Rose-Colored VR Goggles
“Ugh, I love this game.”
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve said that about Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2 over the past few weeks and months, passively playing through two favorite games as I tried to improve my mood and battle depression. My gaze often fell on the pile of unplayed games that I planned on playing this year as part of Year of the RPG: The Two Years, or that I acquired with my Xbox purchase but I had no desire to pick them up and pop them in to my console. I wondered about this for a bit, because they were games I had been excited to play, from Knights of the Old Republic to Fable to Middle Earth: Shadow of War to God of War 4.
The answer lies in the complex relationship between nostalgia, psychology…
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