Is Lara is too attractive/pretty?

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#101 Edited by JasonR86 (9365 posts) -

@pretentioushack said:

Woman are a minority who only play titles such as the sims and popcap games.

Nailed it.

(Do I even have to point out that I'm being sarcastic?)

I always rely on italics to emphasize my sarcasm.

#102 Posted by Robo (747 posts) -

What? No.

I mean she's way above average out here in reality, sure. But by "protagonist in entertainment" standards she's probably average. She actually looks a little like a friend of mine's cousin. Albeit in better shape. Probably from all the raiding of tombs and what have you.

And her clothes are pretty damned normal, I'd say. I'm sure they considered having her in a button-up or something but for one thing, the game is already close enough to Uncharted without borrowing Nate's shirt. Also that's about as close as they could get to the Lara Croft outfit tastefully.

The question I'd have for people complaining is what, exactly, is she supposed to look like and wear?

#103 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

Most people who are in decent physical condition and are a healthy weight look pretty good. Lara to me just looks like a woman who is fit and healthy.

#104 Posted by dudeglove (7241 posts) -

#105 Edited by Meltac (1901 posts) -

@slashdance: Hahaha, oh god. I laughed too hard at that. Thank you.

#106 Edited by 8Bit_Archer (427 posts) -

I think she is really girl next door like. She reminds me of my Wife from when we first started dating(17).

#107 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6375 posts) -

Have you tried any clean faces mods?

#108 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

I feel over time they decided to make her look more like the actress playing her. Because she looks alot different in game compared to the game posters.

#109 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

@animasta said:
@slashdance said:

@animasta said:

@aegon said:

It's not about whether she's pretty, it's about how emphasized her prettiness is.

this is accurate, though since i have not played the game I wouldn't know.

About 4 hours in, her looks are not mentioned even once.

mentioned? That's not necessarily what I mean... things such as leering gazes at her backside or something to that effect

Because there has never been a strong, sexy, female roll model? Why would it be creepy? Do you think its creepy when you are looking at Drakes ass for hours on end, climbing up castles?

#110 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

People trying too hard. Ugh.

#111 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@dagbiker said:

@animasta said:
@slashdance said:

@animasta said:

@aegon said:

It's not about whether she's pretty, it's about how emphasized her prettiness is.

this is accurate, though since i have not played the game I wouldn't know.

About 4 hours in, her looks are not mentioned even once.

mentioned? That's not necessarily what I mean... things such as leering gazes at her backside or something to that effect

Because there has never been a strong, sexy, female roll model? Why would it be creepy? Do you think its creepy when you are looking at Drakes ass for hours on end, climbing up castles?

Or how about default Male Shepard who is based on a god damn male model, it's why I could never play with default Shepard he looked "too pretty" for a military veteran =).

#112 Posted by konig_kei (575 posts) -

I never understood how people couldn't tell when a character is meant to look attractive and they just throw out the "they not real! You weirdo!"

#113 Edited by Nictel (2312 posts) -

@bourbon_warrior: You just messed up my brain with those pictures. He should be fighting in space, not being on the cover of a magazine.

I feel over time they decided to make her look more like the actress playing her. Because she looks alot different in game compared to the game posters.

I googled her name, apparently there is already a nude patch out for Tomb Raider. It's called 'Californication'.

#114 Edited by golguin (3645 posts) -

I feel over time they decided to make her look more like the actress playing her. Because she looks alot different in game compared to the game posters.

I really have an issue with having attractive voice actresses lending their talents to voice attractive video game ladies.

#115 Posted by Animasta (14458 posts) -

@dagbiker said:

@animasta said:
@slashdance said:

@animasta said:

@aegon said:

It's not about whether she's pretty, it's about how emphasized her prettiness is.

this is accurate, though since i have not played the game I wouldn't know.

About 4 hours in, her looks are not mentioned even once.

mentioned? That's not necessarily what I mean... things such as leering gazes at her backside or something to that effect

Because there has never been a strong, sexy, female roll model? Why would it be creepy? Do you think its creepy when you are looking at Drakes ass for hours on end, climbing up castles?

nowhere in that quote tree did we even mention creepy? what the fuck are you even talking about?

#116 Posted by Video_Game_King (34574 posts) -
Truly the epitome of female sexual prowess.

#117 Posted by Kaiserreich (644 posts) -

@animasta: Would you not describe a "leering gaze" as creepy?

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#118 Posted by Animasta (14458 posts) -

@animasta: Would you not describe a "leering gaze" as creepy?

well sure, but he's talking about a different thing (gameplay) than what I was mentioning (which would be in cutscenes, in engine or not)

and again this is all hypothetical as I haven't played the actual game

so yeah it's a little dumb

#119 Posted by JasonR86 (9365 posts) -

@dagbiker said:

@animasta said:
@slashdance said:

@animasta said:

@aegon said:

It's not about whether she's pretty, it's about how emphasized her prettiness is.

this is accurate, though since i have not played the game I wouldn't know.

