I need a new immersive game to play
October 9, 2013 1:25 PM Subscribe
I want to find an adventure game that's easy to become obsessed with and has tons to discover and explore.
posted by good day merlock to sports, hobbies, & recreation (23 answers total) 63 users marked this as a favorite
The best example of what I love is Kingdom of Loathing, which I do and still play. I love it: It's humorous and quirky, there's an incredibly large wealth of content, there's always something to do. I can craft weird shit and go on adventures. It's easy to get obsessed with for a while, read pages upon pages in the Wiki, drop it for a few months, then come back. There's a big fan community out there, which I love. I play it in-browser, but it doesn't work on my iPad (too many frames and popups make the experience pretty crappy). I'd like to play before falling asleep or during breaks in the day, and I don't like to take my laptop from my desk.
Another GREAT example, until its tragic demise, was Glitch. (Still mourning!) Community elements, lots of interesting and fun stuff to find.
I also (kind of embarrassingly) have enjoyed city-building-esque games like Happy Street and The Tribez on iPad, but STRONGLY disapprove of IAP, unless it gets me a real-life kitten or something. I can ignore it in a game, but I'd prefer it's super-minimal and doesn't exist. (I did drop $10 on a Mr. Accessory for KoL, but that was to support the developer!)
I'm okay paying some money for the game itself.
Basically I just want another game with a world that feels as quirky and expansive and addictive as Kingdom of Loathing that I can ideally play on my iPad, although in-browser (or even OSX compatible) is OK. Quests, crafting, exploration = all awesome.
Also have a Wii and a PS2, but don't really like playing games with them. I need something I can do while doing other things.
I have a feeling Animal Crossing: New Leaf would be great, but I don't have a 3DS and won't buy it for one game. Fleck, also, looks like it was super cool, but it's no longer around.
I don't care about graphics. Great graphics are great. Just text and stick figures is great.
Other games I have enjoyed:
Minecraft, Junk Jack X, Terraria, although the constant digging gets a little rote.
Any and all of the Zelda games.
Any of the Sim/Maxis games—SimCity, the Sims, SimTower etc.
Skyrim: Huge open world, but only have been able to play on other people's consoles
Bully for PS2: Open-world, not quite as gun-violent as GTA
Dragon Age: Great story and personalization (although much more of a straight-up RPG than the others on the list)
Other games I have tried and don't really like:
Pocket Planes, Tiny Tower: too much "do this and then wait," and not enough interesting stuff
Kairosoft games: Just not a fan
Zynga games: For obvious reasons
Pixel People: Fun at first but quickly got old & required too much waiting