I've been playing Bully the past two nights. It's pretty fun. If you don't know, you pretty much bully the bullies to end bullying at the school.
Unfortunately my game crashed, and I don't think I saved within an hour or so, so I quit for tonight out of frustration.
I was also playing through Silent Hill 3. Amazing game, but I find it a bit stressful in a way. For me, it's a better horror game than the first two games.
I've been playing Gran Turismo 4 here and there, and while it's fun and cool, I hate the endurance races. No, I don't want to leave my PS2 on for at least 24 hours. The worst part is, I always want to play something after a few hours, but by then I would have wasted all that time.
I beat Final Fantasy IX today, hadn't played it since I was a kid. Beat all optional bosses and finished all sidequests and now I feel a little empty after having spent so much time with it. Thinking of either playing Final Fantasy Tactics or Legend of Dragoon next since I've never played either before.
let me see>nice music>nice graphics>nice characters>zen-like gameplay
fits the comfy criteria to me
>>4193>nice music>nice graphics>nice characters
For me, the only zen I've found in danmaku is a sadistic zen master repeatedly hitting me over the head with a keisaku. I completed one of them out of sheer spite, but I do have respect for players who can occupy that headspace and succeed in those games. Should make a point to check out some of the other Touhou games in other genres. Been re-reading the manga this winter to pass the time. Touhou is comfy ;^)
What kinds of games do people here play while listening to podcasts, music or Youtube vids?
I picked up PokeMMO. I'm not a huge pokemon fan or anything, but it's a nice laid back game to play.
I never understood the point of podcasts
I used to play turn-based strategy games. Puzzle games seem like they could be good for that, although it seems like it would be hard to get your mind acting on instinct.
>>4215>What kinds of games do people here play while listening to podcasts, music or Youtube vids?
I get bored with most games sound design after having played through them a bit. I like podcasts for something like a grand strategy game, spreadsheet game, or a grinder where there is a lot of tedious tasks that need to be accomplished before any heavy concentration is required.
Sometimes I enjoy pairing the podcast with the game. Anyone else ever do this?
If playing Civilization or Hearts of Iron, then I might listen to something like Hardcore History. Or maybe political talk for a title like that. Recently replayed emulations of the old Nintendo and Genesis versions of Shadowrun while waiting for the bugs to get worked out of Cyberpunk 2077. Listened to Starship Sofa and Escape Pod sci-fi podcasts while grinding through those. Have put up lectures about architecture or city planning on a second screen while playing city builders. Certain episodes of something like Radio Misterioso or any ayylmao related conspiracy talk with a game like X-COM. Etc.
But if it's a FPS or something very hectic, I usually will go for a familiar music playlist, often instrumental, up tempo, but not too distracting.
Are podcasts not just digitally available radio shows? What's the difference?
You can't really get radio shows on demand afaik. Also, I'd imagine you're limited by what's available in your area depending on what you consider radio and not radio.
Not sure why you lot are getting so caught up with the term podcast, good lord.
I've been playing Civilization IV lately. It's something I come back to every once in a while and then drop when I get sick of the enemies' unit stacks of doom. I love the game otherwise but honestly preferred the combat in Civilization V from what I played, despite finding that game inferior in almost every other way.
I've been slowly making my way through Fire Emblem: Geneaology of the Holy War. It's pretty good storywise, especially comparing to the more recent games. I like that it's not constant victories for your group. It's not bad, gameplay-wise. I like that units are really unique, but it can lead to some mistakes if you're even a little careless. Not that it's a huge deal for me, but the massive maps can be a pain in the ass, and waste time if you want to avoid risk.
It's a pretty game, and the OST is excellent.>>4400
I've never played Civ 4, only 3 and 5. 5 had good combat, but I feel like they should have allowed certain units get defensive units. Siege units in particular. I also didn't like cities having health and being quite capable on their own. I think cities should have had garrisons, starting with two units, and getting an additional slot for every fortification building the city has. Maybe my idea's stupid, I only ever play against bots after all.
Been playing Kingdom Hearts 2 for the 1 millionth time again pretty fun and pretty /kind/ for the most part.
>>4401>I've never played Civ 4, only 3 and 5. 5 had good combat, but I feel like they should have allowed certain units get defensive units. Siege units in particular. I also didn't like cities having health and being quite capable on their own. I think cities should have had garrisons, starting with two units, and getting an additional slot for every fortification building the city has. Maybe my idea's stupid, I only ever play against bots after all.
What I liked about Civilization V is how it got rid of the stacks of doom and made the combat feel like a more traditional turn-based strategy game. I only played it a little bit before going back to IV and don't remember cities being independent all that well, but that does seem stupid. Civilization IV is easily my favorite game in the series, but I really hate the combat. Not even just the stacks of doom, but on top of that the fact that archers and artillery units don't have actual ranged attacks and are instead treated like special melee units.
