Reaching For The Top Of The Video Game World

In today's Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter SecretMobilin professes a strong desire for games that allow us to ascend the highest heights. Would you climb a video game mountain just because it was there?

I want a video game based on this picture.

Or really, any game based on climbing mountains that has a lot of snow and pretty scenery will do.

Why is it so hard to make games that go vertical? I want an open-world game that goes UP rather than OUT.

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