Hello, fellow gamers. I need your help in finding more awesome games, but I'm having a bit of trouble.
So recently I have been playing a particular kind of game more often than anything else. I basically just call them Short & Sweet games. It basically just means any game that you can beat in one sitting and that is usually some kind of adventure or story driven game. Obviously there are a ton of little old games that are short and beatable in one sitting. Contra comes to mind. I must have beaten that over 100 times when I was younger. Sometimes 2 or 3 times in one sitting. I don't mean games like that.
I think the first one I played that would qualify would probably be Portal. It was modern, had an interesting story, unique gameplay, and I beat it in one sitting.
Then Journey came along on the PSN. I loved that game. Again, it was interesting, had unique gameplay elements, and I beat it in one sitting.
After that, games like that stood out to me and I found myself being more excited to play those kinds. Since then I have also played The Walking Dead, Gone Home, The Stanley Parable, and most recently, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. I loved these games.
There have been a couple of exceptions I have made for other games that are just like these kinds, except they are a liiiittle bit longer and you probably wouldn't beat them in one sitting. I also would consider Bastion in this category. It took me more than one sitting, bit aside from that exception, it felt like that kind of game to me anyway. I also have Dust: An Elysian Tail, but haven't played it yet. Even though I might also have to make the exception with the time it takes by maybe one more sitting, from what I've seen it also comes across as one of those kinds of games to me. I also have LIMBO and from what I hear, it would fit nicely as well.
So yeah, sorry if this was too long, but for those of you who read the whole thing, thank you and please feel free to offer up any suggestions of some of your favorite games that would fit nicely into this group of games. If you can, try to stick with games I could get on PC. Otherwise PSN is also doable and after my girlfriend gets a 3DS for xmas, I could probably use that too. Just as a quick reference, here are the games I played or have that are in this group:
The Walking Dead
The Stanley Parable
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Dust: An Elysian Tail