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Old 10-04-2011, 08:40 AM #1
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"Immersion" is gamings worst buzzword.

I'm all for games that suck you in, but people are completely abusing and overusing the word immersion.

Here are some gems google turned up:
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When I see a closed door on a large building, it is an instant immersion breaker.
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The only immersion breaking aspect that troubles me most will be the character names
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Health bars look dumb, and remind you that you're not playing a person but some abstraction of a person
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I am inclined to go on RP servers just to not see chat discussions about lady gaga which would inevitably ruin my experience.
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just window dressing for an endless string of “kill X number of mobs” and “fetch” quests, all played with WoW combat using a clunky interface and immersion breaking controls
Everyone knows INVENTORY should be bound to I, not B for BACKPACK. This game is breaking my immersion!
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:21 PM #2
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Cool story bro.

Maybe you could elaborate on why you dislike the word? Whats wrong with immersing yourself in a game?
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:44 PM #3
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He's saying people are ****ing stupid and using it in ways that do not correlate to its significance or meaning.

And I entirely agree.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:48 PM #4
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I agree too, but who gives a **** really? let people do what they do. Hardly thread worthy at all.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:49 PM #5
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Ya'll just aren't immersed enough in immersion for the immersion to immerse you.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:56 PM #6
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He's saying people are ****ing stupid and using it in ways that do not correlate to its significance or meaning.

And I entirely agree.
Well of his 4 quotes, only the first 2 have the word immersion in it and only the first one is potentially stupid.

This is a bad thread and it's really ruining my forum immersion.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:58 PM #7
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Cool story bro.

Maybe you could elaborate on why you dislike the word? Whats wrong with immersing yourself in a game?
Because immersion is almost completely subjective. Sure I guess you could argue things like "replayability" are subjective as well, but not nearly as much as whether you find a game's environment to be engrossing or not.

Very few games are considered universally engrossing. These are titles such as The Elder Scrolls / Fallout and the like.
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