Yes it would have been. How could you call yourself a fan of the game if you didn't play it simply based on the graphics ? The more realistic a game becomes, the less of a game it actually becomes. It's already starting to happen, take Xenosaga and FF10 for instance. All flash, no game. All the player gets to do is random battles and moving the character to the next movie. If you base games on graphics, you will miss out TONS of amazing games.