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Is Destiny an Allegory for Surviving Depression?

CCC Says: "Alright, I’m going to do something really really goofy here. Now that Destiny is out and everyone is having fun blasting their way across the cosmos, I’m going to compare the story of Destiny to something important to me, the struggle against depression. I’m not saying that Bungie designed the game to be an allegory for surviving depression, nor am I saying that everyone else will or should look at it this way. However, I’m going to channel the spirit of Roland Barthes and seriously lean on the Death of the Author here, to show you what I personally see in Destiny’s plot."

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Trigger_War1072d ago

It is certainly a better allegory for surviving depression than depression quest.

Mr Pumblechook1072d ago (Edited 1072d ago )

"Is Destiny an Allegory for Surviving Depression?"

NO. I can't believe how hard some people try to prove 'games are art' just so they can alleviate the self-loathing they have about gaming. Don't try and force meaning, just enjoy Destiny for what it is.

FuzzyPixels1072d ago (Edited 1072d ago )

Alternatively, maybe people find personal meaning in games because games are interactive. Everyone is different, meaning everyone games in different ways however slight those differences may be.

Just because someone had a different experience to you doesn't mean yours is lessened in any way. Don't be so insecure. If you want to enjoy games at face value, great. If, however, you happen to find deeper meaning in this interactive creative industry, more power to you I say.

But don't belittle someone's experience just because it's different to yours. That we can approach games from different perspectives is one of the amazing things about this medium.

TL:DR - Games are awesome. And different for everyone. Don't be hating.

Mr Pumblechook1072d ago

@FuzzyPixels. There's nothing wrong with having an emotional bond to a game, but what one shouldn't do is make stuff up.

I've studied literature and film and written about their artistry and meanings and subtext. The lesson that sticks in my mind is that whilst everyone can have a different feeling or interpretation of content, it has to be content that is actually in a book/film [or game]. You can't just make up a meaning that the creators didn't put in.

coolbeans1072d ago

"The lesson that sticks in my mind is that whilst everyone can have a different feeling or interpretation of content, it has to be content that is actually in a book/film [or game]."

Considering that even the description notes he's describing what he personally sees within Destiny's plot, it sounds like it actually is content from the game but with his own--admittedly wild--interpretation. I can't verify if everything there is in fact in Destiny's plot because I wanted to avoid spoilers.

"You can't just make up a meaning that the creators didn't put in."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
He seems to be relying on this philosophy.

Kanako1072d ago

That's the thing about interpretation, you can take any idea and find your own meaning.

LightDiego1072d ago (Edited 1072d ago )

For me it's Venlafaxine.
Games are great too.