Disclaimer: The following is my own personal opinion (hence the huge text above) and is not meant to offend!
People say graphics doesn't matter in a videogame. As long as the gameplay is good then the visuals can be whatever.
I've always been a graphics whore, meaning I love good graphics in videogames! I remember watching game trailers with my friend in school when I was like 16 years old. We watched trailers of amazing looking racing games or screenshots from the game Oblivion and its lush forests. I love to mod my games to look even better, even if that means the FPS drops significantly.
But! This does not mean that I completely ignore the core game and what I can do in it. Skyrim was a vast game with lots of gameplay and roleplay opportunities beyond the stunning graphics. The Witcher 3 is even more impressive on both fronts.
There's a lot of people who has nostalgia goggles on for old retro game systems like the NES and want to replicate this style in new games (mostly indie-developed ones) and I do not understand this. Sure, it's a great way to create a game on your own if the game isn't visual-intensive, saving lots of working hours. I completely understand this. Although when people find out I don't really enjoy this style they sorta look at me weird as if simple pixel art is the pinnacle of gaming. I feel claustrophobic playing an NES game and even new indie games that are far more impressive when it comes to coloring and sprite animation. It isn't just 2D either, since I have a lot of 2D games that I love. Actually now that I think about it there aren't that many 2D games I like... We have the gorgeous looking Dragon's Crown game for the Playstation Vita but it is a side scrolling beat em up game and the limited movement makes me uncomfortable!
I think I got sidetracked here though...! Judging by the title of the journal there has to be girls involved in here somewhere.
People say looks doesn't matter in a partner. As long as the personality is good then the visuals can be whatever.
This concept has made me a bit scared whenever I am attracted by women. It feels as though me as a man has no say in the matter when I am to "pick a partner". It feels as though it's more accepted to like someone by their personality rather than the other way around. I mean, I can totally see the argument here and honestly there isn't really any arguments to be made. Of course you are to be comfortable around a person you fancy and that involves their personality.
But... I am going to be blunt here and say that I really love pretty, healthy and fit women (you can sort of see proof of this in the girls I draw). Is this because of the media feeding me lies all my life? I really don't know.
I am really self-concious about my own looks and how fit I am. I want to be a man that women, and honestly mostly myself, would be attracted to. I have a picture in my head of how a man should look like and that is to be modestly muscular and not have a beer belly. I want to look healthy right? So what is it that should be different the other way around? I'm not trying to be mysogonistic or whatever (goodness, I hate that word), I am literally interested in hearing what you guys has to say about all this!
Now of course there's a concept of having different tastes in your partner, that's a given! We are attracted to different things but when men are attracted to slender women it seems as though taste doesn't seem to be included in the calculations. Like I mentioned earlier - I have absolutely no protests about women liking fit-looking men, it makes total sense to me. There's also the concept of me believing that I need to be strong and dependant in order to find someone to fall for me. And as a result I like the idea of having a girl to protect. Not the 50's way of protection where the lady just stays home and does f*ck-all. But protect in a loving and caring way. Is this instinct or media feeding me lies?
A few years ago I sort of
dated a girl that I think looked really cute but it grudually turned out that she was a bit too intense for me, personality-wise, so I had to bail. So I'm not saying looks is everything (if that's what you got out of all of this).
My two older sisters has had some dilemmas when dealing with boys though. They both stayed way too long in a relationship where they weren't happy. One sister stayed too long in a relationship where she just liked the looks of her partner but his personality left a LOT to be desired. My second sister is currently having problems with a guy she finds really nice but isn't entirely attracted to his looks.
The need to be attracted to both personality and looks runs in my family I suppose.
Minecraft is a strange beast though. It has a cool, modest retro Lego-look and has an open and deep gameplay experience implemented for those willing to spend time finding their own personal treasure.
Any girls called Minecraft here?