Shoulder Surgery: Need one handed Games....

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Duders!

I'll be having shoulder surgery in a couple weeks and will be in a sling for 3-6 week :( I'm looking for games playable with one hand. I have Xcom/Xcom2, divinity original sin 2 and have played them a ton. So something newer would be better. I play primarily PC but i do have a switch.

I was tinkling of getting darkest dungeon and into the breach. the last Final fantasy I've played is 7. Which newer final fantasy is worth playing?

Any other suggestions?

thanks in advance!!!

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If you're all about a new Pokemon then Sword/Shield has a menu option for playing with a single joycon.

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If you like CRPGs there are heaps that you can play with just a mouse. Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity, Tides of Numanera, Disco Elysium. Also consider getting into a digital card game like Gwent or Elder Scrolls Legends. Those are all just mouse driven.

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My sympathies. Being one-armed sucks. One-Finger Death Punch is a lot of fun. Simple things like Canabalt and phone swipe puzzlers like Threes!, #ymbab or 10,000,000 can also be fairly chill and pass the time while you wait for your stupid shoulder to be out of its sling and begin the physio.

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Any Civilization game.

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I had shoulder surgery on my dominant arm a few years ago, and next year am gonna have to get it on my other arm.

The Switch was a life saver since you can just separate the Joy-Cons in each hand and play that way. I did that a lot.

Controllers are much easier than Keyboard and Mouse, and you can use them much sooner since you can keep your arms down, so anything on PC that works with a controller you should be able to play not long after surgery.

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@isomeri said:

Any Civilization game.

I just installed CIV 5

@slax said:

I had shoulder surgery on my dominant arm a few years ago, and next year am gonna have to get it on my other arm.

The Switch was a life saver since you can just separate the Joy-Cons in each hand and play that way. I did that a lot.

Controllers are much easier than Keyboard and Mouse, and you can use them much sooner since you can keep your arms down, so anything on PC that works with a controller you should be able to play not long after surgery.

i was thinking of holding an Xbox controller off to my side.

thanks all

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#12  Edited By dudeglove

@ramblesnonsense:

While I'm guilty of doing this myself, as someone who has injured their shoulder repeatedly in the past, please try to follow your doctor's orders. Your arm is most likely for the first few weeks going to be in a sling and also wrapped tight around your waist (so that whatever they've done to you can heal and you don't pull out stitches/staples, dislodge cartillage or w/ever) making it difficult to hold something with both hands. Twisting yourself around to grip a controller will very much be counterproductive to the rehab process, but is far more likely to make you sit at a very weird angle and have your neck twisted in an odd fashion and cause uncomfortable cramping.

However, once you're out of the sling, go nuts and use that arm as much as you can, because the muscles will be very weak, and you'll have several months of physio ahead of you, so any movements that have you using your recently operated arm might help the rehab process.

Good luck with the arm, duder. The comedown from general anesthetic ain't much fun either.

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I had shoulder surgery after dislocating it about 7 times over the course of 5 years, i was able to hold a controller straight away if that helps, you kind of have to sit with the controller to one side as your arm will be across your body so it can get quite uncomfortable, but, you do have a switch, disconnect those joy-cons and you should be fine.

I would recommend stretching your back every once in a while if your sat gaming for hours on end, because you'll be sat slightly twisted with a controller (if you go that route).

I hope everything goes well duder, coming around is the worst part, i just felt groggy and kept falling in and out of consciousness, it feels like you haven't slept or drank water for days.