Fighting games; they’re all about violence, death and gore aren’t they, Fox News?
No, they’re not. Fighting games, like other game genres, are packed full of positive benefits for your mind and your life and are so effective at training your brain that they can even be put to good use as a tool for personal development and self improvement. How? Two words: Decision making. Fighting games are, in essence, a fast-paced decision making activity. Their benefit in terms of self improvement is that they teach our brains how to make good decisions in minimal time. They force us to carry a great deal of information at one time and to make snap second decisions based on knowledge, odds and analysis. . .
Psychology / Psychological Benefits of RPGs in a nutshell:
-They develop mindfulness (a key psychological skill that is used in wide ranging fields from self help for depression to sports psychology)
-They develop creative thinking skills via puzzles (creative thinking is important to many jobs, from a career in teaching to Information Technology)
They train our minds to work progressively towards a goal
They are arguably the most relaxing form of game
– They teach our minds to spot how things will logically progress (important to both personal and professional life)
Psychological Benefits of RPGs