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#1 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

Let this topic be known that there will be spoilers for all kinds of games either due to being sequels or other reasons.

Now then. I will be spoiling the ENTIRE Golden Sun series in this topic. I am just warning everyone so no one freaks out. But believe me when I say this. I would never want to live in this horrible world.

I am going to go by the two eras so far in this series. Yes... this game series has got eras.

Also I gotta say, the writers of this game are fucking smart and very subtle about how the story goes and what happens. Just check TVtropes if you don't believe me, I mean, holy shit... A shitton of care went into these games stories.

1. The Era of no Alchemy.

Basically, in this world there is literally no great sources of technology at all and everyone is stuck in a time which would make the Romans fucking advanced at a 1000 years ahead level. Everyone lives within either a small village or town guarded by only the most weak of walls. Considering the fact that people get attacked outside these gates by monsters almost constantly and even CROSSBOWS don't exist. You are fucked if you don't have a group with you.

That isn't even 1% of the fucked up level there is. Mayors in cities are either greedy or just corrupted that would make North Korea somewhat sane.. er... Pirates are free to roam and Adepts (mages basically) are in hiding because of normal people and Werewolf villages are forced to keep their garbs on and hide even more than the Adepts! Monsters dominate the landscape to the point where even the main heroes of the first/second game have a hard as fuck time dealing with them. (Where a normal human would have no chance in hell of surviving.) Farmland is rare and dwindling... wanna know why?

Because this world is literally fucked. The world is basically a small island with a small ocean that beyond the ocean are falls that fall into nothingness. All the while the world is disappearing slowly into the void of this abyss. Hell, the enemies of the game are actually TRYING to stop this while you have no clue. It isn't until the half point of the second game do you find this out!

Heck, Whenever one of the four lighthouses in these games are lit. (the one way to prevent the end of the world.) Earthquakes happen and fuck everything up surrounding the area! Entire continents can drift away due to this! Heck, that is the beginning of the second game!

The God of this world. The Wise one being the guy who had begun the end of the world. You basically Logic bomb him to the point where he himself is proven wrong and actually ends up helping you and the world when he actually was going to end the world due to his mistaken judgement of what was going on the entire damn time! (Basically, the main characters convinced God that he was wrong...)

Than, as you activate the last tower you think you did good and stopped the end of the world! well... here comes the next era...

2. The Era of Alchemy. 30 years after the second game.

Things got WORSE. VERY FUCKING WORSE!

The Golden Sun event caused in GS2 shook the entire world up, destroying everything and werewolf people who didn't become full beasts in the first game unless they look at the moon into fulltime werewolves. The mountain where the Golden Sun appeared is a volcanic wreck.

Now strange black hole like things are sucking in matter in this world. No one knows why and the characters of GS1/2 are searching why as you go on a massive fetch quest which turns into something holy shit worthy.

I haven't even gotten to what happened to all those towns and villages huh? Well, any of them with mayors or leaders had become Kingdoms with Emperors and Kings and Queens and they are constantly fighting/infighting each other in full on wars you don't actually witness but hear about... they sound horrible thanks to all the widows and grandparents without children anymore...

Also... it has a very Chinese style to it... which makes things even more insane due to how much political infighting goes on! Fuck! A bunch of these dudes who are kings and stuff were once fucking Mayors!!!

A pirate village which kept on pirate level economy due to the sane fact that they have no idea on how to create farmlands in this fertile world... (Like trying to open a can of food without a can opener.) And... worse yet... Morgal... the society of beast people are some of the biggest asshole human racists in video games I have EVER have seen... Every full moon they grab up any human criminals and as a festival plays and haves fun, they WATCH HUMANS GET BOILED TO DEATH!!! EVEN CHILDREN!!! This happens... every, full, moon...

WTF!? Shockingly... things get WORSER!!! (Fuck you English language! In this instance I am claiming this as a word! Just this once!)

