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Th3solution

@TG77 If you don’t mind controlling a battle through giving commands and you want a grand adventure/quest then maybe a traditional turn based rpg, especially JRPGs favor the turn based combat instead of the action combat. Final Fantasy XII, the remaster on PS4 called Zodiac Age, is good for just a game where battles involve issuing commands and there is a gambit system where you can actually program the party members AI on what circumstances to attack, cast magic, heal, etc and once you have gambits set up how you like it the battles pretty much fight themselves with minimal input from you. It’s actually pretty fun but takes some getting used to. It’s more strategy based approach to combat rather than quick reflex button mashing. Other turn based RPGs might suit you too, Dragon Quest 11 is supposed to be good, but I can’t vouch for it having not played it. Persona 5 is also turn based, and dungeons have multiple enemy encounters but combat is turn based rather than hack and slash. Also Trails of Cold Steel which re-release just came out for PS4 is turn based RPG. So if a long rpg adventure sounds good then look into those.
Stardew Valley is a good shout from @Frigate and people say it’s a pretty laid back addictive game. I haven’t played it.
And yeah, if you want more story and quick-time-events for any combat scenes, then the Quantic Dreams game’s are great. I loved Detroit, but Heavy Rain is really good too. Very story heavy though, rather than explore the world and go on quests.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Don't suppose anyone here has played Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth or more so it's sequel Hacker's Memory?

I've already looked it up myself (Multiple reviews and some gameplay) and am already intrigued by it, especially as there aren't many Pokémon-esque style games on PS4 and a lack of more traditional turn based games this gen too.

Not to mention it's available for a mere tenner...

... Any input/recommendations for it would be nice!

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You don't need to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all you need is something simple, like someone to take care of - Aigis, Persona 3

"No cost too great. No mind to think. No will to break. No voice to cry suffering" - Hollow Knight

Octane

@TG77 Fez and The Witness are two of the best puzzle/adventure games on the PS4. No combat involved, and there's definitely a sense of adventure in the way you're discovering new things and new locations.

Games like Journey, ABZU, and Firewatch have little to no combat either, but are quite short experiences, so if you're looking for a good time sinker, they may not be the best choices.

The Last Guardian is also one of my personal favourites. An adventure game with very little direct combat as well.

Octane

Kidfried

Games without combat, that's an interesting one. From the top of my head, these are some I played last year:

  • Yoku's Island Express, feel good, focus on exploration and pinball platforming. Very fresh game and the perfect palette cleanser.
  • What Remains of Edith Finch. Probably the best 'walking sim' ever made. The game is more interactive than just pressing forward and has a lot to offer. Very special game.
  • Rime. Beautiful art style, some puzzle platforming, but mostly just roaming through these amazing sceneries. Some parts are like Zelda The Wind Waker without the combat, other parts are not. @RogerRoger is the expert on this one.

Also: Parappa

Kidfried

RogerRoger

@TG77 Yes, thanks to @Kidfried for the tag, RiME is an excellent combat-free game and comes highly recommended. It's potentially very emotional in parts, however, so brace yourself. The character is sometimes in what DVD boxes call "mild peril" but it's brief. Otherwise, all of the puzzles and platforming is simple, straightforward and relatively easy to figure out. Well worth a look-see because as we've kinda discovered, combat-free games are an interesting proposition and definitely few and far between.

It's pretty pricey for what you get, but check out Submerged as well. Feels like an old PS3 game in parts but has the potential to deliver some really beautiful moments. A totally combat-free game which is also pretty light on direct story, but I found it satisfying enough to act as a nice counterbalance to frantic shooters and superhero punch-up games.

Should you like the look of walking simulators, I'd also recommend Firewatch and Virginia.

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Somebody around here has written about Digimon games before, but I can't recall exactly who, sorry. Might be worth digging through some of the generic topics or performing a forum search, as I remember they spoke in quite some detail (if I'm remembering correctly, that is).

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

I just took a look through the forums/topics using the search function correctly (hopefully) @RogerRoger ... sadly I don't think anyone has played them! Thanks anyway!

You don't need to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all you need is something simple, like someone to take care of - Aigis, Persona 3

"No cost too great. No mind to think. No will to break. No voice to cry suffering" - Hollow Knight

RogerRoger

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Ah, nuts. Apologies for that. Wonder where I'm getting that from, then... I'll think on it and let you know if I remember where I saw them, because they were good paragraphs.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

If it was recently... it may of actually been me @RogerRoger !

