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It's very deceiving. The area you can walk round is only a small fraction of the world. There are plenty of other areas separated by the ocean as well as places that can only be reached once you are able to travel by air.
the world map of this game looks awesome reminds me a lot of dq8. I got game last night put maybe an hr or so in got to the first castle town place and so far even with the high expectations i gave it from the reviews it got has beaten them handly already.
The game only shows you the region you are walking around in until you get the actual world map or the boat where you will then be able to access the world map which shows everything. The progression in this game is amazing since you start out in Ding Dong Dell and then when you do a bunch of stuff there THEN they have you move onward. I will fully admit I was scared when I saw the vast desert on the other side of the Golden Grove. It was uncharted territory for me.
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So is it actually much bigger than in the demo? (It may sound as a stupid question, it obviously is bigger, but I mean it's bigger than what you can see in the distance?)
The demo area only showed you the north section of summer isles. There is also a south section sluightly bigger than that. Across the sea there is autumnia, winter isles and spring isles. Each has large explorable areas. Plus there are many small islands dotted around the sea with interesting things to find.
It's average in size compared to many old school RPGs, but it will feel huge and is Top Tier on the beauty scale, believe me. And yes the Draw Distance is amazing. But what you see in the demo is super tiny compared to the whole picture. :)
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