One topic of conversation that came up in the Hangout on Thursday night was visiting places you were really familiar with, but only because you played it in a video game.
When a friend visited, he knew his way around DC–because he had played Fallout 3 extensively.
That game was especially eerie for me. Well, because I ran past where I lived at the time.
And yes. Washington Blvd. is a real road that I lived near.
And I’m just starting Assasin’s Creed: Unity. I haven’t played long enough to see how accurate the streets are. But districts are pretty accurate.
Another person commenting in the chat said that he realized he was mentally checking off a list of places he had once ruled in Civilization as he traveled.
And I never realized how much Brightwall in Fable 3 looked like Epcot until I had a really surreal moment when walking around the countries of Epcot after a very large Fable 3 binge.
Have you ever noticed you’ve been somewhere before–just in a video game?
(Note: I have yet to visit anywhere featured in one of the Super Mario Games)