Originally Posted by Tinker
Maybe it's just me, but for most recent games I don't even really notice what the graphics are like anymore. They all look good (with the exception of Duke) to me since I can max most eye candy out in the games anyway. I just want a good SP game play. I will leave MP to BF3 and other modern FPS since per I never like most other MP player formats anyway. If rage has a good SP (also reasonably long) campaign then I will get it.
Gameplay is definitely by far the most important aspect, and I still play old games for that reason. But, it doesn't hurt to have impressive new technology to accommodate it.
Of course, the true next step in revolutionary graphics and massive game worlds will probably only be attained by the time large SSD storage is in most people's machines and becomes the basis of development.
Just imagine what can be achieved with a game over 100GB in size that consistently relies on data transfers from an SSD at hundreds of megabytes per second with the extremely low access times.