Immersion is key for most all video games.
That much is obvious. But of all the fantastical imaginary worlds with which you've interacted over the years, which would you choose to be your home? If that was actually possible, I mean?
At first, I thought I'd go for Final Fantasy VII or something like that but to be perfectly honest, the idea of living in a universe where so many unseen forces – like magic – hold sway sorta intimidates me. If you really think about it, I believe a lot of people would find the idea off-putting. Of course, if you were all sorts of capable (like Cloud), then maybe that'd be perfect for you. But I'm sort of thinking along the lines of being a normal dude, just like I am now, living in one of the fantasy worlds of a game. This isn't, "Which hero would you want to be?"
And if that's the case, I think I'll take early 16th century Italy, which we see so beautifully portrayed in three Assassin's Creed titles, the ones featuring protagonist Ezio Auditore. I am a huge fan of history and Ubisoft recreated that ancient era so unbelievably well that I was always enthralled. Not only is the city unassailably gorgeous and downright irresistible, you'd also be living during a very exciting time. You would be privy to amazing advancements and radical new theories in both the arts and sciences and for good measure, there'd be all sorts of political intrigue and rebellion and what have you. Not a single second of that life would be boring to me.
So what about you? In which video game world would you like to exist?