The games I'm excluding are Journey, Abzu, and Flower (not games like it, just those games specifically). The games I'm currently replaying because I find them peaceful (even though one [or both] is revealed to be melancholic) is Rime and Ori. Ori definitely has some intense moments, but in large part, due to its music and art, I do find that it can be relaxing. I find Rime to be contemplative where at least early on it's just you on an island as you can wander about. I'm really just in the mood for something peaceful. Have any good games in mind? Art, music, and the ability to explore perhaps with a good story in it is kind of what I'm seeking. So, while I don't mind combat, I'd prefer it to be simple and not challenging right now. I haven't reinstalled it, but I was also thinking about maybe Child of Light. Anyways, thanks in advance. Oh, when I say 'good' art styles, I mean stylistic if you will. 'Cartoony' isn't the best descriptive word, but thinking of all the games I mentioned. Journey, Abzu, Flower, Rime, Ori, Child of Light. That kind of thing. I'm not looking for photorealism. That being said, I think a game like The Last Guardian is also close to what I want from an experience right now.
What are some games with good art styles that are also relaxing to play?
I've gotta recommend Donut County and Firewatch on this one. It's also probably worth looking up ISLANDS: Non-Places. That game doesn't have an explicit narrative or let you freely explore, but it's got the look and atmosphere you're after. You might also be interested in Broken Reality and Kentucky Route Zero.
@boozak: Not bad suggestions, but I'm kind of looking for something new to play and those are fresh on my mind. I wish Okami had a sequel, it's a great game. That said, when it comes to what I'm looking for, Wind Waker is definitely something I'm more interested in for right now.
@gamer_152: Thanks, some of those I haven't played. I wish I liked Firewatch, but I don't love it. It's okay. I tried it again recently after I got a PS4 Pro and it's still not great to me. It definitely has aspects to it that I like, but overall I don't find it that enjoyable or relaxing as there are just a few too many parts that I don't love.
@notnert427: Yeah, I hear it's pretty decent now. I love sci-fi, or space to planet stuff, but I'm not sure about that game still. Maybe come back and say what you think of it?
@liquiddragon: Gravity Rush Remastered was only around nine dollars yesterday so I bought that. I like it so far. My brother has it on Vita and bought Gravity Rush 2 when it came out which means that whenever I'm finished with one I can jump onto two. It's not quite the experience I was looking for at the time of making this thread because it's a bit too energetic and upbeat, but it's a good game nonetheless and I'm happy to be playing. It is the kind of game I want to be experiencing right now though.
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