By BabelTower 11 Comments
So, about two weeks ago I made a mistake and now I am heavily engrossed in researching all about immersion in games. Some very interesting opinions sparks from this topic and many do go with some extreme answers on how "real" immersion should be done.
So, in a nutshell, I am asking this lovely community some simple questions. What is immersion for you? What is the driving force, the mechanics and aesthetics/concepts, that make a game immersive? You may or may not really think abut immersion as something of value in games, but that is an opinion/argument I also want to hear. Why is immersion overrated/underrated?
As a last question that may be the most important one: What breaks the immersion for you? What is usually the irritating thing that just destroys your suspension of disbelief?
All this has probably been debated endlessly on all kinds of boards, forums and threads. But see this as my personal little therapy session.