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Comfy Gaming Thread
Comfy Gaming Thread replies
369 days old
last post: Mar 16, 2021

Comfy Gaming Thread

1 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-14 12:46
Inspired by the comfy music thread. What are some of your favorite comfy vidya games?

I personally love Animal Crossing and can't wait for New Horizons.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-14 14:11
\Cities Skylines is bretty based desu~
\put some solid chillwave over that and i can go to town for hours
3 Name: Paperplane : 2020-03-15 09:45
Dwarf Fortress
Animal Crossing
Anything turn based like Dragon Quest
Elite Dangerous has these Hauler Missions where you're basically just a trucker but in space, also very comfy.
Total War can also be cosy at times.

What's with the slashes?
4 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-15 14:51
Oh yeah, Minecraft is definitely my favorite comfy game, damn good for when you just want to lay back and chill for a bit
5 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-15 15:42
Stardew Valley is about as comfy as you can get in my opinion.

Minecraft is also up there, such an amazing game.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-15 18:41
I work at a coffee shop. Sometimes when there's no people i play acnl, go the Brewster and chat with a villager If there is somebody. And make coffee for villagers. Comfy af.
Harvest Moon the Leaf Town on psp is comfy and cozy. The comfiest harvest moon game for me so far.
FF3 remake for the psp too.
Valkyria Chronicles.
3 and 4 persona games.
Silent Hunter 3.
I will post more, probably, haven't played games in a while.
7 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-16 00:00
Elite Dangerous
Coming from EVE Online, I never thought I would enjoy the mining in this game. Roaming around looking for just the right popcorn to send my seismic charges into is pretty relaxing (and profitable).
8 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-16 00:11
I second Valkyria Chonicles.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-16 10:58
Once you've gone through the busywork of the early game Viva Pinata is incredibly comfy. Just sit there enjoying Kirkhope's best soundtrack and making your garden pretty with your favourite pinatas, occasionally scaring away a Ruffian or bribing the Professor with your wads of cash.
10 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-16 22:23
Old games on emulators like Soul Reaver on PSX or Chrono Trigger/FFVI/Seiken Densetsu on SNES are always top comfy.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-16 22:42
Another game I just tend to chill to is Ridge Racer Type 4, the music and lighting and just overall vibes are fucking amazing to me. Haven't found a game quite like it since
12 Name: Paperplane : 2020-03-17 06:37
Chrono Triggers Soundtrack and artstyle are top comf. The game is also easy enough not to be stressful. I should replay it someday.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-19 20:41
The Touhou games are all rather comfy to play, although they're rather difficult.
14 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-21 22:46
Harvest Moon is great. I haven't played one in years, but I put hours and hours into the N64, GBA, and GameCube games. I think Friends of Mineral Town is my favorite.
Pokemon is also really comfy.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-22 07:23
I've started playing Final Fantasy XIV recently, it's pretty chill and I've been enjoying it. The combat doesn't put you on edge at all, while still requiring team organization in dungeons. I started as a Thaumaturge so for me that means standing back opposite the tank while queuing thick AOEs.

The non combat jobs in the game are alright. The two tradecraft jobs I started training (leatherworking and weaving) have crafting systems as detailed as the combat for when you want to make high quality items, and a bulk mode for normal quality when you don't want to grind.

I like how the major cities are laid out, Ul'dah and Limsa Lominsa are both super vertical labyrinths which are fun to get around, but unfortunately the map system is garbage making that a negative. Gridania is a comfy forest land, flat, but has a lot of cool corridors.

I can't get over the Lalafell. They're super tiny onion people. In cutscenes, they're really expressive and walk funny, which is particularly silly in the Thaumaturges guild, where you've got a bunch of them sat around in robes talking about the Abyss.

I find the cosmetic aspect of the game a key factor contributing to its comfyness. I really only started playing because I wanted to play as a cute chocolate catgirl while I'm locked in for corona.

