What mainstream games do you enjoy?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by ZigzagPX4, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. TheLittleKnyaz

    TheLittleKnyaz Still in the Zone

    Jan 3, 2016
    Is Human Revolution really that casual?
  2. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    I didn't even consider Skyrim casual.

    Guess that's what happens when I'm not working off the same frequency of gaming interests off the people here at NMA, who require something at least on par with Fallout 2 to be somewhat pleased. Because hoping for just beyond pure gold always works out doesn't it?

    This forum has the highest expectations for games and companies I've ever seen. Half of the stuff I enjoy daily is considered garbage here.
  3. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    Well I'm trying to think of something that fits both "mainstream" and "casual" in a game that I enjoy. The closest I've gotten is to meet one of those two categories. For example, I really enjoyed Recettear, which is really casual but I doubt it could be called mainstream. Then there are things like Dark Souls, which I would consider at least closer to mainstream, but I doubt most people would consider it casual.
  4. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    I uh was playing Mass Effect for a bit to compare the dialogue tree to Failout 4s impersonation of it. That's the only casual game I've been playing as of late.
  5. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

    Jul 2, 2015
    The "hardcore/casual" distinction in games is pretty meaningless. Given any game, you can pretty much play it casually or you can get really into it and play it hardcore. Like I've known people who played Dark Souls extremely casually, and folks who set an alarm to get up in the middle of the night to harvest their farmville crops (which is pretty hardcore.)

    Probably the thread would make sense if we omitted the word "casual" from the title and simply asked what mainstream games people here like.
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  6. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    If a moderator or admin could kindly do that, then?

    EDIT: Done.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2016
  7. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    I can never identify a mainstream casual game so I have no idea which games I play are like that :oops:

    Maybe Faster Than Light, Saints Row the Third, Crusaders King II. Are any of those mainstream casual games? :|
  8. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
    My wife is a filthy casual, lol, so we play hearthstone against each other whenever she can stop with clicker heroes. As for a solo "casual" game Skyrim.
  9. dopezilla

    dopezilla God of Blood and War

    Nov 6, 2015
    Pixel Piracy

    Not really mainstream, but it's a pretty casual, fun game. Haven't been playing it for a while, though.
  10. Demanufactor

    Demanufactor First time out of the vault

    Dec 29, 2015
    I sometimes play Skullgirls. It's pretty fun fighting game with cool art design. Especially if you play against friends with equal skills.

    And also I enjoy GTA series. Sometimes I play shooters like Half-Life.
    I like different genres, from casual games like Plants vs Zombies on my phone to hardcore roguelike games like Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. If I find a game fun for myself, I play it. Too bad that many games today is so repetitive and tedious that I got bored after several hours.
  11. ElderMaxson

    ElderMaxson Out of my mind, freshly made

    Nov 19, 2015
    Dark Souls count I think. Also, Mad Max was fun if a bit empty, and Shadow of Mordor was very good. Just Cause 3 had poor performance and an always online leaderboard thing so that was disappointing but the game is great. I think thats it, rarely any game focuses on the right things these days, it's all PR and gimmicks now.
  12. dopezilla

    dopezilla God of Blood and War

    Nov 6, 2015
    It's been a while since I've purchased or played any recent AAA titles. Of course, a lot of this has to do with my pre-neolithic computer, but I haven't been that interested in recent games anyway. Also, I feel like mainstream games are becoming more and more action-oriented. I'm not big on action games and especially shooters.

    I would like to get my hands on Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void, although I do believe Blizzard decided to break the lore for both the Protoss and the Zerg a lot with Starcraft II. However, I've had my fun with Wings of Liberty, which ran surprisingly well on my PC.