The lights are on
With tomorrow's release of Far Cry 3, the lush South Pacific comes to life on our game consoles. This got us thinking about what other destinations would make for a great open world experience. The viable locales for a game seem endless. So far we've been to the snowy mountains of Skyrim, the crime-filled streets of Hong Kong in Sleeping Dogs, and experienced the American Old West in Red Dead Redemption, just to name a few.
But what are some destinations ripe for an open world game that have yet to be explored? Do you prefer when these worlds are entirely fictitious like Empire City in Infamous or based on real world destinations, such as Assassin's Creed, which transported us to Jerusalem, Italy, and colonial America? Most importantly, what makes these worlds come alive for you?
Personally, I want some more futuristic worlds, which is why I'm looking forward to CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk. As well, I've always thought Australia's outback would make for a good romp. The outback is beautiful, and the opportunity to be transported there instantly with realistic graphics is an opportunity I wouldn't pass up.
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Mainland China. Bamboo forests, mountains, temples, jungles. A lot of good material there.
An open world set in the Mughal era of India would certainly be interesting.
Or it will come to life on our gaming PCs... The destination doesn't really matter to me, just that it's more immersive and more interactive. I want the open world experience to be so believable and organic that I can never get enough of it.
futuristic worlds would be nice. (hope some devs can make it "Really awesome")
I just like going to a new setting in a game, it doesn't really matter too much what the setting is, as long as it is a place I haven't seen before.