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Why do you keep playing DBD?

For some reason, I randomly wondered today why I keep playing this game (even though I do take breaks).

And I realized, DBD is basically just "Tag." Sure, it's cloaked in horror and violence, but it is "Tag" nonetheless. One person is "it" (the Killer) and everyone else is trying to avoid being "it" or "out" (Killed) (depends on how you played Tag growing up). What makes me like to play is, I like the chase. I like seeing how long I can last before someone "catches" me or gives up. The "fear" factor wore off a long time ago for me, too. So really, it's just a grown up, computerized version of "Tag."

So if there's another game out there that does "Tag" better than DBD, then maybe people like me will lose interest in this one and stop returning to it. I dunno . . .

What about you guys? Why do you keep playing?



  • ThiccBudhhaThiccBudhha Member Posts: 6,988

    To play as iconic killers without playing old Mortal Kombat games or Call of Duty...

  • Huge_BushHuge_Bush Member Posts: 3,914

    To fill the emptiness of my soul.

  • ShroompyShroompy Member Posts: 3,903

    its fun

  • GannTMGannTM Member Posts: 9,776
    edited September 2021

    Too many waifus I can’t leave behind

  • I keep playing because it's a lot of fun.

  • YamaokaYamaoka Member Posts: 4,260

    Name another game that allows you to play movie icons like Leatherface , Michael Myers , Freddy Krueger or game icons like Pyramid Head and Nemesis.

  • Marc_go_soloMarc_go_solo Member Posts: 3,215

    I enjoy the variety each trial has and trying out different combinations of perks and techniques.

    Also, it's good for me to approach each trial as a fresh, new one rather than carry any ill-feelings from previous trials or things that I've read. Best way to approach it.

  • JustWhimsicalJustWhimsical Member Posts: 374

    The completionist in me is like "must play and prestige all the killers to 3 then you will be free" so here I am still. I took a long long break from the game a while back, but started playing again because it is kind of fun sometimes.

  • ObscurityDragonObscurityDragon Member Posts: 710

    After 4 years and over 1100 hours...

    Other then my Love for Amanda, i have no freaking clue to be fair

  • YOURFRIENDYOURFRIEND Member Posts: 2,487

    It's a fun game and I like it.

  • SweetTerrorSweetTerror Member Posts: 2,529

    Simply put, there's no other game like it. Not to mention it's fun being able to play as iconic killers. That being said, the SBMM has made the game far more sweatier in higher ranks. In my region, it feels as though players with high MMR on killer have quit playing. Survivor teams with high MMR are being matched against killers that are far more casual or inexperienced than they are. I don't play a lot of killer, but lately when I do I've been getting steamrolled, which shouldn't be happening with SBMM. As such I don't see myself playing killer at all anymore.

  • KurriKurri Member Posts: 1,599

    I don't have anything else to play

  • JasixJasix Member Posts: 1,237

    Because I have fun.

    4,000+ hours and still enjoying almost every match - there are some duds here and there, but the fun ones far outweigh those.

  • AshInTheTallGrassAshInTheTallGrass Member Posts: 1,496

    I'm with you on that. I'm slowly doing that for the Survivors. Must be prestige three with every perk in the game at tier 3. Lottttttttaaaaaa blood points.

  • JustWhimsicalJustWhimsical Member Posts: 374

    Honestly, it's the worst, though I have only 4 killers left to prestige 3, myers, pig, cenobite, and the tyrant after I finish I think I am just going to give up on my plan on prestige 3ing all the survivors because ohmygosh I don't even want to know how many bloodpoints I spent.

    At least I have the original survivors all prestige 3 besides dwight I don't really like playing as dwight sadly. Feng Min and Nurse both have all the perks in the game, so for survivor I don't really need to play anyone else and Nurse is just fun I guess not sure what else to say about her lol.

  • Baby_VictorBaby_Victor Member Posts: 486

    Because VHS hasn’t released yet…

    All joking aside the OP has inspired me to start mentally yelling “GO TO JAIL” every time I slug. My neighborhood played the version called “Cops and Robbers”.

  • GenJockeyNanceGenJockeyNance Member Posts: 590

    If I answer this truthfully, I'll just depress the entire forum so I'll just say the times I can do cool plays and have good chases is fun.

  • glitchboiglitchboi Member Posts: 5,416

    It's a genuinely fun game. 25 killers to choose from with different powers, 182 perks overall for creativity, and every game will usually be different.

  • AshInTheTallGrassAshInTheTallGrass Member Posts: 1,496

    Lol I played cops and robbers too.

    Oh, to be that little again, innocently running around, playing with friends . . .

    Now we digitally do it while shoving a hook through their backs. 😳

  • AshInTheTallGrassAshInTheTallGrass Member Posts: 1,496

    Awww now I'm wondering what your reason is, and if you're doing okay.

    But yes, cool plays and "oh my God I cannot believe that worked!" thrills are one of the reasons I keep playing, too.

  • GeneralVGeneralV Member Posts: 7,888

    For a very long time, DBD provided me with a level of enjoyment that no other game could. I literally loved everything about it: maps, visuals, characters, ambience...Everything.

    When the reworks started killing everything, my love for what the game once was kept me around for some time. But there is always a limit.

    Let it be known that, if DBD returns to be the same game that I fell in love with back in 2018, then I shall return to the Fog.

  • TheStabbiNAngeLTheStabbiNAngeL Member Posts: 1,264

    Playing games was always a side hobby, i used to work for the better part of my life.I have become noticeably disabled by my peers,so when everyone abandoned me ,video game's filled that gap,well at least it's been entertaining for the most part,so now,I focus on creating content for games and since, I've always been a horror fan,DBD fits right along with that agenda of creating stuff that you have a passion and love for.So that's why I play DBD, i was creating content for Friday but for some reason, I erased all my video's because, I thought they were not interesting but Ochido exist ,so now I'm not sure where to go from here with my vids so I, do a bunch of random stuff hoping,I would catch my stride .

    That's why always ask them to change my name to because it's part of my brand ,but they want so there's that.

  • PennywisePennywise Member Posts: 221

    A lot of players are addicted to DBDs various player investment mechanics, even if they don't realize it or will admit it.

    The best thing I did was to give up on the rifts, just use the tome for more BP now and again, and don't bother with the rift, it isn't worth the time investment. Don't bother with dailies either. Let go of things like that and you will have more fun playing the game and you will play it much less instead of every day.

  • CheeseAntonCheeseAnton Member Posts: 882

    Because it's a nice breath of fresh air from what I usually play. The usual games I play are from Nintendo, Platform Fighters (btw still can't wait for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl), and for the most part games that look nice.

    DBD is the main game I go to for when I want to see something different from what I usually see, because I don't feel like putting money into another horror game when I could buy the 3D Kirby game coming in 2022.

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