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Reader Discussion: Do You Prefer Open World Or Linear Experiences?

by Kyle Hilliard on Jan 03, 2015 at 10:49 AM

There's plenty of room for both types of games, but do you have a preference?

One of the themes of my personal top five games of last generation list was how much I enjoy linear, directed experiences. I love games like The Last of Us and Half-Life 2 that have dedicated paths leading to specific storytelling and gameplay moments, but I have also been playing a lot of Far Cry 4 the last few weeks and have been having a great time.

What type of game do you prefer? Or do you like having a cross-section of both?