The Most Important Thing Every Video Game NEEDS

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The Act Man

2 жыл мурун

There's one thing that every video game NEEDS to have, aside from being playable. With so much discussion and focus on graphics, sounds, story, fun factor, and everything else, this ONE THING has gone mostly unnoticed by gamers.
But it's time I brought some light to this subject, and show you what is most important.
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For the curious, this video uses clips from these games (in no particular order) and probably some others I've left out, just to give you an idea of the depth of this project:
Diablo 1, 2, & 3, Borderlands 1 & 2, Paper Mario TTYD, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Fuzion Frenzy, Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl, Titanfall 2, Bioshock, Halo 3, League of Legends, Runescape, CS:GO, Crash Bandicoot 1, Starcraft 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2
Jet Set Radio Future, Yooka-Laylee, AVGN Adventures, Destiny 2, Rayman Legends, Super Mario 64, Dark Souls, Horizon Zero Dawn, Mario Party 3, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Resident Evil 4 & 5, Banjo Tooie, Halo Wars, Cuphead
Tales of Vesperia, Tales of Symphonia, Super Mario 3, Gauntlet Dark Legacy, Castlevania: Symphony of The Night, Warcraft 3, Ninja Gaiden, Armed & Dangerous, COD WWII, Civilization 5.

The Act Man
The Act Man 2 жыл мурун
It needs to have memes and wrist rockets
Randy Richmond III
Randy Richmond III Ай мурун
Deathknight 0118
Deathknight 0118 6 ай мурун
Anton Larsson
Anton Larsson 7 ай мурун
Yeah all videogames should have memes
Seth Wheeler
Seth Wheeler 8 ай мурун
You should try Path of Exile if you want a challenging game similar to Diablo but better in many ways
yankeeluver100 9 ай мурун
I respectfully disagree, I believe gameplay is most important.
caoimhin gutierrez
caoimhin gutierrez 3 күн мурун
The most important thing is over all fun factor
Murilo Pires
Murilo Pires 4 күн мурун
So, are you saying walking sims are not games? I would not agree. The stanley parable is one of the best games ever.
Glctc Thnkr
Glctc Thnkr 7 күн мурун
For me, a game needs to have a fair but high level of difficulty 1st, lots of replayability 2nd, and then a really compelling story 3rd. While core gameplay is important, I’d rather play a game that’s difficult but fair, replayable, and has a good story than a game that’s lacking in any of those areas in exchange for good core gameplay.
RockJustice Videos
RockJustice Videos 9 күн мурун
Skyrim's difficulty is fucked... playing on Higher Diff makes leveling EXPONTENT-ially slower.!
Cojuma 10 күн мурун
story is important Challenge is also important but i feel story is more important
pedro monteiro
pedro monteiro 11 күн мурун
what ? Ornestein and Smough ???
OldSchoolVinny 13 күн мурун
Before I finish watching: A game needs to make you feel like you're progressing in some way. If you end up hitting a wall for whatever reason (a level is too hard, the controls are awful, the tasks needed to progress is boring), you'll want to stop playing. EDIT: I see what you mean. Sometimes I'll stop playing games because the challenge is ridiculously bad on both ends. I quit Wonderful 101 (both the original and Switch remaster) because the controls are terrible, and I quit Pokémon Moon because the game was holding my hand the whole time when I didn't need it.
Dillon Shepherd
Dillon Shepherd 14 күн мурун
The most important part of a game is the movement
Dillon Shepherd
Dillon Shepherd 14 күн мурун
The most important part of a game is the movement
frisk// 14 күн мурун
“Needs to be challenging” telltale games...
Drew 15 күн мурун
Story and immersion
Wraithrunner 744
Wraithrunner 744 16 күн мурун
Fun factor
Vikash Dany
Vikash Dany 16 күн мурун
News man
News man 16 күн мурун
A good way to tell the story I do agree with most of your views In this but coming from a family of writers I have been taught to appreciate a good story.
awesomeitude 17 күн мурун
I believe what every game needs is to be a fair, fun, and challenging experience that leaves me feeling proud of myself. Btw, thanks for making this video Act Man! I'm trying to be a game developer and this really taught me something.
