Why Casual Games Are Better Than Good Games

Why Casual Games Are Better Than Good Games

Why Casual Games Are Better Than Good Games


You just spent $150 at the last Steam sale for a collection of shiny new desktop icons and forgot all about ROI, like we all do. But at some point, you are going to wonder why you paid $45 for Rage 3, when that 99 cent Eastern European game with dodgy reviews is at the top of your 'played time' list next to the artificially inflated DNF hours. You are not alone.



Well first of all, $20-60 for opening day versus 99 cents during Steam/GOG sales a few weeks later is a no-brainer. I get it, I really do, sometimes you have to shoot at zombies or PigCops first thing before anybody else. But casual games can often be had for pennies on the dollar without threats or weapons or lawyers, and sometimes that pays off if you are into longshots like I am (I have been married twice and once won $70 at the horse races). If you are not sure: Have you watched all of Black Mirror? If yes, buy the goddam game now. If no, watch Black Mirror and then wait for the sale. Glad to help.


AFK time is valuable

Most of these hours recorded in the screenshot above were AFK!!! Do you care? NO! Do I? No!!! Does anybody? NO!!! If you are gaming on company time, more power to you, fight the powah!!! But sometimes you have to get up and go AFK with no notice. You can't do that during a real game like L4D2 or whatever it is ThomW plays on Saturdays. With casual games nobody gives a shit if you plunge 85 hours into Alice in Wonderland's Crazy Sudoku Jigsaw World, but if your playtime stats show over 20 hours playing ANY Deus Ex game, randos are going to quiz you about what you did on Liberty island, when you give Maddog levels of fuck. Casual games allow you to go AFK at any second during the day as events warrant, without any penalty, public or private.


Replayability - You want a return for your gaming dollar??? How about spending 99 cents on a full 5 hour game, and then replaying it a full year later without remembering it, so it is like a totally new experience??? The above picture is from my account, I could replay any of these over 9000 games at a moment's notice and react like I had just woken up in Narnia because they are all so forgettable. WHY CAN'T THEY MAKE $60 GAMES FORGETTABLE???

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    February 27, 2021 9:36 PM

    Why bad games are better than good games

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      February 27, 2021 9:43 PM

      Tag: roushimsx and perhaps lacker and kind of maybe RomSteady but not really

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      February 27, 2021 9:52 PM

      Oh, they TOTALLY make forgettable $60 games.

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      February 27, 2021 10:01 PM

      The real price of a game is the time spent playing it.

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        February 28, 2021 4:50 AM

        Imagine wasting time on Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

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          February 28, 2021 5:13 AM

          Sadly, I don't have to. Happily, I don't think I paid $60 for it! Don't think I got more than 1/3 through it before it fell off my must finish list, lol

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          February 28, 2021 11:13 AM

          Hey now, I spent 3 years of my life making that

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            February 28, 2021 11:19 AM

            Yes, but you didn't design it, my s0n. You did a good job with what you had.

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              February 28, 2021 11:20 AM

              I was literally part of the design team for that game.

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                February 28, 2021 11:22 AM

                0h, man. Well, search my post history for the game...or maybe you shouldn't. I had issues with it, a lot of issues! The subsequent games were pretty fun, though.

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      February 28, 2021 3:49 AM

      Every now and then I wonder why fate kept us separated for so long when we're clearly meant to be together.

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      February 28, 2021 10:11 AM

      Why did you not tag me in this

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