I just watched a friend do a solo vocal performance (w/piano accompaniment). She was very talented, the lyrics were great, and the whole thing was awesome. BUT: The raw emotion conveyed by her voice, and even just her breathing patterns, absolutely floored me. The rest of the song *could* have been rubbish, and the emotion still would have carried it.
She got a standing ovation that was so, so long even I started feeling uncomfortable, just standing in the audience.
So my question is: Is it possible to capture this same feeling in a game?
This is definitely the kind of work I want to be doing. It just seems so distant from me right now…