Well, I don't mind what you call babysitting you. Any city you'd prefer?
Originally Posted by Gris
a) Paris: vampires are ancient and Paris has this feeling of history...
b) Detroit: World of Darkness feel in the rust belt
c) Heidelberg: a student university town, allied hq, castle - plenty of flair
d) New York: Old new world - combine history and modernity without ever leaving the U.S.
e) some other place with a population >500.000 that people have a geographical imagination of
Lately, I've been into a 2D fighting videogame called Under Night In-Birth. I won't bore you to tears with the whole premise, but suffices to say, what I love about the game is the fact that the characters are duking it out in the dead of night (3 or 4 AM), when nobody is around bar themselves, and... Well, it's difficult to explain, but the city around them is so varied, it is really fascinating. Like, the city where the game is set has a HUGE variety of environments, as you can (kinda sorta) see here
. And well, I dunno why, but the idea of characters exploring, living their lives and, yes, duking it out in the middle os such environments, late at night, when nobody else is around, is something that really really appeals to me. Maybe it's because, when it's so late in the night and nobody else is around, you can notice things about your city you usually wouldn't notice during the day.
So yeah, to answer your question: I'd love for this game to be set in a huge city which has a large variety of environments. An european metropolis, like Paris or London, seems paticularly indicated for this, because cities that have been around for centuries of course tend to have a wider array of environments within them, ranging from medieval areas to Industrial Revolution ones. Alternatively, New York also works, simply on the account of how large, how diverse, and how famous it is. I am tempted to say Tokyo as well, out of my tendency to be a huge fanboy of all things Japan, but frankly, I doubt people would be down with it.
But as an european guy, I'd feel more at home in an european city, if I have to be perfectly honest (and kinda biased)