Who makes better Open World games? Rockstar vs Bethesda

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Posted by Elpresador-911 (1044 posts) 10 days, 56 minutes ago

Poll: Who makes better Open World games? Rockstar vs Bethesda (74 votes)

Rockstar 69%
Bethesda 31%

I’d go with Rockstar tbh

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#1 Edited by uninspiredcup (28602 posts) -

Rockstar can make ladder animations.

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#2 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (17751 posts) -

I prefer Rockstar... never been a big fan of Bethesda's open world games.

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#3 Posted by Litchie (22471 posts) -

I enjoy Elder Scrolls way more than GTA. But I'd probably like RDR2 more than Fallout 4..

Bethesda wins for me.

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#4 Posted by Ghosts4ever (7692 posts) -

both makes boring games but rockstar are better of 2.

Avalanche is best open world developer currently.

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#5 Posted by PC_Rocks (1310 posts) -

Definitely Rockstar. Bethesda's in house games are absolute crap in any conceivable way.

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#6 Posted by sonny2dap (1462 posts) -

Trick question, correct answer is Obsidian.

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#7 Posted by I_P_Daily (9164 posts) -

Why people do polls and NEVER add an "other" or "neither" option is beyond me.

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#8 Edited by AcidTango (1515 posts) -

Rockstar but this is because I prefer realistic city locations in their GTA games since they are so fun to be in.

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#9 Posted by navyguy21 (15094 posts) -

Ive said for years that Rockstar should make or produce an RPG.

Their attention to detail in an open world is unmatched, only CDPR comes close.

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#10 Edited by ArchoNils2 (10122 posts) -

Between those two? Rockstar without a doubt, Bethesta only releases buggy messes. However both are a joke compared to what Nintendo did with BotW

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#11 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5963 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:

Why people do polls and NEVER add an "other" or "neither" option is beyond me.

Because that would be a nonsensical answer to the question of this poll. An "equal" answer would make sense but I wouldn't consider it necessary because these two developers have completely different approaches to open world game design so I doubt many people would be neutral on whether they prefer one over the other.

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#12 Posted by enzyme36 (3722 posts) -

Bethesda Game Studios by far.... they put interesting shit in their open worlds.

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#13 Posted by Gatygun (1236 posts) -

GTA bored me pretty darn fast, skyrim i played longer. However betty boys are terrible at making games technically they all run like dog crap.

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#14 Edited by knight-k (1994 posts) -

@navyguy21 said:

Ive said for years that Rockstar should make or produce an RPG.

Their attention to detail in an open world is unmatched, only CDPR comes close.

Yup, imagine if they'd make an elder scrolls rpg...

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#15 Posted by SecretPolice (33986 posts) -

Playground games. :P

Anyway, what a setup.... R* by miles.

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#16 Posted by MonsieurX (38264 posts) -

lol Bethesda, I guess I'll have to go with Rockstar

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#17 Posted by DocSanchez (4876 posts) -

Both do interesting worlds. For sheer variety of things to do and places I usually prefer bethesda but the RDR world certainly feels more alive and real than any of them before. You get a sense the world lives if you are there or not as opposed to being Truman.

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#18 Posted by pyro1245 (4113 posts) -

Bethesda games are more fun because it's more of a sandbox and the movement is not restricted.

R* has a higher level of polish and in the particular case of RDR2 just a stunning visual design and attention to detail.

At the end of the day I'll still have more fun with a Bethedsa game though.

If you had asked who makes a better 'open world' instead of 'open world game' I would have picked R*.

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#19 Posted by Archangel3371 (26083 posts) -

Both are excellent and I can’t choose one over the other so I’ll say that they’re equal.

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#20 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (27167 posts) -

I'm shocked rockstar is winning.

There's more to do in Bethesda games. More side quests. More surprises around every corner.

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#21 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (12507 posts) -
@Bread_or_Decide said:

I'm shocked rockstar is winning.

There's more to do in Bethesda games. More side quests. More surprises around every corner.

The only surprise waiting around the corner in a Bethesda game is what bug or glitch will you run into next.

Rockstar is unmatched when it comes to open worlds.

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#22 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (27167 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag said:
@Bread_or_Decide said:

I'm shocked rockstar is winning.

There's more to do in Bethesda games. More side quests. More surprises around every corner.

The only surprise waiting around the corner in a Bethesda game is what bug or glitch will you run into next.

