People make the project
This might sound obvious but it’s true. A few weeks ago I worked with Alan (programmer), Jade (musician and Sfx) and Rob (Animator) on a game of lateral thinking problems solved with the arrow keys on your keyboard. The result was very different from how it has been in the past. With an animator on board the effect was much more engaging and polished than with a pixel artist. The addition of simple movements made the game. Now, there is nothing wrong with a static game, but with the team in a different format the effect is different.