You can also try keeping the camera at max distance (I forget if it's applicable to xiii-2 or not though). I usually get motion sickness from overly mobile camera views and extreme detail, but when there's a lot more viewing area, I can't focus as easily on one thing and it helps to prevent that focal point from causing me intense waves of nausea. It saved me from FFXI when I would get really sick overplaying it.
That is a super interesting point D!! I have done this in just about any game I had the option to just because I found it it easier to focus. The camera is without a doubt, uber-zoomed on the party leader whilst moving in FFXIII-2 which I found to be troubling to my perception from the moment I turned the game on... I almost constantly have had to focus on the mini-map to successfully navigate.
I feel your pain... I nearly needed a barf bag to get through some of those scenes in Lord of the Rings when the camera pretends it's on a rollercoaster.
What usually helps me:
-Play in a well lit room
-Don't play when tired
-Take a ten to fifteen minute break atleast every hour
-Save and quit when you start feeling bad, because it'll only get worse if you continue
(-And in the case of XIII-2: look away when the camera is having its pre-battle seizure)
It helps to know I'm not the only one! Truly it does.... I'm taking all these suggestions to heart with my gaming from now on because I really don't ever want to experience this again.
I was sort of minimizing how extraordinarily bad this is/was with XIII-2 for me.... trust me if it were a matter a minor tummy ache or simple dizziness I would cope. I HAVE experienced feeling funny after long play sessions with other games but nothing like this. To be honest, the other night after a brief leveling session I couldn't even work. I begin to become ill with as little as 20 minutes of gameplay and it just gets worse thereafter. Thats why I am gracefully bowing out the XIII franchise even though I was actually at the point where I was really beginning to love it.
In truth, I am getting what I deserve here. This is a kharmically appropriate response for me having turned it into a stress and coming on here and bitching for the last week about being indecisive as to what to play. The powers that be are teaching me a lesson right now... appreciate my gaming, don't turn it into a chore, OR ELSE!!
Anyhow, I learned my lesson and will be FAR more appreciative of the Tales franchise from now on! Lol
On a positive note, I learned a great deal about motion sickness and how it occurs. Interesting stuff. Apparently its akin to your body believing it is hallucinating and/or being poisoned which is why it affects your whole CNS and not just your tummy.
And now, for something completely different....
So I'm teaching public school teachers this month, and I'm insanely busy. It's also a little daunting but I'm teaching primary school teachers and they're a fun group.
Prepping, planning, constantly tweaking lessons. Have an open class next where are the supervisors are watching and that's freaking me out a bit.
Then again, I get to do things like set up an obstacle course and have races where the teachers sit on chairs and give directions while another blindfolded teacher pushes them.
Sometimes my job is really fun.
Teaching is the single most rewarding thing I feel I have ever done. The greatest sense of fulfillment, purpose and even fun I have ever experienced was as a martial arts instructor many moons ago. Certainly far different from what you are doing but none the less to this day I value any opportunity to have a chance to educate.
I truly miss teaching. Maybe I should look into getting a tattoo apprentice.... Dice, move down to Northeast Pennsyl'tucky will ya? LOL