A event caused by one of the main baddies causes the sun to be blocked and the land starts getting invaded by Alan Wake monsters that are only weak to light! People start dying by a tip of a hat and entire cities that you visited are fucking leveled to the ground! Worse yet, you have a mind reader with you who can read the last thoughts of all the dying and rotting corpses around you!!!

Oh, and this darkness monster thing isn't just a small event. It takes up a good 1/5 of this fucking world! A very populated on at that!

Then you find out that there are two more classes of psynergy. (magic.) that has been in hiding. Light and Darkness. Thanks to the Golden Sun event you basically fucked over the Darkness side of things so the main reason they caused a entire hellzone to appear is just to make it livable for them only!

Then, at the very end of the game. You know those black holes that have been showing up? Well there is one from outside the starting point of the game... and it is fucking huge...

The world is about to be fucked even more in the next game, I am sure of this.

Basically, the entire world of Golden Sun is in a constant state of, "Fucked if you do, fucked if you don't."

So yeah... I believe this may be the worst video game world to ever live in, fuck, not even Fallout deals with this much shit other than the nuclear war... other than that it is just a bunch of small battles for power... Golden Sun however? That shitty 2012 movie had less destruction and chaos happen in it than Golden Sun...

The level of fucked up shit is above 11 at this point.

What video game world do you believe is horrible to live in? Other than the obvious crap ones like Fallout anyway.

#2 Posted by Nightriff (5156 posts) -

Demon's Souls because my life would only be around 5 minutes long.

#3 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

5-2

#4 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@Grissefar said:

5-2

What is that?

#5 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -
@Grissefar

5-2

I see your 5-2 and raise you World -1.
#6 Posted by Village_Guy (2637 posts) -

One I wouldn't want to live in, that most people probably don't think as the most obvious one, is the Half-Life universe.

#7 Posted by Shirogane (3579 posts) -

Man, you've just made Golden Sun a lot darker than it initially seems. You've turned it into Nier, or Dark Souls, and those worlds are utterly horrible. Well, Nier definitely, i can't say about Dark Souls, since all you see is the one part of the world where nobody is alive.

#8 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

@Jay444111 said:

@Grissefar said:

5-2

What is that?

It's a sick, sick swamp level in Demon's Souls where it's dark, you don't know the way, there is no map, your health keeps draining from the poison swamp and the mosquito disease, you can barely move, you can't roll, there are giants with clubs in your way who can easily overpower you in the swamp and if you should stray too far from the small islands to grap a treasure, you might get caught by a black phantom or a giant slug nest. It's a giant relief when you finally make it around to push the small plank and make a shortcut so you never have to set foot in the swamp again.

#9 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -

I would kick ass at real life pokemon.

#10 Posted by Cirdain (3100 posts) -

Dante's inferno or one of the recent COD games.

#11 Posted by Svenzon (722 posts) -

Wouldn't wanna live in the world of I Wanna Be The Guy, where even a falling apple will make you explode.

#12 Posted by Rebel_Scum (742 posts) -

Doom...sounds like hell

#13 Posted by Buckwatters (141 posts) -

@Rebel_Scum: DAMN! You said it before I could!

#14 Posted by hidys (1029 posts) -

I imagine the fallout universe would be a shitty place to live.

#15 Edited by themangalist (1739 posts) -

@hidys said:

I imagine the fallout universe would be a shitty place to live.

Pretty awesome if you ask me.

I'd say the totalitarian City 17. And probably Prototype's NY.

#16 Posted by Willin (1282 posts) -
#17 Posted by Deathmachine117 (377 posts) -

The Fallout, Gears and Mass Effect which appeared nice for the first two games then was mostly destroyed in the third.

#18 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1199 posts) -

Probably Dune, not the book, but the video game. It's not so much the giant worms and everything else, I just hate hot weather. I just know I wouldn't make it far being constantly sweaty.

#19 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5040 posts) -

The Witcher universe is pretty fucked up.

#20 Posted by ScreamingFist (365 posts) -

Noby Noby Boy: Who wants to be eaten and shit out by a stretchy worm thing all the time?

