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Open World Games

EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes UpRegistered User regular
Hey there SE++

I'm installing Saints Row The Third for the first time, and it got me thinking. Aren't open world games neat? Let's talk about those!

Personally, my most anticipated open world game is Just Cause 3! What's yours?

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    Mad Max and Fallout 4.

    I JUST WANT TO SHOOT THINGS IN THE POSTAPOCALYPSE

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  • DeMoNDeMoN twitch.tv/toxic_cizzle Registered User regular
    Mad Max and MGSV both coming out on the same day is the sickest of jokes

    I'm getting them both and I don't know what I'm gonna do

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    SR3 is great but kind of hard to go back to after 4

  • nicopernicusnicopernicus Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    I'm most looking forward to Fallout 4, though Just Cause is a close second. I sometimes have a hard time getting overwhelmed with open world games. There's just so much choice that I become paralysed with indecision. I've become better about this recently, but it can still be a really obnoxious issue. Any tips for dealing with that?

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    skoirim

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    I'm probably gonna get MGSV over Mad Max

    The Mother Base and free-form stealth shit in MGS looks incredible and the reactions to Mad Max's game play a while back were pretty mixed.

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  • EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    Yeah, I'm...concerned about Mad Max

    I want it to be great because a vehicular open world game sounds great!

    But it looks like it could be pretty bad
    SR3 is great but kind of hard to go back to after 4

    I've actually never played any of them, so I assume I'll have the best experience possible!

  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    I really should beat/get good/not get reckt in State of Decay.

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Yeah, I'm...concerned about Mad Max

    I want it to be great because a vehicular open world game sounds great!

    But it looks like it could be pretty bad
    SR3 is great but kind of hard to go back to after 4

    I've actually never played any of them, so I assume I'll have the best experience possible!

    Yes. Play and beat 3, its great. Then get 4 and oh my god 4 is so good

  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    SR3 is definitely the best place to start imo.

    Favourite open world game? Hmm, none have quite hit the mark for me. SR3 was pretty good. Minecraft is pretty good. I spent a lot of time wandering Oblivion when I did a 'no quick travel' game. That was a lot of fun.

    I think I'd say Oblivion.

  • EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    My favorite open world game is probably Sleeping Dogs

    That game just hit a lot of the right buttons for me

  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Does Mount and Blade count?

    Far Cry 2 was African happiness, while Just Cause 2 started to feel, after a certain point, like destroying everything was just another substitute for collecting everything. But it was still fun because I was "collecting" by using a fighter jet I stole from half a map away.

  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    Oh yes! Mount and Blade Warband is my number 1! I didn't think of it at first because it doesn't feel like a real open world game. You have the towns, and you have randomly generated terrain that sticks around for only one battle. There's no sense of a persistent world to explore.

    But, definitely my favourite. A Mount and Blade crossed with Oblivion would be perfect, having both small scale npc interactions and large scale battles and wars.

  • DeMoNDeMoN twitch.tv/toxic_cizzle Registered User regular
    My favorite open world game is probably Sleeping Dogs

    That game just hit a lot of the right buttons for me

    I am in love with that game. The driving is passable but they made it a ton of fun with the simple edition of a ram button, they made shooting a joy by just going "here have a ton of slowmo", and the melee combat honestly has no right to be as good as it is for an open-world gta style game. After I beat it I kept going back just to beat up random thugs while listening to podcasts.

    Part of the reason I'm so excited for Mad Max is it looks like it's going to be hitting some of the same beats in its melee combat that Sleeping Dogs did. I know it's not really the focus of the game, but that's cool since the car stuff customizing stuff looks great too. I love the idea of combing the wasteland for new parts.

    Like apparently the Wasteland doesn't really have an endpoint, just, when you get too far outside the world you start hitting sandstorms and the farther you go the more damage you take until you eventually die. But the devs also threw a bunch of parts out there, so you can go on suicide runs to get good gear, and that is awesome.

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    Yeah, I'm...concerned about Mad Max

    I want it to be great because a vehicular open world game sounds great!

    But it looks like it could be pretty bad
    SR3 is great but kind of hard to go back to after 4

    I've actually never played any of them, so I assume I'll have the best experience possible!

    I think you'll like it

    Just be forewarned that there's some gross sex trafficking stuff in the very middle

    Otherwise it's a blast!

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I love open-world games

    Just Cause 2, in an alternate universe (where I play games on PC), is probably my favorite game ever

    Alas, on consoles, the health mechanic and the constant lack of ammo killed a lot of that enjoyment

    Just Cause 3 seems like they are taking a smarter approach to it so I really hope they they can pull it off, I really want to like that series more than I do

  • EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Yeah, I'm...concerned about Mad Max

    I want it to be great because a vehicular open world game sounds great!

    But it looks like it could be pretty bad
    SR3 is great but kind of hard to go back to after 4

    I've actually never played any of them, so I assume I'll have the best experience possible!

    Yes. Play and beat 3, its great. Then get 4 and oh my god 4 is so good

    Aww, man

    It's not working for some reason?

