I'd like someone to show me and anyone else who wants to somewhere huge and impressive in a game. Not a game that's set in a city like a Grand Theft Auto, I'm thinking RPG, but it doesn't necessarily have to be an RPG. We can also talk about truly impressive cities in games.
Let me introduce you to one which you may well not have seen: Lenele from Summoner. The game's 14 years old and it still holds up pretty well and inspires some awe in me watching this video. I played this game not long after it was released and I was just blown away by Lenele at the time. It is immense
, diverse, and beautiful, but not in a gorgeous, squeaky clean sort of way. It's hard to explain, just have a look for yourself. I don't think you'll regret it if the topic idea is appealing to you.
The guy in the video knows pretty much exactly what he's doing, only talking to the quest NPCs and buying stuff and look how long it takes. I spent hours upon hours running around in Lenele, which you come to very near the start of the game, exploring every inch of it and talking to all the many, many
NPCs, who do a great job of fleshing out the game World for you. It feels like a real city. So yeah, have a look at the video and feel free to share your own examples if you're interested. I'm particularly curious to know if there's anywhere bigger than Lenele or that even compares to it. I'm not a big RPG player so I don't know, but Lenele is easily, easily
the largest settlement I've ever seen in such a game. Here's the video: