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What is Open World?

OnlySP: The freedom and non-linearity of open-world games are often among their most vaunted characteristics. But what really is open-world? And what is it really other than busy-work to extend the life of a game? Was it ever really all that it was chalked up to be? Or is exploration truly a plus for open-world? Or perhaps is that the very nature of open-world: busy-work framed with fun gameplay and enticing stories?

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Jdoki1035d ago

Open world is the ability to think 'I wonder what's over there?', and go find out without hitting invisible walls after a few seconds.

kalkano1035d ago

People confuse the terms "Open World" and "Sandbox".

These games are all open world:

Oblivion
Skyrim
Final Fantasy 1-9

These games are sandboxes:

Oblivion
Skyrim