Surely There's Some Sort of Controversy Lurking in These New Tomb Raider Screens

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There is absolutely nothing sexist, misogynistic or otherwise controversial about these Gamescom screens for Tomb Raider, so we're going to have to make up our own. Oh my god, Lara Croft is helping that hardened killer execute that woman!

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Oh my god, Lara Croft is stealing things from a corpse. She's obviously a necrostealiac.

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Not all bearded men are evil, Square Enix!

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This is not a very good screenshot. Obviously they are biased against clarity and friendly angles.

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Defacing an ancient idol with candles — British stereotyping at work.

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First she shoots Bambi's mother in the neck, then they set the forest on fire.

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Here Lara waits until the deer sees her to fire, feeding off the fear of her prey, that monster.

Yeah, I'm trying really hard, but I'm not seeing anything particularly outrage-worthy. Maybe this is just a video game?

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Nah, what fun would that be?

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DISCUSSION

OreoDynamite
OreoDynamite

Never really got the whole "Attempted rape scene is sexist against woman" argument...

Why ?

Because in the real world, on an island full of merciless mercenaries, a grown woman would probably have to deal with that, its a very good possibility that they would attempt to rape her in the real world and im sure it would have a heavy psychological toll, whats so wrong with this game conveying that for emotional purposes ?

Is there a chance that all those same mercenaries would rape Nathan Drake ?

Anything is possible, sure as hell isn't probable. And that, whether you want to admit it or not, is the reality of it.