    Like, I can go on the menu and start up a new game

    But as soon as it starts to load into the game proper, the whole thing just crashes without any messages or anything

    Kind of a bummer!

  • RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    I do not enjoy open world games, they rarely challenge me in a way that I enjoy. It's incredibly hard to balance encounters when 'go anywhere' is an option and I invariably break pathing rules on games with a jump command.

    That said, Prototype is a great game and you can hella jump kick helicopters in it,

  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    I've been playing open world game sunset overdrive and I really, really like the visual style and the parkour but the writing is so bad

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    By the way, it's been pretty cool to just kinda see this genre unfold over the years

    I remember getting GTA3 back in late 2001 and just how completely insane that game felt at the time, the idea that I could just drive anywhere and do anything and if I ran over people, an ambulance would come, and then I could steal that ambulance and drive people to the hospital to make money, all that stuff was so insane at the time

    GTA3 was actually the first open-world game (and only GTA) that I ever got 100% in, I scoured the shit out of Liberty City looking for all those hidden packages

    I've found all the GTAs to be pretty fantastic experiences, but there haven't been as many gaming experiences that felt as "holy shit" new as GTA3 did

  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    I'm pretty interested in crackdown 3 if it is in fact living up to the dreams of a next-gen red faction

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    I should really look up that one where you are in Antarctica and skiing.

    Carrier Command: Gaea Mission was........you ever had one of those Egg White desserts, that look yummy but are filled with a lot of air and yummy?

    Does Don't Starve count?

  • GaryOGaryO Registered User regular
    I liked Mercenaries. Open world game where almost every vehicle is a military vehicle. Plus the ability to call in airstrikes on my enemies.

    And for some reason its the only game i've ever been good at driving in. Every other game I play im terrible, where I routinely murder dozens of people anytime I get in a car. Makes playing GTA a chore as im nearly always in a police chase.

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Mercenaries is fantastic

    Shame about Mercenaries 2

    I'd love to see a revival somehow, though I imagine Disney now has the rights

  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    I'm pretty interested in crackdown 3 if it is in fact living up to the dreams of a next-gen red faction

    I was watching a video on IGN demonstrating the destructible buildings in multiplayer and it kinda made me anxious that they're overreaching, I have no idea how handling destruction on the cloud is going to hold up.

    And I wouldn't be me if I didn't point out how amazing Driver: San Francisco is.

  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    Red Faction: Guerrilla and GTA IV are probably my favourite open world games of the last generation, but Crackdown also holds a strong place in my heart that I'm really hoping 3 can capture. It looks like it's doing the right thing.

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  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    My favorite open world game is probably Sleeping Dogs

    That game just hit a lot of the right buttons for me
    Sleeping Dogs is rad as Hell.

    MGSV, Fallout and Just Cause are the one's I'm looking forward to most from the rest of this year.

    Witcher 3 is also really good.

    I'll probably check out Arkham Knight & AC Syndicate at some point as well.

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Mirror's Edge 2 going open world seems like the best possible move

  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    Mirror's Edge 2 going open world seems like the best possible move

    I've seen a lot of folks expressing the exact opposite opinion.

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Mirror's Edge 2 going open world seems like the best possible move

    I've seen a lot of folks expressing the exact opposite opinion.

    I'm kind of in that camp?

    Mirror's Edge was at its best when you could smoothly pull off a good stretch without interruption, and a linear path would encourage that. Open world makes you tempted to deviate from the path which breaks the flow.

  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Wasn't mirrors edges whole thing that it was a meticulously designed tacetrack

    That doesn't sound great

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Is this the Spider-Man 2 thread

  • KarlKarl Registered User regular
    All 3 Borderlands games are open world so I recommend them.

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Is this the Spider-Man 2 thread
    MY BALLOON

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    I just beat Just Cause 2.

    It's overrated. Also a resource hog.

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Playing just cause 2 with the intention of beating it is the wrong way to play just cause 2 imo

  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Just cause 2 wasn't the best selling game of the generation so its actually prey severely underrated

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    By the way, it's been pretty cool to just kinda see this genre unfold over the years

    I remember getting GTA3 back in late 2001 and just how completely insane that game felt at the time, the idea that I could just drive anywhere and do anything and if I ran over people, an ambulance would come, and then I could steal that ambulance and drive people to the hospital to make money, all that stuff was so insane at the time

    GTA3 was actually the first open-world game (and only GTA) that I ever got 100% in, I scoured the shit out of Liberty City looking for all those hidden packages

    I've found all the GTAs to be pretty fantastic experiences, but there haven't been as many gaming experiences that felt as "holy shit" new as GTA3 did

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngjO0fnaouE

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    I love Saints Row 3 & 4 and Sleepy Dogs is fun from what I've played (my PC couldn't handle it until recently). However, my current open world favorite is the Sand Box mode in Dead Rising 2 Off the Record. It's just so fun to run around Zombie Vegas with no time limit and no life or death goals.

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Does anyone have the ps4 version of sleeping dogs?

    I could play sleeping dogs again

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