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#1 Posted by SmilingPig (1341 posts) -

So... I just been dumped (via email) by my girlfriend after 4 and 1/2 years of communal life... needless to say that I feel like shit. I need a simple feel good game on PC to hopefully keep me busy or I will go insane. Plz give me suggestions if you know of any.

And yes, I wish I was kidding but sadly I am not.

#2 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Not even by text?

Damn

#3 Posted by coribald (317 posts) -

Email? Who even uses email for anything vaguely important?? Sorry, man.

However, sounds like the perfect time for some Saints Row The Third.

#4 Posted by Psykhophear (1125 posts) -
#5 Posted by JJOR64 (19494 posts) -

Minecraft on Peaceful. Can't go wrong with that.

#6 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

Minecraft on Peaceful. Can't go wrong with that.

The amount of times I have fallen to my death and lost everything, while playing on peaceful, has surely reduced my lifespan with the amount of rage introduced into my body.

#7 Posted by selbie (2036 posts) -

@coribald said:

Email? Who even uses email for anything vaguely important?? Sorry, man.

However, sounds like the perfect time for some Saints Row The Third.

This. The bitch was cowardly enough to dump a 4.5 year relationship via email. Time to blow shit up. Just Cause 2 comes to mind.

Also,

Bastion

Kerbal Space Program (if you're the sciencey type)

#8 Posted by FrenchClub (21 posts) -

You can't be upset and play The Typing of the Dead at the same time

#9 Posted by MentalDisruption (1698 posts) -

Saints Row the Third

#10 Posted by Fuzzypanther (12 posts) -

Plants vs Zombies, Rayman Origins, Fable, Dustforce. That's all I can think of. Sorry to hear about your troubles duder.

#11 Posted by BaneFireLord (2977 posts) -

Sam and Max Season 2.

#12 Posted by Sackmanjones (4808 posts) -

E-mail? After 4 fucking years. Wow that's really rough. Anyway Id actually suggest jus kicking back and relax, watch a few quick looks. Those always give me a smile. But as far as games go I don't really know any "feel good games". If I think of somethin ill comment later.

Again I'm sorry, I hope you bounce back brotha

#13 Posted by Ketchupp (669 posts) -

Sniper Elite V2 and only go for testicle shots. Dungeon Defenders is on sale on Steam as well which I think is definitely worth the money.

#14 Posted by zeekthegeek (394 posts) -

Kittensanctuary.com. I dare you to feel bad playing that game :P

#15 Posted by JJOR64 (19494 posts) -

@HaltIamReptar said:

@JJOR64 said:

Minecraft on Peaceful. Can't go wrong with that.

The amount of times I have fallen to my death and lost everything, while playing on peaceful, has surely reduced my lifespan with the amount of rage introduced into my body.

How about Creative Mode then?

#16 Posted by Zekhariah (695 posts) -

Rayman Origins or Bastion (not on hard) would be my suggestion. Very good audio and visuals, and the action has a very relaxed but continuous vibe to it.

Serious Sam also has a bit of a light and feel good side to it.

#17 Posted by Doctorchimp (4062 posts) -

braid

#18 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

I suggest Dear Esther.

#19 Posted by Meepasaurus (236 posts) -

Definitely Bastion if you haven't played it yet. Just the right combination of action and relaxation at the same time.

#20 Posted by beeftothetaco (426 posts) -

Wow, what a bitch. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "feel good games", but here are some that I can really take my mind off of things:

Dark Souls

FTL

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (the new one)

Rome: Total War

#21 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5094 posts) -

Why would she break up with you by sending an email when you guys live together?

#22 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

Email? Really?

I'd suggest Nintendo games cause they're usually light hearted or whatever you feel like playing/doing dude. You're free now!

#23 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3053 posts) -

4.5 years and she broke it off by email?!

Fuck me, I'd be tempted to play the 'post explicit photos of my ex on Facebook' game after that one, what a fucking cowardly thing to do.

I'm sorry man, for what it is worth you can obviously do way better

#24 Posted by SmilingPig (1341 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse: She went to her mom's

#25 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1385 posts) -

I realise that a lot of games aren't even close to feel good, most are sad or depressing or frustrating. An MMO is the infamous way to effectively dive head first into something and forget you even exist as a functioning human being for large stretches of time... if you find no other way to cope with the shitty situation. It doesn't 'help' though, it's like jumping into a cryo-freeze, the only thing that happens is time jumps forward and you become malnourished due to freezer burn.

#26 Posted by JasonR86 (9753 posts) -

@SmilingPig:

Porn's a feel good PC game. Try that.

