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At this moment I can't really decide on what to play or get into. I've been I guess you can say a somewhat average gamer back when I was in high school but after that I sorta just stopped playing video games since I wanted to do other things I love and were into. I have anxiety so sometimes it's hard for me to stay focused for a long time so for that it's maybe a bit hard to explain.. ( I apologize ) However I do want to game more like I used to but I'm not sure where to start. I did all kinds to pretty much all the systems and I do own a PlayStation 4, Nintendo 2DS, and have my computer of coarse. Anyone know any good games to start with that's maybe not too hard to play? 

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1 hour ago, HanaApril said:

At this moment I can't really decide on what to play or get into. I've been I guess you can say a somewhat average gamer back when I was in high school but after that I sorta just stopped playing video games since I wanted to do other things I love and were into. I have anxiety so sometimes it's hard for me to stay focused for a long time so for that it's maybe a bit hard to explain.. ( I apologize ) However I do want to game more like I used to but I'm not sure where to start. I did all kinds to pretty much all the systems and I do own a PlayStation 4, Nintendo 2DS, and have my computer of coarse. Anyone know any good games to start with that's maybe not too hard to play? 

I can relate to the anxiety problem, I was a perpetual nervous wreck the last two years between a stressful and unnerving job and already having GAD. It's hard to do even fun things when you get really anxious.

Anyways! Any particular sorts of genres  or content you have a preferance for, or any you can't stand? 

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1 hour ago, HanaApril said:

At this moment I can't really decide on what to play or get into. I've been I guess you can say a somewhat average gamer back when I was in high school but after that I sorta just stopped playing video games since I wanted to do other things I love and were into. I have anxiety so sometimes it's hard for me to stay focused for a long time so for that it's maybe a bit hard to explain.. ( I apologize ) However I do want to game more like I used to but I'm not sure where to start. I did all kinds to pretty much all the systems and I do own a PlayStation 4, Nintendo 2DS, and have my computer of coarse. Anyone know any good games to start with that's maybe not too hard to play?

When I want some no-stress gaming I usually play something I like on the easiest setting.  Minecraft on "Peaceful" or "Easy" a common example.  For me that's the computer equivalent of playing with legos.  :D  That or I'll re-play a game that I've finished, but rather than trying to finish it again I'll stay away from monsters or other trouble and instead go poking into the odd corners and just do stupid stuff... sometimes you're even rewarded with finding an easter egg that way.

What games did you used to play?

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@efaardvark That's good to know and as for games well.. I tried and played a lot growing up a few that I remember were: World of Warcraft,, Wizard101, Gears of Wars, Halo, Tekken, Grand Theft Auto, The Sims 3, and other random RPGMMO's. To be honest I want to find games that don't really have a lot of violence or other negative related things in it though I know most games now a days do have that type of stuff in it more. I guess I'm looking for kawaii type games, sounds cheesy but I just thought it be nice for a change then what I used to play.

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@HanaApril  If you're looking for non-violent then minecraft on "peaceful" is about as non-violent as you can get.  On that setting the hostile monsters like zombies and skeletons don't even spawn, though you'll still get things like sheep and cows.  If you don't want to deal with monsters and combat at all then go for "creative" mode.  In creative there are no monsters, and you get unlimited blocks, unlimited health (you can not die), and can fly.  Basically all you can do is build stuff, like pixel art.  (I happen to find that rather boring, but for some people that's the only mode they'll play.  To each their own.)

If you're into WoW then maybe something like that or Skyrim, etc. with another high-level player that you trust as a bodyguard.  Or just hang out in a safe area and socialize.

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@efaardvark Thank you for the advice I really appreciate it. I always wanted to try Minecraft but I don't have the money to play it right now sadly.  I've also heard of Skyrim and I don't think it's my kind of cup of tea. It just didn't look interesting to me at least, thanks though for the recommendation. 

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@HanaApril Hmmmmm....  When you mention kawaii games two that come to my mind immediately are 100% Orange Juice and Recettear.  100% OJ is basically like a board game and is some silly fun, and pretty cheap to get. You don't have to play it multiplayer, but it is a pretty fun party sort of game with friends. It is however very frustrating at times because when RNG is a core game mechanic (because dice rolls) there can be some very irritating and disappointing times. Also the public lobby names are, well, extremely off putting at times which sorta discourages me from doing public multiplayer occasionally. 

Recettear pretty much oozes cuteness throughout and is pretty much a bout owning and running a shop, with some dungeon diving too. It's a bit of a time sink though at times and despite being released quite a long time ago it's still about $20. Goes on sale pretty often though.

Those are about the only cutesy ones I can think of at the time though, I haven't played a whole lot of positive games recently so to speak.

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I think most Nintendo games, especially the older ones, are quite non-violent. The only problem is is that they often are rather expensive.

