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If she means that the stories have to be fantastic, that sounds cool. All for aliens and monsters taking over our planet, but I still want good graphics. I don't want to trade realistic graphics to have a fantastic game.
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Wrong. I'm a girl and I don't find it hard to become immersed. I don't think realism is the problem. I think a lot of games just don't pay enough attention to atmosphere. A game like the original Bioshock or Metroid Prime, it would be hard NOT to immerse yourself in. Call of Duty IMO lacks atmosphere, but the "realistic setting" is not to blame. COD is hardly realistic in the same way ArmA is, yet ArmA can be more immersive BECAUSE of its realism. When games are made for cheap thrills, something must be lost.
    
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post #13 of 37
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Originally Posted by Nugu View Post
Answered her own question and rejected it right here:


The simplest answer is usually the correct one. Applies to me too, I don't have month long summer breaks to soak up a complex game for 100+ hours any more. Any time I try life forces it's way in - be in bed on time so I can work tomorrow, don't forget to buy x, pay bill x, and the like.

At best I can play games 2-3 hours a day on weekdays and when it's so fragmented how can I get into it?


Edit: I still need to finish Metro 2033, I loved it but after 12 hours one weekend I still haven't gotten back to finish it (I would of finished it in one go but I ran out of time that weekend and never convinced myself to sit down for it the next)

Totally agree with you. I don't get immersed in games like I did when I was younger either. Not that I don't enjoy the games, but because I don't get to sit down and actaully complete an entire game in one or two sittings anymore. I get 3-4 hours maybe once or twice a week. Too many breaks in the gameplay and you can lose interest. It can take me up to a month before I complete a longer game such as Fallout 3 or Mass Effect. I almost always finish games though at some point.

EDIT: 2 kids (3 and 5 years old), a wife that really hates it when I play games and work is what really put the damper on my gaming time. But I still would rather have my real life than spend it all on games.
Edited by jbobb - 4/5/11 at 8:52am
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Wrong. I'm a girl and I don't find it hard to become immersed. I don't think realism is the problem. I think a lot of games just don't pay enough attention to atmosphere. A game like the original Bioshock or Metroid Prime, it would be hard NOT to immerse yourself in. Call of Duty IMO lacks atmosphere, but the "realistic setting" is not to blame. COD is hardly realistic in the same way ArmA is, yet ArmA can be more immersive BECAUSE of its realism. When games are made for cheap thrills, something must be lost.
Bioshock is one of those interaction-filled games. Just like was already said - that's what chicks prefer.

I think COD has plenty of immersion if you know what to look for.
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I don't care about realism in games...I want pure, raw, arcade, unreal fun. After all, it's a game. Gameplay it's what's all about. That's why I keep going back to Team Fortress 2 after playing other games for a short while. Pure fun. I don't know, but Valve games have this characteristic and that's why they seem to stay relevant forever.
Edited by Yor_ - 4/5/11 at 9:10am
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FF7 will forever be a legend. Sucks that was the first rpg I ever played, as none I've played after it has been able to take it off it's throne.
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FF7 will forever be a legend. Sucks that was the first rpg I ever played, as none I've played after it has been able to take it off it's throne.
Final Fantasy VII is the greatest game ever made and the best experience of my gaming life.
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I recently bought morrowind

I couldn't stand the low view dist. so I got morrowind graphics extender and made the view distance larger. There was also loads of options for different shaders, animated grass, better textures etc. Screw that. I don't want to spend all of my time modding the game. I want to PLAY The game. So I started playing morrowind again with the modded view distance. Otherwise all settings were normal: not modded.

I don't care about the graphics too much. Just give me the game.

Now. Morrowind is not that old, but the same thing still applies.
Morrowind= 2002, that is old.

I agree though, I bought the GOTY version and added the MGE. Then I started adding all the other mods I could find and spent hours modding and hardly any time playing. I favored Oblivion for the immersion factor because it was too tempting in morrowind to do the intellegence potion thing and storm the key story quests and finish the game. Oblivion forced a slightly slower play.
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Final Fantasy VII is the greatest game ever made and the best experience of my gaming life.
Agreed. I was still in high school when I got that game and spent a good chunk of my summer vacation trying to get a golden Chocobo. I was grounded for like a month that summer from hanging out with my friends so it was work, Eat, FFVII, 4 hours of sleep, football camp then back to work and repeat for the whole month.
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Agreed. I was still in high school when I got that game and spent a good chunk of my summer vacation trying to get a golden Chocobo. I was grounded for like a month that summer from hanging out with my friends so it was work, Eat, FFVII, 4 hours of sleep, football camp then back to work and repeat for the whole month.
I was too young to play it when it came out, seeing as I was only 8.

But luckily, I had an emulator on my side, so getting that Chocobo was slightly easier.

Best time of my life..
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