boku no natsuyasum…
Why can't we have more comfy Video Games? Anonymous 3470
I want to play video games to put me in that comfortable mood (either before bed or after a stressful day at school) but most games are either high-intense action games with a lot of testosterone and gore, a boring sports game or puzzle games where things are at stake.
I want more games to put me in that comfy mood like:
>Little Big Planet
>Persona 4 (mostly the school sim, not much the murders and dungeon crawling).
Does anyone know any games that put you in that comfortable mood?
I miss Viva Pinata after it fell off the face of the earth.
I got addicted to the less expensive DS iteration and fell into the pinata tending hole for hours.
God knows how fast my heart raced when I'd bait a rare one, I miss it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi2gi2IMB4Q&index=4&list=PLAerBtG4swKhi1_PbrKCnebuIck_vxP8-
The game in your OP pic is very comfy as well, unfortunately I forgot its name.
This CCS game for PS1, I just love love love it. I used to play it as a kid, and I just love the graphics, the cuteness of it and I just think it's relaxing to explore houses in games? I don't know how to explain it.
The Game is called "Boku no Natsuyasumi (My Summer Vacation)" but unfortunately it seems like it is a Japan-exclusive.
I still come back to this game to spend time with my family. But when it rains/snows and your inside on the couch watching tv, it is the most relaxing experience. https://youtu.be/yB5nTGm0j3Q
Lovely Planet comes to mind. I know you said that you said that you want something with high-intense action, but this game is just LOVELY. Its only $6 and its well worth it, just for the soundtrack and cute graphics. https://youtu.be/g27r8CHKaxwhttps://store.steampowered.com/app/298600/Lovely_Planet/
YES! Lovely City is my jam
I loved playing those horse games, I had Petz Horsez 2 and I spent so much time playing it, just roaming around through those pretty lands on my horsie, and when you're done riding you can clean your horses too, that was my favorite part for some reason although it's not so exciting. That's why I kept playing for so long even after finishing the game. You have to win some competitions though but they're not hard. And you can equip your horses with various equipment and breed them too.
Also I mentioned it in another thread but The Dog Island is so cute, and it's so fun to dress up your cute dog in cute little clothes and then go hunting for bugs or fish or whatever.
I used to play lots of comfy DS games. Some are better, some are worse.
>Petz games in general but some are kinda bad
>Tamagotchi Corner Shop
>Cosmetic Paradise (I think it's called Imagine Makeup Artist in other regions)
>Imagine Master Chef
>>3494>the era of playing pokemon pearl, nintendogs, sims and animal crossing in bed
I want to go back
This was one of my favorite gameboy games as a kid. The story line is super basic but still kinda interesting. The ending always made me a bit sad. I loved the art and music for it too, brings back some really good memories.
FFXIV is super comfy imo, sure there is hardcore raiding and stuff but it's entirely optional. The story is phenomenal for an MMO and the required dungeons/trials aren't too hard, you can get carried through them if anything. I only really run dungeons/trials when there's a specific glam piece I want, other than that I focus on the crafting/gathering/glamming/questing part of the game and it's very relaxing and fun.
Does the crafting contribute a lot to levelling? Can I do anything in that game that won't raise my level a lot? I just read that the game is free to play until level 35 so I am very tempted now, but I don't have the money to pay 13$ every month.
I think I will download it regardless just for the fun of creating my own character and seeing all the people in the game (and bragging rights to my ff-fanboy brother)
Disciples of Hand(crafting) are classes themselves, same for Disciples of Land(gathering).
I would recommend getting every class available to you to level 35 so you can get the most out of the free trial. Crafting and gathering classes, like the other person said, are their own classes, and you can make your own gear for the battle classes with them. Though honestly for me lots of the fun of crafting/gathering is in making gil off of other players on the market board, and on the free trial you can't sell on the market board. But the crafting and gathering process itself is kind of like a mini-game, and they also have their own quest lines if you're into that as well. The character creation process is also really fun, I'm an altaholic because of it, even though you can have every single class leveled on the same character.
Forgot to answer your actual question lol: on the free trial, if you want to avoid leveling too quickly, avoid the Preferred Servers (they are marked with little stars on the character creator page) because those worlds have a very high EXP buff. Without that, you should level at an average pace, just follow along with the MSQ. There are lots of things you can do after you hit level 35 on free trial, you just won't get any EXP carried over for it all if you do decide to ever sub.
I'm seeing a lot of nostalgia but not a lot of recommendations.
Anyone know of cozy games like OP described that'd run on a PC?
