Game: Final Fantasy VII (1997)
The opening city of Final Fantasy VII, Midgar, is so sprawling and so epic that you almost forget there is a whole other world out there. It takes an average player around five or six hours to trawl through it and when you finally make your way out of the Shinra Building you are reminded of what makes this series so great. A whole world opens up around you for the first time, ready to be explored. It's sort of like those old ketchup commercials. Good things come to those who wait. Only an entire world is cooler than tomato-based condiments in our book. Turtle's Paradise probably has some stellar house-made ketchup anyways.