Tomb Raiders grisly death animations are outdated
“Now, the thing I havent mentioned in all of this is that, yes, these grisly death scenes are especially weird because Lara Croft is a woman.
Shes every bit as powerful, resourceful and agile as her male counterparts, but where Nathan Drake and Master Chief and Agent 47 and Solid Snake and Kratos and Link and Gordon Freeman simply get knocked off, Lara Croft needs to be beaten up, bloodied, impaled and garroted for all to see.
And when these animations are made by a majority-male development crew, for a majority-male audience, under the shadow of all sorts of nasty tropes that see women suffer on screen, its understandable why so many people feel uneasy about these scenes.” Polygon says.
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