Quantcast
Community Discussion: Blog by Regnier | Aaamaazing: What an Open WorldDestructoid
Aaamaazing: What an Open World - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android




click to hide banner header
About
Work, College, Games. That pretty much sums me up. I've been playing games since I was a kid and the addiction has never stopped. Lately xbox and pc have been my platforms of choice. MMO's are also a major time sink for me. Well that's it, not much to say but I would love to see you out there on the battlefield.
Player Profile
Follow me:
Regnier's sites
Badges
Following (7)  


I remember the the first time I was truly amazed with something in a game. That holy shit this is amazing moment is something that has shaped my loved for video games in whole new ways. I remember the old days when i had to beg my mom to buy me a copy of halo, my cousin had got the game first and I had played it at his house. I used to love just the simplicity of a shooter. Some of my favorite original xbox games were Halo, Area-51, and Time splitters. When the new xbox came out I played the shooters for it like Perfect Dark and Ghost Recon. But then I decided to try a new game, a game that has shaped my love for western rpgs ever since. That game is Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion.



I had played rpg games before such as Final Fantasy X and Paper Mario. What made me fall in love with this game is not just the rpg elements but the moment I left the imperial sewers. A bright light came from my screen, a stark contrast from the sewers I had just escaped from. This huge world had unfolded before me. I did not know where to start from. I was completely lost and I loved it. I was used to mission being just laid out and saying go here, kill them, mission accomplished, AMERICA!!!!! But here I looked around I had no idea where to start. The quest arrow said go to this town called Cheydinhal but I was next to a huge fucking city. I decided ill go inside and sell some of the stuff collected in the sewers weapons, armor, heads of lettuce, etc. Then I entered this city which to me felt so full of life and so many people to interact with.



After I went to the local shops and stared at a cat person for about 10 minutes I was off on my adventure. Me, a high elf mage slinging fireballs like a mad man. This was before I ever knew there was a auto travel feature where i could teleport across the world and I'm glad I didnt know about it. I walked and explored this huge land filled with caves, forts, dungeons, ruins, and small towns. I stopped to look at everything along the way. I continued doing this for several main story quests and some side ones. By the time I had figured quick travel out I had already traveled a large part of the western side of the map. I was so immersed along the way and I had just enjoyed walking in the beautiful world.



This is that moment in gaming that i was just amazed. I was amazed with this beautiful open world filled with life. I had never experienced this before. there was so much to do in such a large land. I had killed 50 hours on Oblivion before I had even realized it. That immersion in such a large world is what I crave. That's why I now love games like Fallout, Red faction Armageddon, Grand Theft Auto, Saint's Row and Red Dead Redemption. I love an open world with so much to do and it all started with the amazing times i had in Oblivion.
Photo Photo Photo



Is this blog awesome? Vote it up!




Those who have come:



Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.


Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more