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This question was inspired by several responses to VGG QOTD Jan 11: It is cloudy outside, and has been for months. What video game do you play to feel a bit of sun?.

Yes, I do this frequently. I went to the mountain dedicated to Kynareth the Wind Goddess in Skyrim, when it was a windstorm outside. When playing Morrowind I would go to the ash plains on cloudy days, immersing myself in that gray world (this was before I moved to perpetually gray Seattle...)

So, do you ever match the mood/tone of the game you are playing to the weather outside?
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Nope, never even thought about it. Although I will Dead space at night, if that counts...
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No. No, man. Shoot, no, man. I believe you'd get your butt kicked doin' something like that, man.
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Almost never. I did find that Limbo was particularly enjoyable with frosted windows and snow outside.
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Jythier wrote:
No. No, man. Shoot, no, man. I believe you'd get your butt kicked doin' something like that, man.

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And no ... I do not.
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I don't think I do.
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I pretty much exclusively game late at night, behind closed curtains, and I doubt I'd ever, consciously at least, pick games based on the weather.
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Nope. Never.
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As already suggested, horror games are definitely better at night.

Other than that, no, the weather doesn't influence my choice at all.
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Not so much the weather, but sometimes I will play or not play a game depending on how bright it is outside. Horror games and survival or stealth type games that keep the screen pretty dark are games I usually only play at night or when it's dark and cloudy.
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Nope.
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I am confused by this "outside" concept you speak of.
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I have never even thought about that. Maybe I should try at some point
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I find when the weather outside matches the game it does enhance it a bit, especially when it is raining in game and outside. I don't normally go out of my way to match weather conditions though.
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I believe there was a game that even matches the weather conditions in game to the weather forecast from your area. That sounded pretty cool but really was just for show. Mostly, you know, to have done it.
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No, but it has happened without my trying it, like playing Skyrim during an Illinois winter or Fallout: New Vegas during the summer around here.
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He's looking real sharp in his 1940's fedora. He's got nerves of steel, an iron will, and several other metal-themed attributes. His fur is water tight and he's always up for a fight.
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I was thinking about this question again, and I had something slightly unrelated to share... in that, when I would play Harvest Moon, I would find my own mood affected by the weather in the game. If it was dreary I'd feel dreary. If it was sunny I'd feel sunny. As if it was the real weather. It could be sunshining and hot outside but if it was snowing in the game, I would forget it was sunny out. Especially when I played in the basement with no windows.
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Jythier wrote:
I was thinking about this question again, and I had something slightly unrelated to share... in that, when I would play Harvest Moon, I would find my own mood affected by the weather in the game. If it was dreary I'd feel dreary. If it was sunny I'd feel sunny. As if it was the real weather. It could be sunshining and hot outside but if it was snowing in the game, I would forget it was sunny out. Especially when I played in the basement with no windows.
I've had that happen from games too, so you are not alone.
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