disagree with one of the questions

by Jabberwok, Saturday, August 31, 2013, 02:31 (3972 days ago) @ bluerunner

I thought Outskirts and Metropolis were great. The Halo 3 levels were all right too. I differ on New Mombassa in ODST. It didn't feel like a real, live city to me, but that was my only complaint. It felt more like a fortress than a city, if that makes sense.

I mean, I guess that was partly why I liked it. It was obviously not 'living' anymore, and the nighttime hub level emphasized that fact. The feeling of abandonment was pretty strong, and certain familiar props, like cars, malfunctioning ticket booths, etc, made it feel like a place that used to be alive, especially when taken together with the audio recordings. To me, most of the feeling of unreality came from all the big doors separating areas, which I imagine was partly because of technical limitations. But those can be explained away by the whole lockdown thing.

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