What Are Your Comfort Games?

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I always find myself going back to roguelikes (RoR 1&2/ Noita) and mystery dungeons (Shiren the wanderer/ Explorers of Sky). Something that I can just turn my brain off and relax while playing.
 
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Magic Pengel on PS2 has been my go-to since I was little. I think it was co-developed by Ghibli so it has that feel to it. kinda plays like Pokemon in the way it's very simple turn-based fights but if you draw and create your own pokemon. One of the most ignored games I've ever seen though. It bothers me how little people know about it.

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Pajama Sam (Espically the third one), Diner Dash, Emily: Delicious, (any and many Gamehouse games), Stardew Valley, Broken Age, BOTW, Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People, Animal Crossing (I played the first happy home when it came out on 3DS), and FF15 (have a weakness for cheesy dialogue and friendship)
I could easily put Persona 5 on here if I played it more often
I played Minecraft when I was in a pretty low place, and it helped so I guess that counts...
OH OH OH! and Spongebob employee of the month, and the PC ISpy games (especially the fantasy and haunted house one)
 
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Ostriv, nice and quiet Ukrainian village builder/management game. Lately I've been playing Fisher Online which will probably become one of my main comfort games. Good learning curve, quiet, lots of maps and good selection of equipment.
 
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I would like to say Rimworld but having my colony wiped out by a manhunting rat in the first 10 min isn't exactly comforting
 
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BF2 modded to have 100+ bots and longer view distances. This + the AIX 2 mod usually does it for me
 

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The Binding of Isaac has always been a go-to for me. I used to also keep TF2 and CSGO in the rotation, but I play video games far less than I used to and at this point I don't have the skill to enjoy them fully. If I have a day to kill I like to play through the first Final Fantasy with a new party configuration.
 

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Rn the ECCO the Dolphin games are completely consuming all my time rn. Such a relaxing game although i gotta play with a walkthrough to get thru it cuz some of the puxzzles are insanely difficult
I've always been fascinated with the aesthetics of this series, with all the vaporwave videos and whatnot using a lot of the imagery. Never got around to playing it because I can't recall anyone actually praising the games itself.
 
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Plants vs. zombies was my childhood game. I vividly remember being like, six years old, and my dad would play the game (disclaimer: my dad isn't and wasn't ever a gamer, he does not enjoy video games a lot with the exception of some strategy game titles he used to play when he was younger, like age of empires or total war, he just kept me occupied with the game and we had a fun time) and then around that age it was the first "real" game that I laid my hands on, and I guess it would suffice to say I've finished the game five to six times since, along with all the puzzles and mini games and at one point having all the achievements. Although I consider it a great and atmospheric game, ig it is mostly nostalgia that draws me back to it. I've finished both pvz2 and pvz heroes on mobile, but they just don't capture the magic of the first game to me. I revisit any of the three titles from time to time, when the times are bad ig.
 

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I'm not normally huge on survival games, but I always find myself coming back to The Long Dark. The feeling the game evokes for me and, likely, many others is ineffable. It's just pure beauty—beyond just the sights. After a hard day, a long hike along some abandoned railroads and snow-covered trails is just so relaxing. I imagine this feeling is probably most similar in games like Fallout and, especially, Stalker, though I've never played them.
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Otherwise, Elite: Dangerous used to have a similar purpose, until Odyssey happened. Something so chill just listening to my favourite music as I complacently make the +40-minute journey to Katzenstein Dock in my little neatly-decorated space truck. Or using my scanner to scan solar bodies and just listening to the distant roar of the remote and desolate bodies' windy atmospheres and geological movements. I'd be shocked if there were a game that could make the player feel less than a speck of dust in an incomprehensibly vast and terrifying environment. It also helped that the worldbuilding was on-point.
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