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What game sucks up hours before you even notice it?

d_20d_20 Member RarePosts: 1,665
Civ V or VI usually do that to me. 



  • MaggonMaggon Member UncommonPosts: 327
    I recently started playing Boundless, which I bought a few years back.

    Back then it had no content at all, where as today it has quite a lot, and ive spent way too much time in that game over the last few weeks than I’d care to admit, lol.
  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 1,513
    Yeah Civ. Blink of an eye then another 2000hr gone. 
    Have you ever noticed that their stuff is shit and your shit is stuff?
  • AkulasAkulas Member UncommonPosts: 2,133
    Obviously Civ V/VI but also Factorio.

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  • shetlandslarsenshetlandslarsen Member UncommonPosts: 49
    The civ series and the Fallout series have all been played for thousands of hrs.
  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,366
    WoW and Hearthstone. As a matter of fact that's the reason why I uninstalled the latter.

  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 17,474
    the blame game, for some people it lasts a lifetime sadly
  • jayheld90jayheld90 Member UncommonPosts: 1,707
    DMKano said:
    the blame game, for some people it lasts a lifetime sadly
    wow, so edgy.
  • jmcdermottukjmcdermottuk Member RarePosts: 1,491
    Not much since Skyrim, which is kinda sad. There's just no really great games out there any more. There's some good games but none that are really great that I can lose track of time in.
  • Gobstopper3DGobstopper3D Member UncommonPosts: 550
    SKyrim for me, a modded version anyway.  That is it.  I can't think of any other game I have ever played that I lost track of time in.

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  • RexKushmanRexKushman Member RarePosts: 414
    Ark, I just really enjoy building and taming in the game. I log on with the intent to finish up a section of a base or gather some resources and the next thing I know it's 4am and I've laid 200 more foundations or tamed a small herd of something. 

  • d_20d_20 Member RarePosts: 1,665
    I'm looking forward to some good games. I've bought but still haven't played (thanks Steam) Fallout 1/2, Boundless, and Ark.

    I've heard good things about Rimworld and Factorio.

    I've played a lot of Skyrim, but even more Oblivion and Morrowind.

  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen Member UncommonPosts: 2,472
    Conan Exiles for me.


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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 27,444
    Fallout 4. Every evening I look up at the clock and think, it can't be that late already (several hours past normal bed time)

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  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,255
    d_20 said:
    Civ V or VI usually do that to me. 
    ...Just one more turn... :)

    Age of wonders and Heroes of might and magic games are as bad. One would think it should be easier to keep track of time when playing something turned based but for some reason is it actually harder.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 17,474
    edited December 2017
    jayheld90 said:
    DMKano said:
    the blame game, for some people it lasts a lifetime sadly
    wow, so edgy.

    Thanks for playing the blame game ;)

    Probably didnt even notice
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  • ScotScot Member RarePosts: 7,028
    edited December 2017
    All those mentioned plus Endless Legend. Its more a type of game really.
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  • forcelimaforcelima Member UncommonPosts: 216
    edited December 2017
    Prison architect, rimworld, theHunter: call of the wild
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  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 1,970
    Anything involving long term strategy for me. 

    So, for example, I recently bought some DLC for Cities: Skylines so I've started a new city to take advantage of the new features. Planning is extremely important for getting your infrastructure right. 

    It becomes very easy for me to sit there and plan out parts of my cities for hours on end. In my mind, I'm thinking "well, I'll just sort out this small area", but before you know it you've spent 2 hours laying out the perfect road network, putting in rail, tram and bus lines, adding city services like police, schools etc. This is before you've even zoned out your area for residential, commercial and industrial! So then you zone and you think to yourself "yeh, that looks like its going to work, I wonder if it will?" So then you sit back and watch your city start to grow, that leaves you time to think about tweaks and stuff. 

    Before you know it, 4 hours have passed and all you've done is create one small section of your city! And there is always more to do....tweaks to improve the aesthetics, changing road types to improve traffic flow, adding roundabouts, adding unique buildings, changing bus keeps sucking you in!

    The total war games have a similar effect. I always start with a strategy - I'm gonna build a new army then send it into that province - but it might take 10 turns to build the army, each turn could take 10-15 minutes. You don't want to stop playing until you have executed your strategy, so you keep going. Yeh, easily waste hours that way. 
  • GruntyGrunty Member RarePosts: 8,208
    edited December 2017
    If I haven't gotten lost into the game then the game hasn't been fun enough to continue playing.  I've got a shorter list of games not worth my time.  Those games included Star Wars Galaxies (well any Star Wars game), Anarchy Online, World of Warcraft and several generic east asian MMOs that I can't be bothered to remember the names of.

    Most people have never heard of the earliest game I can remember getting lost in time with; Stonekeep.
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member EpicPosts: 6,529

    "Change is the only constant." 

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  • roalandroaland Member UncommonPosts: 185
    gotta be Elite Dangerous lol hanging out in hi-rez with a vulture trying not to get my cockpit blew out kinda has a way making one lose all sense of time. And don't even get me started on exploration....
  • JakobmillerJakobmiller Member UncommonPosts: 312
    Path of Exile. Just another act...
  • sunandshadowsunandshadow Member RarePosts: 1,797
    Skyrim still holds my longest record, but I've put a lot of hours into single-player RTS campaigns, Sim City, and some of the long single-player RPGs for the PS1.  As far as MMOs, I played Dofus for 6+ months, that's probably my longest.
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