a dark street illuminated by nothing but the orange glow of old, flickering streetlights reflecting off the wet pavement after a storm
an abandoned subway station, with dingy white tiles and motes of dust floating in florescent light. in one direction, the tunnel is blocked off by a cave-in. in another direction you see naught but darkness, save for the rare and brief glimpse of a silhouette darker than the inky blackness surrounding it
an abandoned steel mill, its stacks rising into the clear, blue sky like the dark, iron pipes of a gargantuan church organ
the same steel mill at night, its electric lights dead, leaving only the faint glow of unattended furnaces to cast long, dancing shadows on the walls
A construction site with dormant machinery that looks like it was abandoned in a hurry, the engines having gone dormant not by the will of any human, but by the passage of time. even the air itself seems unnaturally still.
distorted terrain causing massive skyscrapers to lean and buckle, leaving few buildings untouched by their neighboring structures
a lakefront sidewalk in the early morning, shrouded in fog. every so often you can swear you can hear the cry of an infant, but that would be impossible, for the cries seem to come from the waters
a great and sprawling airport, many of the kiosks and restaurants still lit and open, as though they are still being attended to. through the windows, you can see that many of the planes are still there, some even positioned halfway down the runway, never having taken off as intended.
A large park, illuminated by naught but the light of the moon. you feel as though the bronze, grotesque fountain sculptures are watching you.
A zoo on a cloudy day, vacant of both its residents and its visitors, save for whatever is making that gut-wrenching noise in the herpetarium
an elevator that takes you up to the top of a skyscraper, only to open out on the ground floor of a different building
-travels with you as a trusted member of your inner circle for the better part of a year and then vanishes and shows up two years later to reveal his plan to literally destroy the world and oh yeah he's also immortal and a god and ALSO the conflict of the whole game was basically his fault-
-hides that he's a crime boss for a few weeks/months so he can assassinate a tyrant-