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Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by Pointman » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:19 pm

I'm sure we've all thought it playing a game, "Cor blimey this looks a nice game, I wouldn't mind going on holiday to a place like that" So the question is a simple one...in what game world would you like to visit for a holiday? Maybe a scenic tour of Hyrule or an all inclusive in Vice City? Which game makes you wish that Thomas Cook did package deals to visit.

For me it'd be Medici in Just Cause 3. It's actually quite relaxing to be standing by the beach watching locals do a bit of fishing with the ambient music playing. Even with a hostile sky fortress hanging in the sky, poised to rain death at any moment it's rather tranquil.
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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:27 pm

Where is Dead or Alive set?
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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by Sel Feena » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:37 pm

^ Ha! My first thought for an answer. I wouldn't mind a short stay in Eorzea (FFXIV), always safe enough if you don't go wandering.
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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by Megamixer » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:43 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Where is Dead or Alive set?
A vacation to Zack Island from the Xtreme series would be nice...

Failing that, it would have to be nice little seaside town of Balamb from Final Fantasy VIII for me.
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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by c0nfu53d » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:23 pm

The beaches in super Mario sunshine look nice.

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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by theantmeister » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:23 pm

It would be a toss up (oh dear) between Nontoonyt or Delfino Island.

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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by outdated_gamer » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:34 pm

I find the Far Cry games could easily be used as promo material for travel agencies, but the same could also be said for the Uncharted series. The Serious Sam games are good in this regard too since you can take a trip to ancient Egypt or some of the Roman or Greek themed games. Sci-fi games are also very good in portraying locations that only exist in our imagination, but space themed games might have an element of realism to them, as commercial space travel is not far fetched anymore. As for RPGs, well there's LARP stuff which trys to faithfully re-create it in reality. The Ultima creator, Lord British, used to make his home a setting for live-action role playing for guests or friends. The more cartoony/unreal stuff can be re-created in theme parks, I have heard Nintendo invested into them and Lego Land is a thing since quite some time.

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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by flatapex » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:07 pm

well i love the toca touring cars games on the ps1, if i say the first 2 its just uk racing circuits but if i go for world we get some of the coolest circuits in the world :D
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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by markopoloman » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:17 pm

Where was Leisure Suit Larry set? :lol:
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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by theantmeister » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:21 am

markopoloman wrote:Where was Leisure Suit Larry set? :lol:
Lost Wages. It was a censored hole.

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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by TheNewMonkey » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:13 pm

Rapture!
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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by joefish » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:10 am

Riven.

No, wait - Aerosoft Expansion Pack #04015918120883 for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
Oh, hang on, I'm going there in June anyway... 8) 8) 8)

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OK, Zack Island it is then... :mrgreen:

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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:09 pm

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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by kiwimike » Sun May 01, 2016 1:58 am

Silent Hill. Not as expensive as you only pay for a one way ticket :lol:

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Re: Dream Gaming Holiday Destination

Post by MadManDan79 » Sun May 01, 2016 10:20 am

Wherever dead or alive beach volleyball is set...

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