A guy talking about his 11-year-old son playing KOTOR: "Took him a while to get the hang of it, but once he got into things he was hooked. The fascinating part is watching him choose dialogue options and react to the story and all that. Unlike me, he doesn't see the GAME behind the game, if you know what I mean. He doesn't think about the mechanics or how to manipulate dialogue options or any of that stuff. For him, he's living in the Star Wars universe for a little while and seeing things in those terms. For instance, at some point some NPC tries to give him a datapad. It was a side quest trigger of some sort. But he wouldn't take it! "Oh no," he told me, "I didn't trust him. I'm sure that thing had a tracking device in it. Malick wants to find me BAD." When he encountered the dark Jedi on Tatoinne he didn?t see it as a mere encounter, he said, "How did they track me here!??" He doesn't see the mechanics behind the game, he's just living in the world during the time he plays. Holy hell, I remember playing games like that! I remember that time before you became aware of the game. How on Earth do you recapture that sense of totally getting lost like that? I don't think I could now if I tried. I get absorbed in them, yes, but never so far into them that I forget there are game mechanics driving the whole thing, or that there are certain rules holding the whole experience together. He's playing it like it's a living, breathing world with all sorts of stuff happening, not like it's a scripted, focused game experience. I dunno why, but it struck me as kind cool to see someone playing games and not seeing the game, if you know what I mean. I want to be there when he finds out the truth about Revan." Yeah I wanna play games like that again. It's like I get immersed, but not like that kid. I don't get totally 100% absorbed any more and I really envy him.