I don't agree with you Mr Plawsky, or rather I don't understand where you're coming from.
The only way I see how graphics adds to gameplay is when you compare the possibilities of 2D to 3D. But otherwise, I don't see how graphics adds to gameplay in any way. You mention physics within games. Well that's got more to do with the game mechanics than the graphics. I love good graphics, but the purpose they serve is solely aesthetic. So in that respect, I've gotta agree with Wyo on the fact that graphics DO NOT make good gameplay. I disagree with him that all shooters look the same, but other than that your comparisons only prove him to be more right.