posted on Oct, 7 2014 @ 11:05 AM
a reply to: AKINOFTHEFIRSSTARS
I can agree on the fact we're just barely scratching the surface. I eagerly await Sword Art Online style games where we can simply don a helmet and
'dive' into a virtual world. I don't agree with your opinion of FPS's though. They offer several core concepts of gaming (competition, skill,
dedication) which can't just be brushed aside, even for the sake of ruffling some feathers
Space sims are quite immersive, and I see several good ones being mentioned in this thread, but you have to careful when looking them over. There are
two specific genres of space sim: trading and combat. While modern ones deliver both concepts, they usually do one better than the other. Star Citizen
seems to be making a good effort at delivering the best of both worlds though... like taking EVE and giving it a swift kick in the butt. I know I
certainly don't have time with a full time job any more to spend hours flying in space, so I'm glad there are efforts towards speeding everything
It depends entirely on what you enjoy. No Mans Sky
is looking to be an interesting one for space/planet
exploration. If you're looking for more medieval fantasy type stuff, Landmark
Elder Scrolls Online
are good choices. Dragon Age: Inquisition
soon be coming out as well. Oh, and Lords of the Fallen
... though I'm not sure whether that is open world.
If you're looking for RPG stuff, ArcheAge
, Guild Wars 2
. Generally though, you're going to find deeper character customization in eastern MMO's or RPG's
rather than western ones. Not sure why that is, but I suspect it's the culture and attitude difference.
a reply to: Lysergic
If Elite is being purported as being better than Star Citizen already, I'm going to be taking a step back and analyze them both closely. I'm wary of
boarding any more hype trains.
edit on 7-10-2014 by Septimus because: added lotf