The Games That Helped Me Through Heartbreak

A little over a month ago, my world was thrown for a loop when my girlfriend sat me down to tell me she wanted to break up. It completely blind-sided me and took its toll on me emotionally. Because we were living together, it affected other parts of my life too. Due to the nature of the breakup, we still had to live together for a bit while we got situated in our new lives apart from one another. In the meantime, I threw myself even more into video games and maintaining my daily writing here. Recently, I came to the realization that a lot of the games I’ve played in the last month or so have been instrumental in helping me through this breakup. Here’s are some of the games I’ve played and how they’ve helped.

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Dark Cloud Review

I don't remember what first drove me to buy Dark Cloud on the PlayStation 2. If I had to venture a guess, I would lean toward a review or somebody using the Super Nintendo classic Actraiser to describe it. Whatever the case, I put hours upon hours into it back on the original system. I even have a weirdly-specific memory of trying to explain to my mother why I loved it so much by citing, "it has mimics, these enemies that look like treasure chests but then attack you when you try to open them! They're like, my favorite, enemy of games like this."

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