Immersion-killers: What rips you out of the action, personally, when gaming?

#11TheBasedGodPosted 8/23/2014 10:44:50 AM
Terrible acting or writing.
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#12SigmaLongshot(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2014 10:46:50 AM
BiggyDX posted...
Playing an FPS game, but not being able to see the characters body when looking down.


This is a good one for me.

I always instantly just assume I am GHOST ARM WITH GUN from that point onward.
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#13Ulyaoth74Posted 8/23/2014 10:48:12 AM
God, I remember the worst immersion killer I've ever played. Red Steel 2 on the Wii. Old cowboy, wild west, ninja, samurai type setting. Every time you get a new katana skill, a real life video of an Asian woman holding the Wii Remote pops up in the corner of the screen and starts swinging to show you how to use it. Oh my god it was awful. I stopped playing really quickly.
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#14scoobydoobydontPosted 8/23/2014 10:54:58 AM
Anything that isn't first person is automatically not immersive to me.

HUD overlays are next.

I don't like not having a body in FPP, but if I'm not looking down I can usually ignore it.

Pop culture references, jokes and idioms that are completely out of place--for example, half the humor in Bioware games. "I did it all for the wookie"? Half of the aliens in ME using English/human idioms (and even saying "What you humans call _____")? Ugh. I'm sure some people love that stuff, but I have never not groaned and rolled my eyes at it.
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#15Reece504Posted 8/23/2014 12:13:21 PM
the cardboard box lol its just silly and any top elite heck even security guard/mall cop wouldn't fall for that lol
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#16SigmaLongshot(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2014 12:16:19 PM
Another big one for me is when people do the classic PSX "head bob, constant point" animation during chat.

I'm so aware of it now that when it happens I giggle and say, "AW NAW!"
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#17jellybeanmasterPosted 8/23/2014 12:20:56 PM
Gamecuber777 posted...
Motion controls.


Best answer lol. I try my best to play immersive games s if I'm in it and I'm always taken out by the games limitations
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#18SigmaLongshot(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2014 12:23:34 PM
jellybeanmaster posted...
Gamecuber777 posted...
Motion controls.


Best answer lol. I try my best to play immersive games s if I'm in it and I'm always taken out by the games limitations


There's some really cool times where motion control really adds to the game - but those times are so unique that perhaps I'm so excited when they work amazingly, I go OTT about my praise for them!
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#19TheApd_ReturnsPosted 8/23/2014 12:23:50 PM
When the pizza man knocks on the door with 5 larges
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#20Cows Go HisssssPosted 8/23/2014 12:26:16 PM
Lagging out / disconnecting from an online game. The only thing that really makes me truly angry about gaming. The ONLY thing.
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