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GamesBeat: Tomb Raider is not torture porn (preview)

A lot of people don't care for the sort of sustained abuse Lara endures in the new Tomb Raider, but don't call it torture porn. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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THR1LLHOUSE2014d ago

I'm sure this is probably one of those things where we can't get the full picture until we play the game. I'm sure by the end Lara will have somewhat come into her old badass role, but with the story they're telling, they can't just show that right away.

Still not sure if it's necessarily "right," but I think that's what they're doing.

Army_of_Darkness2014d ago (Edited 2014d ago )

I thought it looked like a teen slasher/ horror type flick game, where you play as the main character trying to survive?!?! which is awesome btw.

Besides, I love when girls grunt, moan and yell :-D.. Those silent ones however, not so much fun...

SuicidalTendencies2014d ago

My problem with the game is she gets the crap kicked out of her by the environment then takes machine gun bullets like their mosquito bites. If they wanted to make a survival game they should have copied MGS3 with a little Sam Fisher thrown in. Have her sneak around instead of taking on those guys like she's been doing it for years. She's supposed to be a inexperienced young lady? Didn't look like it from the demo.

MiamiACR212014d ago

Tomb Raider isn't torture porn? Great, now I've got to drive over and cancel my pre-order.

Dlacy13g2014d ago

I honestly never saw this game as "torture porn"... I laughed at those who tried to make that tie in.

Apparently women aren't allowed to grunt or yelp when they are stranded on an island, facing adversity and physical challenge as well as "to the death" combat....nope...just need to stay quiet.

What about Nathan Drake you say...well of course he can grunt and groan all he wants doing the same stuff...

pandaboy2014d ago (Edited 2014d ago )

yeah it's nothing to worry about, just internet nerds jacking off over females in video games.

wallis2014d ago (Edited 2014d ago )

1) A girl with a dragon tattoo is art but lara croft is torture porn?

2) Real strength comes from endurance and survival not being given a suit that makes you better than everyone else allowing you to dominate the battlefield (I'm looking at you just about nearly every fps).

3) Lara Croft is a 17 year old girl born to wealth - it's amazing she doesn't void her bowels with such strength she dies within fifteen minutes. The movie is showing her survive odds that would kill just about everyone who'll end up playing the game. Torture porn would be if the movie featured her needlessly being the victim whereas here she's clearly capable of fending for herself. It's just not easy for her - for once a game protagonist has to earn her strength instead of having literally everything given to them, or (comic book approach) have them accidentally stumble into greatness.

AgreeFairy2014d ago

It's also not Tomb Raider.