Do you like so called "walking simulators", where you do not much more than walking around experiencing some story? Or do you stay interested doing some stuff is there is no story at all giving any meaning to your actions?
I know it depends a bit on the genre you are playing... a racing game is something different than a RPG. But generally speaking... what do you enjoy more?
- Both equally
Most Helpful Guy
You can't really break games down into those two categories.
My favorite video game of all time is Silent Hill 2, and depending on what you call "gameplay" it can be thought of as extremely bad or extremely good. Combat wise, it's quite bad. The controls and camera are very out dated, most enemies are quite easy, and there is very little room for skill involved with the game. However the game incorporates an element that no other game has really come close to mastering like Silent Hill as done, and that's the element of true psychological horror. It makes the player feel anxious, uncomfortable, paranoid, and hopeless. The setting and mood of Silent Hill is what makes the game so fantastic. It's also a unique game that not everyone will enjoy.
Most Helpful Girl
Both for me are equally important but is the game play is bad then a good story can't fix that too much.