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Most Like a Real Memory? #699223
02/16/11 01:28 PM
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What game experience(s) have you had that, when you look back on them, feel the most like something that actually happened to you?

For me it's easy: The first two Thief games. Those missions and that city made me feel like I was really having the adventure personally.


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Re: Most Like a Real Memory? [Re: ray] #699239
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Aren't most good games supposed to achieve that ?? lol

These all did it for me :

Baldur's Gate
Divine Divinity
Drakensang
Knights of the Old Republic [Both 1 & 2]
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights
Quest for Glory V
Return to Krondor
The Witcher


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Re: Most Like a Real Memory? [Re: Mad] #699267
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When I played Gabriel Knight 2 it brought back memories of the town because I had spent time in Munich and had seen the sights that were in the game. In fact when I steered Gabriel around a couple of streets I wanted to go on around the corner because I remembered that was where the Haufbrau Haus was but the game wouldn't allow me to go there.


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Re: Most Like a Real Memory? [Re: oldman] #699287
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Are we not having to stick to Darkside games, then think


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Re: Most Like a Real Memory? [Re: Mad] #699456
02/17/11 11:24 AM
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Probably better if we do so we are not mixing up forums. wave


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Re: Most Like a Real Memory? [Re: looney4labs] #699466
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Nah, I welcome ecuminical answers on this topic. Any genre will do. smile


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Re: Most Like a Real Memory? [Re: ray] #699469
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Well, this is an oldie but it was SO state-of-the-art when it was released, and I literally found myself still roaming the dungeon and corridors in my sleep: Ultima Underworld!! smile

Re: Most Like a Real Memory? [Re: Marian] #699973
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Hi there. This is a wonderful question! I'm sure I'm missing some, but the ones that come to mind right away are:

Myst (I LOVED this game so much, but I also loved Rand Miller and wanted so much to be Catherine to his Atrus!) When I think now of wandering around that world, I do feel like I was really there and I never wanted to leave.

Oblivion: I am STILL playing this game more than four years after it came out (on and off) and in the early days of play I thought about it so much that I actually would dream of it, and even now I feel like I live there; like I met those characters, lived in those houses, killed those enemies, etc. Today while walking the dog I noticed some bushes in a nearby neighborhood and my first thought was, "Harrada bushes, in Colorado!" LOL!

Morrowind: I just recently started playing it again and since I never got far the first time, this really is like my first time in alot of ways. Already I can hear the voices and the music in my memory so clearly, and there are certain characters I dislike or like so much that they seem to be a part of my real life sometimes. And btw, I don't know who does the voices for the characters, but I love the male voice that often says, "You may speak". I feel like swooning to the floor when he says that. LOL

Darkness Within: I really loved this game and there was something about the settings, the light and shadow, the sounds that made me feel like I was really there in a certain house, or office. I felt like my own sanity was being tested, and that I was investigating this whole story for real. When I think about it now I wander around the rooms in my memory and really want to go back there for some reason. I guess I fell in love, what can I say? wink

I guess that's my short list for now, but I want to thank you guys for coming up with this topic. It's so fun to think about and to realize that I'm not the only one who's grown really attached to certain games. My husband really doesn't "get" video games or why I like them and frankly, none of my RL friends do either, and so it's fun to have a place to talk about stuff like this. smile

Tracy


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Re: Most Like a Real Memory? [Re: Tracy] #700473
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To me it was Zork I, even when it is supposed to be Adventure you can die, this is my justification to put it here whistle.

Since it didn't have graphics one had to have a lot of imagination and to draw maps, then the "rooms" were very vivid in the mind or one would get completely lost.

One particular room gave me a lot of headache to solve
Click to reveal..
the one, really two with the mirror, I though there was only one


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