that's a really comfy looking picture.. i play on retail lately, but for dumb reasons, i like the model update of draenor, does the server have that?>>67
surprisingly i find the game pathologic pretty comfy because of it's immersive atmosphere and looming dread, i know it sounds silly but that just does it for me!
Gonna add Beneath a Steel Sky to the list of comfy point-and-click games with robots.
You're not one yourself, but your sidekick, Joey, is a snarky little machine.
Not only is it very comfy, it's also one of the most cyberpunk games ever created.
You can also play it for free using ScummVM: https://www.scummvm.org/games/#sky
Kentucky Route Zero is one of the comfiest games I've ever played, and the fourth act was literally just released, after years in waiting.
Age of Empires 2/Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds too, honestly. Just farming the land, "trading", and mining resources is legitimately comfy.
STALKER also has strong comfy potential.
I'd add Legend of Heroes in there as well since there's actually so much to get lost in for that game, plus the environments and OST are pretty fuckin' top tier.
Stronghold is more special to me personally because I truly love England.
I remember the exact moment it became my favourite was when I was looking at the cliffs and ocean, a seagull was chirping and soaring around, oak leaves swayed in the breeze and a herd of deer roamed the plain. All to the sound of castlejam.
It really makes me nostalgic to play.
The overall visual and sound design for Stronghold is absolutely incredible. I make it an insta-install alongside DOOM, DCSS, Quake, and SWGB on laptops.
I really like Knytt. It's an atmospheric platformer with no NPCs or combat but some enemies and deadly obstacles. And nice atmospheric music.
After crash landing on an alien planet you have to explore the world in search of the parts that blew off of the spaceship and scattered around. You mostly navigate by jumping and climbing walls. Pressing a button will show you the exact direction towards the nearest part, and you use that for vague navigation.
Highly recommend. And it's free! http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=Knytt
The sequels are also free and available on the website.
This looks really comfy sushi roll, checking this out, hope it works though wine..
So, I just started playing starbound and its pretty good. I have checked out a few multiplayer Lets plays and really want to set up a server to play with sushies.
Anyone want to play?
I really like neotokyo, every Friday is like meeting up with old friends.
I kinda wish there was just a game i could play that is relaxing and allows me to build my own spaceship, customize it completely the way I want with no compromises, then take my ship and just fly.
Nothing else, just fly all across the galaxy.
Oh god this looks comfy.>>93
I picked up Shadow of Chernobyl yesterday. I was so excited for this game back in like 2005 when the first previews came out for Game Informer, but never got the chance to play it, although I have played Call of Pripyat 5-6 years ago.
STALKER is comfy in an eerie sense. The music is creepily soothing, the cloudy weather make you feel like you are blanketed from the rest of the universe, the sound of the rainy weather, and the rubble, burned down buildings accompanied by the hilly, green scenery makes the environment really comfortable. I would say it's a comfy game for sure.>>179
I'm going through the tundra past Plain of Gaur to save Juju right now. So far the game hasn't been very challenging. I know that would probably contribute to it being cozy, but I imagined it would be more difficult. Does it pick up?
Shovel Knight. It's a love letter to the NES, and if you grew up playing Mega Man, you'll feel that nostalgia.
Also, it has a wonderfully cheery atmosphere, and an adorable cast (Troupple King, anyone?)
this is super chill, thanks sushi
Cave Story*, Lovely Planet, Katamari, Bastion, Proteus, Celestial Mechanica*, original Ace of Spades*, Shadowrun, EuroTruck Simulator, Animal Crossing, Picross, Professor Layton, Dustforce, Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery, Faster than Light, Harvest Moon, Puzzle Agent, Under the Garden*, Kami, Viridi, Rollercoaster Tycoon, and Momodora* to name a few!
I NeoTokyo too. Look into "Blade Symphony", it's a lot of fun.
i just started ffX yesterday and played basically all day today. as much as i kind of hate tidus as a character im enjoying the game so far.
I've been playing persona 3 & 4 on emulators recently.
They make my life feel a lot less empty, which is pretty sad but nice.
Persona 3 <3https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaNDIDQDHv4
I want to play 4, but had something in the story spoiled for me on /v/ a long time ago ;_;
ive been wanting to play these games but unfortunately no pc ports :/ i've heard the emulation is rough too.
>>215>but had something in the story spoiled for me on /v/ a long time ago ;_;
I got p3 spoiled but I still played it. I then kinda just stopped and started playing p4 because man these games are long and it's easy to burn out.
