I spent the past week or so fully immersed in Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (check back tomorrow for my review!), and so I’ve been thinking a lot lately about open world games and all of the gameplay and narrative elements that factor into their design. But since I can’t talk about Brotherhood until tomorrow, I figured I’d ask you all to talk a little about some of your favorite open worlds and what you find particularly appealing or fun about them. Between AC: Brotherhood, Red Dead Redemption, Fallout: New Vegas, and Mafia II, just to name a few, there certainly haven’t been a shortage of them this year.
So, what is your favorite open world game setting and why?