Regarding Lara's Wounds

#1 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Started playing this yesterday. Initially she falls onto a giant spike, pulls it out, and never addresses treatment of the wound; however, when she comes across that one dude who had his leg chomped on by wolves she starts freaking out about taking care of it.

Why does this game make no sense?

#2 Edited by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

You could argue that because she cares about the dude who got the leg chomped off, she freaks out.

#3 Posted by Zeik (2553 posts) -

That spike through the abdomen is the one big thing that really bugged me about that game. The fact that she never treats it and just magically recovers is just too jarringly obvious.

#4 Posted by Brenderous (1105 posts) -

Wasn't there a scene where she cauterizes it?

#5 Edited by TheHT (11526 posts) -

I did like however that it seemed to act up on her later on in the game.

#6 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@zeik said:

That spike through the abdomen is the one big thing that really bugged me about that game. The fact that she never treats it and just magically recovers is just too jarringly obvious.

That's kinda how it happens in movies and books too. "But he just got shot in the chest!" ... "Bullet went all the way through" .. "oh ok, it's safe then"
And then I just chuckle and go "Ah, if only fiction was realistic, then you would hurt a lot, Mr. Hero!"

#7 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Wasn't there a scene where she cauterizes it?

Yes. She does. It all most seems like no one in this thread got that far.

#8 Posted by Zeik (2553 posts) -

@brenderous said:

Wasn't there a scene where she cauterizes it?

Yes. She does. It all most seems like no one in this thread got that far.

Way way later in the game, after she had gone through extraordinary feats of physical endurance. Stabbing a hot metal arrow into your side doesn't suddenly cure you.

#9 Posted by Legion_ (1425 posts) -

viddja gamez

#10 Edited by believer258 (12005 posts) -

@zeik said:

@the_laughing_man said:

@brenderous said:

Wasn't there a scene where she cauterizes it?

Yes. She does. It all most seems like no one in this thread got that far.

Way way later in the game, after she had gone through extraordinary feats of physical endurance. Stabbing a hot metal arrow into your side doesn't suddenly cure you.

She could have, conceivably, stopped bleeding, but she would still need medical attention immediately because now she's got a harsh burn wound.

I could get past the "hole in stomach for entire game' bit, but what bugs me is the bear trap she steps in and then walks off like it's nothing. NO, IT'S NOT NOTHING, YOUR FOOT NEARLY GOT CUT OFF. You shouldn't even be able to hobble on it, much less murder thousands of dudes, solve physics puzzles, and jump around like George of the Fucking Jungle!

#11 Edited by Yummylee (22067 posts) -

Because Tomb Raider is a hardcore, gritty survival epic shoved into an extravagant action game. It's fun, but my God do I wish it would have stopped taking itself so seriously. It's precisely why whenever Nate got into serious injury but just shrugged it off, it's easier to ignore because of how light-hearted it generally takes itself. Though the moment in Uncharted 2 where Nate's been shot in the gut yet can still manage to take on a whole horde of soldiers is definitely super jarring, even by Uncharted's level of reality.

#12 Posted by Cirdain (3100 posts) -

@zeik said:

@the_laughing_man said:

@brenderous said:

Wasn't there a scene where she cauterizes it?

Yes. She does. It all most seems like no one in this thread got that far.

Way way later in the game, after she had gone through extraordinary feats of physical endurance. Stabbing a hot metal arrow into your side doesn't suddenly cure you.

She could have, conceivably, stopped bleeding, but she would still need medical attention immediately because now she's got a harsh burn wound.

I could get past the "hole in stomach for entire game' bit, but what bugs me is the bear trap she steps in and then walks off like it's nothing. NO, IT'S NOT NOTHING, YOUR FOOT NEARLY GOT CUT OFF. You shouldn't even be able to hobble on it, much less murder thousands of dudes, solve physics puzzles, and jump around like George of the Fucking Jungle!

But that aside I really did love this game.

