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I haven't played shit! I bought my Xbox a couple years ago literally just to play NHL. Only got the game pass since it was bundled with Xbox Live for a dollar for a month so I could play Dauntless with some PC buddies while we're all stuck inside. Thanks for the recs, I'll check them out (when I'm not replaying Wind Waker again)!
No problem! Most of these are either short or easy "pick up and play" games. What other style of games do you normally like playing?
 

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Ah, none really! Love the Zelda games when I was younger but have not been playing at all in well over a decade.
Love seeing the reaction of folks who loved zelda as a kid play breath of the wild for the first time. If you ever get your hands on a switch or wii u, strongly recommend.
 

Fillip J Phry

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In taking a quick look at the Game Pass selection, there's some interesting options for shorter games:

- Overcooked 2 is wonderful and simple fun. Also great to play co-op, my girlfriend and I had an absolute blast playing through it.
- Braid is an old Xbox 360 indie game that is a fantastic platforming puzzle game that you should not miss (if you haven't played it already)
- What Remains of Edith Finch is one of the best examples of the "walking simulator" style of game, with an excellent story throughout
- I have not played it yet, but I've heard excellent things about The Messenger, which is a throwback to retro ninja side scrollers like Ninja Gaiden
- Gris is an incredibly unique and artistic platforming game that is a short-but-mesmerizing experience
- Thumper is the most intense rhythm game I've played, and the music is done by Brian from the band Lightning Bolt. Noisy techno metal that is the backdrop of a visually dizzying game that is addictive as hell!
Ooh, Thumper is a lot of fun. I have the PSVR version, and I highly recommend that version if you have PSVR

I've been replaying The Messenger recently, and can confirm it is really great. Tight platforming, lots of comedy, a few unexpected twists, and one of my favorite game soundtracks. Great example of taking NES and SNES staples and running with it to propel the genre further.

Also to add to everyone else's suggestions, I'd like to add these.

Doom 2016
Enter The Gungeon - bullet hell rogue like that I'll never finish. So good I own it on Switch and PC as well. Actually, maybe don't try this one if you haven't yet, you might end up playing it only.
Guacamelee 1 & 2 - more platforming goodness. Has a unique combat system based on Luchador wrestling. Also has lots of humor and heart.
Metro series - Three games total. The games get more open in each sequel, but are all pretty short (8-15 hours each). Post apocalyptic shooters taking place in russia after nuclear fallout, forcing the survivors to live in the Metro tunnels.
Ori 1 & 2. More Metroidvania platforming. These games feature emotional storytelling, gorgeous visuals, satisfying platforing, and great soundtracks.
Yoku's Island Express. Answers that question we've all asked: "what if they made Pinball into a Metroidvania?"

In review, I really like Metroidvania's. I'd normally recommend Hollow Knight above all else, but that first playthrough takes forever (20+ hours for the simplest to obtain ending). Took me 50+ to get the 100% ending
 

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Said fuck it and got both Doom and Skyrim (again), cus we're in hell.
I thought I had exhausted my Skyrim experience but I dove into it again last month and had a blast.

I'm now playing BOTW again. I've played through it 3 times before but this is my first time on Master Mode. So far it's been thrilling. This game is the GOAT.
 

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I stopped collecting vinyl roughly a year and a half ago when a chunk of my 300+ album collection was warped by a heat wave. I need out of this apartment before I resume.

That said, this pandemic has gotten me hooked on buying retro video games again. I might need rehab.

In the past week I have:
Sold my N64 + games and Dreamcast + games for a pretty penny.
Purchased a Gamecube + the pricey add on that modernizes it for current TVs
Had my Super Nintendo repaired
Purchased composite cables for my Wii
Snagged a new PS3 controller

Purchased via Ebay or Amazon:
Kirty's Return to Dreamland, Punch Out and House of the Dead for the Wii
Simpsons Hit and Run, NHL Hitz 2003 and Warioware Inc. for the Gamecube

Oh and... a cautionary tale in appeasing your parents:

Last winter my mom forced me to clean out my childhood closet. Among the things I gave to Goodwill without thinking about it were the handful of GameCube games I hand't brought to LA with me- including a copy of the OG Animal Crossing.

Since I’m enjoying the new version of Animal Crossing so much and now have a Gamecube up and running, I decided to see how much re-obtaining the old one would cost... and promptly realized that copy of Animal Crossing I gave away was worth almost $100.
 
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What is this add-on? I'm replaying Wind Waker now and would love if it looked better.

Never played 2003 but Hitz 2002 was the only game I bought on launch day. Definitely the most fun hockey game I ever played.
Oh my god, my friends and I got together one night and created each other in the game and played a full playoffs with our team and lost in overtime in game seven against Detroit. It took like six hours to play the whole thing, we STILL talk about how devastating that loss was. That game rules.
 

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Is that like a hockey equivalent of Blitz? Loved playing Blitz.
Yes, exactly. 3-on-3, very cartoonish, knight and snowman heads, etc. But the engine is actually a ton of fun and way more immersive than any EA NHL game I've ever played, including '20. Definitely gonna dig out my old team of Lancelot, the gladiator, and Joe Sakic and play this weekend.
 

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Yes, exactly. 3-on-3, very cartoonish, knight and snowman heads, etc. But the engine is actually a ton of fun and way more immersive than any EA NHL game I've ever played, including '20. Definitely gonna dig out my old team of Lancelot, the gladiator, and Joe Sakic and play this weekend.
My team was the Halifax Storm and dammit if the game didn't have available player faces that looked almost exactly like myself and my two other friends. The scoring replays of our tic tac toe goals were just the best...
 
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Yes, exactly. 3-on-3, very cartoonish, knight and snowman heads, etc. But the engine is actually a ton of fun and way more immersive than any EA NHL game I've ever played, including '20. Definitely gonna dig out my old team of Lancelot, the gladiator, and Joe Sakic and play this weekend.
Awesome, maybe I should pick one up for my PS2. Anyone know if there is a way to make that look better on modern tvs like the GameCube?
 
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