Escapism is just that – an escape.  It doesn’t provide you with a new home in a new world that defies your current reality.  It’s why games are so tortuous and why LARPing exists; with as many real life hours that we pour into these immersive gaming worlds, we can never pack a carry-on and visit Hyrule. 

And frankly, were those worlds ever to come into existence, we’d lose a third of humanity’s citizens either by invading Hordes or people wanting to move to a place where you can punch an elf without having to take LSD.

We’ve already lost scores of good people to rampant cosplay and furry-dom, so imagine what would happen if Zanarkand suddenly popped up on Google Maps.

So let us venture deeper into delusion while we rattle off ten gaming worlds what we wished were real. 

Tags: video-game-cities, fictional-cities, video-game-worlds
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