Considering the ongoing horror-show that is real life, it seems like an ideal moment to have a thread about relaxing games to help take your mind off the state of the world. Any suggestions welcome and yes, I know that what some people find relaxing other people find stressful, so there’s bound to be some disagreement. Let’s try to keep that low-stress too.
I’ll start with a couple of favorites. I really wish I could find something like these to play for the first time right about now:
Slime Rancher - a game about exploring a colorful world and collecting a wide variety of cute slime critters. There’s a satisfying research system, lots of expandability and customizability in your ranch, and tons of stuff to find in an expansive world. Overall it’s adorable and extremely chill.
My Time at Portia - Harvest Moon but centered around building instead of farming. Lots of folks to talk to, lots of world to explore, and lots of very satisfying construction projects to undertake. It’s a little janky in places but I love it dearly.