Create a list » User Lists. Depression Quest; Honestly its not a bad game; User Info: Wandering__Hero. It's a game about depression. If you want to 'learn more' about depression just do literally nothing for 3 days. Shame how many people called this masterpiece a "game”. There is nothing more to this supposed "game" besides reading about a strong topic that is not even interesting enough to make you learn or gain insight cause you'll be so bored by this lazily written mess that you'll probably get depressed playing it. Depression Quest is a interactive fiction game by independent designer, Zoë Quinn. Depression Quest is an interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. Poor design. There's really nothing else in this "game" anyway. This game is bad because Zoe Quinn obviously has no idea what depression is like, has obviously never actually suffered from depression, and clearly shouldn't be writing about a mental illness she has no experience with. I don't think this is a game. … Both of them tightened the knot in … I was confused about what that was all about but thought I'd check out the game, I am a gamer after all. This game makes a 'game' of a serious problem. Only decent part of this game was the music, and that is even a stretch. Can't video game developers just go back to formula? Q&A. Admittedly, this "game" isn't meant to provide entertainment, it's meant to expose its audience to the experience of being depressed. Without the questionable publicity besides the game it wouldnt have any publicity at all. You can literally just go on the internet and Google it, and the first thing that appears should be this very thing! That, and there is nothing too depressing about these pictures, there is literally no point to them! It offers no insight, its equivalent to a very poor blog post. For Depression Quest on the Macintosh, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "How does this game run on the Mac? I honestly cannot see where people get the idea that a virtual pretentious choose your own adventure book about depression is a great gaming experience. Free or not, playing this is spitting in teh face of everyone who has ever actually suffered real depression. I have suffered from depression when I was younger and if I had played this at the time, I would have felt really patronized. This game is not meant to be a fun or lighthearted experience. the bad reviews about this game are obviously from people who were not the intended demo. Using Robin Williams' death as a marketing tool was the final nail in the coffin, this "game" literally deserves a zero. I give it a 7. the people who whine about this not being a game can just sod off. As a person who is both a hardcore gamer an who has had severe depression I thought I would try this. I have tried to avoid a lot of the conspiracy surrounding this game and try to get a … Chelsea Van Valkenburg (AKA Zoe Quinn)'s "game" is really just terrible. Now starting off with my review: for god's sake, the game is about depression and it does absolutely nothing with that premise. Just like Gone Home, this is not a game, its not even worth your time. It probably would have had more success if it was a book, then psych classes could have used it as reading material. You are given a series of everyday events and must attempt to manage your illness, relationships, job, and possible treatment. It took me about an hour to go through it. 1 Don't play a non traditional, "arty" game and then whine about it not being fun. Text-based Roguelikes have better graphics. Is this a game? Maybe it starts the conversation, maybe it's a launching point for a larger market for these kinds of games programmed by professional developers. It's got flawed mechanics in many ways. However, those pictures are so blurry that sometimes you can't even make out what is in the picture! Depression Quest is an interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. It's much more of a self-indulgent sado-masochistic romp through wallowing in victimhood than anything I, or anyone I've known, has experienced. This game is horrible for anybody who has ever dealt with severe depression. Poorly written, nothing to keep your attention, an annoying flicker effect that I believe is deliberate, and the handling of the subject matter is like you would read in a fan fic or on tumblr. It is also in very poor taste that this was made to cash in on Robin William's suicide. That's probably long enough to immerse yourself in this character. A pretty accurate depiction of depression. Related lists from IMDb users. A shameful game from a shameful author. This game is a failure. As a person who is both a hardcore gamer an who has had severe depression I thought I would try this. It's sort of hard to call this a "game." Oh, and try not to associate so closely with the people giving you reviews on gaming websites. After playing for an hour, I came to "Epilogue" staing that there is no end to depression. The epidemiology of major depression: implications of occurrence, recurrence, and stress in a Canadian community sample. Prices, history graph and more for the Game "Depression Quest" (US region). This game was pretty much what I expected, and was ok. Now starting off with my review: for god's sake, the game is about depression and it does absolutely nothing with that premise. Home. Depression Quest is a game that deals with living with depression in a very literal way. I did not start it expecting to be wowed. I did not start it expecting to be wowed. It's a choose your own adventure book. Boring, overly sanctimonious, 2deep4u tripe that basically says "I'm allowed to accomplish nothing with my life because depression is a legitimate excuse." There is no "gameplay". A short, simple game that takes a clumsy stab at detailing what having depression is like, but ultimately comes off as an oversimplification of a serious subject. I would honestly hesitate to even call it a game. When this goal is kept in mind, the "game" still fails, as it is clear that the developers have a very ignorant understanding of what depression actually looks like and how people who suffer from depression actually think and feel. I saw the game on Steam a while ago and I bought it. Poor design. It truly sucked. Yes, games with depressing atmospheres can be awesome, but not when depression is the center-piece of the whole thing! If you've played it, write a review and tell us what you think! - You are given a series of everyday life events and have to attempt to manage your illness, relationships, job, and possible treatment. Even worse, I was playing a game called Depression Quest. It is also a. Judging Depression Quest as a PC game and giving it anything other than a 0 would seem unfair to me since this is really not a game. Top it all off with a cliche ending about having enough friends to carry on and it stinks. I have and had depression all over my life and I am now 37. Wish List. How it got through the greenlight is beyond me, but that has probably got something to do with game journos telling their sheep warriors to get it done. Vou começar um novo projeto aqui, que é o Depression Quest. You know, the award winning ones that allowed games to be GAMES? It's things like this that make me ask, why was it released on Steam? How it got through the greenlight is beyond me, but that has probably got something to do with game journos telling their sheep warriors to get it done. We were talking about depression and the game came. Just as my review, this is nothing but a pandering attempt at relevance. Annoying, elevator music. the bad reviews about this game are obviously from people who were not the intended demo. Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming, The Freshman 15: 2020's Best Debut Albums, Release Dates for All Notable Upcoming Games, Music title data, credits, and images provided by, Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by. At least "Choose your Own Adventure" books have different endings. I'd rather get depression. Instead the author chose to destroy what it could be for reasons I have my suspicions on but do not fit in the context of a review. I managed to get this when it was being offered for free on Steam, and even getting it for free made me feel ripped off. As for the graphics, there aren't any of those either! There's a ton of books for that. Also, it's only 25 fps. A Steam version was released for free on August 11, 2014. Being uneducated saps and virgins, as gaming journalists typically are, this strategy was almost effective. The funny thing is, the only compliment I can give to this thing over its story is "It may not have gameplay and graphics, but at least it has a story!". I agreed that there should be a way to show depression but this developer felt it laughed at me for having it. Show Less. An interactive look into the daily life and choices of a person suffering from depression. I even doubt any psychology is implemented into the mechanics of this game. Annoying, elevator music. The creator of the game seems to have little grasp of the condition and I feel it was poorly represented here. Slightly longer winded version of this game avoids portraying accurately disgusting mess of a great game once where have. 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