Role Playing Games: How They Help my Depression

This was a favorite blog post of mine, it is especially important to recently as I have been using gaming as a coping tool over the last week. I started playing my favorite turn-based role-playing game called Dragon Quest 8. It’s an amazingly infuriating game that doesn’t tell you where to go next, no real quests direction but there are quests. It reminds me so much of Dark Souls. Anyway, enjoy this special post about how gaming helps me get through my depression.

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I wanted to write about a favorite subject of mine, Role-playing video games. I started playing Shadow of War this week, and it reminded me how role-playing games were always a great coping mechanism for my depression.

I have played role-playing games since I was a young kid playing Dungeons and Dragons at school with my fellow role-playing friends. It was always a fun and amazing experience, and I still remember going to my friend’s house in middle school for a D & D weekend.

It was around my early middle school years that I first started playing role-playing video games. The earliest one I remember was Diablo and its sequel Diablo II. These were the typical slasher role-playing games but there was still some layer of strategy. Then I discovered a game called Wizardry 8, a turn-based RPG that really changed my life.

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6 Replies to “Role Playing Games: How They Help my Depression”

  1. I have game aps on my phone… it’s a great mindfulness tool but I know I have to be disciplined because it can eat up a lot of time if I’m not paying attention.

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