How Zelda: Breath of the Wild Helped Me Cope with the Death of My Dog

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."

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corroios268d ago

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!!!

Si2k78267d ago (Edited 267d ago )

Wow... you completely miss the point.

cpayne93267d ago

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.

Acadius267d ago

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds like your dog and you were lucky to have one another.

cpayne93267d ago

@Acadius thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it

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YAO-BLING267d ago

He should play the last guardian instead.

svoulis267d ago (Edited 267d ago )


"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.

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Veneno267d ago

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!

Goldby267d ago

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?

Veneno267d ago

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.

Goldby267d ago

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

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