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I Wish AAA Publishers Were Less Obsessed With Big Open Worlds

Rocket Chainsaw wishes AAA publishers were less obsessed with big open worlds filled with cookie cutter activities.

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Silly gameAr68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

I remember last gen when the media wanted more open worlds, even when people tried to tell them that there would be plenty of fetch quest and pointless task, but oooh no, more open worlds please!? The devs are just giving people what they asked for.

Zodiac67d ago

I mean, requests can change, though. I want something, I get it for a few years and then it’s too much. You don’t have to pick one and only one way for eternity.

ravinash67d ago

When we say we want more of something, it does not mean we want everything to be that way.
We don't want ALL games to be the same.

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FlavorLav0168d ago (Edited 68d ago )

It ain’t the size of the world map or even game length that determines quality. The art direction, narrative, context for characters/missions, “combat (Core) mechanics”, sound, voice acting and world details that give a game real substance IMO

Vervain68d ago

I think a large part of the issue is publishers focusing on the size of the map, instead of those other aspects you mentioned.

They’re so obsessed with having a giant map that you’ll have to spend 50 hours combing, that they don’t spend enough time focusing on interesting traversal, unique combat mechanics or engaging side activities.

BillyG0AT68d ago

I enjoy large open worlds when they're done right. The bigger the better. But they have to fill it with enjoyable encounters and more meaningful side-quests etc.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance does this really well. It still has quests like "Get 50 roe deer meat for the Hunstman" but a dozen things can happen during those quests that make it feel more spontaneous.

smolinsk68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

But the kingdom come map was really small. a way bigger map and more content it would have been a great game.

MrPerfect81368d ago

If you give me mass effect Andromeda open world, then yes I am fed up with it. If you give the Witcher 3 open world, then take my money. Bottom line, you can have a huge open world, just need to take the time to make it not suck

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