While gaming is usually about braving dangerous places in order to defeat the monsters living therein, sometimes gamers are treated to places that are just…nice. There’s no danger, nothing at stake and often just plain good feelings that kind of have one wishing that real live could be so chill. So, this week we’re all taking a moment to look back at the coziest places we’ve ever come across; places that we wouldn’t at all mind waiting out the winter months in.
Brewster’s Cafe – Animal Crossing
Ever since I first encountered Brewster’s Cafe in Animal Crossing: Wild World (or was it New Leaf?) I couldn’t help but make it one of my first stops every day. I just love the atmosphere here. It’s so chill, warm and inviting that I can’t help but want to stay awhile! The decor, the music, the coffee and of course our classy host all make this the best spot in any Animal Crossing town/island hands down! The only drawback: you could only enjoy it for the length of a single cup of coffee. Hopefully that’s changed in New Horizons!
Freezeezy Peak – Banjo-Kazooie
Usually, a cozy place is somewhere warm with some good food and blankets to enjoy. There are different kids of cozy though, I think. Take Freezeezy Peak from Banjo-Kazooie for example. It doesn’t seem to have any nice, roaring fire places or anything, but I’d argue that it’s cozy all the same thanks to it’s being absolutely saturated with wonderful winter sights and Christmas Spirit. Everything about this place conjures warm feelings in the heart and brings one back to simpler times when winter was nothing more or less than the things seen here: snowmen, sledding, Christmas trees, Christmas presents and waiting for the parents to get home so that you could enjoy it all together! 🙂
This isn’t to say that those cozy fireplaces are entirely absent either. There’s a little village of log cabins near Mumbo’s, and I’ll bet that they’re nice and warm too!
Snowpeak Ruins – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Okay, so a dungeon might not be anyone’s first choice when it comes to nice and warm places, but there’s something to be said for this mountainside manor. In the rooms where Yeto and Yeta have made their home, it is downright cozy! The living room with its fireplace in particular is great, and I’m thinking that the rest of the mansion could be just as nice now that Link’s cleared the evil out from it! Oh, and I don’t know about you, but I think I’d absolutely love some of that soup! It looks too good!
What are some cozy spots you’ve encountered on your gaming travels? Are there any you wish you could hang out in for real? Please let us know, and hang around for more Listmas all this month!
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