Feedback: Does Tomb Raider's Lara Croft Take The Female Stereotype Too Far?


Posted June 27, 2012 - By Nikole Zivalich

The portrayal of Lara Croft in Crystal Dynamic's Tomb Raider has the been the subject of a heated debate in the gaming industry. The  E3 2012 Tomb Raider gameplay demo, "Crossroads," shows a vulnerable Lara Croft who is subjected to stabbing, kidnapping, and possibly even sexual assault. Feedback decided to weigh in on the topic with the help of Kellee Santaigo, Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, and Nikole Zivalich. Kellee Santiago is an indie game developer and is one of the minds behind games like Flower and Journey.

Where do you stand on this issue?

Feedback: Tomb Raider's Lara Croft Controversy »

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This isn't the end of the discussion. We'd love to hear what you think about females in games. Do you think the new Lara Croft does a disservice to the franchise? Let us know!

Feedback: Does Tomb Raider's Lara Croft Take The Female Stereotype Too Far?


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