So I was playing Mario Kart 8 again. Mario Kart 8 is good but not great. I would say it is good, because I still have urges to play it. A bad game cannot stand the test of time, therefore it is not a bad game. But lets be honest the physics are worse than 94. I tested it, gravity has no effect when the car is on the ground, even when you are in wheeled mode gravity does not effect grip. So on tracks like cheese land or rainbow mode you will stupidly slide off the map because banks do nothing. Even the n64 and gamecube mario karts had gravity and banks, its a very basic thing. And what's concerning is that noone cares. Reviewers don't care. All the youtube reviews just complain about the graphics, or not having the characters they want. I lost my faith in society. Where all the good reviewers? On a racing game not a single person notices the broken physics, instead people whine about the graphics. The graphics of Mario Kart 8 are fine. The characters of Mario Kart 8 are good. Anyone who whines about it needs to stop whining. The other day I watched a 20 minute video called the comparisons between Forza 7 and Gran Turismo Sport. It was a good video but concerning. The entire video he did not compare the physics engine one time. Instead he just talked about graphics. It seems all anyone cares about is graphics, graphics, graphics, graphics. Does anyone even care about gameplay? People only talk about gameplay when it is really, really broken, like Action Girlz Racing. But they don't really notice it, they don't pay attention to it, unless it is totally not working. Mario Kart 8, is a skill based game, therefore fun. It is fun because it is competitive. But it is not fun because of the physics. The game forces you to drift at all times and sucks the freedom out of the game. For example, on Toad Turnpike there is a long .1 G turn. A turn I don't have to drift on. Yet it forces me to drift, because if I don't drift, the kid behind me will driftboost behind me. It's stupid. I shouldn't have to drift around every corner to win. Is this a racing game, or a Tokyo drift battle? This game is just endless snaking. Snaking is the stupidest thing that ever happened to Mario Kart. What's also concerning, besides the fact that noone even notices this, is that noone complains that they re-released Mario Kart 8 onto the Nintendo Switch, as the same exact game, basically an updated version of the game, that could have just been a patch. Nintendo always had a tradition of making a new Mario Kart for every console, but yet when they don't make a new mario kart for the Switch, noone cares. And that concerns me. It's like the Rapture already happened. Most of the good gamers souls went and left this world. And all thats left are zombie gamers of call of duty and mountain dew. So my final equation, is this: graphics*gameplay=game score. Most people use an additive equation. But it is just not the case. IF your game has the worst graphics, or gives people a headache or nausea to look at, noone will want to play it, and will not enjoy playing it. But if you have the best graphics in the world, but the worst gameplay, noone will play it either. Therefore the final score is graphics*gameplay, not graphics+gameplay. Graphics are important. Gameplay is important. But only enough graphics to create an atmosphere. Polygon count, or realistic looking graphics, is not actually important. Therefore the full equation looks more something like this final score=min(1,graphics*1.2)*gameplay. People's insane obession with graphics is ruining the game industry. People don't realize it, but graphics makes the budget and time to make games exponential. For example, it took the makers of gran turismo sport 3 months just to build 1 car model. But the cars of gran turismo 1 only took 1 day. People's insane obsession with graphics is costing companies a fortune and delaying games.