When I was playing Dishonored recently I noticed that when I opened any sort of menu to change weapons, the game in the background didn’t just stop but would slow down to a crawl and distort any sounds at the time.  And in Red Dead Redemption you could shoot off peoples hats and not kill or injure them and start a fight.  It’s a small detail that was really appreciated.

So what are some minor details in games that you appreciated?