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It’s important for a video game to have an interesting world, especially for sandbox and role-playing games. Without a world that you feel connected to and genuinely interested in, it’s hard for the player to work their way through a game. And in the end, it’s really the characters and worlds that game developers build that will stick in our minds for years to come. There really are too many interesting worlds to even count, but here are some of the best built and intriguing worlds that you can find in video games. Feel free to tell me what your favorite worlds have been in the comments.

5. Spira(Final Fantasy X & X-2)

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The Final Fantasy series is rife with interesting worlds to explore, but Spira takes the spotlight in one of the best rpg series ever made.  The world of Spira and its culture is fascinating, its religious worship of Yevon, its cycle of destruction, and its cities all pull you in. Ever since Sin appeared the world of Spira has constantly had to go through cycles of destruction and creation, a summoner must give up their life in order to stop Sin and the damage that ends up happening is immense. Since we see this world basically through the eyes of Tidus, it is interesting to see the huge differences between his memories of Zanarkand and the world that Spira has become. The Church of Yevon put a ban on all machine use causing a rapid decline in technology. Because of that most cities on Spira never grow larger than the size of a hamlet. Coming in near the start of the playstation 2 era, final fantasy X like the rest of the series was a wonder to behold. The races and characters speak for themselves, and by now it’s not a surprise to have a good cast of characters in a Final Fantasy game. Without a doubt Spira was a well constructed world that was beautiful as well as fun to be put into.

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