About 4 hours in, her looks are not mentioned even once.

mentioned? That's not necessarily what I mean... things such as leering gazes at her backside or something to that effect

Because there has never been a strong, sexy, female roll model? Why would it be creepy? Do you think its creepy when you are looking at Drakes ass for hours on end, climbing up castles?

Or how about default Male Shepard who is based on a god damn male model, it's why I could never play with default Shepard he looked "too pretty" for a military veteran =).

What the fuck is he going to do with that basketball?

#120 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3625 posts) -

@jasonr86 said:

@bourbon_warrior said:

@dagbiker said:

@animasta said:
@slashdance said:

@animasta said:

@aegon said:

It's not about whether she's pretty, it's about how emphasized her prettiness is.

this is accurate, though since i have not played the game I wouldn't know.

About 4 hours in, her looks are not mentioned even once.

mentioned? That's not necessarily what I mean... things such as leering gazes at her backside or something to that effect

Because there has never been a strong, sexy, female roll model? Why would it be creepy? Do you think its creepy when you are looking at Drakes ass for hours on end, climbing up castles?

Or how about default Male Shepard who is based on a god damn male model, it's why I could never play with default Shepard he looked "too pretty" for a military veteran =).

What the fuck is he going to do with that basketball?

Who cares! Whatever it is, it's gonna be HOT.

Also this thread is real silly.

#121 Posted by Sackmanjones (4609 posts) -

@jasonr86 said:

@bourbon_warrior said:

@dagbiker said:

@animasta said:
@slashdance said:

@animasta said:

@aegon said:

It's not about whether she's pretty, it's about how emphasized her prettiness is.

this is accurate, though since i have not played the game I wouldn't know.

About 4 hours in, her looks are not mentioned even once.

mentioned? That's not necessarily what I mean... things such as leering gazes at her backside or something to that effect

Because there has never been a strong, sexy, female roll model? Why would it be creepy? Do you think its creepy when you are looking at Drakes ass for hours on end, climbing up castles?

Or how about default Male Shepard who is based on a god damn male model, it's why I could never play with default Shepard he looked "too pretty" for a military veteran =).

What the fuck is he going to do with that basketball?

Who cares! Whatever it is, it's gonna be HOT.

Also this thread is real silly.

I still find it terrifying/awesome that Shepard is freakin real.

#122 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3625 posts) -

@sackmanjones: Yeah when I first saw a picture of the real dude it blew my mind.

#123 Posted by Aegon (5117 posts) -

@thesoutherndandy said:

@jasonr86 said:

@bourbon_warrior said:

@dagbiker said:

@animasta said:
@slashdance said:

@animasta said:

@aegon said:

It's not about whether she's pretty, it's about how emphasized her prettiness is.

this is accurate, though since i have not played the game I wouldn't know.

About 4 hours in, her looks are not mentioned even once.

mentioned? That's not necessarily what I mean... things such as leering gazes at her backside or something to that effect

Because there has never been a strong, sexy, female roll model? Why would it be creepy? Do you think its creepy when you are looking at Drakes ass for hours on end, climbing up castles?

Or how about default Male Shepard who is based on a god damn male model, it's why I could never play with default Shepard he looked "too pretty" for a military veteran =).

What the fuck is he going to do with that basketball?

Who cares! Whatever it is, it's gonna be HOT.

Also this thread is real silly.

I still find it terrifying/awesome that Shepard is freakin real.

Thank you all for the pile of PMs directed my way.

To answer @jasonr86's question: He ain't gonna play basketball, if that's what you're wondering.

#124 Posted by tourgen (4228 posts) -

@jadegl: Carano is a mixed martial arts competitor I believe, so yeah, she probably is pretty badass just walking down the street. It's nice to see an actress that doesn't look ridiculous when she's throwing fake strikes. or about to pass out from a 1200kcal diet.

#125 Edited by Animasta (14458 posts) -

@sackmanjones: Yeah when I first saw a picture of the real dude it blew my mind.

he is so much hotter in real life though.]

goddamn

#126 Posted by Solh0und (1679 posts) -

@liquidprince said:

She's pretty. So what? Drake is handsome. So what? They're digital. So what?

#127 Posted by Morbid_Coffee (952 posts) -

The only thing this picture did was make me wish I could shoot hoops with Wrex.

#128 Posted by cbarnes86 (529 posts) -

Drake and Lara should make babies. They would be the most beautiful and kick ass babies of all time.

#129 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -
#130 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -

I don't know, is Nathan Drake too handsome? Would you ask this question if it was a dude?

#131 Edited by golguin (3645 posts) -
#132 Edited by JadeGL (609 posts) -

@tourgen: Yeah, that is kind of how I always viewed my Commander Shepard. I always played her as an in-your-face Vanguard who pretty much just relied on charging and shotgunning, oh and then the nova move in the third game obviously. So I knew that to do the things I was seeing on the screen, she should have been muscular. Then I see her in the romance cut scene and it was like *record scratch* that was sooo not my Shepard. It would have been fine if she was an adept or another *magic* class of ME, but she's a Vanguard! It took me out of the game for a moment, I admit.

