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Paralives Hub Forums Gameplay & Simulation Mini games Poll

  • Mini games Poll

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    What do you guys thing of having to do a mini game in order for the Parafolk to complete a task successfully or to achieve something?

    For example, when Paras are cooking, you as a player would have to chop the right type and amount of ingredients and throw them in a pot. This mini game would demand memory and agility skills. In other words, you as a player have work to do and Parafolk depend your performance. Losing the game can result in a failed meal for your Para in turn will affect their mood and satisfaction level. There could be many different games for all the different activities. Job and school related, hobbies, games for relationship building etc.

    I would personally not choose to have mini games. I think I that they do not belong in a life simulation game and I would quickly grow tired of playing them. But I would like to know if there are people who would like to have them

    Clara J replied 3 years, 4 months ago 9 Members · 9 Replies
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  • I voted ‘Yes, but only if it’s optional’. I was on board for mini games a while ago, but now that I’ve thought about it more I don’t know if I’d want it for everything, although, having a mini game for cooking would be fun at first but I think I would get tired of it after a while. It’d be nice if a mini game randomly simulated for when paras play games on their computer though. All in all I think if it were optional, what type of mini games would they be for school/work related tasks because that’d be interesting!

    Posted May 24, 2020 at 2:06 am
  • I’m not too keen but I wouldn’t mind it for school/work if it’s optional, like you could participate to give your para a boost but you don’t have to play every time they go. That would work with hobbies too I guess. Alternatively, what if a minigame was triggered by a chance card (very rare and opt-in) that could affect their lives and job performance – so it was a one-off and more significant?

    Posted May 24, 2020 at 2:13 am
  • This would be nice for events also. For instance, a wedding or birthday celebration. There are tasks that you have to complete to have a perfect celebration. Having mini games can be a fun way to complete the tasks (ex, we can use your cooking mini game as an idea to bake a celebration cake instead).

    I would also be interested to see mini games that is job / school related. Example, make “doing homework” more interesting by simple math problems with a timer or complete a puzzle.

    Venues in the game may also have mini games. Example, a park may have a mini golf course where we can play golf. This might also be a way for the game to have events that every parafolk can join in, and whoever gets most points by playing mini games gets a prize of some sort.

    And to avoid familiarity with the mini games, the difficulty of the game should be random.

    Posted May 24, 2020 at 7:40 am
    • I really like your idea for school work and being able to do simple math problems with a timer that’d be fun to do every now and then!

      Posted May 25, 2020 at 5:57 am
  • <div>I personally think mini games would be fun and add more to the game but maybe they could be optional(on/off toggle) for those who would like to play the game in a more realistic style/for storytelling.</div>

    Posted May 24, 2020 at 11:39 pm
  • I also feel like mimi games wouldn’t be very fitting for a life sim. It just seems like it might be immersion breaking. Of course if it was optional it wouldn’t matter, but I’m just not sure something like this is fitting for a game like Paralives is meant to be.

    Posted May 25, 2020 at 1:55 pm
  • It sounds like something that would get old super super fast.

    I don’t think we need a mini game just for our parafolk to cook a meal.

    I think there could always be arcade machines that let you play a mini game perhaps. I don’t think it’s something that should be a priority though.

    Posted May 27, 2020 at 7:20 pm
  • I think mini-games if done right would add a clever and distinctive element to the game. Especially if the type change with what event was happening. Also if you made it so they were triggered randomly (rarely) and by special occasions (major life events like marriage, birthdays, holidays, or deaths) they could be a way to develop your parafolk that is a random element.

    Posted May 27, 2020 at 9:45 pm
  • I wouldn’t like that myself, it would be like some game apps for your phone, and it would be annoying fast, for one I would rather do something with one of my other Para’s while one was cooking, not have to help the one cooking cook or something, I don’t think that’s really needed in a life simulation game like Paralives or anything like it!

    And if it was optional, than it would pop up everytime your Para went to cook something, and then we would have to close it out first before they started cooking, that would be annoying to me!

    I just want to choose what they are making and be done with it, not have it ask me if I want to play a mini game every time! Not unless we could turn it off for all in game options or something, so it would never show up unless we allowed it in each game we played!

    Posted May 28, 2020 at 10:57 am

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