Top Ten Qualities of a Good Video Game

The Top Ten
1 Good Gameplay

Great controls, smooth movement and frame speed, fantastic level design, stunning graphics...these are all things I look for in a great game. People are going to disagree with me on this one but I think Sonic Lost World definitely has all of these things. Yes, I actually LIKE the controls in Sonic Lost World. Holding the run button isn't a big deal and really just feels like you are holding down a run button for Mario. Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario 3D World also have this. The list goes on.

If the gameplay sucks, the game sucks. Doesn't matter if the story is awesome, if I can't have fun playing the game then the game isn't good.

The gameplay is the most important part of a game, and it will affect how enjoyable a game is the most.

The controls were good and it didn't crash all the time.

2 A Long Story Mode that Lasts for Hours

Spiderman on the PS4 is a 6 or 7 hour story game but it took me at least a week (not in game hours though) because of other things I needed to do.

Games like Skyrim will entertain you four hundreds of hours and you're still not even close to being done.

Yes, you want to have a great story with massive character development and interesting level design.

The story mode in the Rudolph game for the Wii lasts only 15 MINUTES!

3 Good Multiplayer

Example: Halo Reach - It wasn't Call of Duty, had good maps, and a lot of great gamemodes, the best being Grifball, Infection, and just regular Slayer. The best part was when killing an enemy, confetti would pop up and children screamed "YAY! "

Good multiplayer. Absolutely. You need a fantastic game with two - four players and you've got yourself a pleasant experience. Super Mario 3D World.

It's fun to have a multiplayer mode in a game.

Online needs to be good

4 Originality

I don't care about Multiplayer, you always have that annoying kid on either teams. And gameplay is indeed something, but Nothing ever comes close to originality.

For me, a good game needs to be something unique, exotic, and different from any other games. Sure, it might be severely underrated, but. I'm having enough shooter games with the same plots over and over and over again.

A good game also can be original by genre, I mean, you don't always need a multiplayer kind of game to enjoy gaming. Sure, your friends can't play with you. But the point of any game is mostly based on it's story, not playing together. Game devs need to experiment with other game genres, like maybe horror. There's not that much spooky games after FNaF, or maybe something related to exercise?

So please, if some game is different from your everyday games, appreciate it. It's one of its kind.

That is all true, but multiplayer is also important. Besides, their are multiplayer modes that allow you to choose which players you want to play with you or have on their team.

5 Responsive Controls

Games are much more enjoyable and tolerable if the controls work well with them.

Goes well with the overall good gameplay.

6 Compelling Characters

The more characters are with their is with their backstory, design, traits, etc., the better and more interesting they can make or add to a game.

7 Stunning Graphics

This can be true. It doesn't necessarily affect anything (unless it's barf on the screen like Sonic Boom). Super Mario 64 DS is one of my favorite games of all time and it's graphics are outdated nowadays. FNaF Sister Location's graphics are somewhat lacking compared to FNaF 4, but it is still my favorite game in the franchise. Undertale is 8-bit and it is such a good game.

To me graphics are a plus to the overall game. If the game itself is good, than the graphics are just a wonderful bonus.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Has Good Graphics, But does That Make It Good?

Graphics help, but it's not the ONLY thing that makes a game good. Just one of the things.

2004 - Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is the best game ever
2014 - Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Sucks because the graphics suck

8 Good Story
9 Good Protagonist

I mean...Mario isn't necessarily a great protagonist compared to Sonic, but Mario's games are more polished and high quality than Sonic's. so yeah, this may be true in some instances, but not all.

10 Good Characters
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11 Made by a Good Video Game Developer

Nintendo, SEGA, Square Enix, Valve, Naughty Dog, Rockstar, Toby Fox, Scott Cawthon, etc. are good developers. They can still screw up sometimes, but they're good.

Activision, EA, King, Stellar Stone, Big Red Button, PETA, LJN...stay away from these guys.

12 Good Soundtrack

Music and sound design makes all the difference for a videogame

13 Good Use of Details
14 Intense Violence, Blood, and Gore

Example: Manhunt - The most violent video game of all time. Contains extreme blood and gore, and shows executions with paper bags and intense fights. The best game for the PS2. It was so good I would even play it on my PS4 today.

People, he's not saying that ALL good games have gore, but just a lot of them do.

15 Good Camera Angles

I guess this is what made Sonic Colors kinda okayish

16 Epic Boss Battles
17 Good Sound Design
18 Likeable Characters
19 Minimal Glitches

A few glitches make a game more fun or easier, but too many glitches in a game can ruin it.

20 It Works
21 No Blood and Gore

The reason I added this is because there was Intense Violence, Blood and Gore on the list.

Like the item that said blood and gore makes a game good, it depends on the game itself.

22 Good Cinematics
23 No Repetitive Fight Scenes
24 Challenging
25 Lots of Replay Value
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