It’s not out yet, but the upcoming Xenoblade 1 port might be what I would consider the closest thing you’re gonna get to exploring another world that’s anywhere near as good as BotW’s is. In fact I think the Xenoblade developers did some of the world design stuff in BotW if I’m not mistaken.
I haven’t finished Xenoblade 2 yet but from what I’ve played its world design is pretty meh compared to the first game, it’s still a solid RPG that might scratch some of that “big epic adventure” itch that BotW left you wanting more of.
But yeah BotW’s world is really something special. I dunno how they did it but they took the meme idea of “gigantic open world with 1000 quests/collectables dotted all over the map and nothing stopping you from beating the game at any time” and somehow made the most fun and engaging Zelda overworld ever with that concept. It really says something when the world is that huge and I could memorize my way around it as well as I did OoT’s overworld.
❧ Edited by warpio at 2019-09-15 14:38:362019-09-15 14:38