I am sorry, rape IS a horrible thing and it shouldn't happen at all, but if somebody gave me a choice between getting bones broken/twisted/beat shit out of me and rape, then I would probably choose the later, and you can argue that's just me, but I think that's true for most people.
There's rape for years in almost all kinds of art, and there is no reason why it shouldn't be in a game.
There was an Overgrowth dev video where they showed the death animation for characters. In any other game, you hit something and it ragdollizes. Occasionally with a grunt. But in the Overgrowth video, a character might start spurting blood, grab its neck and fall to the ground, then writhe around and frantically grasp for breath with every ounce of strength it had left.
It's funny how a game about anthropomorphic rabbits can make my stomach churn with such a simple little detail.
So violence is never pretty, death is never clean, and to ever suggest that violence of 'type X' is more/less horrifying than violence of 'type Y' is absurd.
sure it was the most graphic thing we saw at that point, but like i've laid out before how graphic something is doesn't have anything to do with how powerful murder would be emotionally. i'm affected by a murder in a book if it's presented in a realistic way.
This is all for publicity
There is also no rape, just the typical bad guy fondling of victims, which never actually turns into a rape
if you made a game that dealt with murder in a realistic way, only people with a disposition to not care about murder (mental illness involving emotions) wouldn't be emotionally affected by it.
however with rape in a videogame while the ability for it to be graphic might not be that much, the ability for it to realistic deal with why rape is horrible is incredibly easy because it could easily portray loss of control, victimization, and intense emotional abuse within a matter of seconds. you can't do that in a videogame because the emotional response to murder isn't something done easily and quickly.
so that's why if you portray rape in a videogame the potential for it to go absolute batshit stupid and insane is quick and therefor rape in videogames is different from murder in videogames.
the golden wasn't even talking about this video, he was responding to your post.
this whole game looks like it was written and designed by Ryu-gi
Is it the '70s again or something?
specifically the one where i say i'm fine with rape in video games, as long as they are handled in a way that isn't terrible IE Custer's Revenge.
You know when you watch the news and they say "a local man sustained a gun shot wound and is in critical condition"? Yeah, that person isn't dead. They're on a table in some hospital, dying, slowly. The fact is people don't just get hit with a bullet and 'shut down' right away. They spend minutes or even hours in agony before they die.
But even if it was instant/painless, would that make it any less tragic? I don't think the loss of a life is anything to scoff at.
I don't think that most of the uproar against this has come because of the fact that an attempted rape is included in a game. Most sensible people will realise that there are nastier or equally nasty things in games that we all play all the time.
The uproar has come mainly from the developer comments about it saying that they're using rape as a way of developing a female character and making her appear more vulnerable. That's the bit that's not cool.
I'd like to point out too that I'm not trying to say rape can't be in video games, just that trying to compare it to murder and saying it's the same thing because "both can be traumatic" is borderline insanity
I don't think thisispain knows what he's arguing.
Rape controversy aside, it seems really weird to make Lara Croft (one of the most sexualised characters in gaming) into a victim of sexual abuse. It almost seems like a meta narrative of the developers trying to shake the whole sexist image of their games.
How in fuck would you rape her? You would have to be one hell of a badass.
i wasn't upset when she died, i was annoyed
she was my designated healer