Here’s a study that the Blame Gamers First crowd can just go suck on. Turns out that playing all thsoe extremely violent and gore-y video games actually relaxes people. Of course, there’s a certain catch.
There were actually higher levels of relaxation before and after playing the game as opposed to experiencing anger but this did very much depend on personality type
What type of person do you need to be? I’d imagine someone like Kratos or Sephiroth.