I've found myself having dark Souls dreams a lot last year. When I really get into a game I tend to dream about being in that world quite a bit. Years back it was Street Fighter and Final Fantasy. Does this happen to anyone else?
Yup, it usually happens when I binge on a game (or a book/tv series for that matter), like I've been playing Dragon Age Inquisition a LOT recently over a relatively short space of time and have been having dreams like you where I'm kinda my character in that world. It's always a little disorienting but I'm sure it's perfectly harmless (probably) and I find these dreams are actually usually pretty darn cool.
Off the top of my head it's happened to me before with Doctor Who (tv), Red Dwarf (tv), Harry Potter (book), the Mass Effect games and the previous Dragon Age games -shrug-
Huniepop, but not the cool kind, the kind where I'm matching 3 in my sleep for 8 hours and there's no end in sight. Puzzle games always give me very unpleasant dreams where I solve endless puzzles with no solution. Tetris blocks falling forever. Using Talos Principle lasers to open doors, which lead to more lasers, which lead to more doors. I never feel very well rested after those nights.
I don't think I had a dream about a real game since the time my hype levels were in overdrive for GTA4 and I dreamed of a photorealistic first person version of the Alderney suburbs. I might be forgetting some, though... my dream retention tends to be pretty poor.
I did have a dream last week about a nonexistent VR horror game based on the unwatchably bad movie Killjoy, however. All I remember is walking down a driveway, passing the titular clown's ice cream truck, and seeing a shadowy figure on the roof across from me preparing to leap down and give chase. All the while, I was telling the developer how impressed I was by all of this. Interestingly, my mind even filled in the world with texture redundancies and aliasing.
About a year ago I dreamt that the pursuer from Dark Souls 2 delivered a pizza to my house. It seemed to be sort of an undercover assassination sort of deal because I don't think I ordered a pizza in the dream. I remember hearing the "You Died" music/chime thing but I don't remember how he killed me.
I suppose that's probably the boss I died to most in that game because I was severely underleveled and didn't have any adaptability to combat the weird hitboxes on his swings and stabs.
I have plenty of dreams where I go into some game store or thrift store and finding amazing deals on tons of older games and consoles, like, 100 games for a dollar type of stuff, but I can never get to the point in my dream where I buy anything, I just, sort of, look at them, but have trouble looking at them, like my dream mind can't comprehend what games they should be, and which ones I should get, so I'm always just panicked in my dreams like "I'm going to have to leave the store soon and without this treasure trove of games! AUHG!"
And then I wake up and am somewhat relieved but also somewhat disappointed that the store wasn't real.
As far as an actual dream about a game, I think it was way back before Dead Rising as out I was super excited for it and had a dream about playing it, and it was pretty much spot on to what the game turned out to be.
I also make up games in my dreams, a week ago I dreamed about a multplayer team based survival mode where vampire monsters had to track down and kill humans in a castle. It was pretty sweet.
@zolroyce: Oh, my God. That first part happens to me so much. Usually it's either money or food that ends up being the object of want. I wake up around the time when I try to buy something or eat the food I'm holding. It takes a while for me to realize it isn't actually happening. Sometimes I check my pants after waking expecting twenty bucks to be in the pockets.
As for games, I've been wanting to purchase a copy of Silent Hill 2 (not on the HD Collection, thanks) for a while, so of course I dream that I find one at my local game store. I remember the feeling of happiness while playing, but not the actual gameplay.
Does this count as "in my restless dreams, I see that town. Silent Hill"?
I should really just Amazon that shit...
Same with me, but less so with books or tv. If I play a game for more then 15-20 hours in a week I generally will have some portion of that game seep into my dreams. But I am really bad at remebering what my dreams were after an hour or two of the day goes by unless they were extremely busy. Most recently I can remember having dreams that involved WoW, and Warframe.
I rarely have video game dreams, but I had two about Alien.
1. I was hiding from an alien on a space station much like the Sevastopole. I was in only my underwear, probably to reduce noise. I had this dream after I saw a picture of a naked Amanda Ripley hiding from an alien on Hentai-Foundry.
2. My mother wanted to take refuge from an alien with a bunch of people. I told her they were all going to die, so we continued to wander alone. The alien began to hunt us and I was separated from her. I didn't know if she lived, but I didn't hear her scream.
Weird-ass dream of old friends and acquaintances from high school wearing Chie's jacket.
Don't know if this has anything to do with me actually buying one from a cosplay site, or I just like the color green for some odd reason...
...Eh. It's probably because I like green. I do admire those Razor keyboards and mice.
I had recently had a dream where there was a Resident Evil 7 demo on the PSN store... Playing it involved Chris & Wesker teaming up for some reason in some shanty village. The gameplay looked reminiscent of RE5 with a lot of familiar animations. Then it would start to get weird as I myself became apart of the game and would say how weird it was that both Chris & Wesker were voiced by Roger Craig Smith, to which they both laughed. I also remember me and Chris having to hoist Wesker up because he was injured and I kept apologising for bumping into things.
I can remember it ending with me then writing up a thread on GB asking people for their opinions about the demo.
I just had a dream that Bethesda Game Studios announced their new game and it was a weird Little Big Planet x Gary's Mod x Tomodachi Life hybrid.
I had no idea what to make of it other than a sign of them leaning hard into the mod / user created content angle. As a game it just looked confusing and not really what I wanted out of the studio that made Skyrim. So I kind of hope they don't reveal something like that IRL at E3.
Sorry to necro but it seemed neat to keep the game dreams in one place.
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