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It doesn't make much sense to expect this from games. They're not "honest" about anything else, like the skills and effort required to accomplish something and getting many/infinite tries for everything. Games are pure escapism and suppression and shouldn't be expected to address real life issues in any constructive way.

Almost nothing is pure escapism. Most games that have little plot or content have a deep social nature (fortnite, LoL, online Call of Duty).

Also being "honest" or "constructive" does not mean being "heavy". The best stories almost always leave lasting life lessons, in this regards games are not different from any other popular medium in the history of humanity.

Many games are like that, but some very popular games aren't.

You could say the same about any work of fiction, and you'd be equally wrong.

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