But yeah, the whole walking around town and school etc makes it feel so much cozy and immersive for me. As soon as the game let me loose I spent like 20 minutes learning the school layout by heart.
Also the soundtrack is astonishingly good.
Like seriously amazing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63O7X2jeWFM>>216
This one is kinda hard. You need to get the emulatorhttp://pcsx2.net/download/releases/windows.html
Then find an ISO (the game file)
Then find the right BIOS for the emulator.
The ps2 had region locking so you need the same iso region and driver region. ISO (europe) BIOS (europe) for example.
I got this ISO (undub is really hard to find as it turns out):http://www.emuparadise.me/Sony_Playstation_2_ISOs/Persona_4_%28Europe%29/154058-download
and the SCPH-50004 BIOS from:https://www.upload.ee/files/6218154/AppNee.com.PS2.BIOS.files.AiO.package.for.PCSX2.emulator.7z.html
When you boot the emulator it will have some default settings and ask for your BIOS. That download has a load of them so you can match any region your game might be locked to.
Then just load the ISO and select "Boot CDVD (fast)" and you're playing.>Pic related
its not so much Tidus himself but the voice actor.
I should definitely revisit some FF titles myself.
thank you sushi! ill have to check them out.>>220https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5FTJxfV3pc
i just got to this scene and uh…. i dont know what to say.
About the Persona, I sure hope you are (will be) playing undubbed!
Marvelous game, I can only recommend it.
Couldn't find an undub for P4 but you can turn the voices off so It's passable.
I do find Chrono Trigger to be very comfy. Its plot and gameplay are very representative of what i grew up with.
Games from the French collective Klondike are generally very confy, thought mostly experimentalhttp://klondike.fr/>>90
I cannot stop playing Starbound, It's so addictive. There is always something I feel the need to do before leaving the game, and the "just one hour" become a "whole night" of crafting, wandering on new planets and finding more powerful weapons. I'll be glad to look at other players creations if you created a server.
Hyper Light Drifter was also a game I found very confy. Reminded me of the best Miyazaki movies
Shadow of the Colossus*, Ico*, Banished, Silent Hunter III, Fable series (my fav is the Lost Chapters).
I enjoyed this game, Sushi. Thank you for sharing. Playing this with my brother was a pretty great experience, it was very relaxed and a bit sad, which yea, is kinda the point but I loved how the story was done like Silent Hill games where it's shattered around the world.
And damn, that soundtrack.
I'll share a few games I remembered being pretty comfy. Years ago, I had a week where I would just relax to playing Super Mario Galaxy mostly due to that really calm hub world.
I know most people ITT are replying with actual computer/console games, but my comfiest android game is Infinite Loop.
I have been reinstalling it in every new phone I got. It's so relaxing to me.
Another comfy android game that I used to play before bed to help me fall asleep is Hunt Cook, which is sorta like a cooking game but you actually hunt the meat and the preparation times for the dishes are realistic. The point is that the game is absolutely adorable and everything about it makes me very happy.
I LOVE the loop games. To me they're like untangling wire, it's not hard just takes time to work it all out and then it just clicks and makes sense.
The comfiest game in my opinion is Runescape (osrs now I guess). All ways makes me think of the good times; that was when I had lots of free time to sink in to it. Fun with friends and just chilling.
I truly wish Kairosoft would make games on other platforms. Their cruise game entertained me for hours back when I had a 6 inch phone.
Yume Nikki is good! Just keep in mind it can be a bit unsettling, sushis. Not in a horror way, but a surreal one. Still, a similar experience you can get is Lcd Dem which is a Yume Nikki fangame. The music is especially wonderful.
Runefactory 4 has a great feel to it. If you like Fantasy Life or Stardew Valley, you might want to look at Runefactory 4.
Outrun 2 manages to be really laid back and relaxing despite the gameplay getting pretty intense if you choose to go into the more difficult sections. It's just soothing to romp through a few routes every once in a while and listen to that amazing soundtrack.
It is a really nice game. I used to play it often back when I had my Xbox hooked up. I also played a lot of DOAX. The game is a bit silly, but I thought it was very relaxing to goof around with a casual volley ball game once in a while. Faffing about with mini games and volley balls was pretty fun.
Such a shame it got taken off of steam, at least there's still physical copies around.
Katamari and Outrun 2 are both games that I can play any time and take it easy doing. I think they're relaxing because they're both about a simple goal to go and do, no sidequests or intricate stories to follow. Most arcade games fit under there too, I can play DDR for hours. Even though it's pretty active and can be intense if I want it to, it's thoroughly therapeutic.
