A game is nothing without a world surrounding it.
Sure, a game can have fantastic characters or challenging puzzles, but if the setting doesn’t bolster all of that, the game can fall flat. That is why many of my favorite titles have an immersive world that gripped me, further adding to the experience and keeping me engaged for hours at a time.
Immersing Yourself in the World
I’ve been gaming since the Nintendo 64 days, but the first game to really grip me with its world was Metroid Prime on the GameCube. The world immersed me for several reasons.
As a first-person shooter, the game naturally lends itself to immersing you in the surrounding world. The game further accomplished this through other factors such as music, natural sound, and subtle graphics such as mist droplets splashing on Samus’s visor.
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