First Person Immersion
Everyone is different and immersion means different things to different people. For me, when developers create a believably realistic world like the post apocalyptic world of Fallout: New Vegas, it’s immersive. Beievable in the sense that it feels real enough and looks real enough to trick my brain and suck me in. I feel like I’m actually there and get lost in the world, as opposed to feeling like an outside observer. I find that games that are in first person are far more immersive to me. When I play a game like Fable, I’m not getting lost and a part of this world, I instead feel like a character or avatar in this world. Another example would be Dead Space. Dead Space can be creepy but I’m not as frightened by it because I’m not as immersed as I would be if it were in first person. My mind can never get lost and as immersed in third person games.
Are first person games immersive to you?