Something we can laugh about playing it in MAME, but might forget the feeling of putting real money in a machine and that happening. Player-hating game design! Gradius III AC is the only other game I immediately recall being as evil. )
Good ol' quarter munchers, I didn't grow up with access to an arcade, but I've played some beastly classic arcade games at the place in town the last few years.
For the NES, there's this game called Dynowarz. As much as I love old-school platformers, the combination of music/gameplay in that game invariably puts me to sleep. I don't like stealth games very much also, so generally those tend to be boring for me to play, too.
This is what I'm getting with SMT IV, some bizarre combination of gameplay and music that just reaches into my head and punches my shutoff button.
These are completely different things, surely? Generally a game demands your active participation.
It so happens I was reading the other day that apparently falling asleep to Futurama is a trend.
Interesting, I had no idea that people were using Futurama of all things as a sleep aid lol. I only asked about movies too because I thought maybe it was maybe just related to the audio/visuals and not the gameplay, but you make a good point.
I already slept when I was playing and my soul entered the game, and I played dreaming has this happened to you?
I can't say it has, I don't usually get dreams that I can remember, I have dreamed of beta-testing a Final Fantasy Star Fox clone though...
Just about any turn-based RPG. I find those extremely tedious/boring and unworthy of my time. The only exceptions that come to mind are Pokemon and the Mario and Luigi series. Maybe Undertale and Deltarune in the future if I decide to give them a try.
For movies, 2001: A Space Odyssey is the most mind-numbingly boring film I have ever watched. And that's coming from a huge sci-fi fan who can also tolerate the kind of low budget movies that appear on Mystery Science Theater 3000 often. 2001 is easily one of my least favorite movies of all time (it might be number 1 on that list).
Undertale/Deltarune have pretty kickass soundtracks and interesting combat, the in-between sections might be a bit tedious though, also you're going to loathe Genocide, I don't recommend the route if grinding bores you.
Personally I didn't have a problem with 2001, but I can see why you wouldn't like it, for better or for worse it's unique. The pacing, music, and art direction make it one of a kind.
I don't really have any games that put me to sleep because they're too boring; if I find a game boring, I don't continue to play it.
However, I have many times fallen asleep playing a game. Particularly Final Fantasy VI, usually when grinding out spells/levels, though there have been other times where I've nodded off in the middle of flying the airship looking for Doom Gaze. Imagine my surprise to wake up with a big scratchy ZOOT ZOOT