The dog days of summer are well upon us, and many of our thoughts might be turning away from games and towards a nice holiday/vacation. This got all of us in the TA offices thinking, "What video game setting would you want to go to for a vacation?"
After careful deliberation, here is our Top Five list of places we'd like to go on a video game vacation.5 - New Vegas - Fallout: New Vegas
While it's true that you're likely to die within an hour if you step outside the city limits, I think a fun weekend of gambling and seeing stage shows in New Vegas could be a lot of fun. I mean, what else could actually be FUN during a post-nuclear apocalypse, right?4 - 1940's Los Angeles - L.A. Noire
It's the golden age of Hollywood. While Cole Phelps' Los Angeles may have had its problems (otherwise we wouldn't be playing the game, right?) it DID have great cars, great suits, great weather, a burgeoning economy, and smoking hot nightlife. Sign me up.3 - Columbia - BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)
Yes, I know that the whole point of Columbia is to show a beautiful place where the ugliest of evils lie just below the surface, BUT if you take that out of the equation (hard to do, I admit), are you really going to tell me you wouldn't like to spend a long weekend floating above the clouds, relaxing, and sipping on an ice-cold lemonade? Also, skylines look SUPER fun.2 - Azura - Gears of War 3
Again, this is obviously before crap hit the fan and it became a war zone, but can you imagine just how NICE Azura was before everyone who was anyone had to evacuate there? I'm picturing a tropical paradise like Bermuda or Hawaii. You can evacuate me there any day.1 - The Citadel - Mass Effect
In the Mass Effect
universe, the Citadel was the center of civilization, culture, and politics. It would be like combining the best aspects of Monte Carlo, Washington D.C., London, New York City, and Tokyo. Plus, they have Asari dancers. I'm in.
Now that you've heard our picks, to which video game locale would YOU like to take a vacation?
The TA Team will be bringing you The TA Top Five every Sunday until we run out of coolness to debate and discuss. If you have an idea for a Top Five you'd like us to do, be sure to let us know in the comments!