Thank you so much.
I like how the classes are tied to equipment. But I didn't think about the EXP boost in preferred worlds and I selected one of them because well I figured if they want me to play there, then I will, it's the least I can do for them since I am playing for free lol
Also I like how I pet another player's puppy and it rolled over so I could pet its stomach. That was adorable.
And another thing I couldn't help but notice is how every 5th character is male, the rest are cute girls in frilly dresses hahaha
To get back on topic I vouch for Viva Pinata and Slime Rancher being very cute and fun. I don't like Slime Rancher so much because I feel it's sort of stressful(?) but it has a cute atmosphere. And I wasted so many hours in Viva Pinata decorating my garden, I didn't try so hard to collect all the pinatas.
You can still play both of these games on PC.
The Sims is one, like what >>3476
said. Sims 4 Seasons came out recently and I heard that it was really nice. Though, like most EA dlc, it tends to be really expensive
Ah, what server did you end up picking? Unfortunately I just moved my main character to Balmung on the Aether data center (not a preferred server) or else I would make you something ;-; If you ended up on Malboro I have an alt there and can /hug you if you want. Or if you wanna do tiny sprout things I can make an alt on any server. Hopefully you enjoy the game!
Two other comfy games I haven't seen mentioned in the thread: Hamtaro Ham Ham Heartbreak and Hamtaro Ham Hams Unite! They're both super cute, like, puzzle RPGs? (I suck at describing games). There are no fight sequences or timed instances or anything. You are literally just trying to complete your objectives (i.e. reuniting relationships and finding your ham friends). There's also a lot of mini-games and side things to do, and despite being kids games they actually present a decent challenge. They are Gameboy Color games iirc, but there are lots of emulators online, that's how I replayed them as an adult lol.
Thank you, you're very kind, but I don't need anything and I'm on the european servers anyway (Zodiark I think)
Also I remembered two other games, they might not be the comfy everyone is looking for but they are comfy to me: Rhythm Heaven for DS and Rhythm Tengoku for GBA, the various minigames are really cute, but as you can see it's a rhythm game so it can be a bit frustrating if you get stuck
Omg i loved the hamtaro games so much as a kid thank you for reminding me about them anon! Hamtaro rainbow rescue is also a very relaxing and cute game, i don't really remeber tho if you needed to complete some mini games to go through with the story. But the mini games are probaly really easy anyway because it's a kids game.
I also used to play some imagine games that i thought were very cute and comfy. For example the ballet and the make up artists one.
Love you, anon.
It reminds me of that wario ware Minigame game on DS.
I know right! Watching his Sims videos always put me in a comfy mood for some reason. Makes me want to spend $40 on the DLC everytime one comes out.
>>3531>School's Out in simlish
I really liked Style Savvy (Girl's Mode in the Japanese) but that's also probably because i'm a weeb who thought the lolita/aristo coordinates were fun to make
but it really is a great time-waster, i think in later games there are also dating sim elements to it but I only have the OG DS so I haven't played those.
I love playing dress up games, so Style Savvy is the perfect progression. I currently only have the second 3DS one but I love it so much I might try to get the others.>am a lolita>try to match my character's coords to mine each day
So this obviously isn't what you want and it's a dumb idea but I like it so I'll recommend it anyway. So there's a racing sim called Assetto Corsa that I really like play while listening to music and either just cruising around or trying to go incredible hihg speed over and over. I rarely bother actually racing people or AI and mostly just solo it because that's the most relaxing thing to do. All you need is a gamepad.
It's very user friendly, there are a lot of mods and I've been told it's easy to torrent if you want to try before you buy. Also learning about motorsport has given me something to say to my dad.
Have you played Harvest Moonb? It's comfy as fuck and perfect for autumn!
Sorry for the typo.
LocoRoco is top comfy and has a great soundtrack.
Not sure if you're into citybuilding games at all, but I find Banished to be a pretty comfy PC game. It's a bit like a medieval SimCity. You start with a few people and resources and build up a self-sustaining village. It's pretty laid back and the graphics are pretty cozy.
I'm playing DQXI at the moment, I think it is pretty comfy. The difficulty isn't very high, and I like the characters and story (Although I didn't get invested much until about ~25 hours in when the plot started to pick up). Since it's turn based I don't have to be all that alert either, I can take it as fast or slow as I like. It's a good game to play a few hours before I go to bed. I haven't played any other DQ before but after I finish this one I'll probably try some of the older titles.
Banished is so nice!
