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How Persona Helped a Gamer With Depression

One gamer that was secretly battling severe depression and anxiety took some valuable lessons from the Persona series and used it to turn things around for himself.

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Noami1338d ago

that person might kinda need mental help cause persona story is dark and depressing specially 3

4 went more into light dark and more into humor

persona like serial experiment lain game and series caused a lot controversy in suicides in jp.

but good for him that he found him self out from hes depression and anxy

DanShadow271338d ago

Actually reading the article helps you understand that the writer was sent to get help. Also, he did acknowledge that Persona 3 was dark. I won't spoil the rest.

Try reading it.... it's really good

Donnieboi1338d ago (Edited 1338d ago )

So what if its dark. Games that acknowledge the hardships and pains of human suffering do the most to help people who suffer. Shrouding your sadness behind a mask of fake happiness is EXACTLY what Persona confronts as a series. Personally, I hope the series returns to its roots. I dunno how this series went from a deep, thought provoking study of jungean psychology, to having eventually ending up turning into a scooby-doo feeling game (p4).

Anyway, p4 is still great, but i love P3's psychological depth whether i liked the characters or not, as opposed to having happy-go-lucky characters forced down my throat.

*note: lets all keep this discussion spoiler free for those who never played either persona games

Whitefox7891338d ago

I do think the intro sequence to P4: Golden is hilarious.

Its so upbeat and colorful like a title sequence to a Pixar movie (thinking of Monsters Inc.)

My mind is just screaming throughout the intro, "This is a game about MURDER!"

As for the direction of the series I can't say, I don't know if their going to play off of the ending of P4 Arena for P5 (They've finally started focusing on it) or not.

Most people are hoping for a college theme based game that explores a little more mature themes akin to the themes in Catherine.

Though I don't know how well that would work cause speaking from personal experience there's not much to "find" about yourself (one of the central themes throughout all of the Persona Games) while your in college. You usually have a good idea of who you are and what you want to do.

Sooooo we'll have to see....

3-4-51338d ago

Uhhh...don't you have to shoot yourself in the head in order to do your "move" in the game ?

That is F***** up.

Donnieboi1337d ago

Ok, so go play some mario, u sensitive mofo

Whitefox7891335d ago

That was only in Persona 3!

BlaqMagiq241338d ago

This is actually a really good article. Trust me you should definitely read this before commenting. Great to see a series like Persona helping someone out of a depression. It's one I would never expect to help someone especially Persona 3 with its dark atmosphere.

tubers1338d ago

Hope the author gets more stable from now on. I can somewhat relate. :(

Goodluck!