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December 10, 2012 9:00 AM Subscribe
Non-reflex dependent, not-too-hard video games, preferably for the Xbox?
posted by joyceanmachine to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (17 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I like to play video games to relax and decompress. However, I have terrible, terrible, grossly awful reflexes and a low threshold for trying to figure things out. Like, I just want to push some buttons and have things happen already.
Can you recommend me some games, preferably on the XBox? For games that are really awesome, I also have access to a PC, a Mac, and iOS.
Games that I love, either on the XBox or elsewhere:
- Costume Quest OH GOD I LOVE COSTUME QUESTION OH GOD I LOVE IT SO MUCH THANK YOU METAFILTER FOR RECOMMENDING IT TO ME WHY ISN'T IT 100 HOURS LONG I WANT TO PLAY IT EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR HOURS AND GIGGLE WHEN THE SPECIAL POWER FOR LADY LIBERTY ACTIVATES IT IS MY FAVORITE EXCEPT I ALSO LOVE THE SPECIAL POWER FOR THE UNICORN????
- Kingdom Rush
- Viva Pinata
- Defense Grid
- TD Bloons
- Linley's Dungeon Crawler
Games that I have tried, and that do not work for me:
- Any puzzle game whatsoever (I have no tolerance for frustration when I'm playing video games. For example, Braid is too frustrating. Same for those two other beautiful and great-for-other-people Doublefine releases, Psychonauts and Stacking.)
- Castle Crashers (I have terrible reflexes. Oblivion, Skyrim, Assassin's Creed, and anything like Arkham Asylum are right out.)
- Lego video games (Seriously, I'm not kidding about the terribleness of my reflexes. See also, puzzles.)
- Carcassone and Catan (Spatial puzzles with strategy component? HALP NO)
- Botanicula (Too open-ended)
- The Sims (Too open-ended)
- Chime (Too much time pressure)
- Time management games (Too much time pressure)
- Every point-and-click adventure game I've ever tried (Stupid puzzles. Stupid frustration.)
- NetHack (SEE FRUSTRATION THRESHOLD AND NOT-TOO-HARD REQUIREMENT)
- Tiny Towers, Jurassic Park, and other iOS games that are overtly designed to suck money