Looking for a slow game

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#1 Posted by Noriel_Sylvire (10 posts) -

Hello, everyone!

A few years ago I played a game called Presentable Liberty. Except for today, I've never finished it since 2015.Most people would think it is just a game that tells the sad story of one person but NO! It talks about depression, the millennium disease. It talks about how everyone is either depressed (the virus) or enclosed in it's own mind (the prison).

But I'm not here to talk about that game. I just want a slow paced game. What I liked about this game is that it gives you time to think. It is minimalistic which lets a lot of space for your mind to reflect.

I would also want it to have not too great graphics. Nothing better then Outlast. That's because my computer is a potato, and you know, minimal graphics make you think.

One more think, it doesn't have to be sad, I even prefer it not to be so. I just want to relax.

Thank you all in advance!

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#2 Posted by SaintSatan (1979 posts) -

@noriel_sylvire: To The Moon. 96% positive reviews on Steam for very good reason - it has a brilliant, gut wrenching story. It's about two doctors that change the memories of dying people to fulfill their life dreams. It's slow paced and has very low end graphics. Play it.

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#3 Posted by mrbojangles25 (43303 posts) -

Firewatch, maybe.

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#4 Posted by Noriel_Sylvire (10 posts) -

@saintsatan: I already have that one. Pretty good tho. Thx anyway.

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#5 Posted by Noriel_Sylvire (10 posts) -

@mrbojangles25: Seems cool. Is it for pc?

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#6 Posted by mgools (1242 posts) -

I like Dragon Quest Builders. Fun, has objectives, but can go out on your own too. Graphics are not that great, but good enough.

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#7 Posted by dantesergei (2196 posts) -

Although maybe completely different of what you might want, i always recommend LIMBO on potato computers or INSIDE if your PC can handle it.

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#8 Posted by BassMan (9816 posts) -

@noriel_sylvire: Adventure games and walking sims sound like they would be a good fit for you. Try out the Tell Tale games. They usually have good story and presentation.

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#9 Posted by Loodko_Koopus (69 posts) -

@BassMan said:

@noriel_sylvire: Adventure games and walking sims sound like they would be a good fit for you. Try out the Tell Tale games. They usually have good story and presentation.

+1 to that. There are many really good adventure games out there that you could try, my personal recommendation is Technobabylon. Look it up.

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#10 Posted by Takemeheart (11 posts) -

@loodko_koopus said:
@BassMan said:

@noriel_sylvire: Adventure games and walking sims sound like they would be a good fit for you. Try out the Tell Tale games. They usually have good story and presentation.

+1 to that. There are many really good adventure games out there that you could try, my personal recommendation is Technobabylon. Look it up.

Thank , i will do that

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#12 Posted by TryIt (13157 posts) -

ok I am not touching 'story's in games' because in my view the two should not mix (story) and (game)

but if you want something you can chill out with, let the mind wonder, hell and even watch TV while you play I vote Farming Simulator 17 or Farmers Dynasty.

You would be surprised at how addictive just gathering crops can be, its creepy strange how addictive it is.

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#13 Edited by Justin_Maribito (1 posts) -

I also +1 To the Moon. Played it myself and it's amazing.

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#15 Edited by Talazar (2 posts) -

You should try Lothgar Online, its a grind type game lots of monsters to hunt and treasure to loot, its news just released last year.

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#16 Posted by osan0 (15339 posts) -

the long dark could be worth a look. its a survival game but you can set it so that its quite a peaceful survival game if you want (basically animals wont attack you so its you vs the elements and environment.). its quite slow paced and allows the mind to wonder in my experience.

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#18 Posted by GamEmulator (10 posts) -

FAR CRY 5 is slow

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#20 Edited by PETERAKO (2071 posts) -

@noriel_sylvire said:

Hello, everyone!

A few years ago I played a game called Presentable Liberty. Except for today, I've never finished it since 2015.Most people would think it is just a game that tells the sad story of one person but NO! It talks about depression, the millennium disease. It talks about how everyone is either depressed (the virus) or enclosed in it's own mind (the prison).

But I'm not here to talk about that game. I just want a slow paced game. What I liked about this game is that it gives you time to think. It is minimalistic which lets a lot of space for your mind to reflect.

I would also want it to have not too great graphics. Nothing better then Outlast. That's because my computer is a potato, and you know, minimal graphics make you think.

One more think, it doesn't have to be sad, I even prefer it not to be so. I just want to relax.

Thank you all in advance!

So, you don't just want a slow game, but a relaxing as well. There's ton of slow games, but not all are relaxing. Say for example silent hunter 3, it is slow, but can be very stressful. Or say grand strategy games.

Anyway, I would classify card games as relaxing. Try FROST, which is a unique type of card game in that you do not battle someone else but rather try to survive a cold harsh environment. Another one I highly suggest is CARD CITY NIGHTS, and though this one does involves duels, it does involve unique game mechanics and a rather lighthearted and zany world. It has a sequel, but I haven't played it.

Another genre that can be relaxing is the city builder/management subgenre. You can basically try all ANNO games up to 1404(older ones can only be found on GOG). I think they are quite the time waster and if you know what you are doing, a slow and relaxing experience. I would suggest to avoid the newer entries in the series. 2070 I hear has issues with its copy protection while 2205 I hear is not all that good. 1800 is coming though and I hope it is good. From there, you can't go wrong with SIMCITY 3000 and 4(though avoid the 2013 one like the plaque), while the TROPICO series is a great alternative.