There's a bunch of other parts of the game I haven't gotten to yet. I'd like to join a Free Company and start getting into the social aspects of it, but I need to buy the full game first.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-22 14:44
I've thought about playing FFXIV, but time has always been the biggest issue for me. This would be the perfect time to start it, problem is I have other games I've been sinking tons of time into during this whole thing. If I ever end up getting into an mmo this will be the one, though.
17 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-30 18:35
animal crossing, wild world is my favourite (because it is for the comfiest console).

in fact most of the games i like and thus the comfiest games i play are for ds: mario and luigi rpgs, ninjatown, rhythm paradise, picross, yoshi's island are some of my favourites.

harvest moon can go in its own category. obviously i love fomt, but sunshine islands is pretty good too, infact sometimes i think it's better.

chuchu rocket is also super cute and i love the music. on the computer i no longer play modern games, but when i did, fez was up there, stardew valley (obviously), terraria, and else heart.break() (like i mentioned in the comfy music thread). now i mostly just play dcss or something.
18 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-01 03:00
Have you tried Harvest Moon Hero of the Leaf Town?
The comfiest HM for me.
19 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-01 17:36
No i haven't, I never owned a psp, but it does look quite cute. Who did you go for? on my brief browse of some wikis I feel like I'd choose Lyla.
20 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-12 14:04
I really loved the short game Moment to Midnight
Actually made me a bit emotional for some reason
21 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-02 07:11
Lonely Mountains: Downhill gives me the post office feeling.
22 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-10 23:44
Animal Crossing seems interesting, but I can't stand video games tied to real time. Are there any games similar to it that aren't tied to a real time clock (besides Harvest Moon)?
23 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-11 01:13
Stardew Valley. It's very similar to HM but it's an indei game developed by one dude and it's amazing. Highly recommended.
24 Name: Paperplane : 2020-05-11 06:28

25 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-13 04:50
I've been playing Stardew a lot recently with my partner, and to find that it's made by one guy amazes me. It reminds me a lot of Rune Factory if anyones ever played that, a Harvest Moon spinoff with monster combat with the farming.
26 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-13 07:49
what's everyone's favorite multiplayer game? I'm going nuts just interacting with my parents and siblings for the past two months and I'm thinking of reconnecting with some old friends. I haven't played games in 3-4 years so there's probably some really obvious popular ones that I just don't know of.
27 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-13 10:50
The last good multiplayer game I've played was cs source v34.
Good times, good times.
28 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-14 00:35
For me its Realm of The Mad God. I've been playing it on and off since 2011 when it was just a small flash game. It's perfect for zoning out and relaxing because it is a barebones roguelike MMO bullet-hell without too much thinking, just skill. Just got back into it since they rewrote the whole thing in Unity. I always seem to come back to it even when other games get boring.
29 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-28 21:32
I've started playing Shinsekai, on the switch, by capcom, which I believe was quite recently released.

It's a nice slow-paced game where you explore an undersea environment of a flooded city.

It's very, very comfy.

Personally I hope there are more mid-range games from big publishers like this, it reminds me of the ps1/2 era.
30 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-03 13:03
Really depends on what sort of genre you like tbh. I'm pretty big on competitive shooters so I've been enjoying csgo for the past few years and Valorant quite recently.
31 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-03 23:54
Portal, both the first and second, there's just something so fun about them. Both have amazing writing, and fun puzzles that are somewhat challenging without being frustrating.
32 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-07 05:20
Anyone tried out the C&C Remastered Collection yet? Seems very comfy, OpenRA (FOSS C&C/RA/Dune2000) is already fun as it is.
33 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-12 00:35
Grinding in PSO2 can be really comfy. Just running around as an anime character killing enemies and leveling up is my kind of game. Plus: fashion!
34 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-12 01:47
Fallout New Vegas. There's something I find really comfy about wandering the wastes. Even better when you add some mods to make the graphics better.
35 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-24 04:11

I just finished a playthrough of FNV! Now I'm doing FO3. I hadn't played them in a long time, so it's been really fun.
36 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-25 11:25
Animal Crossing. I’ve played since Wild World, it’s only gotten comfier with time.
37 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-28 04:31
The Densha De Go series. I started playing it again after taking a hiatus for a year or so.
38 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-28 07:52
My god, densha de go is brutal. I used fail every ride at first.
What's your favorite game in the series?
39 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-28 21:38
Inasmuch as I like vidya, I just know no moderation with them. I always fall into 9 hour binges even with 'easy-going' games. That's bout it, probably peak comfiness for me was with C:DDA when not fighting with zombies :>.
40 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-28 21:50
I first started playing on the game boy color, but the N64 version is my to-go game. I've acquired Densha de Go! Special Version—Revived! Showa Yamanote Line for the DS as well.
41 Name: Paperplane : 2020-06-29 05:22
Ah I see you're a man of culture as well.
Yes, CDDA can be pretty addicting. Since everything takes its time and you have to do everything very deliberately and carefully it really sucks you in.

