Thanks to current technology, video game worlds are becoming more and more realistic. It can happen that you sit in front of the screen and would like to lie down on the virtual beach or instead of doing the next task you feel like virtual sightseeing. While you can’t really be a character in LoL or use an LoL MMR checker in real life, what you can do is visit a place close to the world of the Legends (League of Legends). It could be your inspiration to travel to Iceland which has a lot of resemblance to the League.
If you actually want to do that, you should simply plan your next vacation in one of the following destinations – all of which served as inspiration for a video game world.
Real and Fascinating Video Game Vacation Destinations
1. The Bahamas – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
The game series Assassin’s Creed walks in historical footsteps. The fourth part takes the players to the Caribbean of the 18th century, more precisely to Jamaica, Cuba, and the Bahamas. Unfortunately, time travel doesn’t work (yet), but at least you can experience the Caribbean of the 21st century – it’s something.
2. Venedig – Final Fantasy XV
Anyone who deals with Noctis and co. hit the road and made it at least to chapter 9, he was also walking around Altissia. The beautiful water metropolis is unmistakably based on the equally stunning Italian city of Venice, with the difference that Altissia boasts multiple levels of elevation and waterfalls between them, while Venice is merely built on sea level. Some places will still look very familiar to you, and February’s Venice Carnival bears a close resemblance to Altissia’s Chocobo Moogle Carnival, also held in February.
3. New Zealand – The Lord of the Rings Online
The Lord of the Rings Online is based on the books of Tolkien and although the writer was actually inspired by Britain, New Zealand is the scenic setting that has stuck in people’s minds for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Of course, you can also visit the film locations there – the film set of the village of Hobbiton in Matamata, for example, is still open to visitors today.
4. California – Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V’s content is not without controversy, but rival gangs aside, San Andreas would be worth the trip. And that is actually possible, because the developers have taken southern California as a model.
5. Norway – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The world of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has no real counterpart and unfortunately no movies to draw from, but it has really nice graphics. However, it seems as if the developers were inspired by Scandinavia and Norway in particular – and if you really want to feel like you’re in Skyrim after visiting the north, you can at least just wait for the virtual reality version, which will be released shortly target.