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Comfy vidya thread Anon 06/27/2020 (Sat) 15:23:10 No.1760
ITT we discuss video games that possess the comfy factor. For me it's all manners of RTS games, taking time to gather resources and build a cool base is great fun. Driving games are cool too, I have fond memories of pic related (although I was pretty bad at it as a kid).
Holy ship, I love Crazy Taxi, good post OP. Personally I think Kirby is essential /comfy/. The nature of the game is pretty lightweight and only becomes slightly harder when you try to 100% it. A shame that emulating them sometimes is impossible (Kirby 64 crashes in some mid bosses for example)
I mean exploration games like Minecraft, Subnautica etc. are really calming for me because It feels good doing things
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I've recently been spending my evenings fused with my couch, playing Kingdom Hearts. Sometimes you have to tryhard, but aside from that I'm really enjoying it. >>1765 Seconded, Meinkraft and Subnautica are the vidya equivalent of melatonin (especially the latter one with its Solar Fields-like soundtrack).
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The Tony Hawk games are all still fun after years of playing them through. The comfiest part is cruising through the levels enjoying the fun music.
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Driving games can always be considered /comfy/ They don't ask too much but at the same time you have to not be a bumbling retard. My only issue is that I seem to be stuck with the most formulaic and basic ones. Things like Wipeout or Asseto Corsa are more complicated for me when I just want to be chillin
>>1760 >>1765 Simulator games in general. In another thread someone mentioned Rollercoaster Tycoon, that was comfy. >>1780 >pic 5 Good taste, the City Lights add-on track is top comfy.
>>1780 >Diddy Kong Racing The music alone is just so comfy.
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I'm a big guy 4 RTS games. They're my favorite genre by far. I really like tile-based puzzle games too. I also like early first-person shooters and older arcade-style action games, but those make me feel more tense than anything. As far as console games go, I mostly stick with the older ones I grew up with and ones I never got around to playing. The NES is the console I find the most relaxing.
Interesting, i was about to make a vidya thread yesterday. My favorites are deadbolt and rainworld. Soothing soundtrack and comfy atmosphere, highly recommended.
>>1787 SMW is nice up till now i've still yet to complete all the stages :P
To me there's nothing comfier than sinking in my bed sheets and playing some of those game that are like halfway in between a vn and a puzzle game. I miss my Ds
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>>2882 It's a game that's close to me heart, even though I never play it by myself anymore. It was the first Super Nintendo game I ever played and is probably the Mario game I feel most nostalgic for after the original (although it's hard to pick). The last time I played I had trouble with all the special stages, even though I think I beat them when I was younger and have no problems with the other ones. As a kid, the Soda Lake level was the only one I remember standing out as one me and my brother had never gotten to because it's the only stage that has those submarine enemies that are featured in the end-game sequence where all the enemies are listed.
>>2884 The DS and (maybe 3DS, I didn't have one) were underrated.
>>1787 NES games are so hard that I am curious how you find them relaxing. >>2886 They both had good stuff but they hurt to play for long periods of time as an adult.
>>2886 I don't know underrated but definitely one of the best handhelds >>2887 >they hurt to play for long periods of time as an adult That's true, that' s why I stuck with stuff you could play using only the touchscreen.
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>>1780 the free racing game Nitronic Rush is still pretty good after like 8 years since its release. it was only a pity that it isn't openworld. https://youtu.be/vNuSvuzPL10?t=14
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>>2887 >NES games are so hard that I am curious how you find them relaxing. Largely nostalgia for the aesthetic and the games themselves. I don't really like easy games either. People say that the original Castlevania is a hard game, for example, but I've beaten it like two or three times. A lot of the games aren't so hard once you start to recognize patterns and memorize things like level layouts. If I'm trying to beat a game, I usually just train myself with save states on an Everdrive to go through the difficult areas and then do a clean playthrough. I'm far from any kind of a pro. When I was younger, I don't think I cared that much if a game was too easy and really liked stuff like Kirby 64. Nowadays I can still appreciate that for its presentation and my memories of it, but as far as gameplay goes it's lost its appeal. I'm a lot more into challenges now.