It was research for a PS3 Digimon fighting game for mcnoisy's thread of rating the entire PS3 Library!

It's actually what inspired me to look and see if there was actually any good Digimon games 😅

Edited on by Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

You don't need to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all you need is something simple, like someone to take care of - Aigis, Persona 3

"No cost too great. No mind to think. No will to break. No voice to cry suffering" - Hollow Knight

Octane

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy I kinda liked Digimon as a franchise, but the recent games seemed a bit ho-hum to me; quite bland. I'm certain the franchise isn't as big as it used to be, and can't afford a high budget, but still.

Octane

JohnnyShoulder

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy @RogerRoger It might have been KratosMD who sadly no longer posts. I think his profile is still active though so it might be worth searching through his previous posts.

Edit: found the below, not too much to go on though unfortunately.

https://www.pushsquare.com/forums/search?search=Digimon&t...

Edited on by JohnnyShoulder

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

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RogerRoger

@JohnnyShoulder That rings a bell, thanks. I'll live with it for a couple days (stuff usually surfaces in my brain within 48 hours) and then go hunting if my curiosity gets the better of me!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Oh I kinda liked it too @Octane... my kids used to watch it on ITV over here when it first aired and I watched it with them... cus I was totally the cool mom outta all their friends

I've still got the original Digimon world for PS1 in fact that my son and daughter bought together, and a plushie up on top of a cupboard that my daughter used to have of the plant digmon... Palmon?


Thanks once again @RogerRoger and you too @JohnnyShoulder !

I might just go ahead and take the plunge, it's only ten pound after all! At worst that's like 3 cups of coffee...

... even if I hate coffee but you get the picture

You don't need to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all you need is something simple, like someone to take care of - Aigis, Persona 3

"No cost too great. No mind to think. No will to break. No voice to cry suffering" - Hollow Knight

RogerRoger

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Such is the diversity of humanity, as I'd take the coffee.

Hope it turns out to be decent! Let us know!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

JohnnyShoulder

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy No worries, hope you enjoy the game if you decide to purchase it.

When you compare it like that, it seems crazy that we think nothing of spending that on something like coffee, but when it comes to video games we (while I do sometimes) can give it a second thought before taking the plunge. Even more crazy when you see how much time we spend playing them!

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

Kidfried

@JohnnyShoulder Compared to most things I spend money on, video games are actually quite cheap.

Last week I spent 20 euro on a hour and a half concert ticket and considered that to be a very good deal. On the other hand, I still haven't pulled the trigger on AC Origins - an 100 hour epic journey for the same price.

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Kidfried

Th3solution

@JohnnyShoulder Yeah, to respond to your thoughts on Dark Souls here to avoid derailing the Top 5 thread too much, I haven’t really had the time and energy for much big time gaming lately.
And on the subject, I think if I do scratch the From Software Soulsborne itch (do we now have to call it “Soulsbornekiro”?) then I’ll likely do Dark Souls 3 first since the price is right. For some reason the DS1 Remaster is still $30-40 usually whereas I picked up the DS3 Firefades Ed on sale for $15. That leaves an extra $15 for coffee 😂. Actually for me it will be for ice cream, which is my guilty pleasure consumable.
I also have an interest to try Dead Cells. Have you played that? I know it’s a completely different genre, but it’s described as Soulsborne-ish (Soulsbornekiro-ish ...😂) in its difficult but satisfying combat that rewards dying over and over and learning the nuance of the system. Obviously being 2D is a completely different experience, but it is funny how “Dead Cells” almost has a similar sound to the name as “Dark Souls.” I wonder if that was purposeful on the developers part to give homage to From for the inspiration of the game.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

@JohnnyShoulder @Th3solution

To chime in (and not derail the top 5 thread like solution suggested) I wouldn't say DSIII's combat is exactly like BB's.

But 3 is faster paced then the others and is the most suited of the souls for a more aggressive style of play... pretty sure one ring even lets you use the BB health mechanic or something similar (Never actually used it myself though!)

Edited on by Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

You don't need to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all you need is something simple, like someone to take care of - Aigis, Persona 3

"No cost too great. No mind to think. No will to break. No voice to cry suffering" - Hollow Knight

Thrillho

@Th3solution “Soulsbornekiro” cruelly overlooks Nioh.

Soulsbornekiroh works however.

Thrillho

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