Easily one of the best Tomb Raider-related articles I’ve read in a while. It’s good to see that there are people who can see beyond Ms Croft’s impressive bust and realize that she is a strong, complex female character. After all, one should never judge a book by its cover. 😉
I’m making good on my promise from my review of 2013’s Tomb Raider: I’m finally going to give my opinions on why I believe Lara Croft is an excellent female video game character. With so much social justice and feminism hullabaloo suddenly surrounding video games (WHY?! They’re supposed to be fun), it’s hard to look at any female character in a video game without analyzing her as not only a character, but as a representative of an entire gender.
This doesn’t apply to male characters because any “harmful” image of a man in video games is obviously a fantasy that only serves to empower men. With such few female characters present in games, let alone playable in games, game creators will continue to be criticized for the way in which they portray this gender.
Lara Croft was one of the first great female characters who could take…
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