The last frito chip
The last frito chip 17 күн мурун
ECW Plays
ECW Plays 17 күн мурун
The most important thing in video game is satisfying gameplay, and memorable areas
Churchill Edidjana
Churchill Edidjana 17 күн мурун
SkyHaven 18 күн мурун
A game needs a draw that gets you to buy the game and something that keeps you playing afterwards
The F2p
The F2p 19 күн мурун
The most important thing in any video games is NEW DOG MODELS you can't have an immersive and satisfying gameplay of any game without them
Bean Hargest
Bean Hargest 21 күн мурун
but what about visual novels? I mean there is good and bad VN's but they don't really require challenges
SAUL SISTO 24 күн мурун
Solaire Of Astora
Solaire Of Astora 24 күн мурун
isaa6320 isaa6320
isaa6320 isaa6320 25 күн мурун
If the game is fun to play. Edit: Yep, Chaos and Difficulty is truly what In was forgetting in my games.
SAD BOi 25 күн мурун
Core gameplay
Exotic_Vica71 26 күн мурун
A reason to continue
Gangsta Steve
Gangsta Steve 27 күн мурун
level design (less important for games like mortal kombat, although i did appreciate the level where you could throw an old lady in mkx.) And gameplay. the gameplay needs to be satisfying, with good AI, balance, and then a good artstyle to go with it. Not just graphics, style. It's style needs to fit. Halo ce, a game from 19 years ago has the best style in atmosphere i have seen in any fps game, and its graphics arent even that good. Castlevania: symphony of the night and dark souls have amazing areas everywhere you go. both of these games have incredibly diverse environments. and with castlevania, they managed to do it in a single castle. dark souls also has so many atmospheric places that are so different from each other like demon ruins, blighttown, anor londo, and sens fortress. If I saw these locations before playing it, I probably wouldnt even be able to tell they were all in the same game. Also, halo has some real nice alien architecture that was awesome on the halo ring. some snowy areas, jungle areas, desert areas, grassy, oceans and islands, space ships, all sorts of stuff in the halo games that made it so cool to play through all of them.
Cam G
Cam G 27 күн мурун
Good controls
Jacket 28 күн мурун
Replay value for me
Joshua Scherer
Joshua Scherer Ай мурун
understanding of it's identity
Joshua pl
Joshua pl Ай мурун
Every game should have a bus or life as we know it will go away in the blink of an eye
Glctc Thnkr
Glctc Thnkr 7 күн мурун
Rip dark souls
Meow Meow
Meow Meow Ай мурун
I know I'm really really late to this but to me personally I think gameplay is the most important thing in a video game. I feel like saying this would be an ignorant statement but I will still stand by it. Although I do think that story, controls, sounds, in a game is also important, I always gravitate towards gameplay because to me that's going to be the more memorable part for me. Me personally I believe that the games gameplay will be the thing that will always pull you back into the game more than once and although story can do that as well, I don't think it's going to be the reason you'll play the game 6 times over. Good gameplay always has good replay value even if there is no collectibles, New Game Plus, Etc there will always be a few things changed with your playthrough whereas a story the only replayability value is when there is a choice to affect the story. A good example of what I'm talking about is bully for the PS2 ( I played it on the Xbox 360 though it was the Scholarship Edition) I beat that game six times when I was younger. The game play was fun enough for me to keep gravitating back towards it and even if a lot of things stayed the same I still had a lot of fun with it. To me I think it's important to extend the longevity of a game instead of just play it once and drop it down forever and that's a big reason why I gravitate towards gameplay. It's also reason why I think it's important, not only can it justify the price you paid for it but it can also give you a fun experience you can get addicted to. I also feel like gameplay can reach a much much more broader audience than people who enjoy it stories because there's most likely a good amount of people who don't give a damn about story and just want to have fun. That is what I think is important.
