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In Which Game World Would You Live?

Immersion is key for most all video games.

That much is obvious. But of all the fantastical imaginary worlds with which you've interacted over the years, which would you choose to be your home? If that was actually possible, I mean?

At first, I thought I'd go for Final Fantasy VII or something like that but to be perfectly honest, the idea of living in a universe where so many unseen forces - like magic - hold sway sorta intimidates me. If you really think about it, I believe a lot of people would find the idea off-putting. Of course, if you were all sorts of capable (like Cloud), then maybe that'd be perfect for you. But I'm sort of thinking along the lines of being a normal dude, just like I am now, living in one of the fantasy worlds of a game. This isn't, "Which hero would you want to be?"

And if that's the case, I think I'll take early 16th century Italy, which we see so beautifully portrayed in three Assassin's Creed titles, the ones featuring protagonist Ezio Auditore. I am a huge fan of history and Ubisoft recreated that ancient era so unbelievably well that I was always enthralled. Not only is the city unassailably gorgeous and downright irresistible, you'd also be living during a very exciting time. You would be privy to amazing advancements and radical new theories in both the arts and sciences and for good measure, there'd be all sorts of political intrigue and rebellion and what have you. Not a single second of that life would be boring to me.

So what about you? In which video game world would you like to exist?

Tags: video games, games, gamers, game worlds, video game worlds

11/26/2012 10:01:11 PM Ben Dutka

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Clamedeus
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:21:51 PM
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I am thinking possibly Skyrim. But I have no idea why.

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Doppel
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:28:15 PM

Same here.

No other game has made me wish I lived in it.

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Clamedeus
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:36:34 PM

:D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:42:28 PM

It's a bit chilly in Skyrim, if I was in Tamriel I'd be in the area covered in Oblivion.

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Clamedeus
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:58:28 PM

Going for a tan World?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:15:05 PM

My tan is long gone, I live in Minnesota, (the other Skyrim) :)

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Clamedeus
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:33:04 PM

Haha. :D

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Underdog15
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:28:57 PM
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Which worlds have indoor plumbing?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:36:35 PM

Duke Nukem.

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Clamedeus
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:59:06 PM

Omg! That's one world where I would want to be in. :P

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fatelementality
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:30:19 PM
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I choose either Monkey Island or The Neverhood for obviously humorous reasons.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:40:31 PM
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The Fallout universe man, I'd be out there scrappin' in the wastes. I love 50's retro, abandoned buildings, and societal ruins so it's a natural fit.

My best friend is a doomsday prepper; sometimes we kick around ideas of what we'd do after the apocalypse.

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xenris
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:19:42 AM

I talk all sorts of apocalypse things with my friends. Safe to say I have a plan for most of them unless its a meteor coming straight for my face. To that I just say Hakuna Matata.

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dork02840
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:59:31 PM
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i am torn between 3 choices. I would choose Catherine because i like the bar in the game,and the apartment he has. and plus i wanna live as a sheep in my dreams. i would also like to try out the Hong Kong in SLeeping Dogs, because no walk to work would ever be boring even if i werent the one fighting. the most intriguing one for me would be the world of El Shaddai. I would love to live in pre-JC where man knows and fears God more so than we do today. plus back in the game there is no Satan only Lucifel(lucifer before his betrayal). like you ben part of me likes history, but the curiosity of life just before the New Testament is such an interesting time. to live in a land based soley on faith and not everyone is on board would be very interesting. plus, if you follow the levels of the game, every fallen Angel has followers. in a sinful kind of way it would be cool to be one of those led astray, if only to explore what the universe is made of.

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MrAnonymity
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:05:15 PM
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Hm... it'd have to be Tamriel. In a day and age where jobs like chopping wood or slaying dragons play 1,234,657th-fiddle to stuff like telemarketing (psh!), I find myself lost.

On a serious note, I have always been drawn to fantasy worlds. Making a living as a sword-for-hire that also sells wood and game? OH YEAH! Not sure where in Tamriel, though. My first choice would probably have to be Skyrim considering I actually enjoy cold.

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newchef
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:09:50 PM
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Rapture...before the insane mutations of course, but living in a world where anyone can be pretty much anything they want and to be able to further scientific research without hindrance sounds awesome

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:18:01 PM

I would like that too, and I'm great at not needing to go outdoors but my claustrophobia might act up beneath the ocean.

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Akuma07
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:13:39 PM
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Skyrim, Fallout, many of the Final Fantasy world, plus many others. Fallout would be an especially cool place to live, to wander the wastes rediscovering ruins of cities and what awaits in them, think of all the things you could stumble upon. No rules, no nations, just you and the wasteland.

I like worlds where anyone can become powerful, from the lowly peasant, to the prince of a nation. Anyone can learn the skills to become someone.

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Pandacastro
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:19:20 PM
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Monster girl quest.

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Knightzane
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:19:33 PM
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This is always a fun question to answer. I'd live in the world of final fantasy 10. I like the idea of helping rebuild a nation. Where your really truly free, and the skys literally the limit. Other than that id have to choose demons souls. It would be interesting to see how many people would give their souls away for power, and the ones that would not.

