Author Topic: Best Real Life playing Video Game  (Read 676 times)

90snostalga

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Best Real Life playing Video Game
« on: June 23, 2014, 04:43:13 pm »
I was really thinking hard recently about getting into a great life simulator game.  Tomadatchi Life seemed cool but then it didnt looking at all the gameplay.  You just watch everyone around the town.  A friend of mine recommended The Sims for PC but I'm not sure and I also heard about Hometown Story for the 3DS.  Can I get everyone's opinion on the best recommended life simulation game no matter what console with the exception of something online?

disgaeniac

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Re: Best Real Life playing Video Game
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 05:49:45 pm »
You could always give "Leisure Suit Larry" (PS2 game) a shot for a kinda-sorta "Life-Simulator" for someone in college...

 8)
"Attempts must be made, even when there can be no hope.
 The alternative is despair.
 And betimes some wonder is wrought to redeem us"




argyle

Re: Best Real Life playing Video Game
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 06:14:45 pm »
You could always give "Leisure Suit Larry" (PS2 game) a shot for a kinda-sorta "Life-Simulator" for someone in college...

 8)

Lol, is that how we get a glimpse into the life of Disgaeniac?   :o  :P
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed
if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I
became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the
desire to be very grown up.” ― C.S. Lewis


Re: Best Real Life playing Video Game
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 09:52:16 pm »
Try some visual novel games.


abe

Re: Best Real Life playing Video Game
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 10:00:40 pm »
One of my recent personal favorites is Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS). I sunk 180+ hours into it last summer (it also distracted me from playing SMT IV, which is why I haven't gotten around to finishing it yet :P), I really enjoyed it, though I've found that after a while there's not too much to do. Some people do find the pace to be a bit slow though. It's obviously not a super-realistic life sim, but I find it fun and very relaxing. It's fun to play with friends too. :)
Currently playing: Persona 5 (PS4)

disgaeniac

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Re: Best Real Life playing Video Game
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014, 08:53:27 am »
You could always give "Leisure Suit Larry" (PS2 game) a shot for a kinda-sorta "Life-Simulator" for someone in college...

 8)

Lol, is that how we get a glimpse into the life of Disgaeniac?   :o  :P

erm...did I reveal too much there?!
"Attempts must be made, even when there can be no hope.
 The alternative is despair.
 And betimes some wonder is wrought to redeem us"




90snostalga

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Re: Best Real Life playing Video Game
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 09:30:00 am »
Thanks guys for the recommendations.  Would any of you actually suggest the Sims?  Anyone played it religiously?

argyle

Re: Best Real Life playing Video Game
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 09:49:29 am »
Thanks guys for the recommendations.  Would any of you actually suggest the Sims?  Anyone played it religiously?

My wife does, so I have some second-hand knowledge.  Not my kinda game, but she enjoys it - she mainly gets into designing the people & houses tho.  The actual sim part is definitely interesting, and it's probably the best "life sim" type game around. 
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed
if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I
became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the
desire to be very grown up.” ― C.S. Lewis


abe

Re: Best Real Life playing Video Game
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2014, 11:21:25 am »
Thanks guys for the recommendations.  Would any of you actually suggest the Sims?  Anyone played it religiously?

For a while, around a year ago I played the Sims 3 quite a bit. The modding community is still quite active, with lots of ways to add even more to the game than the plentiful expansion packs already do (though I found it wasn't really necessary, with the huge amount of official content). I would definitely recommend it, and I'm looking forward to The Sims 4 later this year.
Currently playing: Persona 5 (PS4)

90snostalga

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Re: Best Real Life playing Video Game
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2014, 03:23:42 pm »
You could always give "Leisure Suit Larry" (PS2 game) a shot for a kinda-sorta "Life-Simulator" for someone in college...

 8)

Lol.  I just watched gameplay of "Larry" and I had no idea on what kind of game it was.  It reminds of the type of college life I wished I had lol.

90snostalga

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Re: Best Real Life playing Video Game
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2014, 03:24:27 pm »
Thanks guys for the recommendations.  Would any of you actually suggest the Sims?  Anyone played it religiously?

For a while, around a year ago I played the Sims 3 quite a bit. The modding community is still quite active, with lots of ways to add even more to the game than the plentiful expansion packs already do (though I found it wasn't really necessary, with the huge amount of official content). I would definitely recommend it, and I'm looking forward to The Sims 4 later this year.

I did see one preview for the Sims 4 and it got my attention. I think I may at least give it a try just to say I tried and maybe I'll love it! :D