Sekiro has PTSD

Dude, it’s just a game. You’re reading too much into it.


00:00 Part 1. Ambiguity
03:10 Part 2. The Symptoms
12:09 Part 3. The Politics of Science
21:26 Part 4. Growth
28:52 Part 5. Epilogue





Morris, David J. The Evil Hours: a Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015

The quotes from Oliver Sacks and Otto Fenichel are also sourced from here. This video is almost more about this book than about the game.

Stevens, Michelle. Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving. Penguin Random House, 2018.

Tedeschi, Richard G. et al. Posttraumatic Growth: Theory, Research, and Applications. Routledge, 2018.

Amos, Timothy D. Embodying Difference: The Making of Burakumin in Modern Japan. University of Hawaii Press, 2011.

Embodying Difference: The Making of Burakumin in Modern Japan

Shiobara, Yoshikazu, et al. Cultural and Social Division in Contemporary Japan: Rethinking Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion. Routledge, 2019.

Miyazaki, Hidetaka. “Bloodborne creator Hidetaka Miyazaki: ‘I didn’t have a dream. I wasn’t ambitious'” Interview by Simon Parkin The Guardian 31 March 2015.

Ran. Dir. Akira Kurosawa. 1985

Dokugan-ryu Masamune. Dir. Katsuji Nakamura. 1987

Fortnite clip from YouTuber Thunder

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