Video video games are fairly lazy of their portrayal of PTSD

Video games are pretty lazy in their portrayal of PTSD

It is reported that one in three troops returning residence from warfare are being recognized with submit-traumatic stress signs. When you take a look at video video games, these numbers are in all probability exponentially larger contemplating the occasions characters endure whereas saving the (digital) world. However video games aren’t precisely recognized for being notably delicate, and that is what the newest episode of Low Batteries from Eurogamer is all about. The clip examines Metallic Gear Strong V: The Phantom Ache, Spec Ops: The Line, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and some others. The findings? Sadly, video games use PTSD as brief-hand to fill in character backstory or motivations and typically are fairly lazy about it.

Consider the kick-the-canine trope or how TV and films typically use rape as a shorthand for motivations or displaying that a character is a nasty individual, on the expense of the sufferer, for a couple of examples. But when the progress builders have made relating to the previous, particularly, are any indication it hopefully will not be lengthy earlier than we see video games giving a greater portrayal of psychological sickness.

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