Originally Posted by ErichWK
Come on! Don't tell me you didn't think it was awesome when you were playing Metroid Prime and your screen got all wet from the rain! Blew my mind back in the day
Oh yeah, that was awesome. But there they had the excuse of the player wearing a helmet, so it made sense.
For Sci-Fi, my favorite stuff was the space scenes in Firefly. I don't remember if they used lens-flares or not, but I loved how it goes all silent. The excuse being that since there's no air in space, you won't hear the engines and whatnot.