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Building Sandcastles: A look at the sandbox game genre [GamesCatalyst.com]

Games Catalyst: "A friend told me of his experiences with Heavy Rain: 'I was playing it, sitting hungover, unshaven, in boxers and grimy T-shirt, and the game was making me shave, shower and dress before I could even go downstairs — it took the realism to a new level — the in-game character was more well-groomed than I was!'"

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lochdoun2622d ago (Edited 2622d ago )

My favorite sandbox game ever is Just Cause 2.

NIRVANArazor2622d ago

never played it was it really that good?

Quagmire2621d ago

Imagine if Michael Bay created a game. Thats how awesome it is.

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MasterD9192621d ago (Edited 2621d ago )

They really need to start being innovative. Red Dead Redemption had generated random events that kept the game interesting because you can encounter a different situation each time. Borderlands also had the greatest evolution in gun gaming I've seen- countless guns that are different each time.

This all boils down to content. These game engines are getting more and more sophisticated and I see no reason why all of these ideas couldn't be incorporated into an open sandbox game.