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KLonso
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(09-14-2017, 03:32 AM)
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Coming from a summer break where I could basically play games all day long, I've been thrust into my first year of medical school. I'm finding that it's significantly harder to dedicate significant periods of time to gaming, so I'm looking for games that I can play in some of the breaks I have throughout the day.

For reference I have access to a PC, PS4, Wii U, 3DS, and Vita, but if there are any games that aren't on those consoles that you'd like to mention, by all means post away.
gravitybear
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(09-14-2017, 03:33 AM)
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Only one answer, Rocket League
Falchion
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(09-14-2017, 03:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by gravitybear

Only one answer, Rocket League

Yeah, RL is pretty great because of the 6 or so minute matches.
NinjaCoachZ
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(09-14-2017, 03:34 AM)
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a great one.
True Fire
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(09-14-2017, 03:36 AM)
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Splatoon 2
diablogod
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(09-14-2017, 03:36 AM)
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Mario + Rabbids has been really great for that.
MikeyB
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(09-14-2017, 03:36 AM)
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Breath of the Wild. Find a shrine or climb a tower or make some meals. Then turn it off.
NightShift
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(09-14-2017, 03:37 AM)
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Titanfall 2.
Alexander DeLarge
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(09-14-2017, 03:39 AM)
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Rainbow Six Siege
Titanfall 2
CSGO
Dirty Bomb (it's free on PC)
Fortnite's Battle Royale mode
Devil May Cry/Bayonetta/Transformers Devastation/insert Platinum style action game here because of the chapter format

If you have VR, Audioshield
https://youtu.be/FkdjHy6x2fM
Sgt. Kabukiman
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(09-14-2017, 03:40 AM)
Picross, Tetris, Doctor Mario and all kinds of puzzle games.

Also: Breath of the Wild.
Play the first hour. And then go for the shrines. Discovering and completing them will make for more than a hundred of satisfying mini challenges that can be completed shortly. And once you've beaten at least half of them, finishing the main quest is fairly easy.
Dynomutt
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(09-14-2017, 03:40 AM)
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Odin Sphere
Infamous Second Son
darthsontin
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(09-14-2017, 03:41 AM)
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Everybody's Golf- one 9 hole round is 10-12 minutes, an 18-hole round is 20-24

Stardew Valley- each in-game day is around 15 minutes of real time
Ryuelli
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(09-14-2017, 03:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by gravitybear

Only one answer, Rocket League

First thing that came to my mind as well.
Jawmuncher
(09-14-2017, 03:41 AM)
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A good round or two of RE4/RE5/RE6 Mercenaries
Omega Kirby
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(09-14-2017, 03:41 AM)
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Any short multiplayer games or get into mobile gaming.

Single player games like Zelda wont work cause you won't really be able to fully enjoy and appreciate single player games of that magnitude having such short game times
Marcellus Wallace
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(09-14-2017, 03:41 AM)
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EB and Rocket League.
TimeEffect
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(09-14-2017, 03:42 AM)
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Gwent
Eegah
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(09-14-2017, 03:42 AM)
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My schedule had become packed, and as a result I would only play games once or twice every few months. I really though that my days of gaming were over. Then I got a switch and that changed everything. I can easily squeeze 5-15 minute sessions in throughout the day. It's sleep function works really well, so that any game can be played in small bursts.

I guess what I'm saying is: get a Switch. It's totally worth it if time is your biggest issue.
The Goat
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(09-14-2017, 03:42 AM)
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Destiny. You can run a couple strikes, play a couple Crucible matches, or run some dailies. It's quitting after the 30 minutes is the problem. The game always wants me to keep going.
Syf
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(09-14-2017, 03:42 AM)
That sounds like a StarCraft 2 co-op time slot to me.
Forerunner
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(09-14-2017, 03:43 AM)
Hearthstone.
dancingphlower
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(09-14-2017, 03:43 AM)
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Do you like multiplayer games? My go to for short sessions tends to be fighting games. Just play a few matches with the AI or online. My current fighting game of choice is Street Fighter V, but any fighting game will do really. PS4/PC have access to all of the relevant ones.
creamsugar
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(09-14-2017, 03:43 AM)
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Splatoon 2
Gartooth
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(09-14-2017, 03:43 AM)
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Sonic Mania is my vote.

The game gets straight into the action, and accomodates making good progress in short time while being easy to find a stopping point. It also has an incredible amount of replay value with other characters, hidden secrets, and bonus modes like Time Attack and Mean Bean Machine.
Usobuko
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(09-14-2017, 03:44 AM)
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Puzzle games are really good for these.

