When I was a kid, one of my favourite things to do in open world games was to “escape” the game. Whether that meant jumping over kill barriers, trying to swim to that island just beyond out of reach, or seeing if I could find the “Devil’s” that play past the world’s edge. I was obsessed with idea of finding easter eggs, small treats out of reach, or just falling into an endless repeating void.
Now, in the world of youtube guides and endless procedural maps, it’s harder and harder to find that space where you’re unsure if you’re breaking a game, or rebelling as intended. I’m curious if anyone has any recommendations for games that give you that feeling, or any memories of this kind of rogue exploration to share.