What are the qualities that make a videogame worth spending 3 sleepless days and nights on? MWEB GameZone writer, Stephanie Duchenne, takes a look.
I agree with the quality of storyline, then being able to connect to the characters and able to connect to the mission - it must matter. Therefore, Mass Effect series. On the other hand, I've played few games the way I played GRID and NFS - I got blisters on my hands from playing so long without taking a break
it makes you feel - like a prince/princess; powerful; in control; like you're a winner; that you can cope; that you're making a visible, measurable difference; liek you're being someone or something that you normally could not be. All these and more. Thanks Fallout Series and EVE Online!
If a game is immersive then I tend to binge to the point where I eventually get sick of it and don't play it for a long time after. Last game I really binged on was Minecraft back in about 2009. I binged on that so hard that I didn't play it for 2 or 3 years. Also binged on Burnout games, mainly Paradise. I find RPG's are easier to binge on than other games - but they have to be really good / immersive and have a great story. I usually binge on Disgaea games, but the last proper RPG I got very immersed in was Blue Dragon.
Fallout 3 .. even when I wasn't playing it, I was thinking about it ^_^
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