Graphics aren't everything. They are important, but the gameplay, and sometimes the story, are more important. That still doesn't mean many gamers aren't graphics snobs. They are.
Take Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3DS. The game is a 3DS version of the 2004 PlayStation 2 title, which sounds impressive, but the latest batch of screenshots are anything but.
On Japanese bulletin boards, comments range from saying the graphics look "terrible" to "crappy", while adding that "the PlayStation 2 version looked better". Other commenters wondered if this was a DS game -- or a PlayStation 1 one.
These screens do look terrible, but maybe the game looks better when it's running on a 3DS. Maybe it doesn't.