DualShockers writes, "While there is certainly room in the world for both open world "sandbox" games as well as games of the linear "point a to point b" type, we often find ourselves comparing these two. This is especially true for the case of role playing games; as this generation has introduced a leap in the size and detail in free roam gaming. The split in the community seems to be arising, some gamers are experiencing open world games and deciding that linear role playing games, or in some cases linear games in general, cannot be as good as open world games. This is largely a matter of opinion and taste. This full in-depth analysis of linear games against open world games shows that both of these game types are fundamentally very different and provide a specific experience to their targeted audiences. Read more for a deep look into both sides of the issue including a complete breakdown of both types of games and what defines them, specific examples from the perspective of a hardcore gamer, and the reasons why some people prefer open world games even though linear games are still leading the industry..."