Slow Life Games?

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    I am looking for a game that I can just sink time into. I have already played Animal Crossing to the point where I can't really play it anymore. Right now I am getting my hands on Virtual Villagers, buddy of mine said it was an "Ok game" so I don't know.

    But does anybody know of any slow life games like Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon? Even games like Nintendogs would be good.
     


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    Yeah, as soon as I read the thread title, I thought of Virtual Villagers. I tried it, and I thought it was okay but not really my thing. It's one of those where you do a good bit of watching and waiting. It's a cool concept, though. Sims 3, of course, is another good one. It seems to be working on most cards now, and I thought the DS version was quite good compared to the PS3 version we also own.
     
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    Try Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times.
    It's like Animal Crossing + Harry Potter.
     
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    I'll try Sims and Magician's Quest they sound pretty cool, and does anybody know anything about Lost in the Blue? Out of the 3 which is the best?
     
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    The Lost in Blue games are under-rated gems in my opinion, but they're the opposite of "slow life." Those games kinda remind me of the WC3 custom Troll Tribes map. They're survival games, and you have to constantly be doing things in order to stay alive.

    Magician's Quest is another good choice if you enjoyed Animal Crossing. I enjoyed the fact it had actual quests but also played (and looked) much like Animal Crossing. The spells are silly fun too.
     
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    Huh sounds like a good time, I think I might have to look into Lost in the Blue...which one first though? In your opion of course, and I got Magician's Quest and so far I am loving it!
     
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    They're all good, but since they're all basically the same, I'd say start with 2 or 3, since those games have some improvements that make managing inventory and such a bit easier than the first game.
     
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    Alright I will have to check that out.

    Edit: Has anyone heard of the game Fantasy Life? I saw it in Nintendo Power awhile ago but it was only once.
     
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    And what game would you recommend for someone who hasn't played any games of this type before?
     
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    Personaly I would recomend Rune Factory 2 or 3. They offer a nice blend of farming and slow life action with some good fast paced combat. Animal Crossing Wild World would be my second recomendation good game lot's of replayability. Also Nintendogs is kinda a slow life game in a way (it's also a guilty pleasure of mine right next to the saftey dance)
     
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    Fantasy Life was originally planned for DS, but it's going to be on 3DS after all. There's a trailer floating around. And it Looks awesome!
     
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    Ya Rune Factory was one of the few games that I really got into TWEWY was the other one.
     
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    I really liked Lost in Blue 3 for some reason... The other two were waaay too hard for me, and my characters kept dying before I made any real progress.. But for the third one, they made it slightly easier, and I actually completed it..

    It's a really fun game, except you have to constantly make sure your characters are fed, energized, replenished, etc... But if you stick with it for long enough it gets much easier and there's a sort of decent story to uncover xD
     
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    The Settlers will EAT YOUR TIME in kingsized bites. If you can get past the sluggish and rough look. and the bugs. you will have to be aware of a save-killer bug somewhere in the later campaigns. that particular level can be done, but you'll have to rush it without saving as that invokes the bug.
     
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    why do you play HP??

    +5 for RF3.
     
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    Viva Pinata - Pocket Paradise.
    It's a bit of a strange concept on paper but it works really well and you will sink many hours into it.

    Basically, you start off with a garden which you have to tidy and spruce up in order to attract Pinatas.
    You'll first attract a small worm Pinata (Whirlm) just for having a garden.
    You can also plant flowers, trees and vegetables in your garden to attract different Pinata or to make money. For instance, having some carrots in your garden will attract a rabbit Pinata (Bunnycomb).
    When you have two Pinata of the same species in your garden, you can breed them if you meet their requirements which usually consist of having their home in your garden and having eaten something such as a flower, fruit, vegetable, seed or smaller Pinata.
    Breeding in this game is referred to as performing a "Romance Dance" to keep with the game's family friendly nature.
    This is a fairly open ended Sandbox game with emphasis on exploring the game at your own pace.
    This game is deceptively addictive and definitly worth checking out.
     
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    Sounds fun. I saw a friend of mine play it, but I haven't really looked into that game at all. I'm going to check it out right now. [​IMG]

    For the20BIT, I'd pick Civilization Revolution. There are a lot of scenarios and random maps to choose from, and the games take pretty long.
    If you like LineRider, I would say Line Rider 2 unbound. Scribblenauts and it's sequel, Super Scribblenauts are also fun games that last very long after finishing it.

    Anno: Dawn of Discovery is also a good game, you can play custom set games, and there is a good story.

    All those games could keep you busy [​IMG]
     
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    Oh I didn't know Civilization was on the DS....also I knew that there was a Viva Pinata game on the DS I just didn't know what it was called and if it was even worth my time but I guess if you say it's good I will check it out.

    Is Civilization a RTS? Or is it like the Age of Empires games on the DS cause I really like those games.