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Submitted by Volcre 680d ago | opinion piece

Dissecting Open-World Games

GTA, Assassin's Creed, inFamous, Batman, Skyrim. What makes them and what ruins them? An eGamer journalist picks apart some of the most popular Open-World games of the last few years... (Assassin's Creed, Batman: Arkham City, Dev, Grand Theft Auto IV, Industry, inFamous 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

Tody_ZA  +   680d ago
Agree with you on Skyrim, Borderlands and Red Dead Redemption. Those games really did it get right
Despair666  +   680d ago
Surprised there was no mention of far cry 2 in the article.
Volcre  +   680d ago
Hmmm there are so many Open-World games that I didn't get the time to talk about. I tried to keep the column as short and readable as possible. Would have loved to go into more detail on some of them... particularly on how crap Assassin's Creed is :P
Detoxx  +   680d ago
Fallout?
Volcre  +   680d ago
Definitely mentioned it in the article as a winner on several counts. The immerseion, the freedom to do as you please and feeling like you're a driving force in the game world :)
r21  +   680d ago
Painful amount? I dont know bout you but i found inFamous games to be more fun with Cole using his parkour skills and his powers to traverse across Empire City and New Marais. Why in good gaming would I want to use a bike when I could use electrical powers :L
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s45gr32  +   680d ago
Infamous really makes you part of the city. Traveling is speedy especially if you use the train.
Volcre  +   680d ago
Hmmm...the train only really skirts you around the edges :/. You do sometimes feel like part of the city but as a whole, the world doesn't feel very alive or dynamic. If you randomly just beat people or heal people, nothing really happens.
sorceror171  +   679d ago
I think the author was rather harder on inFamous than necessary. But either way, inFamous 2 was improved in every area he talked about, in many case greatly so.

Also, no love for Just Cause 2? In some ways it broke every rule he laid out - but it was still undeniably fun.

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