Lara Croft is a hero
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.
MATT M., VIA EMAIL