I guess this topic came off the backlash that Django Unchained has been getting recently from prominent black figures in the entertainment industry. I've seen Django twice, and deemed nothing offensive in that movie whatsoever. But this sort of reaction/controversy is what scares off people from addressing "sensitive" subjects in their movies and games. I loved the film, and I'm just glad Tarantino wasn't scared of his own movie in the end and made the movie he wanted to make.
Anyways, I digress and ask, why can't sensitive subjects be handled in video games, like racism, or rape even? The latter of which was involved most recently in a bit if controversy last year when someone from Crystal Dynamics said something about a scene in the new Tomb Raider game. I've seen plenty of films where horrifying things happen to the female lead on screen (The Girl Next Door , Eden Lake), films of which conjured powerful emotions within me that made me want to rain hell on those committing these atrocities.
I feel that if Crystal Dynamics thought it best for these scenes to better show Lara's plight, then why should they be removed? I'm not talking Rapelay here. Handled in a mature way, I think taboo subjects such as these should be used, albeit carefully in video games as they are in film.
Anyways, what does everyone else think? And what sensitive subjects in video games, if any, have taken you aback, in a good way?