60°
Submitted by Volcre 712d 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  +   712d ago
Agree with you on Skyrim, Borderlands and Red Dead Redemption. Those games really did it get right
Despair666  +   712d ago
Surprised there was no mention of far cry 2 in the article.
Volcre  +   712d 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  +   712d ago
Fallout?
Volcre  +   712d 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  +   712d 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
#4 (Edited 712d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
s45gr32  +   712d ago
Infamous really makes you part of the city. Traveling is speedy especially if you use the train.
Volcre  +   712d 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  +   711d 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.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden Famitsu review translated

1h ago - NE writes: Last week’s issue of Famitsu contained the first verdict of Fatal Frame: The Black Hai... | Wii U
40°

Top 10 PlayStation 3 Games Without Trophy Support

1h ago - Trophies haven't always been around. Gamers that have owned a PlayStation 3 for a while might rem... | PS3
30°

Samurai Warriors 4 Out Today on PS4, PS3, PS Vita

1h ago - Hisashi Koinuma : First of all, allow me to express my immense appreciation to everyone involv... | PS3
20°

Irish Independent: Bayonetta 2 review: Return of the witch

1h ago - "The overarching storyline may be incomprehensible but it’s the silky combat that proves Bayonett... | Wii U
Ad

Getting started in Archeage

Now - Quick overview from Curse on everything you need to get going in Archeage. | Promoted post
30°

Games Asylum: Chariot – Review

1h ago - "The experience may have however benefited from smaller levels because at times the sense of prog... | PC
Related content from friends

GamesRadar

CheatCC

Gamewise