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>>2887 >NES games are so hard that I am curious how you find them relaxing. Not that anon but there are definitely a bunch of NES games you could say are relaxing once you get the hang of them, I always play Super Mario Bros 3, for example. >>2892 >People say that the original Castlevania is a hard game Castlevania 1 is 100% muscle memory, I beat it consistently in about an hour. Another game I always play when I have a few hours is the original Metroid, another game that can be berry frustrating if you don't know what to do but once you memorize the map you can just beat it over and over. There are also games which are frigging hard but I don't mind dying because they're so good, like Mr Gimmick
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>>2894 >Castlevania 1 is 100% muscle memory, I beat it consistently in about an hour. Yeah, exactly. The hardest part is the final boss, but I can easily beat the game without much trouble now. >Another game I always play when I have a few hours is the original Metroid, another game that can be berry frustrating if you don't know what to do but once you memorize the map you can just beat it over and over. That's one I should play more at some point. I usually dislike Metroidvania-type games (other than Clash at Demonhead), but for some reason Metroid appeals to me. I think it's how spartan and somewhat creepy it feels relative to the other games in the series. >There are also games which are frigging hard but I don't mind dying because they're so good, like Mr Gimmick Don't remember how far I got in that one, but the soundtrack is good from what I remember.
>>1760 I've been playing Super Mario 64 on my DS which I'd say is pretty comfy. It's too bad I don't have the original version but the DS version is nice anyway.
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the new Microsoft Flight Simulator is pretty comfy. They have an activity mode where you can fly bush routes in small planes, where all navigation is by landmarks and the flight plan is written like a guided tour of the region. It's got just the right balance between active and passive to be comf. I like getting up in the air, setting my trim, and then gazing out the window at the scenery going past as I find my way to the next flight leg.
>>2901 I love flying IRL the few times I've had the chance, and Flight Simulator looks pretty realistic tbh.
>>1780 can you name pic 3 and 5 anon?
>>2918 Not him but pic 5 is Super Tux Kart
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Playing Sakuna as of late, berry comfy indeed
>>2953 Great game.
Probably isn't comfy for most, but One Way Heroics+ for me is one of my best comfy games. Whenever I'm in a poor mood, going to that perks me up.
Okay so Controversial pick, but Modded Fallout 4 is comfy to me personally because it feels to me somewhat nostalgic for 2016.
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Haven't played one, but could Citiy management games be comfy? I always loved building up bases in RTS. I'm afraid the sheer amount of systems to manage maybe too much.
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl
>>3398 Comfiest game of all time.
Does Rocksmith count as a game
>>3399 agreed :-)
>>3399 How buggy is it? I've heard you can't go an hour without it crashing.
>>3408 It's not that bad, I played vanilla and could beat it without much trouble, and at this point there are mods that fix pretty much eberrything.
>>3398 While they may be comfy megamods like Anomaly are superior
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Stronghold's peak comfy, atleast the original was. Crusader's more challenging but that kinda takes away the comfiness a little
>>3415 I really need to play the gamecube zelda games
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While I don't like many games released in the 2010s, the first half or so of Grow Home is quite comfy. It had an open-world sequel called Grow Up, but I don't find it worth recommending. >>3499 The camera in Stronghold is problematic in my opinion. While the pixel graphics can look nice, there's a problem with building walls, when you never know if there's a gap the bandits can get through or not. It pretty much kills the game for me, which is a shame because it does have comfy elements.
I found the DS Castlevania titles to be oddly comfy, especially POR. I really have a thing for Victorian aesthetics.
>>3408 I wood recommend you to install the best mod for stalker: Stalker Anomaly. It combines the best elements from all 3 games : - atmosphere and open world from SOC - faction war from Clear Sky - weapon/armor modification and non-linear quests from Call of Prypiat. It basically run without crushes and bugs for 90 % of gameplay time. https://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-anomaly
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>>3573 Those games are berry comfy and Charlotte is berry cute.
>>3573 >I found the DS Castlevania titles to be oddly comfy I think it partially because of the pixel art. It's berry reminiscent of the classic consoles, but a little more detailed and with a wider range of colors.
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>>1765 Minecraft is especially comfy when you build comfy places.
>>3597 Looks berry comfy.
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If you're a fan of turn-based RPGs, I recommend Knights of the Chalice.
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>>1760 Cheydinhal from TES4: Oblivion is quite underrated. I could easily see myself relaxing here during the springtime.
>>2900 Super Mario 64 on the DS just ships on the original. >don't have the original version Emulation
>>1780 >pic 5 SuperTuxKart has an old add-on map called City Lights that mostly still works (e.g. trees are missing). I find it pretty comfy; night but light, empty city, nostalgic graphics.