Old racing games hit really close to home with me, thanks for the recommendation. I might bring out my old xbox and boot up Nascar Thunder 2004 again, I still have it somewhere.
NiGHTS is excellent and Christmas NiGHTS is extremely comfy too, although that only has one level. I love the 3d from that time and the style of music.
I second the X series. Especially X3: Albion Prelude.
Lovely game, I should replay it soon. Have you played The Dig? It has one of the best atmospheres I've ever encountered in a game.>>204
Oh, this sounds nice.
(I know I'm replying to two years old posts but perhaps these posters are still around here)
Mobil 1 British Rally Championship is a comfy game, looks kinda shitty but after toying a bit with the physics, you get a nice result.
Nowadays I'm busy because I began my EE degree so I don't play that much besides Deus Ex re-runs, which I love deeply and kinda made me set on this career. Also I play AoE II from time to time, I'd like to get good enough to play online sometime, gotta get good with that booming!
Another game that I really enjoy is Rise of Nations, it's really good however it never really picked on, unfortunately. Microsoft tried doing some sort of remake and while it looks decent, the community isn't there anymore I think.
By the way, I strongly recommend E.Y.E Divine Cybermancy, pic related.
Anyways, have a good one.
Monster Hunter and Monster Hunter Dos on ps2 back in the day was extremely comfy, i still like the game today but it just isn't the same.
Just replayed this recently. I have it for Saturn and PS2. I also have Christmas Nights, so comfy. I love the music and just the entire atmosphere of that era in gaming. Then again I grew up watching all of it come out and experienced the jump from 2D standard games to the beginning of 3D games. It was a magical time. It's hard for people who didn't experience that time to fully understand it.
Kiddo Dana was the greatest give humanity ever received.
Also, I haven't gotten the "key" yet, any tips?
What did you dislike about it?
The style and phrasing; it was like I was listening to the writer directly, not to the characters.
Thief fan missions make me feel comf often.
for more traditional comf feel, >>72
is indeed a nice choice, i would say also technobabylon, gemini rue, wadjet eye games in general
I guess I'll just have to play it again… I've combed through the game about 6 times now, and I know I'm just missing one or two dialogue interactions. No spoils though, I want to find it.
I finished it last week, I knew this was a VN but they could have add a little more gameplay, like a mini game for the cocktail phases. But the story, universe and characters are really great.
Nowadays I play Might & Magic : Clash of Heroes on a DS emulator, recommended if you enjoy puzzle games.
I just finished this one a month or so ago. Really good stuff.
I used to love playing Outrun 2 on the arcade machine they had at a cinema nearby, but they've since demolished it and I can't find it anywhere else anymore.
I hear the Xbox version of the game is pretty good. Not sure if it translates the arcade experience well. I've only ever played the Xbox version, and I love it.
I didn't know it was ever ported to consoles, I'll check it out, thanks
It did get a couple ports, though as far as console versions go Outrun 2006 is usually the more recognized one. It's basically a combo of Outrun 2 and the arcade-only SP tracks with a campaign mode of sorts and some other stuff, and most notably it got a PC port that more or less works out of the box. From what I heard, 2 still has some stuff 2006 doesn't so it's probably worth trying out both.
Point and click games are absolutely amazing and comfy.
Here are some of my favorites, Another World and The Longest Journey.
I used to play this and "Within a Deep Forest" all the time when I was in college. It was really comforting and relaxing, and I still have the soundtracks of these games to this day, and "Confiant" from Knytt Stories remains my favorite song.
Unfortunately I haven't played KS for a long time, so I can't immediately suggest some good levels. The level archive is a mess so it will take a while and a lot of trail and error to find the good stuff.
Speaking of games with level editors: Dustforce has become my go to quick chill game. Despite how difficult and demanding it is, the atmosphere of the game is always calm, and it's really pleasant to play and replay stages. Stressful stages like "Hideout" are disarmed by the atmosphere set by the music and quick restarting. It's really a nice game to have.
To me, the comfiest videogame would be Shenmue.
Jokes aside I really like Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite. It reminds me of playing when I would wrap up in a bed and play all day.
A while back I played Persona 5. For me that's probably the best made game I've ever seen. Everything about the atmosphere, sound design, environments and art direction is just right.
When I found myself with nothing to do for the last part of a day I just walked around shibuya. Night rain playing in the background as my character ambled down the street passing the crowds beneath an umbrella. It sounds dumb but I felt so content.