The Ape
The Ape Ай мурун
Hey @The Act Man has anyone ever told you that your mascot kinda looks like a brown haired duke nukem
pEno 420
pEno 420 Ай мурун
he has to review hollow knight
Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder Ай мурун
The most important thing: Gameplay, duh.
asforal1 Ай мурун
Obi Wan Kenobi
Obi Wan Kenobi Ай мурун
Cryanek Ай мурун
This is only one thing that makes games fun to play. There are other things such as an engaging story or a fun gameplay loop can make a non challenging game fun. For instance, games like the Last of Us keep you playing because of the gripping story. A game like My Friend Pedro or Metal Gear Solid 5 keep me playing because of how inherently fun they are to play. I personally played the games on hard difficulty and just breezed through em. The challenge was not what kept me going.
weeby Ай мурун
most important thing for me in a game is feeling like you're a part of the game world
AUW double tap
AUW double tap Ай мурун
Pokey Lewis
Pokey Lewis Ай мурун
Ash King
Ash King Ай мурун
I'll tell you exactly what every game needs these days more than ever... To be finished BEFORE release.
Marsmars202 Ай мурун
Sound design
Noah Shaulis
Noah Shaulis Ай мурун
Fun to play
denilson cordeiro
denilson cordeiro Ай мурун
Put a bow in the game and it will be good enough for me.
ziad/ زياد
ziad/ زياد Ай мурун
The most important thing in video games is freedom in gameplay and the choices that the player have
Fall The Fox
Fall The Fox Ай мурун
so jarek a youtuber i like hacks in cod ww2 what a sad person
Zane 655
Zane 655 Ай мурун
Mason Ripton
Mason Ripton Ай мурун
Fun game play and a good story
Bro Ай мурун
I think the most important thing is good gameplay
Talal Alnafia
Talal Alnafia Ай мурун
Replay ability
trikafta Ай мурун
Leonel Cantú
Leonel Cantú Ай мурун
The most important thing in a game is engagement. If it disconnects you from the outside world, it's already accomplished it's primary goal. Regardless of whether it is a good game or not, so long as it's not boring, it's already in the realm of good games.
Leonel Cantú
Leonel Cantú Ай мурун
Challenge? I disagree. There's a reason games have a "story" or "narrative difficulty in most cases. Some of us play the game to know the story, the music, the setting, the characters. I for one do not feel accomplished when I finish a game, or when I get a difficult achievement. I want to know what the creators of the game have to say. Again, that's just me.
Joel Harris
Joel Harris Ай мурун
Stumbled across your channel recently. Love your content. Do you play PUBG?
Abbas Ali
Abbas Ali Ай мурун
Would you now consider every game must be complete on launch as well as tested?
Vegito Blue
Vegito Blue Ай мурун
the most important thing a game needs is VERY LOW SETTINGS OPTIONS so i can play it on my potato
_ [Username] _
_ [Username] _ Ай мурун
The game needs to be fun otherwise whats the point? Sure the story was good but if it's death by a thousand paper cuts then why?
Modern Scientific Biologist
Modern Scientific Biologist Ай мурун
MUSIC. Every time a Game has Bad music its unbearable. No pun intended, but imagine if Banjo kazooie and Banjo Tooie had Shit Graphics.
FSL Animations
FSL Animations Ай мурун
I think it's the immersion Edit: you got some good points. Difficulty is INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT
Oliver Lorenz
Oliver Lorenz Ай мурун
Robert Witt
Robert Witt Ай мурун
Or...they just crank up the difficulty with no rhyme or reason and it's mathematically impossible to beat. No technique, no nothing. Just bogged down and chaos.
Gangsta Steve
Gangsta Steve Ай мурун
difficulty makes games more memorable. You can really see how when you play halo on normal difficulty you are just breezing through but on legendary you are really using your brain so you remember every moment and pay more attention to the environment. You can appreciate the art better when the game is more hard.
red alert 2 lore
red alert 2 lore Ай мурун
XD gameplay
XD gameplay Ай мурун
before I completely watch the video, the Most important thing about a video game is a caring and loving video game developer company.
