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Complete Immersion: the Next Step in Gaming (Part 1)

Have you ever been so engaged in a game that you could not pull yourself away from it? That is the idea behind "complete immersion". This article talks about the basic ways game companies have had their customers immersed in their games.

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xflo3602103d ago

yeah! Tomb raider on sega saturn, metroid prime on gc and shenmue spring to mind.

hennessey862103d ago

I have ever been is when I got metal gear solid 2 for my birthday back in the day, I put it on at 9am and after what felt like an hour of gaming I looked at the clock to find it was 8 pm in the evening :D

specialguest2103d ago

MGS2 was my first gaming experience playing it on 5.1 surround sound. It made a HUGE difference in the immersion. I still recall the sound in the beginning where the waves crashed against the ship.

lonesoul652103d ago

Man there are a lot of games that have done that for me. Half-Life, Homeworld 1 and 2, Mass Effect, Brothers in Arms, GTA 4, Advent Rising, and currently Max Payne 3.

TiM_FeRNo2102d ago

One game that really had me immersed was the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. It had more of a morbid overtone than Ocarina of Time and the whole three-day span concept kept me glued to the screen for three actual days.