motion sickness ( Mass Effect 3 )

So far I have puked twice wile placing ME3. This game's camera is messing with me and it doesn't look any different than ME1 or ME2. Games normally don't get me motion sick, but this one is. I am going to try and finish it but I guess I will have to play in small burst or play with a bucket next to me. I have put to much time into the ME universe to not see it through to the end.

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Posted by osuzoo08

So far I have puked twice wile placing ME3. This game's camera is messing with me and it doesn't look any different than ME1 or ME2. Games normally don't get me motion sick, but this one is. I am going to try and finish it but I guess I will have to play in small burst or play with a bucket next to me. I have put to much time into the ME universe to not see it through to the end.

Posted by CaptainCody

I can only imagine how you handle turning in real life.

Posted by GloomyTangent

@osuzoo08: Move back from your TV/monitor dude. And if a game made me sick, I straight up wouldn't play it, no matter how much time I'd put into it.

That said, I have noticed that the camera seems a bit closer over the shoulder than I'm used to, but it's also been a while since I played ME2.

Posted by osuzoo08

@GloomyTangent: Yeah I am going to try to sit a little farther back hopefully that helps some.

Posted by TentPole

Is it the lack of film grain?

Posted by James_Giant_Peach

There are things wrong with you.

Posted by Zurgfrog

That's pretty messed up, maybe you need to see a doctor??

Posted by floodiastus

@osuzoo08 said:

So far I have puked twice wile placing ME3. This game's camera is messing with me and it doesn't look any different than ME1 or ME2. Games normally don't get me motion sick, but this one is. I am going to try and finish it but I guess I will have to play in small burst or play with a bucket next to me. I have put to much time into the ME universe to not see it through to the end.

I take it you are playing on the PC if you are getting sick, that usually an indicator of a too narrow FOV in relation to the distance to your monitor.

I was worried about this, they use a narrow FoV on the PC so its pretty much made for playing on a TV in your couch, but then they remove the gamepad support so the ONLY way to play the game is infront of a tv with a wireless keyboard and mouse... which kinda sucks.

Posted by Hot_Karl

Isn't this the reason why every single video game has that motion sickness disclaimer on the back of the box, the first page of the insert and when you boot up the game?

If it's legitimately bothering you, just stop playing. Wait until there's a patch to fix the narrow field of view. No video game is worth getting physically ill over.

Edited by iam3green

you should make sure that you eat on a full stomach and stop playing when you start to feel a headache and motion sickness.

i have them from time to time with different games. i found out that i could get motion sickness was with goldeneye 64. i got the game and when i played it for a long time i would start to feel sick. pretty funny, this one time i was playing and felt like throwing up. i continued playing then i felt it so i went to the bathroom and then went back to playing the game. my mom was like is every thing ok. i said says i just threw up. and then she just said o.

also, i thought this thread was going to be about the hate for mass effect 3.

Posted by Flaboere

@iam3green said:

you should make sure that you eat on a full stomach and stop playing when you start to feel a headache and motion sickness.

i have them from time to time with different games. i found out that i could get motion sickness was with goldeneye 64. i got the game and when i played it for a long time i would start to feel sick. pretty funny, this one time i was playing and felt like throwing up. i continued playing then i felt it so i went to the bathroom and then went back to playing the game. my mom was like is every thing ok. i said says i just threw up. and then she just said o.

Eat on a full stomach?

Posted by iam3green

@Flaboere said:

@iam3green said:

you should make sure that you eat on a full stomach and stop playing when you start to feel a headache and motion sickness.

i have them from time to time with different games. i found out that i could get motion sickness was with goldeneye 64. i got the game and when i played it for a long time i would start to feel sick. pretty funny, this one time i was playing and felt like throwing up. i continued playing then i felt it so i went to the bathroom and then went back to playing the game. my mom was like is every thing ok. i said says i just threw up. and then she just said o.

Eat on a full stomach?

yes, make sure your full from eating food. i got sick easier when i was hungry.

Posted by Stepside
@GloomyTangent

@osuzoo08: Move back from your TV/monitor dude. And if a game made me sick, I straight up wouldn't play it, no matter how much time I'd put into it.

That said, I have noticed that the camera seems a bit closer over the shoulder than I'm used to, but it's also been a while since I played ME2.

