I tried to stick with games I have actually played. Proteus and Firewatch are the only two I have not played. They were suggested and described to me by other staff members. I'll have to check out Stardew Valley though. I have heard good things about it.No Stardew Valley? Hard to find something more chill than that game.
Yes, you do get past the point of constantly trying to find oxygen, fairly quickly now too. Of course for the ultimate chill session in No Man's Sky, just start a Creative save. No need to worry about oxygen or dying, you can't take damage. You have unlimited resources to create whatever you want. It's the ultimate base builder's paradise. I use a Creative save mostly to R&D base builds or practice glitch building, but occasionally I'll load it up just because I want to mess around without worrying about screwing up my regular saves.In NMS, do you ever get past the need to search for oxygen? I was never able to relax in that game.
Also Car Mechanic Simulator. All of these were on my initial brainstorming list.Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator are great games to just chill and relax, especially when doing long distance hauls. Night driving in these games actually put me in a sleepy mood.
This one has been on my radar, but just have not gotten around to getting it.Surviving Mars
Yeah. SH2 was pretty much a mind ----. But so was the first, really. The monster babies. OMG! I'm still emotionally scarred from those. I think the original SH sticks out more in my mind just because up to that point there was not else like it. I went into it thinking I was getting a Resident Evil clone and found out shortly after booting it up I was in for something way scarier and more disturbing."Games like Resident Evil or Silent Hill can instill fear, arguably better than most horror movies."
- I don't mind saying it, Silent Hill 2 was a psychological nightmare that waged war on your subconscious mind like no horror movie ever could.
I'm not certain how relaxing PC Builder would be when all the reviews say that its user interface is slow and clunky. It might piss the player off more than make them relaxed. LOL
What hit me the hardest were the cinematics. Seeing John watch helplessly as the woman he loves, Mary, is stricken with terminal cancer. He sees her suffering in agony and deteriorating and he is completely powerless to even comfort her. Her crying and yelling at John that she doesn't want him to see her this way...Yeah. SH2 was pretty much a mind ----. But so was the first, really. The monster babies. OMG! I'm still emotionally scarred from those. I think the original SH sticks out more in my mind just because up to that point there was not else like it. I went into it thinking I was getting a Resident Evil clone and found out shortly after booting it up I was in for something way scarier and more disturbing.
Maybe I should try it then. I didn't because I couldn't find a single review that didn't complain about the UI but if you liked it, I probably will too. Thanks!As for PC builder, I never had any problems with the UI. Hmmm actually, now that I have typed that I do recall a couple of minor issues, mainly involving little stuff like turning off the shop lights, and maybe a couple of other things, but nothing game-breaking for me.