Originally Posted by Vlad the Impaler
I have never ever played any kind of turn based computer game in any genre in which I felt immersed in the game.

Fair enough, though that's a viewpoint I have trouble empathising with. I played too many games to be immersed in them. I remember times when I was scared of them, or would shudder when character would drop into a water in Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, but that's been years ago. A bit like with movies - they can still affect me if they are really really good, but I see through the illusion far too easily and far to quickly. Real time game be it top-down, FP or TP is just as artificial for me, as a turn based game or a card game.