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Favourite game places to visit

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Myshkin, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Myshkin Barely Literate

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    So, I thought I'd start my posting on the codex by digging a hole for myself talking about Mass Effect...
    But specifically, I'm curious as to if others have favourite places to visit in games, just to spend time in. My favourite game of all time is probably Fallout 1, but I only really play it for the complete game experience - something like Mass Effect 2, I don't rate as highly, but sometimes I'll load it up just to explore the environments and wander around areas like the Citadel or Omega, purely just for the fun of inhabiting the virtual space. Something I find relaxing as a way of escaping the horrors of the real world. Anybody have any other favourite places to share?
     
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    The satellite towers at the far right hand side top corner of fallout 3's map

    the best fight in the game isnt even a quest, just taking those towers from bandits is very entertaining
     
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    Majula

     
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  4. Myshkin Barely Literate

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    Still haven't got into this series but I really like the way people describe the atmosphere in it. Been meaning to check it out for a while now.

    Yeah Fallout 3 is probably one of my least favourite in the series but one thing I really liked about it was the exploration and discovery feeling - it was the kind of game where you could just walk in a straight line for a while and interesting things would happen on the way.
     
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  5. TheEntitledOne Arcane

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    New Reno.

    I always rush from the primitive shitholes to the neon paradise of junkies, dealers, whores, pimps and gangs to become a mafiosos-pornstar-prizefighter. The lower the initial level the more fun it gets.
     
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    Ark in Enderal.
    One of the few 3D RPGs with a city that manages to feel like it's a city. The city itself has 8 distinct districts, and there's an entire city underneath the city too.
     
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    Jacob's Town in New Vegas. In general I love mountain resorts/ski lodges type areas. And this one is especially nice as it contrasts with the desert.

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    Hanging out in UNATCO talking to bros. What is great about Deus Ex is that despite being a story about conspiracy and betrayal, the friends you make in UNATCO and beyond, Jaime, Jock, Tracer Tong, Sam, Aex, stick with JC hroughout the game and are extremely loyal, willing to put their lives at risk to help their bro JC take down the jews MJ12, often going on little other than JC's word. A true story of brotherly friendship.



    The whole mall in Dead Rising.

     
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    Kamadan
     
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    Undead Burg Dark Souls 1
     
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  10. circuit breaker Novice

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    off the top of my head...

    Zion Canyon, NV
    Shadow Mulsantir and Death God's Vault, MoTB
     
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    New Sorpigal in M&M VI. The game starts there, and I just get a very cozy feeling whenever I'm walking around that town.
     
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    hla oad
     
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    Kakariko village/graveyard - Ocarina of Time (chill, throw some chickens around)
    Balmora - Morrowind (central point, lots of close caves and houses to loot)
    Novigrad - Witcher 3 (urban decay, tons of side quests)
    Secret woods - Stardew Valley (chill, kill some slimes, collect some wood, go fishing)
    Goodsprings - Fallout New Vegas (gas station for storage, hang out with the local drunks, good starting base)
     
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  14. Tiger Novice

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    Novigrad for sure. Amazing place to wander.
     
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    As a Horde player in vanilla (not the newfangled Classic stuff) WoW I loved everything about The Barrens -- the noobs, the chat, the meandering quests, the walking everywhere, the ambient music. The mood of the entire zone was just so relaxing.
     
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    The Shelter Plane from Divinity Original Sin
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    Plane of Tranquility in Everquest was an old haunt. I'd often sit on a rock there and chat with others over a glass of wine.
     
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    Liberty City in GTA IV. I could just go to the real New York, but then I wouldn't be able to run over people in the street for fun.
     
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    Deus Ex's Hong Kong is a big one for me. Love the music, love the weird dialogue you hear. Was always more attached to it than the rundown New York section.

    Zelda Breath of the Wild had a nice little town with a great musical theme, Hateno Village.

    Morrowind's Balmora will always hold a place in my heart, as it's in my top 5 games and Balmora is the most visited town most of the time (and the home base of my first ever playthrough).

    Slightly off topic but the radio stations in GTA3 always give me the nostalgic feels. I guess that city layout does too, but it's the music... especially "Head Radio"... that really takes me back to when I was obsessed with that game.
     
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    Yvanna's arts and curio galleria in Sigil.
     
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    Santa Monica from bloodlines always felt kinda cozy, just walking around, taking a stroll through the beach, visiting Trip's.. was fun to visit it again a few times for some later missions.

     
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    Tarant - shops, whores, brawling - something for everyone
     
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  23. Myshkin Barely Literate

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    Yeah there's a few places like that in Morrowind for me - I think that was probably the first game where I really spent the majority of the time exploring, not to level up or find new gear, but just for the sake of actually exploring the world.
     
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    Outcast city in ELEX. I love desert locales and anti-social redneck junkies.
     
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    Tristram in D1. Cozy but desolate and there's a chill in the air that tells you things are not quite what they seem. The music and overall visual makes me think of a dark Autumn night in a small rural settlement where you can smell the campfire all around but there's this sense of unease accompanying it.

    Many of the villages at night in Blood Omen 1. Walking into homes in the dead of night, hearing people sleep soundly, maybe a storm is going on outside with a flash of lightning to illuminate the room for a split second so you can better see the unsuspecting in their beds... and then you siphon their blood to restore your health.
     
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