Hey, all. I recently played through FEZ for the first time and I was blown away in part by the beautiful, delicate spritework and general air of serenity in much of the game. The natural environments are lush and the ruined architecture added a curious air of calm mystique. I was reminded of Laputa: Castle in the Sky. I've been pretty stressed out lately with a lot of deadlines and things going on but FEZ really helped me chill out and I really lost myself in the game. So now I'm looking for more. I love games that include nature reclaiming architecture, which you also see a bit in stuff like Etrian Odyssey.
What other games have calm, serene, lush environments and/or tones? I suppose I'm mainly looking for platformers, RPGs, and games otherwise involved in exploration since I think those are most conducive for engaging with environments but I'm up for trying pretty much any game that captures the vibe I'm looking for.
Post by 8 Bit Dreams on Jan 12, 2017 22:46:32 GMT -5
I'd say guacamele and journey fit the bill. Guacamele has lush colours and great South American music but it is also fairly quiet and serene at times too. Journey is just a quiet peaceful adventure, very relaxing to play.
Post by Woody Alien on Jan 13, 2017 8:22:22 GMT -5
As much as I despise it for the bad gameplay, Shadow of the Beast has some very soothing combinations of scenery and background music. I especially recommend the track "Inside the Tree". From an art standpoint the game was impressive for the times, but it still holds somewhat today.