Game Rant's Dalton Cooper writes: "Video games can be more than just entertainment. Learn how one writer used The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to cope with the untimely death of his dog."
Dude, just go get another dog to try and handle the pain. Much better. With the money you spent you could help some poor animal on a shelter. Its the best thing ever. Well, if you are like me, maybe you even bring two dogs!!!
Wow... you completely miss the point.
2 Dogs and kitty
My dog just died suddenly last wednesday and I couldn't just run out and get another dog to replace her, it just wouldn't feel right. You have to get over losing one before you get another, and I will eventually, but not now. Going to work everyday has been so hard lately.
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds like your dog and you were lucky to have one another.
@Acadius thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it
Bet you are the same person who goes to another chick instantly after being dumped. On topic, I just don't know.
Some women cannot be compared to a Dog, it's not fair to the Dog. Especially if you've had the dog growing up, it's like saying your brother died? Get over it.
Dogs are loyal animals.....
He should play the last guardian instead.
Corroios "Just go get another dog to try and handle the pain." I think you completely missed everything he was saying. Also maybe you missed the point that it was a dog he aquired from a SHELTER. It was hit by a car, sudden death, its not like his dog died of old age/coping better. Coping with a loss of something you love/cared about isn't as simple as replacing it. Escapism is a great way to coupe with the loss of something. Video games (not Just Zelda lol...) are a great way to escape depression/anger/frustration etc. This article is about how the game helped him heal, and how it can help others too. Clearly reading the article would've benefited you from looking like a fool.
Death of a pet is sad. But this article I would expect an adolescent would write for their English class. Actually whenever I hear how a game helped someone through a loss I cringe. Placing connections with games is a real thing but the games themselves? Coo-coo!
When you have games like Journey, which is a masterpiece when it comes to telling a story of life and death, whats so coo-coo about associated a videogame with recovery in one way or another?
I am aware that Journey did connect with that audience. And that's what it set out to do so I'm glad. Honestly I played it and I didn't feel moved by it like some others. I definitely have been moved to tears by some games. I suppose that I take empathy with those events rather than inspiration. I don't look to games for therapy but I do feel strong connections with them.
i never looked to games as therapy until Jounrey, and soon to be Hellblade. now i do suffer from depression, anxiety, PTSD and a few others so games that are related to experiences i've been through will touch me more than others will. and thats the same for everyone
OMG! this has become ridiculous. Next someone will tell us how Zelda helped them find Jesus. sorry to hear about the dog dying but please.
So the game was so engaging he forgot about his dead dog... what about an article about "How breath of the wild made me forget that i am hungry..."
Not gonna argue whether this was worth an article or not, but this comparison doesnt even make sense. Like are you so emotionally dead that losing a pet is no more bothersome than being hungry?
No... being able to get over "losing a pet" by playing a video game is way more bothersome and even worse writing an article about the whole thing to get clicks is cheap.
The Zelda hate is real.
Pretty strong on this site, idk why.
"I do." me too
Yea I think I know too tbh
This could apply to any game your playing at the moment. The title should read " how gaming helped me get over my dogs death "
Your previous comments tells me that you would not make this same comment if the story had been based on Horizon instead of Zelda :)
actually i would have identified with the story regardless of what the game was.
I would of thought the same. Don't care what game it is. but thanks for making an immature fanboy comment. I'm not putting Zelda down. I'm saying any game can be a stress reliever. ( learn how to read ) What floydian said. Any game regardless of what it is can help take your mind of whatever problems you have at that time. I now when I have a stressful day I can't wait to get home and play what ever game I'm playing at the time to get my mind off things.
Zelda saves another life. Lol. GTFO.
Lol y'all are some sad people to come and trash on a dude's story about a game helping him because- what, you don't want the game to be as good as people say it is? Jesus
When people are on the internet they need to ask themselves if they would say their comment to the person's face. If the answer is no, then it probably shouldn't be posted.
Sadly my dog died at a time when Zelda was still in development, so I had to cope with it without Link's help and Zelda's magic ... :)
LMAO!!! Incoming Article: How Breath of the Wild made me better at brushing my teeth
Oh do me a favour. What utter unctuous twaddle. Next up how Zelda is helping world peace and curing kittens with cancer.
Is this article for real? "How Breath of the Wild helped me deal with taking massive dumps." "How Breath of the Wild helped me bring in clicks to my failing website."
My ex GF broke up with me because I spend too much time playing botw and honestly I don't give a fuck
Neooow! Don't like hearing animals getting hurt or when they die, makes me super sad :( ... But I'm happy BOTW cheered them up :)... I wouldn't know what to do without my kitty
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