Graphics definitely don't define a game. Although I feel that even though graphics are far from the most important thing, modern day technology does call for a certain level of visual appeal. I think we could agree that playing a brand new game with visuals from 2000 would be a pretty big let down, if that wasn't to be expected up front. If we disagree there, then we have a difference of opinion about modern standards. I definitely don't think SotA is looking bad so far (most of it is quite nice), I just think there are some areas things can be improved and was curious how some others felt on the topic. This is coming from someone who is an avid retro-gamer btw, so clearly I enjoy games that are less than stellar looking. In fact, some of the best games I've ever played were pretty "blocky" lol.