E3 is underway, and I’m seeing the same thing. Open world games! This isn’t a bad thing of course. Every game’s sequel is getting turned into a massive sandbox, and the bigger the better. Games include Zelda, Batman, Lego and more. But can an open world game be TOO big?
I've been a game design teacher for the last 6 years and agree with this thesis. What made mass effect work so well was the illusion of a sandbox environment even though it wad a straight forward sorry with side quests. – fchery6 years ago