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Casual games

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by BiohazardSr, Dec 28, 2015.

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  1. BiohazardSr

    BiohazardSr My name is Sid. Sid the Bard

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    Do you guys play any casual games? What are they? How many do you own? What are your favorites? Would you consider yourselves casual gamers?

    I normally don't answer my own questions, but I will fit this one because there's this one game I love. The sites is called endless ocean, and it's an open world diving game for the Wii. It's a very beautifully done game, and has some well written story. You can go around examining, playing, and discovering aquatic species. On the latest one there are even some tense moments.

    That's not the only casual game I play. I love the occasional puzzle game. Minecraft can be fairly casual. I wouldn't call myself a casual, but I'm definitely not a hardcore gamer.
     
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  2. Starry Windy

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    I have played several casual games, most of them involves puzzle. I've played Color Zen (and its Kids variant), Wakedas, Kami and Pushmo series among others. Despite of that, I think I'm more into mid-range gamer than being casual or even hardcore gamer.
     
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  3. Megarai111

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    I don't know how many casual games I own, since I don't really know which of them qualify. I do like them though. I'm not much of a pvp player, I prefer single player.
    There's one game I keep borrowing from a friend of mine, Family Ski & Snowboard for the Wii. All you can do is ski down the slopes and play several minigames, and I love it! It's so relaxing and the speed my character achieves gives me a thrill. (Plus, I can fall as much as I like without injuring myself ;))
     
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    There are such things as 'non-casual' games? I wasn't aware.

    I play games to relax alone, to unwind, and to enjoy the atmosphere it generates. Not to fight, not to compete, not to prove a point. The only game I've ever played multiplayer on ever is Mario Party, and that was many years ago. I intend to keep it that way.

    I don't see any point to being competitive. I am not out to prove I am better than anyone else; I am not so much of a braggart to show off my own statistics; I play games how I choose and when I choose, and am not beholden to anyone else's rules. Gaming is one of the few chances I have to actually be solitary. If I lose that I would surely be driven insane.
     
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    That being said, I'm certain 100% Orange Juice is a casual game as everything's basically decided by RNG. Most of the games I played with my buddies resulted in saltiness and yelling. I'd say Mario Kart, Splatoon, SSB and Pokémon are all casual games I've played but they can also be played competitively so it's kinda confusing. Platformers like Rayman are also not entirely casual because some of them are extremely difficult. Even Audiosurf is played competitively >_>
     
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    I only play one casual game right now and it's called Endless... Sky. Nope, not ocean. Endless Sky.

    Endless Sky is potentially casual, potentially non-casual. You are a spaceship captain doing spaceship captain things: you can be a package deliverer, interstellar taxi/hotel service, things like that; or you can go combat-oriented and be a pirate. Or some combination of all of the above.

    I play it as a taxi/hotel service, taking people from one end of the galaxy to another, trying to get the optimized path between solar systems , and avoid conflict. It really becomes just a puzzle game at that point, and the economy is easy enough you don't have to stress over maximizing every little thing.

    Best part is, it's totally free. The graphics look Windows 98, but for a free Steam game I'm not complaining.
     
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  7. Eru Iluvatar

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    I play the Elder Scrolls games a lot to unwind and relax. While they have the potential to be intense ganes full of combat and whatnot, I usually play them very casually. I spend the in-game day time swimming, admiring architecture and exploring the land and night time I spend climbing the tallest things I can find so that I can stare at the night sky for hours. TES games have the best night sky I've ever seen. Really, it's amazing.
     
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  8. ✯Ho-OhLugia✯

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    I'm not really sure what a casual game is, but I remember that I once had an aquarium game. I really liked it, but I didn't use it for a while and so I traded it in a long time ago. I miss it...
     
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  9. Nate

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    I enjoy Animal Crossing which is pretty laid back and casual. I don't play any other casual games besides it, though, because none of the other ones have really hooked me (unless I'm forgetting a game which is very likely).
     
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  10. Wizard

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    I agree with Nate, Animal Crossing is the ultimate casual game, and I have spent far too many hours on it over the past couple of years. There is so much you can do, and there is nobody/nothing forcing you to do any of it. The most hyperactive thing you have to do is run away from bees if you are stupid like me and chop down trees all the time :sweat: . I feel like Pokémon has become a casual game itself these days, as I felt super laid back the whole time during X/Y. I'm fairly good at Mario Kart as well, so that's become casual for me as well. The thing is, with more experience with a game, the more casual it feels to me. I guess that's just what happens over time.
     
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    Endless Ocean sounds rad af, I wanna see if I can find that cheap somewhere. Animal Crossing is my go-to unwinding and de-stressing game. However, I replay the Dragon Age games a lot too. I don't really know if that counts as "casual," but I can go around doing lil side quests and stuff mindlessly at my leisure. Collect materials for armor and weapons, ride a giant nug through a pretty forest, etc
     
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    I despise all casual games. I play only the most serious, most competitive games. Casual games are for filthy casual scrublords and I happen to be a meme king.

    ...of course I'm kidding. I have absolutely nothing against casual games. I enjoy playing a slower paced fun game more often than an intense competitive game, anyway. Casual games are awesome.
     
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    I mostly play 4 suits Spider Solitaire (of which I am a master at) and flow free (of which I have completed every level of perfectly) both on my Ipod
     
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    For me, it's basically any simulation games like Harvest Moon or Animal Crossing, since they have no actual goal you have to reach and you can play however you want. Sometimes I also play mobile games (usually the musical rhythm games like Cytus and Deemo).

    Wait...is it perhaps called Insaniquarium? I played it a long time ago on the PC.
     
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    @[member="Fizzysoda"],

    No it wasn't that. I now remember it's name, Fantasy Aquarium.
     
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    I like PMD as a casual game. It can be a little frustrating sometimes but it's really fun and the music is relaxing. And the ending is always heartbreaking.
     
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    I like Style Boutique and its sequel. I've finished the sequel so thoroughly by now that all dialogue and events are repeated but still I can't seem to stop playing it. I just occasionally get my DS and sell some girls a cute skirt or a pair of bold boots. Seeing them so happy makes me happy.

    Also, Endless Ocean, Animal Crossing, and Harvest Moon are very relaxing, too.
     
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