Saturday Morning Gaming: Finding Zen


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  1. I’m playing Terraria because it’s not putting any goals on me. If I want to “play”, then I can play. But if I want to explore then I’ll explore and dig and go fishing without any repercussions or calls from my cousin who wants to go bowling.

    Earlier this week I wanted to see about acquiring a console but figure that it’d wind up becoming dusty from disuse since Nintendo tends to be Mario/Zelda/Raccoon City/Pokeymens rehashes and I kinda get bored because I start thinking, “I could be writing or riding my bike but instead here I am”

    I remember you mentioned a space trading game where you’re in a starship and moving goods between point A and point Q and someone watching Netflix as they refuelled and other nonsense. That sounds nice except I don’t have a rig capable of running it since my beloved laptop was bleeding edge in 2015 and god bless it forever and ever.

    On the gripping hand, I’m playing easy listening hits from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. I know it’s not a vidoe gam but it’s playing nonetheless.


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  2. Reformed Republican says:

    I have been splitting my time between Final Fantasy IX and Baba is You, both on the Switch. FFIX probably does not need much explanation. Baba is you is a puzzle game. Each level consists of various objects as well as text. The text describes the rules of the level “Baba is you,” “Flag is win,” “Tree is hot.” You can move the bits of text around to change the rules, so now “Tree is win.” Since there is no flag, you touch the tree and win. Essentially the game is moving around the objects and manipulating the rules to beat each level.

    Some levels will make you feel stupid, then you play another level and figure out the creative solution, and you realize you were not as dumb as you thought. The next day, maybe you try the level you could not beat before, take a completely different approach, and realize just how obvious the solution was.

    It’s a little bit more than $0.99, but I still recommend it. I think it is available on most platforms.Report

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