I love playing it. Every time I play I make little stories for my village. Once I build over the big river a city, two tavern on each side not far from each other. One made liquor out of cherry and the other out of plums. I imaged how the villagers hold, once a year, a friendly competition which tavern had the better booze.
The weird part is I can remember so many stories, even though I have a bad memory.
What are some casual games I can play without using my glasses? lately ive been playing rhythm heaven, which is a game that's mostly audio and doesn't require clear vision. I can make out shapes but not small details.
I would suggest Maplestory 2:
+ you can just sit in the game and decorate for free (you can gain minor exp through decorating your own room/home).
+ leveling isn't difficult at all.
+ it's extremely cute, lots of customization.
+ Free to play! (they obviously have a cosmetic store and premium but the game is free!)
+ You can play with a controller if you're more comfortable with a controller vs mouse/keyboard.
+ at the moment there's a Halloween event that you can participate once you reach level 10 (shouldn't take long at all).
I usually play a little bit of maplestory 2 after work, it's really relaxing and cute. I've been taking my sweet, sweet time leveling and today I managed to reach level 40! (:
Thanks for the recommendation!
I've heard about this game before but never bothered to look up what it was about. It sounds pretty nice, though. I hope my potato laptop can run it haha.
I love this game. I'm not great at it but it's definitely very relaxing. Try Frostpunk if you like Banished. It feels similar if a little less comfy because of the brutal winter setting.
The Long Dark can be really relaxing when you're doing well. Just exploring an abandoned Canada in the middle of winter. Foraging and cooking. Maintaining your equipment and life systems. You can even turn animal aggression all the way down so the wolves and bears won't attack you.
The new Red Dead seems pretty comfy so far too. You can spend so much time just wandering around, talking to people, eating drinking, self hygiene stuff, hunting and fishing, playing lots of different card games, picking ingredients and making recipes with them. Tons more I'm sure. It's unbelievably detailed.
hey anon, just wanted to thank you. because of this comment i downloaded MS2 (was a huuuuge player of the original maplestory when i was a kid) and now i'm addicted to it. i love it. so thank you!
I played that CCS game on my PS3 first Gen I hardware flashed. There sure are a lot of interesting games for the PS1.
Oh boy I have a good list of comfy games.
Kirby 64 and Epic Yarn, Sonic Adventure series Chao garden mode, Style Savvy, Electroplankton, Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop series, Professor Layton, Peggle, Shenmue, any golfing game really.
All of the other things I could think of are hack and slash games like Kingdom Hearts, Castlevania, Secret of Mana, and The Witcher III. Once you get up to a certain level, one-shotting enemies becomes calming.
I also find the Yakuza games comforting mostly with all the minigames you can do, also there's usually an item you can receive in the story where random encounters are at a low.
Rune factory is a p comfy franchise. Too bad the developers went under/moved companies so we'll never see another game again. Feels bad man.
Yessss anon! I loved Rune Factory for the beautiful character art, towns people bonding, personalities, getting most tools earlier than other HM games, the dating and sometimes unfair or cheesing bosses.
HM kind of ruined itself with chibi shit but it's a shame later RF games wouldn't let you date everyone. I'll forever keep rerunning 3.
Oh whoops! I mean 4, the one where you can finally play as a girl.
anon are you braindead? Try wandering around and talk to random people without creeping anyone out or get raped.
No but seriously though, the comfy part is that you can do slow paced stuff that you don't have the opportunity to do in real life. Why even come to this thread if you're gonna be salty about it
You can play as a girl in Tides of Destiny too. The villages in all rune factory games are always so comfy and the festivals are cute. I remember playing Frontier and really wanting to marry Erik but couldn't cause Raguna's a dude. I still have it so maybe I'll go back and play.
Pic related this is the guy I married in Tides of Destiny. For 4 I married Vishnal.
That game was so boring. I didn't even marry anyone cuz I was too busy fishing 2000 fish for some dumb trophy because my brother is a completionist and must have all the trophies. 0/10 would not recommend
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
I just want animal crossing but with fleshed out characters, less emphasis on the farming/mayoral shit, and romance
I'm trying to download as many ROMs as possible from emuparadise before they're gone. I find GBA and DS games really comfy, probably because I used to stay up late as a kid playing them under my blanket until I fell asleep. My favourites would be The Sims, Animal Crossing and Pokémon because they all involved exploring and collecting which are really cosy activities lol. In particular, the Sims games for handhelds were really quirky and cute.