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PoopsMcGee
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:19:58 PM
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I'll live out my remaining days in Vice City (until I get chainsawed by Tommy, of course).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:30:33 PM
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Oh what the hell, I gotta do this before Highlander can... IdolM@ster

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Highlander
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 12:59:43 AM

lol, I'll be there too, just keep clear of Chihaya....

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:33:01 PM
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Mass Effect World. I can explore so much.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 12:21:46 AM

Not to mention all the blue Asari women you can handle.

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sirbob6
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 12:00:12 AM
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Lordran anyone?

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 12:11:57 AM
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Monster Hunter, who wouldn't want to be a badass killing monsters and such.

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Neo_Aeon666
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 12:27:49 AM
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Dood no one wants to be a pokemon master and spend all his life on a mighty quest for power? lol

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 1:59:56 PM

I'm surprised that never came to mind for me. I used to be heavily into Pokemon when I was younger, and loved the games. That would also be one of my choices as well.

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Phoenix
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 12:34:12 AM
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Wow, I'm shocked I havent seen this one yet, but I'd go with Resident Evil( pre RE4 )... Yes, my dream is to live in a world overun with zombies and where you can fix a big bite wound on your arm with some weeds!

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 12:44:13 AM
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funny you ask this ben. unbelievably i've actually spent more time thinking about this than i'd like to admit xD.

anyway my choice would be raccoon city in resident evil 2 And 3. an odd choice yes but it's kind of a dream of mine to experience a zombie apocalypse haha.

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Highlander
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 1:04:04 AM
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Based on time in game, I would have to say the worlf of WKC, but in a broader sense, I would point at Sword art online and a combination of the worlds of Aincrad and Alfheim. And before anyone says anything, I'm not choosing that to make Asuna mine. My wife enjoys RPGs too, and I think we'd make a great double team in either game world - as we have in WKC2.

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Amnesiac
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 1:08:56 AM
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Its a toss up for me between Secret of Mana world or Gotham city.
I'd of said Zelda (Hyrule) but that seems kinda dangerous unless you wear a green tunic and wield something other than the wooden sword.
Taking that old mans advice is sure to get you killed. "Its dangerous out there take this wooden spatula shaped like a sword"
yeah right..
I'd rather go it alone fashion me a board with a nail in it and kill me some tektites.

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Killsignal
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 1:09:41 AM
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Dead or alive beach volleyball... for the scenery of course...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 1:22:16 PM

hah

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Underdog15
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 1:13:22 AM
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Screw it. Dead or Alive Paradise. And I would record videos and screenshots of what I was doing to view later.

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Highlander
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 1:16:37 AM

ROTFLMAO!

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homura
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 1:23:36 AM
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Tenuto Village. Just laying down on a grassy plain with smells of flowers in a moonlit night.

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newchef
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 1:50:54 PM

best response ever

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 2:10:38 AM
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Wow, tough question.

My initial response is FF VII, but it's quite dystopian. FF IX had a really nice world, though.

In the end, I guess I'll go with...I dunno, f--- it, too hard to choose.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 2:16:39 AM
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I can't pick less than three.

The world of Deus Ex. Biomechanical augmentations can make you awesome? Yup.
Related: Rapture. A world where you basically have to do your absolute best if you want to survive and where your deserved rewards are not taken away to feed the needy. Uh... duh.
LittleBigPlanet. A world made of stickytape and string would just be one where nothing can even seem bad.

Honourable mentions go to Tamriel, RDR's Old West, the settings of Assassin's Creed, Valkyria Chronicles Gallia in peacetime and the post-apocalyptica of Enslaved. :D

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flamefury42
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 2:26:27 AM
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Honestly, Final Fantasy VIII. The atmosphere of the game and the towns to explore where most of the people are nice.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 2:39:48 AM
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Like Underdog said, The girls of DOA Paradise, but in my world, it would be in a Farcry3, Just Cause 2, Dead Island all-nude setting......

....minus all the island crazies....or males, of course.

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Undertaker575
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 2:43:50 AM
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definitely san andreas

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Solid Fantasy
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 2:58:41 AM
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Alright, how many people here initially thought of FFVII? I know I did.
Maybe it depends on what stage the world is in. You wouldn't want to live in a FFVIII world if it were on the brink of "time compression" would you?

I might go for a FFX world. Good tech, plenty of magic, and all I have to do is survive the occasional Sin attack and I'm set!

Nice one Ben. How about a worst world to live in article? Maybe not live in Dante's Inferno?

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Beamboom
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 4:26:03 AM
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My immediate answer would be the Fallout universe.

But now that I think about it, the post-apocalyptic would perhaps be a bit troublesome in the long run. The Mass Effect universe however, with the opportunity to go out and seek strange new worlds and civilizations, now that's where I'd want to live.

I see others mention Deus Ex, and that'd be a great place to be too, yeah. At least without the bosses :)

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 6:39:12 AM
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I know many have mentioned it already but I'd choose Final Fantasy VIII's world Centra. The art direction in FF8 was just stunning, I loved how sleek everything looked. I felt it was one of the better established Final Fantasy worlds as you really got the sense of regional difference within the world. The is huge difference between a town like Galbadia and Balamb Town and Timber which is situated in between them both feels like it takes both aspects. Then you have the hidden city of Esthar, riddled with technological wonder. Or if you want a more Peaceful town, there is Winhill.

