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    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I once had bad dreams about a browser-based game. That's when I knew I needed to play less.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I've had several video game related dreams over the years. The one I remember best was the Castlevania one. For most of the dream it was like a one of the old school NES/SNES Castlevania games. I can remember the last boss of the level was a big blue goddess type thing that took up the whole screen and whirled books or some such at you. The character died in that battle, then there was a game over screen with a skeleton coming out of a coffin. Then the dream just switched to me playing this game, and I was like OMG I need to tell everyone I discovered a hidden level in Castlevania.

    Right now I'm mostly playing my PSP with Jeanne D'Arc. Though I just saw that Okami is coming out for the Wii so I might have to get a Wii to play that game again.
      CommentAuthorIan Mayor
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I thought every gamer had had the Tetris dream.

    I too have been enamoured of Portal, (which might be the first feminist FPS), a really pure design built on such a simple mechanic I'm amazed it hadn't been done before (other than it's forrunner Narbacular Dro)

    Has a real sense of humour too.
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    A very very long time ago, Star Control II was the only PC game I owned. I played it for 8 hour clips late into the night, until one night it began to invade my dreams and (seriously) I believed that I was piloting a giant Precursor space ship towards Ur-Quan territory. I kept being awakened by my fright of being reduced to particles.
      CommentAuthorSean K
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I would get the video game visions after marathon session of City of Heroes a couple of years back. Not dreams persay, but more just my brain needing 30 minutes or so just to get re-acclimated to the real world while laying in bed.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    If life was a Lucas Arts game, it better be Monkey Island. Shame that they started focusing on the Star Wars franchise almost exclusively.

    Oh and Crank moments?

    Playing WarCraft II in the late 90s lead to dreams where I'm cursing the screen saying "Need more Oil! Need more Oil!"

    System Shock at about the same time made me go around looking at idiots and saying "You Are Pathetic"

    WarCraft III later on and I heard Riflemen while walking on screen.

    Before that, there was less crank and more thrill. The classic Sierra/LucasArts games were beautiful and the idea of exploration kept me addicted to the game for hours on end. While this happens less frequently nowadays, I believe this is partly due to a more jaded review of games and partly because I've found books and film to be far more engaging in the past few years.

    But if they ever bring back Guybrush Threepwood or anyone from Maniac Mansion, I'll be hooked again.
    • CommentAuthorpygmy
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    LucasArts and Sierra games are some of the main reasons I own actual old computers to play them on. I could spend a month dicking around with various emulators and patches and still not be able to play them correctly, or I could just bust out the dinosaurs and rock some original Sam and Max, or Maniac Mansion or even Rogue!
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    also tipping my hat to Portal ( The moment when you realize you are actually in a valve story, this is not just having ironic fun with a strategy game... when the fourth wall is actually broken right in front of you and behind it you read "the cake is a lie..." it freaked me out . Beautiful game design.
    • CommentAuthortmofee
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    The new Sam & Max games are brilliant. A little too short, but a lot of fun.

    I remember years ago I used to have dreams of Gabriel Knight - Sins of the Father when I first played that. So much story all about voodoo and celeb voices..., just got me sucked into it.. Those dreams were fucked up.
    • CommentAuthorMycroft
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    I tend to get more addicted to puzzle and strategy games. The Civilization series being the worst/best. Tetris has always been the worst for me when it comes to dreaming in video game though.
      CommentAuthorJohn Smith
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    The Wii has brought my once thriving interest in videogames back. I just finished playing a few hours of Super Paper Mario-- which is, I've got to say, a twenty years late sequel to Super Mario 2. Really looking forward to Galaxy.

    Then again, I'm easy to please. I downloaded SMBIII last weekend and did nothing that Saturday but play. Presently stuck on level 7 but loving it. Every videogame character should be made to wear a raccoon suit at some point.