I'm open to suggestions for what I should download!
before they're gone? Is emuparadise gonna shut down?
I don't know any games you might like, I like RPGs and such but you might like Rhythm Tengoku, although it's a rhythm game, it has a charming and weird feeling.
I don't know the whole details but they're being threatened by Nintendo and are being forced to shut down. Right now they've taken all the download links down from the pages but they still exist. There's a script you can get to show the links again so I'm using that.
Can't say I've ever managed to even get one note right on a rhythm game!
As someone who played the fuck out of me DS I'm here, anon! Not all may be comfy but they're all solid.
-TWEWY, any Ace Attorney/all AA, Hotel Dusk Room, Viva Pinata, Yoshi's Island, PMD Sky, Drawn to Life, Super Princess Peach, Ghost Trick
-Magican's Quest Mysterious Times, 999
And that's not even getting to Japanese games that you could only import with a JPN DS.
Heck yeah, I used to love Ace Attorney and Super Princess Peach! I'm going to dl all your suggestions, thanks anon! <3
>>4230>Japanese games that you could only import with a JPN DS
The old DS isn't region-locked. You can play them on any DS.
Majoras Mask is pretty comfy, i like talking to all the characters and doing their side quests. Also go vacation was a super comfy game for the wii, exploring the maps for the chests was really fun.
A list of Iyashikei-themed video games (Iyashikei means "healing" in japanese, basically a list of relaxing or meditative games without any cruelty)
Boku No Natsuyasumi (series; childhood summer vacation sim)
Houkago Shounen (DS; childhood summer vacation sim)
Crayon Shin-chan (Switch; childhood summer vacation sim)
Inaka Kurashi: Nan no Shima no Monogatari (PS2; childhood summer vacation sim)
Doki Doki Poyatchio (PS1; childhood summer vacation sim)
Bokura No Kazoku (PS2; Boku No Natsuyasumi spin-off where you raise a family)
Animal Crossing (series; very popular life simulator with strong collecting aspect)
Ihatovo Monogatari (SNES; atmospheric adventure game based on the stories of Kenji Miyazawa)
Legend of the River King series (GBC; fishing RPG with soothing mechanics)
Nanatsu Kaze no Shima Monogatari (Saturn; Adventure game set in a fantastical and soft-coloured land)
Umihara Kawase (series; platformer with rope mechanics. tough, but great visual themes)
Pilotwings (SNES; flight sim, shines because of calm gameplay and SNES aesthetics)
SimCity (SNES; city builder, shines because of calm gameplay and SNES aesthetics)
London Seirei Tanteidan (PS1; 1920s London/Ghibli style JRPG)
Survival Kids / Lost in Blue (series; adventure games about castaways)
PoPoLoCrois (series; super-comfy pastel-colored fairytale JRPGs)
Katamari Damacy (series; happy and pastel)
Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale (3DS; same creator as boku no natsuyasumi, atmospheric adventure with card games on top)
Outrun (series; ferrari driving, very different landscapes, very smooth gameplay)
Tokyo Bus Guide (series; bus driving around city streets)
Jingle Cats (PS1; cat-owning sim)
My Garden (PS1; gardening sim)
Suzu Monogatari (PS1; cute girl who digs up crops sim)
MOON: RPG Remix Adventure (PS1, Switch; JRPG about doing good deeds)
Atelier Elie/Marie (series; colorful alchemy-centric JRPGs)
Battle Konchuuden (PS1; bug-collecting RPG)
Kuru Kuru Maru Maru (PS1; driving school sim)
Click Medic (PS1; super-cutified hospital management sim)
Kaze No Notam (PS1; hot air balloon riding sim)
Famicom Bunko: Hajimari No Mori (SNES; adventure in rural Japanese town)
Fishing Resort (Wii; fishing game)
Go Vacation (Wii; islands exploration with a tons of sports/racing/flying minigames)
Aquanaut's Holiday (series; underwater exploration sim, PS3 game has the best visuals this subgenre has to offer)
Diver's Dream (PS1; underwater exploration sim)
Everblue 1/2 (PS2; underwater exploration sim)
Endless Ocean 1/2 (Wii; underwater exploration sim)
Hizashi no Naka no Riaru (PC; warm child molesting sim)
Wonder Trek (PS1; adventure about saving extinct animal species)
Tail of the Sun (PS1; primal life sim)
Doko Demo Issyo (series; a cat's adventures in Japan)
Pokemon Snap (N64; photo-safari)
Pikmin (series; puzzle-strategy in mother's nature micro-world)
Marvelous (SNES; adventure game abous seeking treasures)
Yuuyami Doori Tankentai (PS1; checking urban legends as a group of high-schoolers in Japan)
