Every game these days seems to make a claim to be a "true sandbox experience". But are all sandboxes created the same for the same reasons? In our latest ArcheAge column, we take a look at "Different Kinds of Sand". See if you agree before heading to the comments to talk it up.
Were I to take the gaming sandbox analogy to its logical conclusion, it would be important to note that there are are actually different types of sand available for people to use in a sandbox. Some are store-bought and specially treated to remove carcinogens so as to provide a safe environment for play. Others are rougher to the touch because of their origins. In some cases, some types of sand are harmful to children playing due to the composition and makeup of the sand’s granules. Volcanic ash in your sandbox = disaster in the making.
Read more of Victor Barreiro Jr.'s ArcheAge: Different Kinds of Sand.