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From The Forum Issue 202

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:47 am

This month we'd like to know your favourite videogame location/city and why.

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Post by learnedrobb » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:11 pm

The West Mansion from Splatterhouse, and the "hidden mansion" from Splatterhouse 2. Atmospheric and suitably gruesome.
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Post by ncf1 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:14 pm

Hmm, that's a good one. For me its a split between the City of Lost Heaven in Mafia which immerses you so effectively in another time period, and the amazing sepia-shaded world of Resident Evil 4 of which there is nothing quite like.

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Post by Matt_B » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:56 pm

I'll go all the way back to 1983 and the city of Antescher from the game Ant Attack. There's only so much you can build out of cubes but it has a minimalist charm that fired the imagination of my younger self, wondering what the function of the various buildings might have been, and it still holds up today on account of that stark simplicity.

I'm not sure if the makers of Monument Valley ever played it but even if they didn't you could probably trace the influence back to it via a series of intermediate games.

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Post by kiwimike » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:01 am

This is a great question! Silent Hill immediately comes to mind for me, the game that changed horror games for me forever and really creeped and unsettled, with a combination of the parallel worlds and brilliant soundscape. I could probably rattle off heaps of game locations, especially adventure games, but Silent Hill remains #1 for me.

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Post by Big Shoes » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:31 am

Halo, amazing memories of 16 people playing multiplayer at various friends houses, carrying all those ethernet cables and CRT tv's.

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Post by TheAlex » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:49 pm

Hyrule Field, Ocarina of Time. It seemed massive back then as the link between locations. It was a relaxing place to be - possibly the first time I thought that about a game? I loved the sunsets and sunrises, the music and how it became eerie at dusk. I loved galloping across it with Epona.

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Post by merman » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:32 am

GTA's Vice City - the 1980s ambience and homage to Miami works so well, and when you drive along the seafront in a sports car with the sun setting it looks gorgeous.
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