There’s no disputing that the open world experience is one of the many modern pillars that revolutionized the gaming industry. You’re fully immersed into the setting, pretty much free to do as you please. There is a long list of pros: more exploration, more freedom, more collectibles, more content, and more lore. I spent countless hours playing Red Dead Redemption II and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Those were two games I felt transported players into another world.
Almost every day in 2019, I’d leave work and fire up Red Dead Redemption II and ride with the Van Der Linde gang. I often ignored the main storyline to hunt animals, root out the rival O’Driscoll gang, and believe it or not, run around aimlessly until random events pop up. The ability to alter my morality scale was also fun.
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