The "one more puzzle" itch.
jon bones
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(09-14-2017, 03:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by gravitybear

Only one answer, Rocket League

If it clicks, it will be perfect.

Deep enough to be a dedicated "go to" game, but with simple mechanics so you don't need to use any precious brainspace on it (unlike stuff like R6: Siege)

Congrats on getting into medical school, good luck on the long road ahead.
Shadybiz
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(09-14-2017, 03:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by gravitybear

Only one answer, Rocket League

First thing I thought of.

Call of Duty gets a lot of flak, but as far as "pick up and play," it's always been good. Can play a 10 minute match and be on your way.
WoolyNinja
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(09-14-2017, 03:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by gravitybear

Only one answer, Rocket League

soyamilo
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(09-14-2017, 04:18 AM)
Splatoon 2
ScientificPizza
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(09-14-2017, 04:19 AM)
Sonic Mania. Dip in, do a zone, dip out
KojiKnight
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(09-14-2017, 04:20 AM)
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Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, and other multiplayer based games are usually a safe bet.
Scalpel Knight
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(09-14-2017, 04:28 AM)
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Splatoon 2 for sure. Quick sessions, even in Salmon Run.
Aters
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(09-14-2017, 04:29 AM)
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You are spelling PUBG
Finky Spunky
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(09-14-2017, 04:32 AM)
30 minutes you can get plenty done in any game I'd wager but if you're really pressed with time go for STAR WARS Battlefront.
Septimus Prime
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(09-14-2017, 04:35 AM)
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If mobile is an option, I'd also recommend Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders and Monument Valley. Skip over all the gacha games that don't respect your time.
FlaygletheBagel
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(09-14-2017, 04:46 AM)

Originally Posted by Omega Kirby

Single player games like Zelda wont work cause you won't really be able to fully enjoy and appreciate single player games of that magnitude having such short game times

Subjective I know, but Zelda was the perfect 15-30 min at a time game for me. The flexible save system was a big contributor I think. Made it easy to turn on for a few minutes and get to that vista or that next shrine I wanted to get to, then save and come back to it later.
JusDoIt
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(09-14-2017, 04:49 AM)
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Street Fighter V.

30 minutes is good for like 10-15 matches.
FiveSide
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(09-14-2017, 04:50 AM)
Resident Evil: Revelations is a single-player game specifically broken up into separate 20-minute chapters, and every few chapters there's a "Previously On Resident Evil" montage that gets you up to speed on what happened earlier in the plot.
KneehighPark
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(09-14-2017, 04:51 AM)
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As of late, I've been playing short 20-30 minute sessions of Everybody's Golf. It's perfect for that.
GamerJM
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(09-14-2017, 04:51 AM)
Just about any rhythm game. PC stuff like Stepmania and Lunatic Rave is particularly great if you're doing something on your PC before and after the 15-30 minutes.

Originally Posted by True Fire

Splatoon 2

This game would be perfect if you could skip the Pearl/Marina bits. I love them but it wastes at least like a minute every time I start up the game.
TheChewyWaffles
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(09-14-2017, 04:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Forerunner

Hearthstone.

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megalowho
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(09-14-2017, 04:54 AM)
Because it just came out and I just finished a 30 minute session - Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
bionic77
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(09-14-2017, 04:55 AM)
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Not really on any current platforms but Crazy Taxi and Tony Hawk were amazing for short sessions.
RecRoulette
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(09-14-2017, 04:56 AM)
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Splatoon 2 and Everybody's Golf are great for this.
Kevtones
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(09-14-2017, 05:02 AM)
I'd argue the 15-30 play session aspect of Zelda BOTW is one of the reasons it's the best game ever made.
SlickVic
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(09-14-2017, 05:04 AM)
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If you get access to a Switch down the road, Breath of the Wild is pretty good for this. It feels like a lot of the shrines in the game were designed with portability/short play sessions in mind, as there are typically puzzles that can be solved in 15-30 minutes.

Also PUBG is pretty good for this as well, provided you can limit yourself to 1-2 matches a day.
tiebreaker
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(09-14-2017, 05:06 AM)
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Everybody's golf and Puyo Puyo Tetris.
JohnMatrix
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(09-14-2017, 05:07 AM)
Tekken
Ben Morales
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(09-14-2017, 05:09 AM)
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Pac-Man 256
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2

Both on Steam (and PS4?). Love these. Pac-Man 256 is surprisingly addicting. You can play it in short bursts, but it's so hard to stop. It has that "okay, just one more game" quality.
Archtreyz
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(09-14-2017, 05:12 AM)
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Another for Puyo Puyo and Rocket League

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