#21 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Limbo, or Raccoon City. 
Wait no, Steelport or Stilwater are terrible places! You walk around and bam you get shot for no reason at all by some Gang member who thinks he or she is the god of men!  
So the world of Saint's Row! 

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#22 Posted by DeF (4925 posts) -

@Jay444111: Wow thanks for writing this. I've played all three games but the long break between them and the endless dialog stopped me from appreciating the big-picture narrative. I vaguely remember reacting to some of the things you touched on but it seems I didn't pay proper attention. Did you play through all of them consecutively fairly recent or how did you manage to string all this together?

You made me appreciate Golden Sun on a whole 'nother level. Now if only the actual dialog writing were better (more concise, less long-winded) so one could actually enjoy the story without falling asleep halfway through conversations... :)

I wish this site had some kind of "thumbs up" system.

#23 Posted by believer258 (11999 posts) -

Fallout and Gears of War really wouldn't be nice places to live. I imagine that even after post-Locust destruction, Gears wouldn't be great because there aren't many humans left.

Fallout would just be a really shitty place to live. If you don't die of either cancer, a bullet wound, a monster infestation, or a giant bug, then something else new and creatively destructive will come and get you. Plus it would be a hard life while you live as well - no good food, not much clean water, constant worry over radiation and monsters, etc.

#24 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -
#25 Edited by EXTomar (4845 posts) -

I thought Bioshock was a bit too effective. Although I enjoyed the game, the atmosphere and setting was so unpleasant and uncomfortable I had absolutely no desire to see any part of that world again which factor into my decision to skip Bioshock 2.

#26 Posted by NakAttack (1289 posts) -

Albion in fable

#27 Posted by Yummylee (22064 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

Limbo, or Raccoon City. Wait no, Steelport or Stilwater are terrible places! You walk around and bam you get shot for no reason at all by some Gang member who thinks he or she is the god of men! So the world of Saint's Row!

Worse yet, it would likely be by someone dressed up in flamboyant purple bondage gear - and the cause would also more than likely involve either a kick of death to the groin or a smack across the face with a dildo bat. The one's who simply get run over or shot are the lucky ones! So to speak.

Silent Hill seems like a pretty fucked up place. It's a town which now basically has the primary purpose of looking deep inside of you, twisting just about everything you are into horrific nightmare fuel, and then it uses that to kill you.

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#28 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Living in Katamari Damacy world seems pretty dangerous. It would be like normal real life except eventually all your shit would get ruined and you'd be sent into space. The only way to be safe would be to duct tape bears to yourself and even then, the bears would probably be pretty pissed.

#29 Posted by M_Shini (551 posts) -

Having to live the same era over and over again in Dynasty warriors would probably drive some to insanity eventually.

#30 Posted by BonOrbitz (2216 posts) -

Any game that takes place during WWII. The worst part is that it all actually happened to real people.

#31 Posted by Muttinus_Rump (814 posts) -

Wasn't this a thread recently?

#32 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

Earth in resistance's alternate time line pretty much sucks.

I also wouldn't want to live in the city from Mirror's Edge.

#33 Edited by SeanFoster (879 posts) -

Azeroth. Place is littered with evil ancient Insect empires, demonic forces seek to conquer it, extra-planetary invasions, evil Trolls armies, the undead scourge, dragons roam around roasting fools, Pandas, etc.

#34 Edited by CrossTheAtlantic (1146 posts) -

Fuck, I'd go with the entire Mushroom Kingdom. Fuck that place. Some weak, nonexistent government whose most seemingly important member is constantly being kidnapped by a GIANT FUCKING DRAGON is no place for me. Not to mention, that they clearly have no defense force to prevent this whatsoever, and everyone there relies on an overweight plumber to show up and temporarily fix some things--which we can't even be sure he would do if it wasn't for a woman. Does anyone in the Kingdom address this? Nope! Instead, it's like Peach just wants them to eat cake, and the residents fall victim to the bread and circuses that are their kart races, sporting events, and massive parties. The entire land is in such a state of neglect and disrepair that the only means of major transportation seems to be by pipe (save for maybe the occasional train or boat, but oh boy, you know in this corrupt hell hole, you're gonna have to do some series of favors for someone just to get a ride because of course there's no regulation or standards and practices on any of this).