Rockstar is unmatched when it comes to open worlds.

I'm not getting the rockstar vote here.

You run around, blowing everything up, okay. But Skyrim for example, almost every home you can enter, almost every character talks, there's different regions and areas and types of weather.

GTAV has one city, few buildings you can enter outside of missions, and people on the street never offer a surprise quest or mission.

Why is rockstar winning this poll? And lets put the glitch thing aside.

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#23 Posted by Valgaav_219 (1900 posts) -

I'd have to go with Bethesda. Red Dead Redemption 2 is amazing and definitely my GOTY but Grand Theft Auto games are so copied and pasted they make me sick. I have over 300 hours in Skyrim with no end in sight. I don't even play the main story anymore. I can't see myself doing that with a Rockstar game tbh

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#24 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (12507 posts) -
@Bread_or_Decide said:
@NathanDrakeSwag said:
@Bread_or_Decide said:

I'm shocked rockstar is winning.

There's more to do in Bethesda games. More side quests. More surprises around every corner.

The only surprise waiting around the corner in a Bethesda game is what bug or glitch will you run into next.

Rockstar is unmatched when it comes to open worlds.

I'm not getting the rockstar vote here.

You run around, blowing everything up, okay. But Skyrim for example, almost every home you can enter, almost every character talks, there's different regions and areas and types of weather.

GTAV has one city, few buildings you can enter outside of missions, and people on the street never offer a surprise quest or mission.

Why is rockstar winning this poll? And lets put the glitch thing aside.

What good is entering every home if they have nothing worth seeing in them? What good is every character talking if none of them have an interesting story to tell and they all look like cardboard cutouts?

You should actually play RDR2. There are so many secrets tucked away into every little crack of that world. You can interact with with every NPC in the world in various ways. You can enter almost every house or building you see and unlike Skyrim there is usually something worth your time in them. Also more importantly the game actually looks and sounds amazing and isn't full of game breaking bugs that kill the immersion.

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#25 Posted by shellcase86 (4056 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:

Why people do polls and NEVER add an "other" or "neither" option is beyond me.

Most people are incapable of considering alternate options like those. For most who make polls they already have an "it's either this or it's that" mindset, and so they're completely shut off from any other possibilities.

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#26 Edited by bussinrounds (3013 posts) -

Bethesda showed some promise with Daggerfall & Morrowind, but fell off a cliff after that making casual garbage for non RPG fans.

Oblivion is regarded as a symbol of decline and dumbing down of the genre and their rape of Fallout has been complete and utter heresy.

http://rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=129

http://www.nma-fallout.com/threads/dont-buy-the-hype.175874/

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#27 Posted by AJStyles (179 posts) -

Rockstar has made better games every gen. You can see they are improving every gen with every new release. They build systems and use them in each other’s games.

Bethesda peaked as a developer on PS3/360. There is barely any improvement today and in some ways, their games are even worse. They constantly release broken games and don’t ever fix them. Lower budgets and no polish.

Rockstar wins.

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#28 Edited by manulik (4 posts) -

http://kolompc.com/category/pc-games/

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#29 Edited by BlbecekBobecek (2946 posts) -

Neither makes very good open world games, I don't like rockstar's shooting mechanics and the shallowness of gameplay and Bethesda makes very buggy games that lack real charm.

Following devs have already made an open world game that beats anything Rockstar or Bethesda has ever made:

CD Project Red

Guerilla Games

Sucker Punch

BioWare

Insomniac

Santa Monica Studio

Kojima Productions

UbiSoft Montreal

Nintendo

Thats quite a few I guess...

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#30 Posted by Blackhairedhero (2075 posts) -

Rockstar by far. Fallout was good but it didn't push the genre forward. RDR2 has things that dev's will try to emulate for years to come.

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#31 Edited by Bread_or_Decide (27167 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag said:
@Bread_or_Decide said:
@NathanDrakeSwag said:
@Bread_or_Decide said:

I'm shocked rockstar is winning.

There's more to do in Bethesda games. More side quests. More surprises around every corner.

The only surprise waiting around the corner in a Bethesda game is what bug or glitch will you run into next.

Rockstar is unmatched when it comes to open worlds.

I'm not getting the rockstar vote here.

You run around, blowing everything up, okay. But Skyrim for example, almost every home you can enter, almost every character talks, there's different regions and areas and types of weather.

