For me, 3 of the most outworldly experiences I ever had, which are S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadow of Chernobyl, Max Payne 1-2, and Just Cause 2, feel so rare, nothing has come close to them since.
- Just Cause 3 and 4 in my personal gaming agenda have nothing to do with 2, the world is too flat and the missions are straightforward and boring. JC2 felt like a colossal chaotic open world, with high dark mountains and mysterious jungles, I lost myself in its sandy deserts, fighting or evading the enemies.
- The Metro games are fun but have nothing to do with walking through the Zone trying to survive. Even the ST.A.L.K.E.R sequels, while fantastic, fail to replicate the wild feeling of the first.
I would pay double the price to be able to have a similar but more contemporary experience to Just Cause 2 or Shadow of Chernobyl, but it doesn't seem like it'll happen.
It's not the end of the world, but it feels a little tragic knowing those experiences will never be replicated long as I live. What are your unique gems?