Lara Croft is a hero

Metro USA (Boston) - - LETTERS & GAMES -

Re: ‘This year’s E3 treated women right’ (Metro, June 25) Has blog­ger Jenna Busch ever heard of “self-ful­fill­ing prophecy?” The more she looks for misog­y­nis­tic ideals in video games the more she will find them, even if they aren’t there. She’s wrong for la­bel­ing Tomb Raider “tor­ture porn.” Tomb Raider is a story of sur­vival. Lara Croft sur­vives plane crashes, jump­ing off of cliff faces, slid­ing down moun­tain sides and get­ting shot at! It would take away from the game it­self to have an in­vin­ci­ble char­ac­ter. The pain and strife Lara goes through to bat­tle the wilder­ness, con­quer her en­e­mies and get out alive can only be de­scribed as heroic. It’s easy to be cyn­i­cal and call it “tor­ture porn,” but then it makes one won­der if she has even played the game be­fore form­ing her opin­ion ... I doubt it.


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