How the heck was the old Lara Croft a symbol of female empowerment? She was basically just something for lonely 90's kids to jerk off to.
This is really stupid. People complaining 'cause she defended herself against the attacker. Is most likely the rape attempts won't happen in the rest of the game. They'll just shoot you.
People these days.
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missing the pointThis is really stupid. People complaining 'cause she defended herself against the attacker. Is most likely the rape attempts won't happen in the rest of the game. They'll just shoot you.
People these days.
what people are complaining about is that kind of situation being in the game to start with, not what actions she takes during it
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Rape was the hot thing in comics a few years ago, it's videogames turn!
Seems like people still have a problem with rape being used to add drama to female characters (I mean obviously it's bad for dudes as well, but when does that ever happen?). The same argument makes its rounds whenever it happens in comics too. That it's a cheap ploy to add drama (or tension/suspense prior to the act), and that it's stupid to use it to develop a character and in some cases use it as a character's entire motivation.
I have to agree. But... As terrible as it is real or fictional, it's clear that this game isn't going to linger on that one moment in the video. It was a passing scene, unlike various comic book instances where it's given due attention. I think in this case the threat of rape for probably one of the few female lead video game franchises is too blunt, tactless and distasteful that it becomes an issue for some. Which only exacerbates the notion that rape in fiction in general is seen as cheap.
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A silly issue to compalin about. I was a fan of Tom Raider games when they were new and was Indiana Jones like. The trailer looked pretty good and fun. The series was death to me for many years and i would enjoy if it was a good adventure game again. It wont be like Uncharted quality wise but i hope its fun to play atleast.
I have nostalgic memories of Lara Croft just because i played the first game. I just wanted a cool heroine as a kid and not because how she looked. All men,women are good looking in videogames just like they look like Lara Croft in films too.
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Didn't Madison almost get raped in Heavy Rain? I seem to recall her being attacked while she was undressed. Was there outcry or an article written when that game came out?
I disagree with the whole "rapey reboot" label. I think it has been overblown because what seems to be lost is that Lara fights her way out. How is that not a positive spin on her character? She's always been a fighter. In this game she's a lot younger and clearly growing so why is that an issue? I'm starting to think Square was controversial on purpose just so they could get a reaction from both gamers and the media. Because unlike Todd Akin, there's no such thing as bad publicity for a video game. Just look at what happened with Grant Theft Auto. Controversy sells.
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Sooooo is the "rape code" the new Nude code?
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