VGC Day 16: What open-world game gave you that “woah” feeling?

I tend to be a #patientgamer, but there was one game I was definitely not going to wait for. After much hype and some money saved up, I ran out to my nearest GameStop to purchase Skyrim for the PS3 as soon as it hit the shelves.

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The first time I was dumped into that horse drawn wagon in Skyrim and sentenced to beheading, I was pretty excited. I made my character, watched everyone run from the dragon, but it was only after the tutorial that I realized how insanely vast Skyrim was. Just look at those graphics, I said to myself. I had a newfound appreciation for models as well since I was in college for 3D modeling/game art and Skyrim seemed to scratch that artist itch for me.

I easily spent the better part of 5 hours just exploring. And I can say that here recently I finished the main story line on PS4, but honestly, the world is so amazing and beautiful that I just kept exploring places and talking to people (hello to the numerous misc quests). Skyrim is also the only game I have bought 3 times. PS3, PS4, and recently PC. If you love open worlds, fantasy, and RPG’s, Skyrim will give you that “woah” feeling on your first play through.

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What open-world game gave you that “woah” feeling? Would you like to see a Saturday Suggestion post on Skyrim? Let me know in the comments!

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24 thoughts on “VGC Day 16: What open-world game gave you that “woah” feeling?

  1. The long dead Star Wars Galaxies. Open World, my first MMO and Star Wars. It was amazing. It was grind grind grind too, but I didn’t care. I would often take one of my characters, get buffed up and basically walk around the wilderness of Naboo for a couple of hours just to see what was out there (there were other planets but they were either marginally less interesting or much more deadly). I miss that game.

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  2. For me it was Oblivion. I liked Skyrim but Oblivion was both my first RPG and open world game ( well really Fable for the original Xbox was). The things that I could do in Oblivion astounded me and I went from a hardcore FPS gamer to a gamer that enjoyed a great RPG. The only flaw was that oblivion was single player and I wanted to experience the world with my friends. Great post!

    -Luna 🙂

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  3. Why I had the feeling you would go for Skyrim haha? Never played that game but one of my best friends is making mods for Skyrim and has over 2k hours in this game. He is telling me his love for this game all the time!

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    1. It’s one of my most favorite games of all time. I could not recommend it enough honestly. You could grab it when it goes on sale for Steam. There’s even a cool mod that’ll give you a completely new kind of storyline called Enderal if you’re interested in that kind of thing. 🙂

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      1. I personally have never played Breath of the Wild myself but many of my friends enjoy. There’s definitely room on my blog for all opinions and I’d love to hear why you consider it a bad game.

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      2. I don’t consider it a bad game. I consider it a bad Zelda game. I don’t like the changes, the open world is nice, but lacks content, all of the side quests are boring, and I hate the survival elements they added in the game. That’s what I can think of off the top of my head :). Oh! And the story sucks big time.

        I know I reviewed it a while back and placed it at number 1 on my most disappointing games of 2017.

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      3. I don’t usually mind change, but I did in Breath of The Wild. The dungeons were disappointing when they’re usually fantastic in Zelda games. I found that review for you – https://drakulus.com/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-review-wii-uswitch/

        Unfortunately, when I moved from WP it deleted all of my pictures in all of my 1500 post that I wrote over the last 4 and a half years :(. So… the review will not have any pictures until I get the time to put them back in.

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