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Do you care where the city is?

View Poll Results: Toronto or New York
It would make a difference, and I'd prefer Toronto 2 9.09%
It would make a difference, and I'd prefer New York 7 31.82%
I wouldn't mind at all which city it's meant to be 13 59.09%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll
06-09-2011, 06:58 PM
#1
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: UK / Toronto
Posts: 602
Do you care where the city is?

So you're awaiting buying that epic new game that you've been anticipating eagerly, and part of this great game takes place in a North American city. Do you care what the city is?...

The city looks like a generic metropolitan area with no landmarks and no visual distinction, but how much would the designation of what this city is matter to you; For example, would playing in city designated as being 'Toronto' feel significantly different to you, versus if the city was designated 'New York'?


I ask because there are many movies filmed in Toronto, yet it's named as an American city in the movie. I assume this is to appease audiences... so I'd like to poll opinion on this, as I'm considering the use of Toronto in an upcoming game, but if you'd rather it's an American city we would like to know.

Last edited by EssentialParadox; 06-09-2011 at 07:04 PM.
06-09-2011, 07:07 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Los Angeles,CA
Posts: 1,620
I dont care what city is used but make it look at least a little to resemble the city it is meant to be.

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06-11-2011, 07:40 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 68
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I don't care where the city is. It's more important to be creative, interesting and challenging, I think.
06-12-2011, 03:24 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 226
Quote:
Originally Posted by EssentialParadox View Post
So you're awaiting buying that epic new game that you've been anticipating eagerly, and part of this great game takes place in a North American city. Do you care what the city is?...

The city looks like a generic metropolitan area with no landmarks and no visual distinction, but how much would the designation of what this city is matter to you; For example, would playing in city designated as being 'Toronto' feel significantly different to you, versus if the city was designated 'New York'?


I ask because there are many movies filmed in Toronto, yet it's named as an American city in the movie. I assume this is to appease audiences... so I'd like to poll opinion on this, as I'm considering the use of Toronto in an upcoming game, but if you'd rather it's an American city we would like to know.
I live in Toronto but I've never played a game set there. That would be interesting!
But I think as long as you make sure the virtual city actually resemble the real city, than you've done a good job!