I get motion sick super easily with certain games (Mirror's Edge almost killed me.). Osuz here is totally right - move back from your monitor a bit. It really helped me.
Posted by Flaboere

@iam3green said:

@Flaboere said:

@iam3green said:

you should make sure that you eat on a full stomach and stop playing when you start to feel a headache and motion sickness.

i have them from time to time with different games. i found out that i could get motion sickness was with goldeneye 64. i got the game and when i played it for a long time i would start to feel sick. pretty funny, this one time i was playing and felt like throwing up. i continued playing then i felt it so i went to the bathroom and then went back to playing the game. my mom was like is every thing ok. i said says i just threw up. and then she just said o.

Eat on a full stomach?

yes, make sure your full from eating food. i got sick easier when i was hungry.

Ah, that way. Because the way you wrote it, it seemed like you meant to only eay food, once you were full already, which seems kind of strange.

Posted by selbie

Don't they sell tablets for that problem? or do you need a prescription?

Posted by osuzoo08

My problem has been solved somewhat when I was playing last night (360 version) I had to sit closer to the tv than normal because my wife was sleeping. So I had to play with headphones on. I went out and bought a headphone extension cable so I could sit farther back. Now it's just when you have to run for an extended period of time that I get nauseous and that happens few and far between so far.

Posted by Jayzilla

you may be experiencing vertigo. you are also intentionally, or unintentionally trolling with your thread title. gg.

Posted by mosdl

@osuzoo08 said:

My problem has been solved somewhat when I was playing last night (360 version) I had to sit closer to the tv than normal because my wife was sleeping. So I had to play with headphones on. I went out and bought a headphone extension cable so I could sit farther back. Now it's just when you have to run for an extended period of time that I get nauseous and that happens few and far between so far.

Do you wear glasses? If your eyesight has worsend, it can sometimes lead to nausea.

Posted by ZeForgotten
@floodiastus said:

@osuzoo08 said:

So far I have puked twice wile placing ME3. This game's camera is messing with me and it doesn't look any different than ME1 or ME2. Games normally don't get me motion sick, but this one is. I am going to try and finish it but I guess I will have to play in small burst or play with a bucket next to me. I have put to much time into the ME universe to not see it through to the end.

I take it you are playing on the PC if you are getting sick, that usually an indicator of a too narrow FOV in relation to the distance to your monitor.

I was worried about this, they use a narrow FoV on the PC so its pretty much made for playing on a TV in your couch, but then they remove the gamepad support so the ONLY way to play the game is infront of a tv with a wireless keyboard and mouse... which kinda sucks.

Hey, finally someone else who actually knows what problems low FOV can cause. Faith in humanity gain +5 
 
As for the wireless keyboard and mouse thing, that's not needed. I play using my Logitech G19 and the MX518 mouse, all wired and I use the TV as my monitor. 
USB cables aren't that hard to extend and also hide under a carpet
Posted by floodiastus

@ZeForgotten said:

@floodiastus said:

@osuzoo08 said:

So far I have puked twice wile placing ME3. This game's camera is messing with me and it doesn't look any different than ME1 or ME2. Games normally don't get me motion sick, but this one is. I am going to try and finish it but I guess I will have to play in small burst or play with a bucket next to me. I have put to much time into the ME universe to not see it through to the end.

I take it you are playing on the PC if you are getting sick, that usually an indicator of a too narrow FOV in relation to the distance to your monitor.

I was worried about this, they use a narrow FoV on the PC so its pretty much made for playing on a TV in your couch, but then they remove the gamepad support so the ONLY way to play the game is infront of a tv with a wireless keyboard and mouse... which kinda sucks.

Hey, finally someone else who actually knows what problems low FOV can cause. Faith in humanity gain +5 As for the wireless keyboard and mouse thing, that's not needed. I play using my Logitech G19 and the MX518 mouse, all wired and I use the TV as my monitor. USB cables aren't that hard to extend and also hide under a carpet

Course you CAN play with a mouse and keyboard in your couch, but it is pretty cumbersome when you want to chill with your friends and just let the controller rotate.

What annoys me is that they did a half-assed try for a PC port, they should either have had proper FoV or Gamepad support :)

Posted by CJduke

Are you playing it on PS3, because the frame rate is pretty awful sometimes and trying to watch action cut scenes was making me feel kinda funny. Also never play the Witcher 2, the motion blur when you turn in that game will probably make you instantly puke.

Posted by ShadowSkill11

That sucks. Being born with a genetic flaw like being motion sick. Blame oyur parents for your bad genes bro.

Posted by Contrarian

I always get motion sickness, moreso with FPS which other than the fact that they are boring, is the reason I don't play them. I remember trying Mass Effect and giving up because it made me sick, then I went and bought 2, but haven't tried it yet. I find motion sickness is worse when I am tired.