I disagree really. I think Tooie had a good setup. I liked the larger world size, and before you could warp you had to go there at least once on foot. The connections are very clear:
Banjo's House -> Spiral Mountain -> Tunnel -> Jinjo Village -> Bottle's House -> was the first region and from there it was Isle O' Hags with
Isle O' Hags -> Wooded Hollow (with Jiggywiggy's temple) -> Plateau -> Pine Grove -> Cliff Top -> Wasteland -> Quagmire
Here's a map: http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/ban ... 0512044743
There were lots of tunnels between and shortcuts, but those were more useful than anything. With bigger worlds having more ways between them was useful for faster travel. And I liked that the worlds weren't just boxes, but more rooms with pipes between them. It made a universe out of it instead of singular cut-off realms.
I think Playtonic will have a nice mix of both approaches though, since they want to have unique worlds, but also have expanding worlds.
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