Honestly, I don't even know how such a place continues or why people continue to live there. You would think maybe by the time a giant fucking TALKING sword came crashing down into the castle, people would start to consider buying a plot of land over in cozy, little Pallet Town. I know I would.

#35 Posted by Svenzon (722 posts) -

@SeanFoster said:

Azeroth. Place is littered with evil ancient Insect empires, demonic forces seek to conquer it, extra-planetary invasions, evil Trolls armies, the undead scourge, dragons roam around roasting fools, Pandas, etc.

That and elves and dwarves running around quoting movies all the time.

#36 Posted by RenMcKormack (1074 posts) -

Tetris

(1) Blocks crush you from all angles with no break.

(2) Droning hypnotic Russian synth beats.

#37 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@Yummylee said:

@ZeForgotten said:

Limbo, or Raccoon City. Wait no, Steelport or Stilwater are terrible places! You walk around and bam you get shot for no reason at all by some Gang member who thinks he or she is the god of men! So the world of Saint's Row!

Worse yet, it would likely be by someone dressed up in flamboyant purple bondage gear - and the cause would also more than likely involve either a kick of death to the groin or a smack across the face with a dildo bat. The one's who simply get run over or shot are the lucky ones! So to speak.

Silent Hill seems like a pretty fucked up place. It's a town which now basically has the primary purpose of looking deep inside of you, twisting just about everything you are into horrific nightmare fuel, and then it uses that to kill you.

If I ever went and lived in the world of Saint's Row I would hope to be one of these "lucky ones" that's for sure.
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#38 Posted by FongGhoul (233 posts) -

Lots of JRPGs are pretty messed up places, and Hyrule if you think about it.

Tiny towns with hardly anybody in them, which are islands of safety with crazy monsters that try to kill you in between. And some evil guy/monster/god is trying to dominate and/or end the world.

But yeah, Dark Souls would be the worst.

#39 Posted by leftie68 (215 posts) -

@CrossTheAtlantic: Bowser is a turtle not a dragon, but I do agree with you, the mushroom kingdom is a scary place.

#40 Posted by onan (1286 posts) -

@Jay444111 said:

Because this world is literally fucked.

That's a world I wouldn't want to live in for completely different reasons. Probably the frequent earthquakes and periodic gross showers.

#41 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

Capital Wasteland ... I wouldn't leave my house/vault ever If I lived there I mean Yao Guai, Deathclaws that stuff is from nightmares.

#42 Posted by SuperMeatToy (35 posts) -

The correct answer is clearly the Portal testchambers.

THERE IS NO ESCAPE

#43 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

The nightmare reality school in Corpse Party. Everything's fucked up and when you finally die you'll feel the pain of whatever it is that killed you forever.

#44 Posted by Coafi (1490 posts) -
#45 Posted by FilipHolm (669 posts) -

tranquility lane from Fallout 3 maybe? Goddamn just thinking of that place gives me the creeps

#46 Posted by Irvandus (2881 posts) -

Azeroth is the worst. No really, most video game worlds have 1 major apocalypse, Azeroth has some new ancient evil every year.

#47 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@Cirdain said:

Dante's inferno or one of the recent COD games.

Oh, you mean hell. Lol.

#48 Posted by Gabriel (4067 posts) -

World of Resistance 2.

#49 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@Jay444111 said:

What video game world do you believe is horrible to live in? Other than the obvious crap ones like Fallout anyway.

Actually... I'd like to live in the world of Fallout :]

#50 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@Jay444111 said:

What video game world do you believe is horrible to live in? Other than the obvious crap ones like Fallout anyway.

Actually... I'd like to live in the world of Fallout :]

I fully admit that it would be interesting to check out for a while... as long as you have a gun and know how to shoot it, you should be fine in most places... until Enclave or Deathclaws start showing up at least.