name ONE (1) open world game that actual merits being open world. hardmode: no driving games

name ONE (1) open world game that actual merits being open world
hardmode: no driving games

  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Terraria

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      terraria/minecraft were the one other exception i considered adding. i agree they make good use of it, but i think thats just because sandbox kinda transcends open world

      GTA?

      driving game, really

  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    GTA?

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Arma 2 and 3

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Would DayZ count as well?

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Skyrim's only quality is that exploration is fun and the world is comfy

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      i dont disagree that skyrim is one of the better examples, but it still has one of the big problems: what do you do once youve explored everything?

      Arma 2 and 3

      Would DayZ count as well?

      idk any of these games, i was aware of arma but never knew it was open world. fwiw the only people i know that play it are retards

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >what do you do once you've explored everything?
        What do you do when the credits roll in a linear game? Open worlds are big but finite, they're not like true sandboxes that can give you as much content as you're willing to put the effort in creating.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          i see your point, but for me the two big drawbacks are:
          >in an open world, time is spent making the largely irrelevant areas that you just go through getting from A to B, whereas in a linear game, all the time and resources are spent on the shit that matters
          >in an open world, you have to spend the time going through the fucking boring fields, whereas in a linear game you just have a nice quick load screen. fast travel can mitigate this to an extent, but even in some open world games with fast travel, i feel like my times being wasted
          i more or less agree with

          Skyrim, minecraft, terraria, shit like that
          Basically any game that actually has a huge emphasis on worldbuilding lore and immersion or open ended survival and crafting and literally would not be able to work without being open world.
          For anything else it's just a trendchasing marketing crutch since normalfags salivate over the term without the slightest clue why and drop the games only a few hours in.

          on where open worlds can work

          also

          BotW.

          In most open world games, the word only exists to separate the content. In BotW the world is the game.

          Never topped, even 6 years later.

          is bait

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            BotW has fundamentally changed the way open world games are designed and elevated player's expectations of the genre and you can't even acknowledge it. Sad.

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous
      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >what do you do once youve explored everything?
        What a retarded question.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >but it still has one of the big problems: what do you do once youve explored everything?
        You want to keep playing the same game forever? Skyrim is one of those few games where I can just sit, eat some bread and watch the NPCs go about their lives. It can be super comfy like that. And it helps that I've modded it into the ground, but even then you have to move on. It's not endless.
        Or of course buy the VR version, mod the shit out of it, and say goodbye to inferior reality, praise Todd.

  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    The older GTAs
    STALKER
    The Elder Scrolls
    Yakuza
    Red Dead 2
    Every open world Spider-Man
    The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    oh also botw

  7. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    BotW.

    In most open world games, the word only exists to separate the content. In BotW the world is the game.

    Never topped, even 6 years later.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      BotW is fucking trash and the open world is basic boring shit.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Who are you trying to convince.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Me. I realized he's right.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            This guy [...] and my job is done.

            w00p! Whats #1 in OPs image? Pray tell.

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              It's an image of you sucking off jason schreier, stop trying to make people look at it.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >doesn't count!!!
                IGN list had 250K views in 48 hours and will be there forever.

                Your screeching is seen by half a dozen anons and is gone like a fart in the wind an hour later.

                I'll look up another random Best Open World list. BotW is #1.
                >doesn't count!!

                I'll look up another random Best Open World list. BotW is #1.
                >doesn't count!!

                I'll look up another random Best Open World list. BotW is #1.
                >doesn't count!!

                I'll look up another random Best Open World list. BotW is #1.
                >doesn't count!!

                The cope is impressive.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                DELETE THIS

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Always sad watching you samefag so desperately.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          This guy

          Me. I realized he's right.

          and my job is done.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Me. I realized he's right.

        based and based

  8. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    What was #1 OP?

  9. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Skyrim, minecraft, terraria, shit like that
    Basically any game that actually has a huge emphasis on worldbuilding lore and immersion or open ended survival and crafting and literally would not be able to work without being open world.
    For anything else it's just a trendchasing marketing crutch since normalfags salivate over the term without the slightest clue why and drop the games only a few hours in.

  10. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Fallout 3/NV

  11. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    kys arthur

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      What was #1 in OP's countdown?

  12. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Starfield

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      hes never let us down before, bros

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      hes never let us down before, bros

      In a few months we'll be enjoying BotW2 and Starfield. We eating good openworldbros...

  13. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    The amount games that would benefit from making smaller open worlds is awfully high. i roll my eye everytime i open the map in a because i just know that it's filled with shitty, padded filler

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Smaller worlds or semi-open worlds. Freedom at the expense of everything else is for casuals who don't want to be challenged by anything.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Freedom at the expense of everything else is for casuals who don't want to be challenged by anything.

        Forcing "challenge" onto the player would - by necessity - mean a more linear experience or grinding placed onto the player.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Having the player actually have to work or think to overcome obstacles instead of ignoring anything too difficult for them would make the journos and casuals very upsets, I know, but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make. The alternative is a waste of time in a giant blob of empty space with nothing but filler. If people want a sandbox, go play a sandbox. Don't mistake that for an open world or good game design.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Having the player actually have to work or think to overcome obstacles instead of ignoring anything too difficult for them would make the journos and casuals very upsets, I know, but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make. The alternative is a waste of time in a giant blob of empty space with nothing but filler. If people want a sandbox, go play a sandbox. Don't mistake that for an open world or good game design.

        Are you actually defending those water levels that ruined games for decades?

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Name some actual names. If you think "water levels" in general ruined games for decades then you deserved to get filtered by them. The industry is worse than ever now because it's trying to pander to the soccer moms and plebs who think games are either supposed to be cinematic walking sims or literal walking sims in giant empty open worlds with nothing but filler content because they don't respect the player enough to either have the intelligence or willpower to overcome anything.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Are you trolling or trying really hard to win a discussion? Either way I'm not going to was my time with someone who doesn't want to have an honest discussion

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              And now you're getting filtered by an imageboard. Learn from it and grow.

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              >I'm not going to was my time with someone who doesn't want to have an honest discussion
              Nothing about that post was bad. Speak for yourself you big baby

  14. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Any GTA, both Red Dead Redemption.
    And if you think they're driving games, you're retarded.

  15. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Pokemon SV. Pokemon fans asked for an open world game for decades, being able to do the gyms out of order was heavily mentioned in genwars

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous
      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        You didn't ask for good games

  16. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Just Cause 2

  17. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    another friendly reminder for you to kys arthur

  18. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Postal 2

  19. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Ghost of Tsushima. Exploring the gorgeous island is the meat and potatoes of the game.

  20. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Shadow of the colossus.
    It usesnopen world to make you feel small and create an atmosphere as you ride

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I appreciate shadow of the colossus for not trying to waste the player's time with its open world. It's just there for the atmosphere and to make the world feel big, not trying to trick you into wasting your life on copy pasted filler or collectibles.

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