7 Genius Ways Games Justified Videogame Mechanics

Published 4 months ago by Jane Douglas

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As immersive as games get, there's usually something to remind you you're playing a game. Except some try to stretch the illusion even further, adding in-universe explanations for common game mechanics. Respawning in Bioshock? The HUD in Nier Automata? Carrying a zillion weapons in Star Trek Voyager Elite Force? They all make perfect in-game sense, thanks to these creative justifications.

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Jane Douglas
Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.

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