Eve Narlieth wrote:
Yesterday I was talking to a friend and he actually suggested I tried riding everywhere. Maybe I'll give the game one last hurrah and try riding from story mission to story mission
That does help a good amount. Opening up the campfires makes traveling long distances easier too, that's where exploring the world paid off for me. But as I got later into the world, I did find myself being annoyed about having to go from the bottom of the map all the way to the top, only to go back down again. Then I was glad to see the campfires nearby I could fast travel to.
As I said, hope you find some enjoyment in it; however, if you still find yourself put off by the world/map and overall gameplay experience, I can honestly say, it just might not be for you (not that its a bad thing).
I fired it up this weekend and did some of the hunting trials and the hunters lodge game play (all the way through the Redmaw story line). But even after being back in that world....I think I'm done w/t he game. I started looking at all the stuff I had to do to complete/100% that game and I can honestly say: eh. I don't think I'm going to try for it. Just too much travel to find all the data points/flowers/etc. Not sure I want to deal w/ the hunting trials and shooting to get all full suns on them. I just don't have the time/patience to deal with it. Though I still absolutely love just exploring and the soundtrack that plays in this game (that ambient/techno-chill that reminds me of AC2).