Games w/ day/night cycles

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Apr 23, 2013

Games w/ day/night cycles by BORTZ at 6:59 PM (2,080 Views / 0 Likes) 36 replies

  1. BORTZ
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    I want to know what games out there have these. I want to sort them into a couple of categories.

    I know most games that do have a day and night cycle are on an in game clock that switches every what 15 minutes or whatever, giving the player some control over time.

    The second is like the Pokemon Silver and Gold series. Where day is during the actual day and night is triggered by actual night time. I have yet to find many that do this, and that is disappointing, even though i understand that is a difficult concept to pull off. I love games like that. Tell me more of them please.
     


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    Magical Starsign had an interesting day/night system (with the alignment of planets) which made it very cool, but it wasn't the real d/n cycle obviously.
    I remember the Solatorobo:Red The Hunter d/n cycle being beautiful and think it actually corresponded to the DS clock, but I'm not too sure.
     
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    Almost every MMO I think, and some Zelda games, and GTA series.
     
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    Okami had this, not sure about Okamiden. In the beginning, you could only make night into day, but later in the game you could control the cycle completely.

    (about the OP, Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal relied in their internal clocks, so they just took the time of it IIRC, and if the battery died, you were stucked in day infinitely :lol: )
     
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    Can't think of any more.
     
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    Animal Crossing does the whole day/night IRL thing.

    Many games don't do it because if you limit what the player can do during certain times, people who only get to play videogames at one specific time of day (say, the few hours between when they get home from school and go to sleep) will only be able to experience what's in that timeframe.
     
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    I THINK Dragon Quest III and onwards had day/night, mightve been II though.
     
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    Yeah yeah i know...
    Theres just a different level of immersion that occurs with a day and night cycle tied into the games clock.
     
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    I havent seen Boktai mentioned yet.
     
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    Warcraft 3, DOTA, and subsequently the DOTA clones, have the 15-minute day/night cycle.
     
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    You can mod several games with day/night cycles to align their schedules with the actual day/night cycle of your location, if you wanted to see more games whose time are rigidly parallel to your own.
     
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    Here's a few:
    Breath of Fire I and II
    Shenmue I and II
    Tales of Eternia
    Xenoblade Chronicles
     
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