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As humans, we often have mood changes. We smile, we laugh, we cry, we frown, we get angry, we cuss...you get the idea!

So the topic here is simple: are there certain games/genres you go to when your mood changes? What about in certain occasions, do you favor certain game(s) over all others?

For example, when I feel stress from work, or after an argument with the partner, I often jump into Geometry Wars - blasting everything I see without the need to use many brain cells. 

 

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Through my recent illness I've been working through, I play a lot of Hill Climber 2 on mobile. It's a fun racing game for a mobile phone app, but I play it because I don't have the stamina for anything that doesn't require simple touch screen interactions.

So in my case, when I'm not feeling well, it's "simple app phone games". I did get through Fire Watch on my Switch last month. It was nice to get the Switch back in my hands for a time.

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9 hours ago, RH said:

Through my recent illness I've been working through, I play a lot of Hill Climber 2 on mobile. It's a fun racing game for a mobile phone app, but I play it because I don't have the stamina for anything that doesn't require simple touch screen interactions.

So in my case, when I'm not feeling well, it's "simple app phone games". I did get through Fire Watch on my Switch last month. It was nice to get the Switch back in my hands for a time.

Sorry to hear of your current health. Hope you’re on the mend!

Not sure how serious your situation is, but it reminds me of a time when I had bad chickenpox in year 11. I was bedbound for nearly 2 weeks with severe lethargy and a whole lot of itching!

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10 hours ago, GPX said:

As humans, we often have mood changes. We smile, we laugh, we cry, we frown, we get angry, we cuss...you get the idea!

Not applicable to 49% of the human population!

 

..... I kid, I kid...

EDIT, actually, for me, it's all about gaming music when I'm in a particular mood.  Music really resonates differently with me, depending on how I'm feeling...

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5 hours ago, Dr. Morbis said:

Not applicable to 49% of the human population!

 

..... I kid, I kid...

EDIT, actually, for me, it's all about gaming music when I'm in a particular mood.  Music really resonates differently with me, depending on how I'm feeling...

That’s interesting to me, I’ve always picked a game for the gameplay. I see music as a bonus feature, not the main draw card. Can you give an example or two of the type of music that drives your mood?

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On 4/2/2021 at 9:05 PM, Dr. Morbis said:

...actually, for me, it's all about gaming music when I'm in a particular mood.  Music really resonates differently with me, depending on how I'm feeling...

I think I'm rather the same way. Music is a much better barometer of mood for me than the choice of games I play. I was trying to think if there was a particular habit that I had for playing certain games or genres depending on how I was feeling...but I don't really think I could find an example.

Music (and gaming music) though...I certainly seem to have my listening patterns depending on how I'm feeling.

If I'm feeling content and cheerful, a bouncy Mario soundtrack or something else "cutesy" usually fits the bill. If I'm energetic, put on some riffs from a fighting game or a shooter like Doom. If I'm feeling a bit serious or stoic, Castlevania or Mega Man might do the trick. If I'm sad, somber adventure music or orchestral renditions of soundtracks are often a nice place to park it.

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