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Geddes
Geddes
Nomad

Jan-28-2008 15:37

Am a little concerned about the beta testing reports in this respect as I've been unable to play so many games because they make me queasy.

How bad is it? Is it every screen that induces this or just the odd one or two? Has anyone who normally suffers like me played with no ill effects?

Yikes, obviously I'll try it out for myself but as I can't do that yet am hoping someone can help lay my fears to rest. Have been really looking forward to SoM and will be gutted if I can't play :(



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yoyofoshow
yoyofoshow
Old Shoe

Jan-28-2008 15:46

Um lets see the moving screens are pretty critical to the game. You will have to search at least 2 or houses per game each with 2-3 rooms. So they can be fairly prominent. I usually don't feel sick so i unfortunately can't give you more information on what you wanted.

Stooby
Stooby
Well-Connected

Jan-28-2008 15:50

I've played SoM and it made me quasey to. I often get the same feeling when playing first person games (the old Doom game springs to mind).

The camera swings and sways in the crime scenes and when searching apartments.

I can't play it because of this.

Jojo
Jojo
Old Shoe

Jan-28-2008 15:53

I don't get motion sickness very easily, so I'm probably not the best person to speak on this, but if you are very sensitive to the swaying of the camera, you may be a little bit upset by it.

As yoyo said, you'll have to search at least 2 houses per case, maybe even more.

I'd say it's not as bad as other games when it comes to the swinging motion, but it does exist.

Geddes
Geddes
Nomad

Jan-28-2008 16:04

Thanks for the feedback guys (how jealous am I of all you peeps who don't get motion sickness easy).

Oh dear, I get that problem too Stooby (stupid brain can't differentiate between what my eyes see and motion censors feel, so goes into lockdown) and if it's enough to stop you playing it's probably enough to stop me playing also.

Still going to give it a try though.

Can the swinging and swaying be minimised in any way e.g. by better mouse control/ slower movements etc or is it just inherent in the game?


Geddes
Geddes
Nomad

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Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Jan-28-2008 16:30

It's definitely not the same kind of motion as say first person killers like doom, halo and half-life. you have a fair amount of control over the jerkiness of the scanning of rooms, depending on your control of the mouse. first person 'shooters' usually build in a fair amount of realistic 'jolting' that you'd experience whilst running and moving normally. Also there's a certain amount of depth perception used in those games. This isn't the case with SoM. It's still fairly much 2D.

Ms Helen
Ms Helen
Red-Nosed

Jan-28-2008 16:31

I've got to say I've never felt any motion sickness playing the game but again I don't suffer with motion sickness. I can understand how that may affect people who do suffer severe motion sickness.

Having said that I would recommend definitely trying the game and not letting it bother you until you see if it affects you personally Geddes.

I'm not sure but I don't think this has been mentioned on the SoM message board before, so maybe Ben hasn't been aware of it. There might therefore be a way to rectify the problem if he knows.

Geddes
Geddes
Nomad

Jan-28-2008 17:57

Thanks SS that makes it sound hopefull at least.

Maybe there is something that can be done, would hate to think I'll have to play the majority of the game with my eyes shut (although, may just improve my sucess rate, you never know). Am definitely going to give it a try and see how I get on regardless. Have waited the best part of a year for this game and wild horses couldn't keep me from at least giving it a shot.

*tries not to get too excited*

Roll on open beta!!

Hawkeye Harris
Hawkeye Harris
Battered Shoe

Jan-28-2008 20:37

I have played one or two games that did make me queasy, to the point that I could not complete them. However, I haven't been affected by the screen movement on SoM. Perhaps you will not experience any adverse effects either, Geddes!

yoyofoshow
yoyofoshow
Old Shoe

Jan-29-2008 06:25

You could slow down your movement with your mouse, it should help (at least a little). If you do that it'll be more like a slow pan rather than jerky movement.

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