Why are Lara Croft Fans Unhappy?

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Tomb Raider fans are unhappy with the upcoming reboot of the popular gaming series. Developers have decided to tweak the origin story of Croft, including an attempted-rape plot point.

That isn’t sitting well with some fans.

In an interview with Kotaku, the game’s producer Ron Rosenberg said Laura is taken prisoner in the new version of the game, and a group of men attempt to rape her before she escapes.

“She is literally turned into a cornered animal. It’s a huge step in her evolution: she’s forced to either fight back or die,” Rosenberg says. “We’re not trying to be over the top, shock people for shock’s sake. We’re trying to tell a great origin story.”

Rosenberg added that players will “want to protect her.”

Comments

  1. Perhaps because, just like myself, I’d rather see some new, innovative stories and characters in the world of sci-fi – not the perpetual “rebooting” of what has been done before in order to milk the cash-cow until there’s nothing left of it but skin and bones. How about a “reboot” on the Studios, Producers and Directors instead of the stories.

  2. Ug. See woman, rape woman! It’s the only interesting and/or dramatic thing that can happen to a female ever. How would you know they were there if they weren’t men’s victims that needed to be saved?

  3. Dan Vzare says:

    At least they’re giving her a new look, that’s how I see it.
    When a game character looks like they’ve had plastic surgery, then you know you’re doing something wrong.

  4. play the game first and see how the story works. Rape happens. They’re not glorifying it or suggesting it’s ok.

  5. Didn’t they JUST reboot the franchise last december?

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