Welcome to the Electron Dance Advent calendar. Each day will bring another post from the archives.
Have you read The First Open World posted on 23 September 2014?
I didn’t cover all of the Atari 8-bit games I wanted to in the Where We Came From series. Three years later, I decided to cover one of the games that didn’t make the cut. Originally meant to be a single article, my examination of Mercenary stretched over three parts. Mercenary is an example of an opportunity lost in videogame history: a non-violent open world adventure.
From the comments:
- ShaunCG: “A part of me wishes that I had been old enough to play some of these classics back in the 80s.”
- James Patton: “I had no idea this game existed!”
- CdrJameson: “Elite’s universe was massive, but pretty bland.”
- Phlebas: “No wonder I’m easily disappointed these days.”