But if you have the normal 2DS you can play old Gameboy and NES games which are quite cheap (but no SNES games.I think these only work on the 'new' 2ds). At least if the 'Virtual Console' function is still available.
There are also programs/emulators which play old Nintendo games for free but I don't know how legal that is but I guess youtube will have plenty of videos of how to get and play them. But I think you can also play them online for free, just like flash games, nowadays.

On the computer I think many games are rather violent. But there are those games where you build towns but I don't know how much those costs.

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I'm currently replaying Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix mainly and also The World Ends With You Solo Remix on my android.

I'm just about done with the all the Disney Worlds. I just have Halloween Town and Pride Lands to complete and I'm on the 5th day of the first week w/Shiki about to encounter the first GM soon.

But being a college student that's all I really have time for nowadays. Until Spring Break at least.

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6 hours ago, HanaApril said:

I forgot to add that I used to play Pokemon as well growing up and also I've deiced to try RPGMO again since it's a rather a cutesy type game and pretty easy and I think fun to play.

I still play Pokemon all the time even Pokemon Stadium which was a great game for n64 despite having some of the crappiest animations as well as renders of any n54 game. Don't even get me started about comparing to other Pokemon games in this regard. :) 

As for what I did involving gaming today just watched my normal gaming news channels as well as watched more Ni no Kuni.

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@ArchieKun Wow that's awesome you play Pokemon Stadium. I haven't played that in a long time though for Pokemon these days I just like playing the trading card game, though it's bee n a long while since I did. Plus with no one to play with it's sorta hard to play it, heh. :? *Thinks I need to go through all my cards and organize them*  @_@

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3 minutes ago, HanaApril said:

Wow that's awesome you play Pokemon Stadium

I love retro gaming, and new alike. I am just your simple nerd without a life, but full of love for my my hobbies, and loved ones. 

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15 minutes ago, HanaApril said:

@ArchieKun Oh well I started playing RPGMO again though I need to play it again soon or this next week. I was happy to see a lot of improvements and changes to the game. :yum:

Honestly the concept for Pokemon Stadium was perfect had they continued it as it was would have been good. Even maybe on the Switch. Though even the first Pokemon games for the GameBoy, and GBC were better in so many ways when you consider everything that needs to go into a good Pokemon title. 

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Today I am being lazy and just watching somebody else play with Kerbals.  I found a guy that is streaming KSPv1.6 - I'm on 1.3 still - and using a mod called Kerbalism that adds a bunch of "realistic" features to the game like radiation, air and water as consumables, and some other stuff.  (The base KSP game is really pretty easy.)  Kerbalism is available for 1.3 as well, and for a while now I've been interested in installing it, but it changes the game a lot and makes it harder in general so I never quite got a round tuit.  KSP1.6 just came out recently and I've been considering upgrading to that as well.  I figured I'd watch this guy play for a while and see if all that is really something I want to get into. 

I have to say I'm also liking some of his visual mods.  Part of the fun I have in this game is watching my rocket fly through the cloud layer, or checking out the aurora from space, or seeing sunrise or sunset on another world.  I've got a decent enough gfx card so I've bunch of such mods myself.  He's got a few that I don't have however that may be worth a look.  "Realplumes" for example.

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36 minutes ago, efaardvark said:

Today I am being lazy and just watching somebody else play with Kerbals.  I found a guy that is streaming KSPv1.6 - I'm on 1.3 still - and using a mod called Kerbalism that adds a bunch of "realistic" features to the game like radiation, air and water as consumables, and some other stuff.  (The base KSP game is really pretty easy.)  Kerbalism is available for 1.3 as well, and for a while now I've been interested in installing it, but it changes the game a lot and makes it harder in general so I never quite got a round tuit.  KSP1.6 just came out recently and I've been considering upgrading to that as well.  I figured I'd watch this guy play for a while and see if all that is really something I want to get into. 

Lol...I do that with Stardew. Watching DF play on youtube is one of my favorite pastimes now. 

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6 hours ago, Beocat said:

Watching DF play on youtube is one of my favorite pastimes now

I do have to be careful about wasting time though.  When I stopped watching old-school TV I initially had so much "extra" time on my hands that I didn't know what to do with it all.  Some time between then and now I figured it out.  :)  My anime (and book) habit already gets a huge chunk of my time.  You should see my crunchy queue!  The last thing I need is to add a bunch of "'Tube time".  An occasional Saturday afternoon as a luxury isn't a bad idea however.  The guy was good enough that watching a few hours was interesting.  I even saw a couple tricks that I might be able to use in my own game play too, so not exactly a waste of an afternoon.

In other news, I don't think I'll be switching to KSP 1.6 and/or adding the Kerbalism mod to my own game any time soon.  There's some nice-looking if superficial texture updates in 1.6, but I didn't see anything that is a must-have.  Kerbalism.. I do still like the idea of Kerbalism.  The current implementation leaves a bit to be desired however.  Maybe later, after a few bug-fixes.

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