I enjoyed the off roading in SA. If you don't like it you could always fly. That another reason it was good. The large space was good for flying over. It was fun to explore originally. I think their is just as much detail in SA as VC. VC always came off over rated to me. Other then the great storyline ,and the environment their wasn't much after that. Once you get past the fact that it was the 80s the environment would get really boring.
Even when our eyes are closed, there is a whole entire world out there that exist outside our dreams and ourselves.