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Games that help depression?

#71GeminiX7Posted 11/12/2012 7:50:20 AM(edited)
As someone who suffers from severe depression, games, at best, tends to just mask the feelings you might be having, or put your focus on it rather than your thoughts, so don't look to them as a form of "treatment". I'd say games with any sort of mission structure or strong storyline can be good though, as they can give a real sense of accomplishment when completing parts of it. MMOs can be good or bad for you depending on if you find a good guild/group to play with.

Visual Novels, like Fate/Stay Night, Tsukihime, 999, and Zero Escape are also pretty good. They all have pretty dark stories, but with bright protagonists that can be downright inspirational when you are feeling at your lowest and need a pep talk.

Overall though, I'd say put the games down and talk to someone if it's really bothering you. You'd get much more mileage out of that.
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#72HonorlessPosted 11/12/2012 10:15:26 AM
Heavy Rain
Max Payne 3
Metal Gear Solid 4
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#73archizzyPosted 11/12/2012 10:17:02 AM
Russian Roulette?

Sorry, had to.
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#744dfmaEFPosted 11/12/2012 10:22:18 AM
archizzy posted...
Russian Roulette?

Sorry, had to.


Nah, wrong disease.
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#75archizzyPosted 11/12/2012 10:25:45 AM
4dfmaEF posted...
archizzy posted...
Russian Roulette?

Sorry, had to.


Nah, wrong disease.


Hmm you lost me on that one. I was saying it will cure depression.......eventually. I wasn't associating it with any disease.
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#764dfmaEFPosted 11/12/2012 10:45:27 AM
Yeah that explains why you're lost.
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#77Stanger5150Posted 11/12/2012 10:47:24 AM
Okami
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#78KidInTheHallPosted 11/12/2012 11:35:06 AM
archizzy posted...
Russian Roulette?

Sorry, had to.


Careful, they're gonna get ya for that. I gave that response to the last dude that made a topic like this a week or two back.
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#79mogar002Posted 11/12/2012 11:37:15 AM
GTA
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#80cloudstrife77Posted 11/12/2012 11:47:36 AM
1)Exercise
2)Flower
3)Journey
4) If you can play local co-op with someone games like Super Mario Bros Wii, Mario party, etc. Light-hearted, old-school, fun games.