Yeah, I am one who is more interested in the story and gameplay then the graphics too. But, it's also nice to have all of them. Also, you can have 2 out of the 3 and still have a great game. I think Final Fantasy X, gameplay is marginal at best but the story and graphics make it a classic. I think he was just comparing the Xbox on a purely game designer basis. Carmack also thinks sonic the hedgehog is the greatest video game ever, so perhaps he isn't the best source.