I reckon you found a safe plave somewhere and built a base with farming and stuff? For some reason I always was too impatient for that. Construction and farming take (plausibly so) way too long and just moving into the next generated map tile spawned more resources instantly so I always play a nomadic play style.
I once tried an outdoorsman run where I didn't repair an RV with all the comforts you need and basically infinite electricity via solar panels. Just me, a bike and a big bagpack with a tent and rollmat. That was fun. Just sitting by the lake, fishing, crafting bow and arrows and just carrying a single shot rifle for dangerous enemies.
42 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-08 09:59
I recently completed Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya. I have no prior history with the Shining Force series, and barely remember buying the game, but there it was, sitting on my dusty old 3DS that I hadn't flicked open in years. On a complete whim, after spending a few minutes with some of the other random downloadable games I had spent entirely too much money on in the mid-2010s, I decided to play through the first level just to remind myself what it was like and make a feeble attempt to justify its purchase to myself.

Something really struck with me during that first level, though - maybe how deceptively quick the menus and actions were, maybe the endearing 8-bit overworld sprites, maybe just that I hadn't played a video game of this complexity in quite a while - because I was totally hooked and spent the next few days clearing through maps, fine-tuning my party, and working the in-game economy like a fiend. All of the characters are great fun to level up and test out new abilities with, maps are designed well, and the interface doesn't waste any time at all. I couldn't follow much of the story (Sword of Hajya is the direct sequel to a game that was never translated), but I did like all of the characters, even the villains, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing where the adventure went next. Some of the enemies are a little too powerful, and I had to restart two or three maps a fair few times to deal with them, but it was never frustrating and I always felt like I had made significant progress whenever I lost. It was a very fine game to play while listening to a podcast, but as I got further along I really started to immerse myself in it and use my imagination to fill in the blanks, which was a lovely experience.

I understand the game was remade on the Sega CD with better graphics and music, and seeing footage of that version on YouTube is certainly tempting... but, at the same time, I think playing the original Game Gear version was part of why I liked it so much. There really isn't anything like a good, old-fashioned, 8-bit Japanese fantasy game. The game even got me interested in learning about other RPGs for the Game Gear, which, for a system I never previously found interesting, I consider a great achievement.

I really had a lot of fun with Sword of Hajya. I expected to goof around with it for ten minutes and forget all about it for the rest of my life, but I'm glad I stuck with it all the way through and that I had the time and interest to really sink my teeth into the game.
43 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-30 23:38
I FINALLY was able to get the new Animal Crossing, and it really is great.
44 Name: Anonymous : 2020-08-07 07:35
I just finished playing Persona 4 after it was released on steam a couple months ago. Something about living through life out in a countryside town with your friends really is maximum comfy.
45 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-27 22:35
Started playing Realm of the Mad God again after a 2 year break. Big update recently and the game has finally said goodbye to flash.
47 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-05 03:22
New Horizons in my opinion, made the game too tedious by adding crafting.
48 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-16 02:24
Not vidya, but here's some free guides for minimal solo tabletop/journaling rpg's. Did't find a rpg thread in the catalouge else I woulda necro'd it.

Uses a deck of standard playing cards. Suits/values determine what happens next in the story.

Uses d10's. Less comfy, but has a somewhat satirical element to it. The NEET aspect of it seems relevant to textboard culture.

Do you guys have any less well known rpg's that you've enjoyed over the years?
49 Name: Paperplane : 2021-03-16 16:38
nice, love ttrpgs.
Haven't tried solo ones yet but one of the lesser known ones I enjoyed a lot was Heredium.


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