The Escapist has new articles up on both sides of the topic of graphics in video games. One claiming that a beautiful game constantly rewards you with its sights, while the other argues that story is paramount to the gaming experience. While I'm the first one to say that my early days in Azeroth were spent marveling at the sights and taking screenshots of everything, I don't think I would have stayed as long as I have if there weren't something more to the place than pretty pictures. But then Warcraft's story-line isn't necessarily the greatest, either - while there's a lot of lore, story advancement is minimal, and none of your actions have a lasting impact on Azeroth. So what is it that keeps you playing WoW - is it the graphics, the story, or something else entirely?
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