>>3398 There's something I just love about a game which gives you a hostile world you have to fight your way through, but also has pockets of civilization where you can just relax, take in the atmosphere, and gear up for your next journey
Okay I wanted to ask this - I've been playing Hollow Knight a lot recently (berry addicting). And I was thinking of trying Castlevania SOTN. Many say it's the best metroidvania game out there. But the thing is my dumb ass watched a video showcasing how good the maps and bosses are. In other words, a spoiler video. Should I still play a video game even if I got the spoilers?
>>3820 Silly question. You should still play it because its a fun game.
>>3823 Yeah but the fun in a game stems from unexpected things waiting to leap onto you. Then the experience is geniune. Like I'm gonna try and practice the habit of never looking up a walkthrough for a game unless I REALLY give up. There were times like that. An example wood be Super Mario Sunshine. There was a King Boo boss in the hotel casino level. I had no idea wtf I was supposed to do because the game can't tell me.
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>>3820 Yeah you should still play SotN, it's a great game, though I woodn't call it the best metroidvania while this exists >>3824 >the fun in a game stems from unexpected things waiting to leap onto you I believe the fun in this kind of games stems from exploration and figuring out stuff like "How the hell do I open those yellow doors?"
>>3597 minecraft is comfy when you build bridges to cross rivers or islands that close. No more swimming and hoping from the boat , carrying and reusing again in the next body of water.
>>3826 Super Metroid was AMAZING. Like it was a retro game that genuinely got me hooked. I play most retro games because of how fun they are and also how much of a nostalgia fag I am. It was like advertising to me that games like these CAN exist and that it will be fun. Truck that one Norfair secret though. You know which one I'm talking about.
>>3833 >Truck that one Norfair secret though. You know which one I'm talking about I try to 100% the game eberry time but not sure which one you're talking about.
>>3835 You don't know? It's the one where you Xray a wall and it shows that you cant go through it. But you actually can. Sneaky devs wanting you to find that 1% in the next playthrough...
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>>3837 You mean this one? It's kinda tricky I guess. Thing is I've been playing this game for so long that I feel like I've known these things since forever, so I don't even know how I figured this out, or maybe I just read it in a magazine.
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>>3838 No no, it's this one. This pic shows that the player has gone past the wall (the right one) but what I mean is that if you xray it before you go in, it shows nothing (making you think you can't pass through it). But you actually could. I am so glad that DEER FORCE did not do this more than once. If the game had half of such secrets, the trust between the tools given and the player wood be broken and it wood make him give up.
>>3840 >the wall (the right one) Sorry I meant the wall that's slightly near the center of the screenshot
>>3840 >>3841 Oh ok that one, but that's not a secret, it's the path you have to follow... I think it's in the same room, the thing about that room is that since it has those firefly things lightning works differently and the X-Ray scope doesn't work. But I think it's just hardware limitations, not devs being cheeky.
>>3597 >greenish wood stairs Mod or texture pack?
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I got myself a 3DS and I'm currently playing DKC2 on it. Despite audio issues, it's berry /comfy/
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Another game I find oddly comfy- Quake. Specifically with some of the modded maps, they look quite cool and perfectly match the gritty 90s look of the original while expanding it in to so much more. The mapmakers clearly appreciate good architecture.
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You'll call me crazy but I find the fitst RE game comfy, I already played it so many times it's no longer a challenge to me and exploring the mansion and listening to the music feels just right.
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>>3961 Same here anon, but for a different reason. I've been playing the ship out of Quake Live recently and while I'm still ship enough that eberrybody wipes the floor with me, it feels good to slowly see the progress in your skill levels and the fact that this game is still there. There can be cataclisms, impending doom etc. and you'll still find someone, somewhere, playing Quake. It's one of those static points in a constantly moving world.
Been playing Umihara Kawase as of late, it's pretty /comfy/.
>>3826 B-but Aria of Sorrow is the best Metroidvania.... I'm actually replaying Super Metroid (right after playing through Aria of Sorrow on it to see if the Eurasia intro rom wood freeze, didn't) on my pocketgo. Lags with all layers showing sadly. I always wanted a gp2x and blah blah blah. It's a nice game but I always feel stuck at one point or another in that snes game. >>3961 >>3964 Quake did have good art.
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>>4246 Berry comfy but also berry tough, I haven't beaten it. >>4414 >B-but Aria of Sorrow is the best Metroidvania.... It's up there, definitely one of the best Castlevanias. >I always feel stuck at one point or another in that snes game Did you remember to break tubes
>>3415 Golden Sun is peak comfy, probably one of my fav games ever, even if it's a bit generic in some parts.
