No mention of NieR: Automata? I thought that game did a good job of presenting a dead, lifeless world. Just very empty and lonely, but strangely beautiful as well. I loved sprinting through the sand and kicking up all the particles.
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RE: Open World games that capture the sense of emptiness
RE: Assassin's Creed Origins (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
I loved the ideas of the original Assassin's Creed much more than the actual execution of them. While I think Black Flag was a fantastically fun pirate game, the peak of the AC series has always been 2 + Brotherhood to me. There were things I liked about most of the games since; though I HATED Revelations and skipped Syndicate.
If Origins can get near AC2+ACB again I'd be ecstatic, but nothing has matched the magic of those two games since. For me, at least.
RE: Backlog Chopping Block
I kinda want to abolish the idea of a backlog because it prevents me from enjoying what I'm currently playing in a sense... But right now I've got:
NG+ playthroughs for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Horizon: Zero Dawn
DLC for Dark Souls III
NG+ for Persona 5
I also want to get back and do another Bloodborne playthrough at some point.