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Open World Games: When Is It Going To be Enough?

Open world games. They are a dime a dozen nowadays, all varying in sizes. As the generations have gone on, Open world games seem to be the genre that has been the most expanded upon. They have not only become bigger and wider, they have become more populated and dense. My question is when is it going to be enough? How big do we want the worlds we are playing in?

So what would I rather? I would rather that the industry uses generally the same sized games that are used now, but continues to put further emphasis on expanding the world in other ways. By this I mean that a larger amount of buildings become accessible, the world is more populated and dense by NPC�s and that these same NPC�s have a life. They go to work, they eat lunch and they travel back home in the afternoon. That a more lively and real place that we could visit is created. Also what ever happened to all the side activities we could do? Slowly the industry has seen these things been cut out and to some people, it doesn't bother them because they are just pointless trivial things you don't need in a game and the gamer may never use anyway. Sure this may be the case to some people and yet, I still don't see the harm in adding those random activities to the world. It can't hurt could it? Keeping the game world roughly the same size it has achieved, while expanding on the overall feeling of a real world is the best direction. Despite this, I can�t help myself and wonder, could one day a game be created that is roughly the same size as earth?
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About Zwooooshone of us since 1:41 AM on 02.08.2010

Well hey there, the name is Zwoooosh but of the internet, I'm generally called Nathan. It sounds a bit more normal I suppose. Anyway, I'm a 17 year old kid/manchild from Melbourne, Australia and I'm a gamer. I got into gaming as a young kid when my parents bought me a PS1 for Christmas all those years ago. God I remember playing the shit out of that. Any who I then moved on to the PS2 in 2002 and then onto my now current console, the PS3.

I'm into music and movies and am currently being self taught in visual effects as my friends and myself are heavily into film making ourselves. But you know when you have a dream and that dream then goes and bangs every idea you've ever had and then your just left with a bunch of idiotic thoughts and a lousy hangover? Yeah me either, but essentially we have so many projects under way, I don't know if we'll ever finish one of them. But enough about that, back to the games yeah?

A few of my favorite games:
The Uncharted series
Assassin's Creed series
Red Dead Redemption
Fallout 3/NV
Dead Space 2
Mass Effect 2
InFamous 2


Oh hey! I write for Gamingbus now and guess what? We're hiring. If you are at interested, I implore you to take a gander right over here. I promise it won't hurt and you'll grow to love that probe like feeling. Journalism!

PSN ID:baby-shaq55


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