What's your go-to comfort game?

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#1  Edited By deactivated-65dd04f21decf
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Like when you're sick, depressed, anxious, or just a little down for whatever reason. What game pulls you out of it, or at least takes you away from shit for a while?

For me, it's not just one. Definitely Persona 4 and 5 apply. Old school RPGs like FF7, Xenogears, Secret of Evermore, etc. work well also.

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#2 Macutchi
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demon's souls is like my comfort food

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#3 deactivated-65dd04f21decf
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@Macutchi said:

demon's souls is like my comfort food

Shit, that reminds me. Finally just got a PS5. I need to jump on that.

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#4  Edited By Last_Lap
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Streets of Rage 2 (on mania difficulty) & Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP 2 on the Sega Mega Drive.

Sega Rally Championship Sega Saturn.

WCW vs NWO Revenge on the 64.

Formula 1 97 on PS1

Forza Horizon (3 or 5) Series X

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#5 onesiphorus  Online
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I never played video games as a form of escapism as some on this forum do, perhaps because I rarely get depressed. I play games if I am bored or have the urge to do so.

As for the comfort game, it would be the game that I am currently playing right now: Fire Emblem Engage. I am playing at small bursts until the release of the final wave of its Expansion Pass this Friday.

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#7  Edited By blaznwiipspman1
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@onesiphorus: fantastic post lol.

I do get down time to time, but not really depressed either. Life to short for such bs.

Happy games, for me would be probably forza horizon 5. Great to drive around, nice sunny weather.

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Usually Skate 3 or one of the Tony Hawk games. I find Hogwarts Legacy is kind of a calming game to play and just veg out to as well.

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#10 Macutchi
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@nod_calypse said:
@Macutchi said:

demon's souls is like my comfort food

Shit, that reminds me. Finally just got a PS5. I need to jump on that.

iirc playing demon's souls is in the terms and conditions when you set up your ps5. its compulsory dude. you need to jump on that pronto. it's to me what bloodborne is to girlusocrazy. but i can just about resist the urge to talk about it in every post

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#11 deactivated-65dd04f21decf
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@Macutchi said:
@nod_calypse said:
@Macutchi said:

demon's souls is like my comfort food

Shit, that reminds me. Finally just got a PS5. I need to jump on that.

iirc playing demon's souls is in the terms and conditions when you set up your ps5. its compulsory dude. you need to jump on that pronto. it's to me what bloodborne is to girlusocrazy. but i can just about resist the urge to talk about it in every post

I was all over the original back in the day. Def more of a Demon's fan than Bloodborne, but I love both.

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Not too sure how/what a comfort game is supposed to be like.

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  • Sonic 1-3 & Knuckles, CD, Mania, Adventure 1-2, Generations
  • Streets of Rage 1-4
  • Mega Man X
  • NiGHTS into Dreams
  • Dokkan Battle
  • Persona 5
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NBA 2K for whenever i'm feeling like turning off my mind and just waste some time, i don't play online nor anything like that, i just love playing custom league.

If i'm feeling depressed or sad or something like that, i would need my competitive inch to awake, so Street Fighter or KOF are my choices.

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#15  Edited By TheEroica  Moderator
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Rocket league

No man's sky

Steep

Super Mega Baseball

Dead cells

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#19  Edited By deactivated-642c1157b8e80
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@nod_calypse: weird and specific but any older retro golf game on PC. The digitized graphics, the sound, the hushed commentary, reminds me of PaPa Cliff and simpler times.

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Cities: Skylines, Satisfactory, Stellaris, and Civilization.

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@onesiphorus said:

I never played video games as a form of escapism. I did get depressed before in life but never escaped in games. I play games for fun and enjoy it.

(fixed for me)

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#22 Litchie
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Whatever I'm into at the moment, don't have a specific comfort game. Probably wouldn't play games at all if I were down or depressed.

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Halo MCC and Mass Effect L.E.

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Halo MCC

Mario Kart

Homeworld

Civilisation

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#25 deactivated-65dd04f21decf
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@hardwenzen: They're supposed to look like whatever you want them to look like.

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#26 R4gn4r0k
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Grand theft auto games:

  • GTA 2
  • GTA 3D trilogy
  • Liberty city Stories
  • Chinatown wars

Any of these will do, just having fun driving and blasting while listening to good music in the background.

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#27  Edited By R4gn4r0k
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@nod_calypse said:

@hardwenzen: They're supposed to look like whatever you want them to look like.

Hardwen is a famous fakeboy who doesn't play video games.

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No game for me. I’ve suppressed my emotions enough growing up with video games, now I process them and do my best to get over the hurdle I may be facing. Temporary distraction isn’t helpful long term. That’s just me though.

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#29  Edited By uninspiredcup
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Four games tend to go back to on a loop every couple of years is Ultimate Doom, Duke3d and Quake 1/2.

Aside from just being straight up fun games, the intricate map design means every-time you go, possibility to discover something new. And even if you get bored of the base game, got all the expansion packs and user generated content that continues even now.

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Apex and that’s a bad idea

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Any game in the Forza horizon series playing 4 again a lot lately.

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#32  Edited By dimebag667
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Halo CE multiplayer. We're having a LAN in a couple weeks, and I'm already feeling better.

If I'm solo, it's really hard to maintain a frown if I'm playing StarCraft.

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#33 omegaMaster
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@nod_calypse said:

Like when you're sick, depressed, anxious, or just a little down for whatever reason. What game pulls you out of it, or at least takes you away from shit for a while?

Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City, San Andreas and IV. Running people over, shooting people down, causing havoc, driving a motorbike on the highway whilst listening to the radio in the sunset. That was when i was in school.

Now it's TLOU Factions to get my mind off things.

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TMNT: Shredder's Revenge.

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Valkyria Chronicles, Although i don't play it, just watch the cutscenes.

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Forza Horizon

Sea of Thieves

Halo MCC

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FIFA... tournament mode.... premier League....NUFC

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I second Rocket League and Stardew Valley

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