games like GTA[..] and Driver: San Francisco are examples of games where I am amused by the story(line))

And to start an in-depth discussion: is everyone aware of what gameplay really is/includes? Not all about controls, huh? ;)




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15:00 Apr-14-2013

See, I think it's more like this:
Graphics -> 31.2845%
Sounds -> 11.95%
Gameplay -> 32.96642%
Storyline -> 23.79908



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18:24 Apr-14-2013

Well, based on history, using statistics, that might exactly be the case for you :D

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22:43 Apr-14-2013

I guess you're the person who watches p0rn because of soundtrack ×Đ

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08:04 Apr-15-2013

Hahaha. EPIC.

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15:23 Apr-15-2013

Log file SP Apr. 15 - 2013
Changes →
Video stream: disabled

;Paha

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17:27 Apr-15-2013

imagine watching p0rn with the high pitch effect something like in the alvin and the chipmunks movie.haha the sound in a game is also important but less important then the gameplay,storyline..etc.

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12:55 Apr-16-2013

Haha, ever fast forwarded video streams? You'll get a similar, funny effect :D

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09:23 Apr-14-2013

Nah... what should we say for games as legendary Deus Ex? Or legendary Fallout ?... lol that games had pretty bad graphics... but gameplay.. the story.. the music.. everything was fantastic.. yes prettier graphics make you go: "WAUUU" but nothing more... you can have real-life graphics.. but if gameplay is sh***t why would you play it? :)

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07:28 Apr-14-2013

Graphics makes a game look pretty, story and gameplay makes a game feel memorable

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07:01 Apr-14-2013

They are pretty significant, but not as important as Crytek says they are.

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06:42 Apr-14-2013

For me I would rate Graphics at 25%. Gameplay and Storyline can split the remaining 75%. Crysis 3 was a fun game, but I didn't just play it for it's amazing graphics. I actually liked the story and the gameplay was pretty damn good too. On the other hand, you have Dead Island. The story was pretty unoriginal and the graphics weren't the best, but it's game play was great. Assassin's Creed, great graphics and great storyline, but the gameplay can be a pain in the ass with running into walls instead of climbing among other things.

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05:27 Apr-14-2013

Hey guys...
Those who're saying "grafiks don't matter!" are the one's who also said "nope i won't play this game because its grafiks are bad!" once.
So listen guys, companys now a days are focusing on their graphics because they can see what players like the most or atleast go for, their "eye treasure" more than the storyline, they are forced to take that decision about making their graphics better rather than the storyline i'm not saying there are no good "50% graphics and 50% storyline games" sure there are but just put in some respect for there opinions they observe what's happening around them and then make their decisions.
Peace everyone, no harsh or offence indended to ANYONE just have to let this one lay off my chest.

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05:45 Apr-14-2013

Actually if you ask other gamer's they would more likely want to see the graphics only 40% and more on storyline and gameplay and people don't always have a good rig to play every-game this year.

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