So this is the game Alice Madness Returns. It’s based on Alice in Wonderland, but it has a darker theme...In the game, Alice is insane and her psychiatrist is making her forget her unpleasant memories. So when she goes back into Wonderland there’s these black tar monsters called rune that she has to defeat to save Wonderland.
I was just thinking as [I was] playing this that mental illness would be so much easier to deal with if we could just go into Wonderland and defeat tar monsters. And they’re gone, you don’t deal with them ever again.
What they put in video games or media or anything about mental illness isn’t usually the case. It’s not something you can really get over and fight. It’s something that you live with and cope with.