>>4442 I get stuck at bosses often and forgot to super run down the hall to break the floor to power bomb it. That burned me out and I switched to metroid II and are now running in circles trying to kill all the metroids. I've not beaten metroid II before so I feel like I'm missing out. With the gambatte emulator I can choose many fun looking 'mono pallets' and such, super gameboy makes Samus look kinda orange and probably looks the best but I tend to keep vb and 'gb' mode on. But I'll probably stop and play something else on my backlog like Grandia 1 before I end up dying from old age on the game(s) (I've not played). The pocketgo won't allow that though so I figure I might try out Oriental Blue or something instead that I've not played at all as it will run on it and JPRG's are easy so no stress. I've also never played through lunar legends, the gba port wood work on it. Back onto Castlevania, on my normal computer, I was playing the Castlevania n64 and stopped when you have to carry around that bomb without jumping nor being hit. Too stressful D: I quit games a lot in short. >>4519 The first two are indeed of my favorite games ever. I wish my pocketgo could play the second one, it cannot. First one acts like it will be okay though. Gpsp has a page on github somewhere complaining about how badly the second is programmed but I've seen evidence that the second pocketgo (of which you literally cannot buy as it's always sold out) will play it on it's regba, for mips cpu's, the first device is for arm so it can't do that emulator. At the same time I should probably stop using the thing in general but I feel at least safe from my android a bit having an alternative 'in the woods' sized device to rely on. Also technically it can read books but not really with no bookmark nor searching of text files. Also, one could use it's media player but I have not. I like 'general' devices. But anyway, yes golden sun 1 and 2 are great.
>>4801 update: Oriental Blue is about zombies apparently so it might not be technically in a comfy game category.
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>>4442 >Berry comfy but also berry tough, I haven't beaten it. That depends, I'm playing the 3ds version and it isn't as difficult as the SNES one, since you can choose from which level to start. I've only got two endings, but getting all the bags is a big challenge in itself
>>4836 Oh I see, I've only played the Snes version
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I want to know how to play mahjong with vidya, no 5 hour video. Is there any cool game that teaches you that? Preferably on the DS/3DS, but I can emulate as well
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The comfiest!
>>4869 berry comfy
Just downloaded and played Crazy Taxi for cacas and giggles but stayed for the comfy frenzy feel it gave me. Managed to reach class A after a while. Berry nice 10/10
>>5044 I remember this game..maybe I'll dust off the old PS2 some day.
>>5045 You're gonna be happy for having done it, trust me.
>>3597 I like building "natural" places, ie, digging out a cavern that looks like it came that way. And sometimes adding structures that go with the land instead of flattening out a place and dropping buildings on top of it. Who needs a plains biome when you can make a tree village accessible by vines? A lot of extra work to drag villagers up there (temporary plank/dirt stairs to push them up or a boat up a temporary waterfall with a lead...) but worth it, and an alternative to defending a town with a fence then a row of berry bushes and/or cacti.
>>3415 (me) In retrospect (no pun intended) I should put FF9 here for 'comfy' and also lose the Castlevania in that list for something like The Minish Cap or a Mario game like the first RPG one on the SNES of course. I never play FF9 as it lags on my favorite potato a bit. More like skips randomly. Jus' saying, FF7 and Castlevania are dark games really. Metroid Prime 2 might be stressful also even if pretty. Something like Spyro, though far too easy, is comfy. Kirby is a good example of overly easy and baby looking but obviously comfy. This image is merely my fav image image when i should have made another one. Then again it does not need to be 12, so subtracting FF7 and Aria of Sorrow makes it 10 anyway as it might should be, then switch out Echos for FF9 or Mario RPG or something.... Also switch out Twilight for Minish I guess. >ff9 >metroid prime >golden sun >golden sun 2 >megaman legends >megeman legends 2 >cave story >windwaker >chrono trigger >minish cap ....hmmmmm.....
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Tokyo Xtreme Racer: Zero is my go to comfy game. It can get tough in the later stages if you're new to racing games, the TXR series, or don't min/max your builds. However, cruising around the highways (even if you don't race) is really comfy to me. Unfortunately after a fair of amount of 6th gen entries the series died after their one and only 7th gen entry, Import Tuner Challenge. Thankfully it has enough of a cult following that there's a one man dev team working on a spiritual successor called Night Runners that I'm really excited for.
>>1760 league of legends
>>5144 I feel soo bad for you.
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Mount&Blade is comfy. Even combat is comfy when you get good at it
>>5147 yeah
You stoopy fags your fave games are from the 90s cause your sad neckbeards 120.159.100.167 fight me irl
>>5278 That's not berry nice.

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