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Posts tagged “open world”

Feature: Bayek will remember that

The importance of going home in Assassin’s Creed Origins

Sometimes it’s good to go back to where you came from in open world games. When the content is the world, travelling through it can often feel like you’re gobbling it up, every virtual kilometre a chunk of media you’ve greedily consumed rather than occupied. But they rarely give you much reason for retracing your steps. Levelled rewards are rarely worth the journey; storylines and…

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EA Working On Their Own Open-World Action Game

The sheen of open-world murder simulators has worn off for me - Assassin's Creed is going down the pan, Far Cry's formulaic, Watch Dogs is daft, The Phantom Pain lost its magic half-way through, Batman's suffered shoddy porting, and even GTA V I didn't finish - but hey, apparently this is the time for Electronic Arts to enter the field. They're either five years late…

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Feature: Sandbox satisfaction/dissatisfaction

Are Open World Games Living Up To Their Potential?

Once a week most weeks, the RPS hivemind gathers to discuss An Issue. Sometimes it’s controversial news, sometimes it’s a particular game, sometimes it’s favourite things and least favourite things, sometimes a perennial talking point. This week, off the back of most of us being obsessed with Metal Gear Solid V, we're talking about open world, or sandbox games. Big map, go where you please,…

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Feature: A Pirate's Life For Me

Salt: Hands On With Some Open World Piracy

I would never have imagined, just a few years ago, that we'd be spoilt for choice when it came to open-world adventure/survival games. I remember back in 2010 writing about my wish for more games that would just let me hunker down, find a cave, and survive the elements. At the time, a few suggestions for games offering this were made, but many were very…

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