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Forza Horizon 4 has been my go-to for a fairly chill and relaxing, turn off my brain game when I just want to unwind or am feeling stressed. 

If you're talking more in terms of like whimsical, magical, etc, Super Mario Galaxy has that effect on me. 

Overwatch is sort of like my gaming drug hehe. Games like Starcraft and Borderlands 2 also fulfill that sort of addictive, satisfying feel. Just endlessly enjoyable to me (though also sometimes maddening heh)

I also love taking a trip down memory lane with nostalgic classics - usually from the 16-bit era - like Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2, Secret of Mana, Mario RPG, F-Zero, etc..



 

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Schoolmate

Nothing like going back to your virtual school and "talking" to your friends that you have created

Although I like Homemate more even if there's less customization



             

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m0ney said:

Sad that you can't play Deus Ex anymore, that's a bummer. I have a version on the PS3, maybe you could go for that?

I have played it too many times.

Ohhhhh I see, I assumed it was a technical thing. Yeah I have that same feeling with Final Fantasy VI.

ArtX said:

Final Fantasy Tactics!

I think we're pretty overdue for another remake of this on modern consoles, or at least a version in the digital shops.

Link_Nines.XBC said:

Mario Kart 8. Racing games in general have always been relaxing to me as long as I don't play in the highest difficulty.
Age of Empires II, though I haven't played it in a while.

I love both of these games!

mZuzek said:

I feel like the Bayonetta games can be really feel good if you're into hack n' slash.

Really? I thought Bayonetta was extremely punishing. Oftentimes I thought to myself that, well okay, that was a great fight, I'll surely have a good score at the end, but the game was like, yeah right bitch, here have your bronze medal.

Captain_Yuri said:

Schoolmate

Nothing like going back to your virtual school and "talking" to your friends that you have created

Although I like Homemate more even if there's less customization

Hmmm why do have a feeling that this might be nsfw...



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

GoOnKid said:
mZuzek said:

I feel like the Bayonetta games can be really feel good if you're into hack n' slash.

Really? I thought Bayonetta was extremely punishing. Oftentimes I thought to myself that, well okay, that was a great fight, I'll surely have a good score at the end, but the game was like, yeah right bitch, here have your bronze medal.

Extremely punishing for me is if I'm dying all the time and losing progress or something. Which I suppose would happen if I played Bayonetta at a higher difficulty. I don't mind the bronze medals.



Stardew Valley would also be another very chill game for me that I go back to every now and then, tho its fairly recent for me. Got into it a bit late (just last year) but man did I love it.

Another feel good game for me would be Hollow Knight. I know it may seem like a weird pick because the atmosphere comes off as depressing, but ever since I first played it back in 2017 its a game I keep coming back to. The music is so relaxing and the artwork is very beautiful. So yeah, very chill vibes for me. I usually skip the intense parts when I replay tho (by which I mean, Godhome)



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Jpcc86 said:

Stardew Valley would also be another very chill game for me that I go back to every now and then, tho its fairly recent for me. Got into it a bit late (just last year) but man did I love it.

Another feel good game for me would be Hollow Knight. I know it may seem like a weird pick because the atmosphere comes off as depressing, but ever since I first played it back in 2017 its a game I keep coming back to. The music is so relaxing and the artwork is very beautiful. So yeah, very chill vibes for me. I usually skip the intense parts when I replay tho (by which I mean, Godhome)

Weirdly Godhome is one of my relaxing spots in Hollow Knight (not all of it, bare with me). I really love being able to fight the bosses without any penalty upon dying. It allowed me to better understand fights that I barely scrapped through in the main game (like the Traitor Lord) and practice for when I'm in a more serious mood and want to take on one of the Pantheons.



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mZuzek said:
GoOnKid said:

Really? I thought Bayonetta was extremely punishing. Oftentimes I thought to myself that, well okay, that was a great fight, I'll surely have a good score at the end, but the game was like, yeah right bitch, here have your bronze medal.

Extremely punishing for me is if I'm dying all the time and losing progress or something. Which I suppose would happen if I played Bayonetta at a higher difficulty. I don't mind the bronze medals.

I mind. To me it felt very unsatisfying, but okay, we can differ in this regard. I understand that this reward system is harsh on purpose so the player is supposed to be pushed into improving himself. It didn't work that well for me, let's say that. It was rather disappointing. Oh, and then there is also the Alfheim and Muspelheim bonus challenges, right? Don't even ask.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

Oh how could I forget - Animal Crossing!



 

"We hold these truths t-be self-ful evident. All men and women created by the.. Go-you know the.. you know the thing!" - Joe Biden

Kingdom Hearts 1 all the way. Destiny Island is chill a f. And being in Traverse Town brings one of the cozyest atmospheres in gaming.
The latter games don't come close, but the first one I could replay ad infinitum.



Trine 4 is another game I find quite charming and cosy. Looks beautiful and is quite chill when played on easy difficulty.



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