hey gamerz— Walmart Azathoth (@bombsfall) January 25, 2018
got a gamer question for you
what are you favorite towns/cities in games to wander around? preferably ones that aren't from GTA or similar. towns that have a sense of place you like to explore and hang out in.
First of all apologies if this has already been posted! Saw this thread earlier on Twitter and it piqued my interest. I really enjoy hearing other people discuss things like this and couldn’t think of a better forum for it. What are your favourite towns and cities in videogames and why?
Thinking of my own personal favourites, I immediately thought about Lindblum and Alexandria from Final Fantasy IX. I really liked the way they looked and how they always represented an opportunity to stop and rest for a bit. I enjoyed coming back to them frequently throughout the game especially since they felt nice and big with plenty to do throughout each disc.
Another game where I enjoyed the towns and cities was Morrowind. Someone in that thread mentioned that it looks like the architecture is directly influenced and built from the surroundings which is cool and the entire vibe felt suitably developed and different from anything I’d played before. I also really enjoyed the lack of a compass which meant that I had to focus much more on studying my surroundings and learning about landmarks in order to find my way around with ease.
That’s a couple of old examples and I was racking my brains to think about a modern example and the best I can think of is The Witcher 3 and particularly Novigrad. The whole Witcher world feels populated and suitably different from the war ravaged lands of Velen to the more untamed Isle of Skellige but Novigrad perfects everything that I wanted to see from a modern videogame city.
What are yours?