GTAV has one city, few buildings you can enter outside of missions, and people on the street never offer a surprise quest or mission.

Why is rockstar winning this poll? And lets put the glitch thing aside.

What good is entering every home if they have nothing worth seeing in them? What good is every character talking if none of them have an interesting story to tell and they all look like cardboard cutouts?

You should actually play RDR2. There are so many secrets tucked away into every little crack of that world. You can interact with with every NPC in the world in various ways. You can enter almost every house or building you see and unlike Skyrim there is usually something worth your time in them. Also more importantly the game actually looks and sounds amazing and isn't full of game breaking bugs that kill the immersion.

I suppose RDR2 has now put rockstar in the lead. Although from their previous open world efforts, I've barely found much interest outside of the primary campaign. If RD2 rectifies this problem, that's points in my book.

I just remember being surprised in Skyrim, and not surprised in GTAV. I found myself in a haunted house in Skyrim, outta the blue. That would never happen in a GTA game.

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#32 Posted by narlymech (1627 posts) -

They both are a bit repetitive, but I've put more time in with Bethesda games.

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#33 Posted by jdc6305 (4950 posts) -

I prefer sci fi and fantasy over realism. If I wanted to see a horses nuts shrink I'd visit Montana in February.

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#34 Posted by warmblur (920 posts) -

Rockstar easily.

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#35 Posted by killerfist (20101 posts) -

@i_p_daily: because there is only two options in this case. Either Rockstar or Bethesda. Why would he put other options?

My last bethesda game was oblivion, and my last rockstar game was/is rdr2. So my opinion is slightly biased.

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#36 Posted by with_teeth26 (9016 posts) -

Rockstars animation quality from 10 years ago is better than what Bethesda has currently. Bethesda's creaky old engine is really dragging them down at this point.

plus, I haven't really enjoyed one of Bethesda's open world games since Oblivion

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#37 Posted by johnd13 (9454 posts) -

I'm a huge fan of exploring Bethesda's worlds so I'll pick them.

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#38 Posted by I_P_Daily (9164 posts) -

@shellcase86 said:
@i_p_daily said:

Why people do polls and NEVER add an "other" or "neither" option is beyond me.

Most people are incapable of considering alternate options like those. For most who make polls they already have an "it's either this or it's that" mindset, and so they're completely shut off from any other possibilities.

Of all the people who replied to me this is the one that follows my way of thinking.

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#39 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (24280 posts) -

I'll take Call of Pripyat's world over any game from the two. It's a compact little world. But, by golly, it fits the game so well.

Mutants will attack individually or in packs. They will reel back from firepower directed at them. They may regroup and attack again or tuck tail and retreat. When far enough away, they can be observed engaging in play, taking naps, eating/drinking, dragging dead bodies to feast on. They also prey on each other. It's not unusual to see say, a pack of blind dogs harrassing a burer or a chimera tearing up stalkers and mutants alike.

I'm on my 9th playthrough of the game. One reason is immersing myself in its world.

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#40 Edited by Zaryia (6376 posts) -

Bioware worse than both.

CDPR better than both. Cyperbunk will annihilate all.

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#41 Edited by Juub1990 (8203 posts) -
@i_p_daily said:

Of all the people who replied to me this is the one that follows my way of thinking.

It asks who makes better games strictly between the two. What you're asking would be like me wanting to know what people prefer between bananas and oranges and you asking why there isn't an option for apples. Because that's not what the poll is for. The poll is to see who people think makes better games between Bethesda and R*. A neither or other option would make no sense and defeat the purpose of the poll.

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#42 Posted by carljohnsonCJ (234 posts) -

ROCKSTAR ROCKS! ROCKSTAR RULES!

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#43 Posted by henrythefifth (1844 posts) -

Ubisoft has beaten both this gen.

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#44 Posted by Kali-B1rd (1452 posts) -

IT will be preference.

But in terms of production values... Rockstar by a country mile.

But I prefer First Person RPG's with godo variety ... so Bethesda wins

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#45 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9710 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:

Why people do polls and NEVER add an "other" or "neither" option is beyond me.

The question is "better", not "best", so an "other" option would make no sense.

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#46 Posted by VagrantSnow (63 posts) -

Haven't really enjoyed GTA since San Andreas and haven't played RDR. Their games just feel a bit shallow.

Though I'm becoming less and less enamored by Bethesda's open worlds with each game.