I should really get back to playing that, I've not touched it for so long. I think I'll try to get back into it when the next holiday hits.I think Katawa Shoujo is probably the game that has got the most comfy to me but that's 100% due to my circumstances while playing it
You should try older Persona games if you haven't yet. 3 and 4 are great too, 3 being my favourite.
I played P3P and I have got P3 but I haven't played it. P4 was pretty amazing and I didn't think 5 wpuld live up to it. All of the games had the same feeling of art direction fitting together perfectly.
Broken Reality is an a e s t h e t i c adventure game in a vaporwave-style 90s 3D internet, except it takes place in modern times. It's not a walking simulator, but a light metroidvania with puzzles, quests and secrets.
My favorite area in the game is essentially an explorable version of this album:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9L4q-0Pi4E
The game gets quite un-comfy in the last areas, and seems to eventually disappear up its own ass with an excessively cryptic ending, but it's otherwise enjoyable. It's available on Steam.
SaGa Frontier 2.
That's it, no description here. Just go and play it.
Final Fantasy is peak comfy, FFXI in particular. The atmosphere is amazung. Unfortunately it is only comfy when you aren't the one playing it because you will be
too wrapped up in the gameplay to relax.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvub3Uo22Pg&list=PL9jno1zkJehB38R6beGcnrMZGx5QIYrPd
That's dumb, get out.
In the current year (2019) older visual novels with "modern" settings are literaly a window to the past. Characters using flip phones or going to the library to look up stuff make me so nostalgic.
yume 2kki is my favourite game, period, and I think it's very comfy. It's an incredible escape from real life.
I wish that feeling was common in other games. I can't do visual novels and the only game I've played that had that feeling was Earthbound and to a lesser extent the Megaman Battle network games.
Just the little things like needing to find phones or having devices that looked like more than a black box or a shiny rectangle.
Thanks sushi roll, I think ill play some right now. It's pretty fun on a tablet if you can get it to run.
Trapping the ball in a single square was just cheap euphoria
Usually the games I go to for comfiness tend to be indies like Elona, Cave Story, Rainworld, or Minecraft. RPGMaker games like OFF and Yume Nikki with surreal or lonely environments tend to do it for me too, which is probably why Rainworld and Minecraft are also go-to games for me. Earthbound is also there and an outlier in comparison since it's not an indie but it's one of my favorite games of all time and I have a lot of good memories of playing it and beating it for the first time on a winter break.>>79>Knytt
God, this brings back memories, I spent so many nights and sick days in middle school playing through whatever freeware games I could find online and Knytt became a common game for me alongside Elona, Cave Story, Spelunky, and Within a Deep Forest.>>453
Oh man, I used to love these games, I fell off of them as I stopped playing mobile games but they were so incredibly charming to play and just look at, even their games for subjects I had no interest in like Pocket League were wonderful. I especially remember loving the Pokemon-esque game they released that took place on a desert island or the one where you run a small RPG town, thank you for reminding me of them.>>647
This game looks neat, I love these sorts of exploration heavy games, and the 90s internet theme is a nice touch, thank you for sharing!
Thanks for that. Just played through Knytt. Nice relaxing game. Certainly wouldn't go into it with a hard platformer mindset.
Where does one actually get it?
Googling "bury game" only turns up other stuff as far as I can see
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LSD Dream Emulator. It's the only game I have on my computer right now. I love to relax and just roam around slowly.
Yes, all the side stuff in Yakuza has always been comfy. Most of my playtime in that game has been playing board games like shogi and mahjong, managing the real estate agency, and of course, wrecking kids in pocket racer. Most fun I've had with a game in a long while.
I'm not ready for the mahjong parlor. That is the real game.
Thanks for the rec, I'm enjoying this game
Make it happen, sushi roll.
Speaking of which, does anybody know if any of the other games have substories related to mahjong?
Comfy games for me are roguelikes and management/base building games. Recently it's been RimWorld, Caves of Qud, CDDA, and of course Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. I'm very excited for the new Animal Crossing game as it's one of my favorite series.>>818
Have you played LSD Dream Emulator? Yume Nikki and it are some of my favorite games too.
Animal Crossing is great. I am still playing new leaf. I like bow the time travel lets me skip back to a couple minutes after I last stopped playing, even if it's been years. Like there's always enough time in the day.
Civilization V, I've spent many a night playing that game. I would recommend it to anyone who likes strategy, or anyone in general.