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BIG WORLDS 38 41.30%
 
small worlds 54 58.70%
 
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As many people have said its very much about the game. Huge open worlds can have massive appeal  and help RPGS feel more rewarding and friling to play with a bigger sense of discovery. Equally smaller, unique envrionments with real purpose and attention to detail have their own appeal and can really leave an impression on the player.

I love skyrims overwold, it didn't feel empty to me and I did make a connecion with it. I also love the character poured into games like Zelda Where every NPC is unqiue and the worlds are smaller but filled with character and tone. So I wouldn't push one over another as definitively better, but I do feel like there is a regressive trend of assuming bigger is better and constant braging of how the new game is "x times bigger" then the old one.

Honestly, no offline RPG needs to be bigger then Skyrim unless its an infinite procedurally generated world like No Man's Sky. I'd argue very few games should aim to have overworlds which take more then 5minutes to transverse from one side to another when using the fastest means of manual travel.



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You're probably right I was exaggerrating, I meant RPG wise (Excluding Just Cause), but it still might be beaten out.  Just throwing shade at Nintendrones bragging about Xenoblade X's size to overcompensate for its review scores.  

http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/09/01/final-fantasy-xv-map-size-potentially-revealed-its-roughly-an-enormous-780-square-miles/

http://www.newsflow24.com/final-fantasy-xvs-map-size-potentially-revealed-its-roughly-an-enormous-780-square-miles-cn3k

 

Not sure how much of it is reachable but it should be a big one.  Biggest for console standards at least.  Don't know if any Older WRPGs on PC are bigger



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the-pi-guy said:
DannyDesario said:
I'll let you know when (Linear) Persona 5 and (Biggest Open World to Date) Final Fantasy XV come out.

What?  Do you have a source on that?

There's no way that FFXV is the biggest open world game.  

It is, concerning actually crafted worlds, not random generated worlds.
It's the biggest world in a game a developer has ever done by themselves.
Supposed to be 5x as larger as XCX world, for example.



BraLoD said:
the-pi-guy said:

What?  Do you have a source on that?

There's no way that FFXV is the biggest open world game.  

It is, concerning actually crafted worlds, not random generated worlds.
It's the biggest world in a game a developer has ever done by themselves.
Supposed to be 5x as larger as XCX world, for example.

Thanks for backing me up man.  I prefer this formula to randomly generated stuff and reused assets.



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DannyDesario said:
BraLoD said:

It is, concerning actually crafted worlds, not random generated worlds.
It's the biggest world in a game a developer has ever done by themselves.
Supposed to be 5x as larger as XCX world, for example.

Thanks for backing me up man.  I prefer this formula to randomly generated stuff and reused assets.

Well, that also depends, games like Minecraft work wonders with random generated, expansive worlds.

FF XV has a huge world and also it's so damn beautiful.
Luminous Engine may be hard to deal with, but damn that thing delivers quite the job!
I really hope we can have more huge JRPGs as high quality as FF XV after it, it puts everything else at least a whole league down.



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BraLoD said:
DannyDesario said:

Thanks for backing me up man.  I prefer this formula to randomly generated stuff and reused assets.

Well, that also depends, games like Minecraft work wonders with random generated, expansive worlds.

FF XV has a huge world and also it's so damn beautiful.
Luminous Engine may be hard to deal with, but damn that thing delivers quite the job!
I really hope we can have more huge JRPGs as high quality as FF XV after it, it puts everything else at least a whole league down.

I like Persona depsite its randomly generated dungeons, it works to minecraft's advantage as well, but FFXV does look great I'm with you on that.



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Not really, the bigger the world usually the less of a content you will get.
The smaller a world is, the more content there is. Sometimes there are games which are in-between.

All that said: I am sick and tired of pointless side-quest's where you are basically a delivery boy or a petty assassin.
Open world games are very overrated but it's nice those times when a good sandbox game arrives and manage to somewhat deliver a good experience



 

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I've never liked huge worlds and maps. Its too overwhelming when you start the game, and so much time gets wasted travelling between locations.



    

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I wish Pokemon has a bigger world. THAT'S a game that'll be extremely fun to play in a big world.

What I hate is that training areas are scarce. Imagine if the world got bigger, felt more like an actual region.



 

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