#27 Edited by Ben_H (3515 posts) -

FTL. I was super stressed out last week because I was potentially going to lose my best friend as they were contemplating moving away (They didn't!). So I started playing that and then 7 hours later realized it was after midnight. It's definitely a good distraction. 
 
Edit: It isn't so much feel good as a great distraction. For feel good, play SimGolf. That game is super happy and can absorb many hours of your day. I know from experience, trust me.

#28 Posted by L44 (583 posts) -

Trackmania 2.

#29 Posted by Aegon (6551 posts) -

@Doctorchimp said:

braid

You monster.

#30 Posted by pantzing_nome (591 posts) -

Costume Quest, that game is adorable and I had a lot of fun playing it.

#31 Posted by aerious (134 posts) -

Simgolf.

#32 Posted by BeachThunder (12742 posts) -
#33 Posted by CJduke (808 posts) -

This is hard to answer, looking at my steam list most games are a bit depressing in one way or another...I guess Portal 2 since its pretty hilarious

#34 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5027 posts) -

Octodad, happy wheels or gmod always do the trick.

#35 Posted by procrasturbate (297 posts) -

Peggle is a must. So is Civilization 5. Episodes from Liberty City. Really good games to take your mind off shit. Just don't play Flower or Limbo now please!

Hope it helps somehow.

#36 Posted by DMFDUDE (19 posts) -

I would suggest buying the double fine bundle on steam. Great games, funny, and a great way to cheer yourself up.

#37 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

GTA IV go on a rampage. I always go back to that game every once and a while and see how many stars I can get with the cheats on.

#38 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (497 posts) -

VIA E-MAIL??? Holy FUCK.

And as some people said, blow shit up in Just Cause 2. Or play some CoD/other shooter to release some anger. Put on some The Acacia Strain or Despised Icon while doing so. Angry music.

That's how I'd do it, anyway.

#39 Posted by gamefreak9 (2681 posts) -

Braid helped me with my breakup...

#40 Posted by Levio (1786 posts) -
#41 Edited by Reisz (1555 posts) -

Have a look at VVVVVV I thoroughly enjoyed that, all you do is save your friends, and everyone is happy to see you. Mini Ninjas can provide some warm fuzzies if you can handle the cuteness. Bastion is definitely a contender, I'll back up Zekhariah and say play it on the lowest difficulty level, although it can be rather solemn. If you have some feel good music queue it up in the Polynomial, I have killed some serious hours flying around in there. I haven't given this a shot myself but it seems like just the thing for some relaxation though it doesn't really have a gameplay focus: http://www.freeindiegam.es/2012/10/adrift-tyen/

#42 Posted by Reisz (1555 posts) -

Have a look at VVVVVV I thoroughly enjoyed that, all you do is save your friends, and everyone is happy to see you. Mini Ninjas can provide some warm fuzzies if you can handle the cuteness. Bastion is definitely a contender, I'll back up Zekhariah and say play it on the lowest difficulty level, although it can be rather solemn. If you have some feel good music queue it up in the Polynomial, I have killed some serious hours flying around in there. I haven't given this a shot myself but it seems like just the thing for some relaxation though it doesn't really have a gameplay focus: http://www.freeindiegam.es/2012/10/adrift-tyen/

#43 Posted by Sbaitso (583 posts) -

Fuck that bitch. Go lay waste to some villagers in mount and blade. Or maybe play some Doom. Or just chill out to some civ 5.

#44 Posted by dalin88 (24 posts) -

I recommend District 187: Sin Street, it is a new free-to-play First-person Shooter from CJ Games Global ...

#45 Posted by Sbaitso (583 posts) -

Man, this still has me pissed, if you do find a game you want to chill out to, send me a PM, I'll buy it for you. No man should have to deal with such cowardice and strain his wallet at the same time.

#46 Posted by emem (1976 posts) -

I would suggest Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale and Psychonauts if you really feel the need to play a game, but I would recommend physical exercise... it's the best way to feel less shitty.

#47 Posted by frankfartmouth (1031 posts) -

Braid, Trine 2, or Dead Rising 2. All of those games make me happy. But honestly, nothing soothes me when I'm in a bad situation like Nintendo. I think that's actually what they do best.

#48 Posted by SefaRed (126 posts) -

How about The Sims 3? It always cheers me up. It's easy going and light hearted. Or for some catharsis, you could create a certain someone and watch her pee herself and starve to death.

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#49 Posted by Twinsun (515 posts) -

Guild Wars 2, make a sylvari and watch the pretty scenary.

Hope you feel better soon btw

#50 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8610 posts) -

Good luck.
 
Borderlands 1 or 2. Crazy stuff, loot and crazy battles.
Or Diablo 3, get your click going! (I so read that wrong myself).