Of course I would only like to live there beyond the conflict of the Lunar Cry and Ultimecia. But I feel it is just such a lovely world and really well formed by S-E.

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Kiryu
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 6:52:17 AM
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I just want to live in the world of Yakuza.

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Huey
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 7:03:23 AM
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Red Dead universe

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 7:21:19 AM
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The Star Wars universe during "The Old Republic" time.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 7:23:41 AM

Ah yeah, agreed.

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Draguss
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 7:33:35 AM
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Ivalice, specifically in the period FFXII is set in.

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JustinDaRuler
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:01:12 AM
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I'd either live in the Star Wars universe(now populated by mickey mouse) or i'd live in the kingdom hearts universe.

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xenris
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:29:13 AM
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Hello Kitty online world.....


A more serious answer would be tough, I love the world of Guild Wars, but honestly Pokemon seems like it would be crazy cool to live in too.

I know I just know there have been games I played where I seriously wanted to live there I just can't remember. I think it was ps1 or 2 generation.

I'm going to have to go with Phantasy Start Online. That world just has so much cool stuff going on. Magic, Androids, Newms ugh I loooooooved it.

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xenris
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 2:10:05 PM

Darn I just thought about Dragon Quest 8s world. Seriously love that world...But I will probably stick with my first choice. I love the mix between magic and tech in phantasy star online. I would definitely be a hunter :D

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 11:59:45 AM
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i just thought of another game world i would like to live. the town of Silent Hill now that would be wicked.

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nogoat23
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 1:03:54 PM
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This is hard. You either have a world with roaming monsters which makes your morning commute annoying, or there is some kind of apocalypse threatening all life, or you have a world with a corrupt government and sky high crime rate, or you have a world with wandering adventurers that don't know how to knock. They just show up, loot your life savings, harvest your crops and leave. Those potions in my dresser are for my sick grandmother! (College Humor has a funny video about that, haha.)

If I was going to live somewhere, I'd pick Need for Speed: Most Wanted. People leave free super cars just laying around for people to drive and have fun with. The only penalty for breaking the law is to be transported to a different part of the city. Body shops are so good that they can repair your car instantly after a wreck, and the insurance is free. Cars are so energy efficient that there are no more gas stations. I'm pretty sure that this is the utopia that Thomas More was writing about.

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Highlightreel
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 3:19:14 PM

Can't believe it took like 57 comments to get to a car game! I agree but would choose Burnout Paradise. The barrel rolling, air time, etc. A little bit 'looser' driving mechanics.

Maybe FarCry 3 based on trailers too. Not too shabby. Minus the psycho's of course.

Stay Classy PSX...

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duomaxwell007
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 2:20:12 PM
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final fantasy xi

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karneli lll
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 3:14:07 PM
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The metal gear solid world. Once i get my hands on a REX i'll be good.

Also if i make a mess i just hide in a box till the alert lifts and its like i never messed up.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 3:54:13 PM
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Hmm.. Maybe in Uncharted 3 or something current and real world. Then I'll just live where I live now normally. My life's pretty sweet.

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Hand_of_Sorrow
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 4:35:27 PM
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if this question was asked before RDR was released, i would
have picked, san andreas.
but now, i would pick the world of RDR.

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Vismund
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 4:57:09 PM
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I would live in the Gods Eater world. That would be so awesome!

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Raze22
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 9:41:42 PM
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That is easy. Kingdom Hearts hands down. I can visit any world I want to!!!

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Wrote
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 5:49:11 AM
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Anybody play xenoblade chroniclers for Wii? If not seriously do it, best jrpg this gen.. so far, I expect ni no kuni to be great. But yeah that world; bionis, as crazy as it sounds it takes place on a giant robot, but its full of life and colorful.. as I explore the world all I can think of is how I wish I could be there and explore it! Also best night sky in a game ever. Its right up this communities alley, you all owe it to yourselves to get a used 50 dollar wii and this game for another 50. Also check out the other 10 good games while your at it, there may not be many good games but the ones that are good are freaking awesome.

~wrote

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Alexeon
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 12:04:39 PM
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I've always wanted to live in the Star Ocean Pangalactic Federation or

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the 4D Universe so I can log into the Eternal Sphere whenever I want.

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Other than that, maybe in one of Disgaea's human worlds. They don't seem to have it too bad usually and apparently anyone in that universe can become ridiculously powerful with enough effort.

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Doomsquirrel
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 1:07:13 AM
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Honestly I'd pick any of the PS2's Big 3's worlds (Jak & Daxter, Sly Cooper, and Ratchet & Clank), Deus Ex, or Vanquish. A lot of the reasons for most of my choices are the different technologies in each world.

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drooleybob
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 2:19:56 AM
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I guess it's FFXII for me. I really love the warmth of the whole place.
Or probably the one in Shadow of the Colossus. It's really empty, that place but I find amazing solitude in those haunting yet beautiful landscapes...

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