Lara, after seeing my husband play most of the game, seems like a good balance to me between attractive and fit. I would say for what her training supposedly was it worked. I have an interesting thought after seeing the game though. What about the next in the series? Lara was put through the ringer and had quite a bit of serious damage done to her. Does she come out in number 2 with perfect porcelain skin and not a scar to be seen? I mean, even my husband was talking about some of the damage modeling and what it was reflecting from the events of the game. You don't just come back perfectly from that. So that will be interesting to see if they just shrug it off or whether they kind of nod to it in the sequel. But that's more of a curiosity I have, and I would understand why they wouldn't put a scar or two on her arms, even if she realistically would have them.

#133 Posted by Humanity (7938 posts) -

Pretty polygon lady.. I'm just disappointed in the model gallery there is no "stroke/smell hair" with Kinect option.

#134 Edited by sirdesmond (1223 posts) -

No she's not pretty enough, also her clothes should be more revealing, also that rape scene was too short.

I love this post.

#135 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1044 posts) -

Yes! She's far too pretty! I can't enjoy this game because I'm always too exhausted from masturbating!

#136 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3625 posts) -

@animasta said:

@thesoutherndandy said:

@sackmanjones: Yeah when I first saw a picture of the real dude it blew my mind.

he is so much hotter in real life though.]

goddamn

You met him? Luckyyy. I wanna meet Garrus. We'd be best friends and hang out all the time and shoot bottles and calibrate things. It would be so great.

#137 Posted by PhantomGardener (446 posts) -
#138 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1783 posts) -

Is Nathan Drake too handsome? Solid/Naked Snake too rugged? Marcus Fenix too beefy?

#139 Posted by Funkydupe (3293 posts) -

@artemesia: YES. Finally someone who understands.

#140 Posted by Ennosuke (59 posts) -

I really like the new Lara! She is pretty of course, but she also seems very natural. Besides the killing part (haha), she could be a person you meet in real life. Her cloth are also very important to create this "image". I mean in many videogames women wear clothes who could be out of a porn or something like that.

#141 Posted by Dacnomaniac (426 posts) -

Bunch of dudes discussing how attractive polygons are....oh, internet.

#142 Posted by Capum15 (4569 posts) -

The only thing this picture did was make me wish I could shoot hoops with Wrex.

Oh god, now I can only think of Krogan basketball.

That would be so fucking terrifying and awesome and bloody.

<camera-shake>Shepaaaaaaard.</camera-shake>

#143 Edited by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

I feel over time they decided to make her look more like the actress playing her. Because she looks alot different in game compared to the game posters.

What a baaaaaaabbbbeeee

#144 Posted by Video_Game_King (34574 posts) -

Since when have I found her attractive?

#145 Posted by ThomasG666 (154 posts) -

For a 14 year old,these cartoonish proportions were the bomb!

#146 Posted by Darji (5295 posts) -

Regardless of that feminisms lady with the earings tropes vs whatever, the truth is most people who play games are males and males enjoy looking at a nice face and pair of tits. It is written in our DNA and stuff. It helps sell, so do it. It enhances the males enjoyment of the video game. Woman are a minority who only play titles such as the sims and popcap games.

No people are like to look at good looking people. That is not a male thing. Woman love to look at good looking women or men as much as we males do. A lot of them love porn like males do. It is a human thing not a gender thing.

#147 Posted by armaan8014 (5253 posts) -

Conan sure likes her:

http://teamcoco.com/video/clueless-gamer-conan-obrien-reviews-tomb-raider

That was freakin hilarious! :D

Sorry for the thread resurrection btw

#148 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Personally, I think she looks a lot more 'realistic' this time around. I know that term gets thrown around a lot, but when coupled with more realistic graphics, the cartoony proportions of the original Lara would have looked weird, to say the least.

I've heard some people think she looks a bit too pretty/busty, but I think she looks fine, and when compared to other female characters attire, I wouldn't really say it's revealing. And no designer is going to make a character look ugly...

Please just shut the fuck up.

Oh yeah, no offense.

#149 Posted by jimmyfenix (3677 posts) -

@kneehighpark said:

Personally, I think she looks a lot more 'realistic' this time around. I know that term gets thrown around a lot, but when coupled with more realistic graphics, the cartoony proportions of the original Lara would have looked weird, to say the least.

I've heard some people think she looks a bit too pretty/busty, but I think she looks fine, and when compared to other female characters attire, I wouldn't really say it's revealing. And no designer is going to make a character look ugly...

Please just shut the fuck up.

Oh yeah, no offense.

mideon and viscera sucked ass!. oh and i agree with ya

#150 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (2590 posts) -

My question is name the last game you played where the protagonist was hideously ugly?

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