In our ongoing series about binge-worthy games, we present various kinds of games, that we can play for days without end. In Passing Time in Turns, we looked at turn based strategy games. Today, we slip into the shoes of heroes and take a look at the goliaths of gaming. How do role-playing games make passing time in fantastic worlds such a breeze?
When I was nine years old, I started my first adventure as a Pokémon trainer in Pokémon Blue Version. I still remember the excitement of entering a whole new world. Compared to today’s games’ worlds, the world of the 1990s role-playing-game hit for Game Boy was tiny. So how did the developers at Game Freak set the scope to make the adventure still feel so grand?