I'm not sure how they could have fixed things, but maybe they could have given cities and such big defensive bonuses and be able to stack a certain amount of military units while everything else is limited to one.
It just sucks because I love the game other than the combat. I usually go for culture victories and love building up my borders, but it feels like a big chunk of the game is lacking for me. If they were able to pull off something similar to Advance Wars and somehow make it work without overwhelming the peacetime game aspects, I'd find it even better. As it stands now, I prefer II and III aesthetically, IV for the overwhelming majority of gameplay elements, and some of V's combat changes.
>>4409>I don't remember cities being independant all that well
Cities couldn't hold off on their own or anything against a real force, but it certainly makes it easy to ignore military altogether (with the unaggressive bots). Realistically, you could leave your cities undefended entirely in 5, so long as you don't get into a war with a neighbor. Worst case scenario you get attacked by a barbarian or some other miniscule force, but you could hold off a few turns for a unit to be built. Realistically, if any force entered a city without any sort of organized military, the city would surrender to avoid unnecessary casualties. It punishes aggressive players by slowing down their forces in a stupid way. It would encourage the stacks of death more, if they allowed it, instead you have to hold off until later when you get units that can move after combat and slowly move a huge mass of units that can efficiently conquer.>archers and artillery units don't have actual ranged attacks
Yeah, that's pretty stupid. It makes it pretty much impossible to have archers act to support the melee units by thinning the enemy a bit, as they actually would. I do really like the proper ranged combat functions of Civ 5.>I'm not sure how they could have fixed things
It's hard to balance it in a way that pleases everyone. You have people that only care about combat and people that hardly use the combat features. Personally I'm closer to the former, even if I prefer culture victories and the like. It keeps things from becoming stagnant, as opposed to taking the most efficient path through the tech tree.
All in all, they're fun games, and I like both 3 and 5. I realize it'd be impossible for them to make a game that does things perfectly because there's people that enjoy other aspects more. I like 3 more because it feels a lot less restricted that 5.
Just finished Shovel Knight. The ending was very heartwarming.
Despite playing it off and on since I was little, I finally beat GTA: San Andreas the other day. It was pretty fun, but the early part of the game is really the best. I like doing the gang shit, and wish that more games had you playing as a hoodlum. I guess game devs wouldn't know all that much about it though.
Hello /kind/ frens I do like to ask for suggestions for comfy youtube Lets players to watch who are not Vtubers
I hope you can help me if you could.
I can't watch anything on youtube that isn't either Joel or sometimes Vinny.
If there's any Vtuber that streams the weird shit those two do from time to time please respond.
many japanese import games can be played without knowing japanese. there are also fan translations of certain saturn originals, like the strategy/visual-novel/dating-sim game sakura taisen
but based on your concerns, i would recommend the western release of saturn bomberman
. it's a refined, purely 2d bomberman with 10-player (!) multiplayer support. it makes for a good party game, but you'll need to have two multitaps for ten-player support if you have an actual sega saturn.
(empty reply above is mine, i'm new to actually replying and not lurking and hit the wrong button, sorry)
Chuggaconroy - one of the oldest let's players, he has a lot of content for a lot of different games and it's very chill. in depth, 100% let's plays are his style.
masaeanela - a friend of chuggaconroy's. she does similar videos to him, also very comfy.
ningishu - this person specifically does terraria let's plays so if that isn't your thing you might not enjoy this one as much as i do haha. there's no voiceover, just on screen text, but the videos are really chill and fun to watch. they usually play through the game with some handicap that makes it way harder for them but really entertaining to watch.
ihascupquake - ok so her new videos are really… not so great imo, but her older videos are for the most part very chill. i recommend her minecraft beta and minecraft alpha let's plays, her very popular minecraft oasis let's play and also her sims let's plays (her original one she got rid of the playlist for but the vids are still up and someone else has probably made one, "island paradise" and "mystic creatures")
also this one's not a let's play per say, but a podcast. it's called retrograde amnesia. they do really in-depth (like 55 episode in depth) reviews of old jrpgs. so far they've done xenogears and are about halfway through chrono cross. next they're gonna do final fantasy 8 i hear.
anyway maybe this was a bit too much? hopefully at least one of these will appeal to you, friend :)
>>5257>(empty reply above is mine, i'm new to actually replying and not lurking and hit the wrong button, sorry)
Sorry friend, but you have to die now.>Chuggaconroy
I used to watch his videos a long time ago. Pretty good stuff. Only really plays nintendo games.
Good post lurker-kun
I grew up with Star Fox 64, it really is a great game.
I fear I may get this due to playing a lot of Guitar Hero last year