Tori no Hoshi: Aerial Planet (PS2; flying around various types of birds on some forbidden planet)
Deserted Island (PS1; undiscovered island exploration game)
Catz 3 (PC; cat-owning sim)
Hikaru Hana (Mac; very beautiful 2D adventure)
Orbital (GBA; simple but genius relaxing minigame)
Rune Factory (series; farming RPG)
Another Code R (Wii, bright puzzle-adventure)
Zettai Zetsumei Toshi (series; disaster survival adventures with a surprisingly optimistic vibe)
Mizzurna Falls (PS1; open world murder mystery in a snowy American town)
Kokohora! Dig-a-Dig Pukka (PS1; Pikmin-esque exploration and life sim)
Endnesia (PS2; simple adventure game where you communicate by transmitting emotions)
Chulip (PS2; adventure game where your goal is to kiss every person in the town)
Roommania #203 (PS2/DC; life sim where you observe and influence the life of an average Joe)
Koufuku Sousakan (PS2; life sim where you observe and influence the life of some virtual town)
Rimo-cocoron (PS2; influence various everyday situations by focusing on different objects)
Yakitori Musume (PS1; serve yakitori and bond with your restaurant's customers)
Charumera (PS1; wander around postwar Japan selling ramen from your stand)
Fuuraiki / Kita E… (series; visual novels that double as Japanese travelogues)
Gokujo Boukentai (SNES; Eartbound-esque RPG starring kindergardeners)
Wonder Project J/J2 (series; raising sims starring adorable robot children)
Komocchi (PS2; raising sim starring an adorable mascot)
Giftpia (GCN; coming-of-age tropical island adventure)
Captain Rainbow (Wii; spiritual successor of Giftpia)
Doshin the Giant (GCN; comfy god game)
Milano No Arubaito (PS1; mini-game collection starring a cute girl)
Umi No Nushi Tsuri (PS1; fishing RPG)
Happy Salvage (PS1; underwater salvage plus dating sim)
Noctis IV (PC; space exploration sim)
Apples in the Tree (PC; adventure platformer with a light sadness theme)
Play Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side.
The three of them.
Also play other otome games. Try playing non-Japanese ones too, please, I just want the genre to be more popular in the west.
This one is free, but it also has paid DLC, available on Steam. It looks particularly comfy. It's called "Our Life: Beginnings & Always" and it's special in that a bunch of selectable names for the protagonist are voiced (this is a free DLC). So far I've only seen TMGS do that. On top of that, you can customize the protagonist's love interest to an extent. Very impressive.https://vndb.org/v26391
(official links in this page)
And if you haven't played any otome game in your life I recommend playing this one first, RE: Alistair. It's free and a big classic.https://vndb.org/v3720
If you want more, use the VNDB to search through the "Otome Game" tag with the filters you want. You may find free ones and paid ones for different platforms.
I'm about to make a normie statement but Animal Crossing is my comfort game. I just like building my own little space…
I get it, and I used to play the games, but it's kind of desperating to not be able to do whatever you want whenever you want like in The Sims or Zoo Tycoon (the latter of which I also recommend as a comfy game btw)
I really enjoy Umihara's aesthetics but the difficulty makes it kinda not comfy IMO. Still a great game.
I wish I could re-experience Undertale and Deltarune all over again. I absolutely love the story, music, characters, humor, heart-felt moments, just every thing about them. Makes me feel nostalgic every time I look back at these games and listening to their OST. Still looking forward to Deltarune chapter 2.
You should try playing other RPGMaker games, they should be right up your alley. Undertale actually took a lot of inspiration from them.
A few suggestions : Yume Nikki, Off, Ib, Middens, Space funeral
Ah yes, I'm familiar with Yume Nikki and Ib. Really love those two. Haven't played Off but I've been interested in it for quite a while. Also wanted to play Omori too.
Dorfromantik is very comfy
This game looks like a mix of persona and stardew valley
Dog Island for ps2 is so comfy and nostalgic, it's not very challenging since it's a kids game, but it's very comfy and all the characters and the town are very cute.
You can also choose what type of dog you are.
>>19229> Hizashi no Naka no Riaru (PC; warm child molesting sim)
>>22699>it's literally what it says on the tin
>>22699>without cruelty>raping children
Yeah what the fuck lmao.
""""" molestation anon, that's why it's a comfy game!!/s