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Appropriate games to play during the coronavirus crisis

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by luj1, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. luj1 You're all shills

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    Here's a few,

    Tiberian Sun - dark, gloomy Earth and eternal resource wars, great soundtrack
    Alpha Centauri - colonists leaving doomed Earth behind to start anew
    Stalker - obvious reasons, desolation and survival
    Resident Evil 2 - zombies and state of emergency, scarcity of resources
     
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  2. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Is there a video game about mass hysteria?
     
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  3. Alexios Savant Patron

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    Pathologic? I played it while sick last year and it made me feel even sicker.
     
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  4. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    Pathologic + the remake.
     
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  5. Thunar Educated

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    Cataclysm DDA
     
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  6. Falksi Arcane

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    [​IMG]
     
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  7. DJOGamer PT Arcane

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    Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
    Pathologic 2
    NEO Scavenger
    Factorio
    Darkwood
    REmake
    REmake 2
    RE4
     
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  8. DJOGamer PT Arcane

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    Plague Inc.

    :troll:
     
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  9. Catacombs Liturgist Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again!
    I'm checking out Animal Crossing to see what all the fuss is about.

    I'm interested to learn more after seeing the thread about the recent Codex game starting up again.
     
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  10. Alpan Prophet Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    It's the Dune of video games.
     
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  11. Catacombs Liturgist Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again!
    Please elaborate.
     
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  12. Alphons Learned

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    Doom


    Also 2 first Dead Risings are all about shopping in the mall while avoiding infected.
     
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  13. Alpan Prophet Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    At nine years old when it was first released, Alpha Centauri was my introduction to philosophy (obviously I was still in the process of actually learning English then, but I was precocious when it came to the English language and could still understand quite a bit). I liked it when I was nine; I loved it when I was fourteen. Certainly it is a deep strategy game on its own right, but what contributes to its longevity today is the way it explores possible future paths of human technology and society on an alien planet. The factions are separated by ideology. Every technology and wonder is accompanied by a quote or text, often by philosophers and theorists, informing the motivation of that development (Civilization IV copied this, but with far less weight). The planet is not just a game board, but also a sentient, active participant in the form of commentary, environmental damage and response, climate change, and the game's version of "barbarians."; one of the victory conditions involves interfacing with it. All of this is presented in a somber, muted, even claustrophobic visual interface.

    Dune is a great piece of science fiction that can be read as entertainment. But like all great science fiction it is also an examination of future society, the politics of which in Dune's case is dominated by the characteristics and the ecology of the planet it takes place in. Not to spoil the book, but it is permeated with that sense of exploration. It is successful in demanding active participation from its reader. Such is the case with Alpha Centauri, where, at least for the first time you play it, you discover a tech or build a wonder, then the game invites you to actually think about what it means.
     
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  14. Bigg Boss Prophet

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    Deus Ex.
     
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  15. catfood AGAIN

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    Tennis, football, basketball.
     
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  16. deuxhero Arcane

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  17. Beastro Arcane

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    That one where the protags mask makes him look like he's grinning all the time...

    Lone Survivor!

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  18. Bigg Boss Prophet

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    I never beat that but it was pretty cool. There was that one PSP game Infected

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  19. Verylittlefishes Erudite Patron

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    Pathologic 2

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  20. Turuko Learned

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    Thing is that on one hand we are on full lockdown with the police patrolling the streets
    On the other hand it's spring, beautiful sunny days, the smell of flowers blossoming, nature taking a deep breath, everything looks lush, promising and full of life + the days are getting longer longer

    something silly-distopic
     
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  21. Binky Savant

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    Theme Hospital

    "Epidemic alert! Stand by!"
     
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