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Not Just Graphics, These 4 Attributes Are Determinants of a Good Game

I don’t know why in this day and age people always think that a good game must have good graphics quality. Even though a good game is not only about graphics, but there are 4 other attributes that make the game good.

Maybe it’s because of the game mainstream which is circulating and also becomes the best game every year, filled with AAA class games or commonly known as triple A. These games do have good quality graphics.

So what actually makes the game so good, apart from the graphics of course? That’s it, let’s check below, the 4 attributes in a game that are also a determinant of whether a game is good or not!

1. Gameplay

Gameplay actually has a broad meaning. Game model, level design is also a part of gameplay.

Gameplay is also one of the determining attributes, whether the game is good or not. Gameplay does not always have to be unique, but can complement gameplay available and can also add more value to the game.

2. Story

The storyline turns out to play an important role in the game. Story or the story line can still be implemented in the game and even usually develops in level design.

Usually each game has a different storyline. Examples for RPG games tend to have complex and branching stories.

As for the game action tends to have a linear or one-way story, although it does not escape the possibility of having a twist in it.

3. Sound Effects and Music

Ever imagined you playing a game Call of Duty but have comedic sound effects? It feels so weird doesn’t it? That’s why sound effects and music is very important in the game!

It is also possible that it turns out that there is sound effects and music, it gives certain memories to some gamer.

For example, various music when battle scenes in the so memorable Final Fantasy game, even by SquareEnix, as publisher and the developer of the game, always embed their signature music in each Final Fantasy series.

4. Engine Optimization

Well, you know, it turns out that technical optimization in the game plays an important role. Yes of course, one example if the game has a lot bugs or flaws in programming, will definitely have a bad value in the eyes gamerbecause it is considered that the game was not released on time or the developer has no intention of releasing the game.

Optimization engine turns out to provide an important factor in making a game worth playing. It’s fair if it turns out to be obtained bugs or a new defect that was discovered by gamerthen the developer will respond by circulating patches for the game to run properly.

Usually patches not always in the form of improvement bugs. Patch can also contain the provision of new features, so that the game can run more simply and flexibly.


Those are the 4 attributes in the game that are also an important determining factor, whether the game is good or not. In your opinion, what makes a game good or not? Come on share!