Episode 31 - Open World Games

Open world is all the rage right now. It’s hard to go a month without a large franchise releasing a new game with a self-described “vast and open” world. But what does that really mean? How has this genre been defined, and where is it going? What makes these kinds of games fun? In this episode, Chris and Aaron discuss the concept of open world games, exploring what has made them so popular and how they’re having to evolve to remain relevant. The gamers touch on a number of popular, recent titles in the genre, noting their unique contributions as well as touching on the tropes that drive them down. In the game assignments segment, Aaron exercises his new Vita with Kenka Bancho while Chris shares his experience with Far Cry Primal.