We spend hundreds, sometimes thousands of hours, exploring virtual worlds, but what if these lands could become something more? I think we’ve all played a few games where we think ‘wouldn’t be awesome to actually be inside this world?’. For most people, this probably isn’t Silent Hill or Dark Souls, although I suspect there’s a contingent of madmen who spend their free time snorting onion juice that would probably like to see this happen.
For the rest of us folk who enjoy exploring vast, fantastical lands, the choice is seemingly endless. Who hasn’t visited a tavern in Oblivion and wondered what it would be like if that was actually their local boozer? The Daedric forces amassing from the nearest Oblivion Gate may be a problem, but look how relaxed all these folks are.
On a personal level, I’d love to see out my days in Mario’s Mushroom Kingdom. Sure, the local Toad population may get annoying, but I reckon if you throw them in a stew they probably don’t taste half bad. Thinking about this, Nintendo is actually pretty decent at creating worlds that might actually be worth inhabiting. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be a Pokemon trainer.
The other one I’d probably like to have a shot at is Grim Fandango. I might be dead, but the afterlife really doesn’t look too shabby. I could just hang out at jazz bars and smoke cigars without consequences. All I need to is make sure I manage to book a ticket on the Number Nine Express as, even with eternity on my side, I don’t think I could get past the Petrified Forest’s pump puzzle.
So, if you could live in, and be part of any video game world, which would it be? Let us know! I await the barrage of Dead or Alive and HuniePop answers with bated breath.