I think that killing in games is fine, because it's just a game. That's why I think that a rape in a game is fine too, because to allow one in and not the other is ignorant. Stop making death and killing people sound like it's not an awful thing.
I think it's good to include controversial topics like this, if done right it can even be therapeutic to rape victims to see that such topics aren't being shamed and shunned.
rape is the new dead parents
want a strong, independent female protagonist? just add rape and she'll be sympathetic and incredibly strong-willed, not to mention incredibly tragic!!!!
it makes me sick that something as incredibly wrong as rape has become such a cliche in works starring female protagonists. If you want to use rape in your story, you have to be really fucking careful about it, otherwise you just come off as a sensationalist pretentious douchebag. You know what the opposite of "being careful" about it is? Going all over news sites and bragging about your rape scene as a selling point. Not to mention said "incredibly sodeep rape scene" is a two-second qte where a man grabs Laura and if you fail the qte she dies. It's that kind of hamfisted treatment that's completely ruining my outlook for this game. Yeah, it looks like a cool game and it could have an interesting story of a "pre-badass" Laura Croft, but god dammit if the first thing you do is hop on the rape train and then start bragging about it in your advertising campaign, all that does is make me not want to support you because you are a gigantic moronic tool.
Please stop throwing this out of proportion. As in the trailer she gets slightly felt up. Then she fights back and kills the guy. For gods sake it probably wont be a QTE. It probably will be a cut-scene. I doubt that they will actually show her getting raped.
as in never shining a spotlight on bad things that can happen to people can make them feel more outcast and shamed
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i think before videogames should depict such heavy stuff, they should be given more time to evolve as a medium and prove that they can handle other issues without hamfisting it
false equivalency but okay
and here he points out that false equivalency by saying that the depiction of rape is very different than the depiction of murder in a videogame, to which you reply.
which is the craziest response ever!!
there's a huge difference between a survivor of a real massacre and a videogame where you shoot completely unrealistic and non-existent people, and within that the depiction of rape and the emotion it's trying to convey is also completely different from either of those fucking things!!
I'm saying that rape as a part of a woman protagonist's backstory is becoming incredibly cliche, which I do not approve of. It isn't something that people should become desensitized to. The fact that it's a video game has nothing to do with it.
unless i'm mistaken and developers want to sabotage their own hype and sales, i'm pretty sure he's trying to convince you that the game is good and worth playing
I don't mind such topics being present, but only if they fit with the current setting of the game (and that just don't pop out of nowhere, with no sense)
I really hate how every single person posting in this thread is a male who has never experienced anything close to rape, or even whats depicted in the game. Seriously, you guys have no clue what you're talking about and any "facts" you have are bullshit studies that vary as much as what gives you cancer.
So honestly, whether this sort of thing should be in a video game or not should be left to the artists and writers, it's their work and creation and if they feel like including this then so be it.
And too the people saying "oh it's not as bad as murder or genocide! stop complaining!" let me just say this: a) rape IS genocide, want to wipe out a population? better yet, replace it with your own. b) from what I've felt, and know other women in my life have felt, murder would be a mercy in comparison.
So seriously, if you don't have personal first hand knowledge, please stop bitching about this stuff, it's not your place or right.
i don't agree that it's the next step in writing good plots or characters, and i really doubt the game will treat it as anything more than just a QTE.
i could be wrong, but i've played a lot of tomb raider games, and the plot was definitely not the reason why anybody played them.
i'm also the fan of the series so it irks me when they make a big deal about this.