Is there a game that you feel your actually there instead of just playing it.

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  • uglygamer 27 Feb 2009 21:16:23 11,798 posts
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    Or taken away by its beauty.

    Theres not enough games that I feel like that. But one I can recall that literally was so beautiful that I just walk around and watch the trees blow in the wind for ages and just walk around and talk to the people. That game my friends is Oblivion.

    I have played games like Killzone 2 and Fallout 3, Halo 3 and so on. Just haven't felt no where near like that with those and the others.

    But what I will like to know is there any feelings like that for you with any games.
  • ronuds 27 Feb 2009 21:17:01 21,788 posts
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    GTA IV
  • Hunam 27 Feb 2009 21:17:25 20,674 posts
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    No.
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  • uglygamer 27 Feb 2009 21:18:17 11,798 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    GTA IV

    Fine game. Closest probably to Oblivion actually. But still way way apart.
  • Madder-Max 27 Feb 2009 21:18:48 11,570 posts
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    er no. they are all just games. get out more.

    ...and there is no way that Oblivion is comparable to gta iv. Its darned right insulting actually to suggest that GTAIV is anywhere near the league that the brilliant Oblivion is in.

    /tuts

    In terma of getting in your head and affecting dreams then Fable II is right up there along with Oblivion and Fallout 3. Certain games have a 'rhythm' that the subconcious picks up on.

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  • speedofthepuma 27 Feb 2009 21:19:13 13,246 posts
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    I've had books like this, more that I find the world and the characters so immersive I miss it when it ends. The nearest I've come to that in the game world is planescape tourment.

    I've turned off all the avatars and crap, so don't expect me to be impressed by yours.

  • ProfessorLesser 27 Feb 2009 21:21:03 19,349 posts
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    No, not really. I did have a moment in ICO where I reacted spontaneously to something without really processing it via the gaming centres in my brain (lie, but you see what I mean), though.

    I suppose the closest I could say I've come aside from that is Metroid Prime. But then I would, wouldn't I? ;-)
  • PrivateFloyd 27 Feb 2009 21:21:57 4,007 posts
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    Silent Hill 1 - first scary game i played as a youngster
    Resident Evil 1/2/3 - story just captivated me (despite being quite trashy)
    Shadow of the Collosus (climbing what feels like a feckin' sky scraper to realise it is an animal)


    Goat is hungry.....

  • Deleted user 27 February 2009 21:22:41
    speedofthepuma wrote:
    I've had books like this, more that I find the world and the characters so immersive I miss it when it ends. The nearest I've come to that in the game world is planescape tourment.
    Oh yeah, I have that. Shenmue was the best for it.

    I still don't feel 'there' though.
  • bad09 27 Feb 2009 21:22:55 5,506 posts
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    Well.....

    .....in my younger days I experienced a thing called "e". Once I popped a few and ended (as usual at the time) at mine playing games.

    A friend was playing WipEout and as I sat next to him, I "felt" the wind in my face and I "felt" every turn.

    Does that count?

    / calls Frank
  • speedofthepuma 27 Feb 2009 21:23:35 13,246 posts
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    Presumably people feel that way about flight sims - otherwise.... why?

    I've turned off all the avatars and crap, so don't expect me to be impressed by yours.

  • ronuds 27 Feb 2009 21:24:36 21,788 posts
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    uglygamer wrote:
    ronuds wrote:
    GTA IV

    Fine game. Closest probably to Oblivion actually. But still way way apart.

    Well, I should have elaborated to say that in "certain sections" of GTA IV you actually feel like you're in NYC. And I've been to NYC a billion times!
  • PrivateFloyd 27 Feb 2009 21:25:28 4,007 posts
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    bad09 wrote:
    Well.....

    .....in my younger days I experienced a thing called "e". Once I popped a few and ended (as usual at the time) at mine playing games.

    A friend was playing WipEout and as I sat next to him, I "felt" the wind in my face and I "felt" every turn.

    Does that count?

    / calls Frank

    Thread comment of the year.

    /tips hat

    Goat is hungry.....

