Some stuff happened to me recently, and lately I've found I do not enjoy violent games anymore. I just go to a bad place if I spend too long killing virtual people. This includes the "non-lethal" violence of mercilessly beating the shit out of people, or forcing them to take sleepy-time drugs against their will.14 posts and 2 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
So let's talk about games that are non-violent, or at least have interesting non-violent gameplay options.
Thief 2 immediately comes to mind. Yeah, you can bean people in the head with a truncheon, but that's not at all required to finish the game (I think). Feel free to correct me.
OG Mirror's Edge is also a really good one. I think the art is beautiful, and I really like running the levels over and over and over trying to do things slightly faster than the last time. I guess this is how racing games are in general, though I haven't played many beyond Trackmania Squared.
Funnily enough, I tried to play Asscreed II non-violently: just focusing on the collectibles, touring the cities, learning about all the history and architecture, not killing anybody. Unfortunately, since I didn't already have a post-story save file on hand, the violence required to advance the plot and see new areas kind of burned me out and killed the whole experience.
Nice thread. I guess I could use som non-violent games. It just gets dull killing people in video games all the time and sometimes I feel bad about it.
Super Monkey Ball!
Do you know if there's any particular reason why it's still listed as "early access" on itch.io? Or is that just an oversight?