XD gameplay
XD gameplay Ай мурун
hmmm.... after watching the video I have to say... you do make a good point about difficulty. and even tho I think its the second most important thing. I still need to keep to my original choice. for you see a game always has problems (this may as well be difficulty) but if you have a developer that cares and constantly tries to improve the franchise/game then you got something good going on. because it means they are open for suggestions and constantly try to learn from mistakes they may have made in the past with thier older games. having a caring developer is important because they can and will always try to learn to improve, to adept to make the next game more fun to play and fix mistakes they made in the old one.
sad sad
sad sad Ай мурун
When a game is easy, it becomes boring, makes you turn your brain off and becomes a chore (IMO)
MrNaevus19 Ай мурун
It needs to make you feel something you want from it. Be it pride, satisfaction, fun, joy, fear. Worst a video game can do is being boring when it should be fun. Make you laugh when it was supposed to make you feel sad. If a game fails at that. I'm not playing it for long. Edit: I disagree after watching the video. Fable 1 and 2, Prince of Persia 2008, countless walking simulators. You don't play those games for a challenge, but are still fun as hell. When i want to boot up a game for a challenge I'll boot up Escape from Tarkov or Dark Souls. When i want to relax and enjoy the view/story, I will launch something silly like Gone Home or Little Inferno. I don't expect every game to challenge me. I expect that the game does what it aims to do in the first place. I want to be scared while playing a horror game, I want to laugh when i play fun party game. I always expect something different from everything.
Randy Richmond III
Randy Richmond III Ай мурун
I think the most important thing in a video game is it's gameplay. It's in the name after all. Challenge is the second most important.
eurosonly Ай мурун
For me, the most important from a game is the story. If the story sucks, playing the game is not going to be rewarding in itself. Followed by good loot and a sense of constant skill gain and exploration.
eurosonly Ай мурун
The dark souls game difficulty is pure shit. The game is poorly coded in a way where even though you've dodged out of the way of the boss's attack the game would pull you back in and make sure you get hit. This is intentional and is a poor way of making the actual fight difficult instead of having to actually program a creative strategy to implement during the fight. The new star wars game does the same exact thing. Did you press to dodge out of the way after the enemy has begun its attack and there was clearly time for you to get out of the way? Too bad, you're still gonna get hit because the game will actively pull you back into the spot where you rolled out of and make you get hit. This doesn't make the game difficult, just annoying and cheating.
eurosonly Ай мурун
Big anime tiddies and al kharid background music from osrs.
FlakeyVessel 327
FlakeyVessel 327 Ай мурун
The most important thing is if it works. I was right kinda
Blizzard Gaming
Blizzard Gaming Ай мурун
An incentive to keep playing
Juan Manuel Penaloza
Juan Manuel Penaloza 2 ай мурун
Most important thing: mechanics and playability. It's why people love/hate Fall Guys Edit: Yeah, I guess. I mean for one, just not losing is the big objective and the mini-games are fairly challenging depending on who you play against. Also, you can have the stupidest costume in that game, but it shows you earned enough crowns to say "Check me out, I'm dressed like a stupid-ass pigeon!"
Adam Stachura
Adam Stachura 2 ай мурун
I think the most important thing is a gameplay that isnt bland, something that makes you change how you engage the problem with your knowledge
Information Classified
Information Classified 2 ай мурун
I think map design After seeing this yes I can agree and map design really plays a part in it
Ice P
Ice P 2 ай мурун
It’s like how in Jedi Fallen Order the higher difficulty levels make the windows of time to parry smaller and increase enemy aggression/damage, rather than just giving enemies more health. It creates an organic challenge that genuinely requires more skill.