  • JuanKerr 27 Feb 2009 21:25:30 36,094 posts
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    I've been 'immersed' in games, but never really felt like I was there. I suppose the closest I've felt to being 'there' was during the sailing sections of Wind Waker. The music, sound and feeling of space was just fantastic.
  • bad09 27 Feb 2009 21:27:03 5,506 posts
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    PrivateFloyd wrote:
    bad09 wrote:
    Well.....

    .....in my younger days I experienced a thing called "e". Once I popped a few and ended (as usual at the time) at mine playing games.

    A friend was playing WipEout and as I sat next to him, I "felt" the wind in my face and I "felt" every turn.

    Does that count?

    / calls Frank

    Thread comment of the year.

    /tips hat

    Thank you sir!

    / bows
  • PrivateFloyd 27 Feb 2009 21:28:03 4,007 posts
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    Seriously though.....

    CALL FRANK

    ;)

    Goat is hungry.....

  • speedofthepuma 27 Feb 2009 21:28:21 13,246 posts
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    Some moments in deus ex and thief, at high tension, were immersive enough to feel there.

    I've turned off all the avatars and crap, so don't expect me to be impressed by yours.

  • uglygamer 27 Feb 2009 21:29:02 11,798 posts
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  • belta 27 Feb 2009 21:29:11 306 posts
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    condemned and silent hill. still cant get some of silent hill out my head
  • bad09 27 Feb 2009 21:29:12 5,506 posts
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    PrivateFloyd wrote:
    Seriously though.....

    CALL FRANK

    ;)

    Yeah, yeah OK

    / rolls. Forgets..
  • Deleted user 27 February 2009 21:30:04
    Silent Hill 2.

    /shudders
  • ElNino9 27 Feb 2009 21:32:09 13,141 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    uglygamer wrote:
    ronuds wrote:
    GTA IV

    Fine game. Closest probably to Oblivion actually. But still way way apart.

    Well, I should have elaborated to say that in "certain sections" of GTA IV you actually feel like you're in NYC. And I've been to NYC a billion times!

    This^^^

    Been to NYC 7 times, and GTA IV captures the feel of New York incredibly well.

    Most immersive game world ever, imo.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • Hunam 27 Feb 2009 21:33:31 20,674 posts
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    squarejawhero wrote:
    Silent Hill 2.

    /shudders

    Actually, it creeps out of the game and taints the real world.

    I keep mine in a secure box that has been blessed by every religion on earth.
  • PrivateFloyd 27 Feb 2009 21:34:16 4,007 posts
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    Weird answer....

    Pyschonauts

    What a weird and wonderful game......was genuinely gutted when i finished it as there was no more "what will the next level bring?"

    I AM THE MILKMAN.....MY MILK IS DELICIOUS

    /contemplates re-buying on live

    i realise this not really based on the thread but it has got me thinkin of my fave games!!

    Goat is hungry.....

  • Trowel 27 Feb 2009 22:21:10 16,860 posts
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    Weirder answer, not sure if it even counts - Kirby's Ghost Trap (ie. Puyo Puyo, etc).

    Me and my flatmate annihilated this game during our student years, and I'd always spend hours afterward eyeing up similarly coloured items around the room and imagine arranging them in stacked offset L shapes... y'know, for the really big combos.

    Mind you, I used to play imaginary games of Tetris in my head. So perhaps I have deeper issues.
  • speedofthepuma 27 Feb 2009 22:23:01 13,246 posts
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    Oh, this reminds me, I once played DOTT all night while getting horribly drunk and then went out, spent the whole night convinced I had 3 dialogue options to choose from, each increasingly amusing, everytime I spoke to someone.

    I've turned off all the avatars and crap, so don't expect me to be impressed by yours.

  • Hunam 27 Feb 2009 22:26:42 20,674 posts
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    Sounds like some great LSD.
  • speedofthepuma 27 Feb 2009 22:28:27 13,246 posts
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    Wierdest alcohol trip ever, but then I really used to drink back then.

    I've turned off all the avatars and crap, so don't expect me to be impressed by yours.

  • morriss 27 Feb 2009 22:28:38 70,753 posts
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    Mass Effect
    Fable I & II
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