Originally Posted by HagNasty
Because when it comes down to it, Mario is fun, Katamari os fun (oh for the love of god is it fun). These don't have great graphics or animations. There 100% fun factor. And that is how we are designing our games.
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But, that leads into my next point: the relationship between graphics and gameplay. A 2d game can fake 3d, and a 3d game can have 2d gameplay (RTS), so that doesn't have too much impact, but proceduraly generated animations (aka. Crysis, Spore, Fable 2, Indiana Jones 2007) can have a huge impact on gameplay, and therefor, fun factor.