Sheev Palpatine
Sheev Palpatine 2 ай мурун
Aoe2 HD hard and above:
snuffles 2 ай мурун
Evan E
Evan E 2 ай мурун
i agree that a videogame has to have challenge, but it also needs to be satisfying to complete that challenge. if something is super hard but you don’t get any satisfaction or reward, then what the hell’s the point? like in cod for example, unlocking attachments for a weapon. it may be a bit of a grind, but you get the reward of making your gun better. and if you’re playing something with a story, you get the satisfaction of taking down the villain or whatever the challenge is and get to see how the protagonist benefits from it in the story. sorry that was long. that’s what she said
Mn13 2 ай мурун
Story, fun,music, gameplay, voice acting and missions also graphics are optional Edit:hmm u are right but challenge without all of these i said the game is a little empty imagine dark souls without music, story etc it would feel empty that's all
OmerPasa3328 2 ай мурун
good memories
Gregory Smith
Gregory Smith 2 ай мурун
The most important thing for me is good gameplay
pencil395public the slayer
pencil395public the slayer 2 ай мурун
The Fun is the most important thing
zetta _
zetta _ 2 ай мурун
Fun = challenge
JY Youtube
JY Youtube 2 ай мурун
Hey Act Man, I know you posted this video ages ago but if you want a challenge in a video game then you should play Terraria on either expert or master mode. One boss fight I think you would enjoy a lot is the Empress of Light (fight her in the day time if you want an extra challenge). A few other fights I think you might enjoy are Duke Fishron or Moon Lord on master mode.
Stijn Vanrobaeys
Stijn Vanrobaeys 2 ай мурун
It needs to have progressive difficulty.
Video dimension
Video dimension 2 ай мурун
Good story, satisfying gameplay, decent graphics AND GOOD FRAME RATE
grievous-Chan 2 ай мурун
I feel oblivion is a great sense of challenge on the higher difficulty with all the spells and weapons at your disposal
C H 2 ай мурун
I’m super eclectic and my aspects change, to fulfillment in accomplishing, story, to refined controls, and sometimes just simplicity. It’s not all about difficulty sometimes I just want to chill and play an easy going game.
King Qasmoke
King Qasmoke 2 ай мурун
Good Sound Design
Darko Vignjevic
Darko Vignjevic 2 ай мурун
CHAOS! Blood for the blood God, skulls for the skull throne!
Darko Vignjevic
Darko Vignjevic 2 ай мурун
The Walking Creeper
The Walking Creeper 2 ай мурун
If you genuinely think graphics are the most important part of a game, you aren't a gamer.
HollowKnightAddict 2 ай мурун
You’re right! Every video game DOES need Ornstein and Smough. So glad I finally met someone who thought the same :)
Savage Knight 829
Savage Knight 829 2 ай мурун
The most important thing in the video games hah? Well I would say difficulty (you know, having a challenge) Me: (Seeing his Answer) I fucking know it
Joshua Graham
Joshua Graham 2 ай мурун
Grappling hooks
1nhumaiN !nf3rno
1nhumaiN !nf3rno 2 ай мурун
fun to play
Tiger Diger
Tiger Diger 2 ай мурун
For it to exist
AegisRick 2 ай мурун
By your strict view of challenge, nearly all MMO's would be too easy for you, and yet MMO's is a massive market. Look at Phone games, these things practically play themselves and are severely growing in popularity. Challenge most certainly is a pillar of what compels people to play games, but I wouldn't claim it to be most important. A sense of progression is my main goal as to why I play MMO's and fighting games. I know many people who wouldn't play certain games at all if it wasn't for the camaraderie and social aspect of it. Two other pillars of why someone might play a game. I think the most overarching umbrella that covers all of these "Pillars" is simply the sense that what you're investing in time (and/or Money), you are getting some kind of reward for that: Intrinsically or Extrinsically. This concept applies to near every leisure activity out there, not just video games. The Reward for challenging games? Pride and accomplishment. Reward for MMO's? Stronger Gear. Fighting Games? You improve your skill against other players. Social Games? Well, it's just an excuse to hang out with the boys/girls.
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