That 1 hour long fire sequence is crazy. Oh and when you get that composite bow, golly golly golly gosh.

#13 Posted by rjayb89 (7726 posts) -

If she had that medicine from that other game where someone is impaled onto an antagonistic rebar, maybe this would all make more sense.

#14 Posted by TheHT (11526 posts) -

@yummylee: The bit before you get the lighter in Tomb Raider when you're taking damage just for jumping and stuff was pretty good though. If they did something like that after Drake got shot I don't think it would've been nearly as off-putting as it was.

#15 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@zeik said:

@the_laughing_man said:

@brenderous said:

Wasn't there a scene where she cauterizes it?

Yes. She does. It all most seems like no one in this thread got that far.

Way way later in the game, after she had gone through extraordinary feats of physical endurance. Stabbing a hot metal arrow into your side doesn't suddenly cure you.

She could have, conceivably, stopped bleeding, but she would still need medical attention immediately because now she's got a harsh burn wound.

I could get past the "hole in stomach for entire game' bit, but what bugs me is the bear trap she steps in and then walks off like it's nothing. NO, IT'S NOT NOTHING, YOUR FOOT NEARLY GOT CUT OFF. You shouldn't even be able to hobble on it, much less murder thousands of dudes, solve physics puzzles, and jump around like George of the Fucking Jungle!

I can only assume the bear trap is rustly and broken as hell.

#16 Edited by Brenderous (1105 posts) -

@zeik said:

@the_laughing_man said:

@brenderous said:

Wasn't there a scene where she cauterizes it?

Yes. She does. It all most seems like no one in this thread got that far.

Way way later in the game, after she had gone through extraordinary feats of physical endurance. Stabbing a hot metal arrow into your side doesn't suddenly cure you.

I wasn't implying it would cure it. My point was that she "addressed" it, which is what the "OP" had mentioned. But I mean yeah, that ain't gonna do much for the wound.

#17 Edited by JasonR86 (9744 posts) -

@vinchenzo:

It gets addressed later in the game. Not perfectly, but better then most games with characters who get injured.

#18 Edited by Abendlaender (2838 posts) -

Cause it's a game.

#19 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Yeah guys, I'm only like 25% in so I didn't get to any cauterizing part. Seems like after getting impaled in the abdomen you'd need immediate medical attention though. I'm not some skinny and athletic girl but I am a mildly strong male and I surely wouldn't be able to do half the platforming, much less killing hundreds of men, without a wound much less with one.

Cause it's a game.

A fair assesment if the game hadn't tried to impose such a "realistic" angle to everything it does. Games should be consistent in the way they address all of this. They could have simply just let her fall onto the ground without hitting a spike. It wouldn't have changed the game drastically and would clear up some minor issues. All that being said it the game is still fun I'm just confused as to why they chose to include this, forget about it, then magically address it.

#20 Posted by Abendlaender (2838 posts) -

@vinchenzo: I know, I know and you are of course 100% right but...if you want to enjoy that game you just have to accept that....in the end not a lot about it makes sense ;)

#21 Posted by crithon (3340 posts) -

actually even if she a millionaire and can get reconstructive surgery or plastic surgery to heal those wounds from scaring.... I think it'd be an interesting direction if they kept the scars on lara and made her into this punk rocker mad max style character.

Loaded up the game with tressfx, and the hair didn't load up she had this buzz cut going with the scars.... it made her look like it fit her character

#22 Posted by Humanity (9604 posts) -

@brenderous said:

Wasn't there a scene where she cauterizes it?

Yes. She does. It all most seems like no one in this thread got that far.

Sexism. Misogyny. Narrative Dissonance.

Pretty much what people want to remember about that great game.

#23 Posted by Rick_Fingers (523 posts) -

Eh I get where you're coming from, but it's no more jarring than regenerating health in a Call of Duty game, which takes the whole soldiering thing with an equivalent level of seriousness

#24 Posted by Brenderous (1105 posts) -

@humanity: Man, y'know what was great about that game? The combat. And exploring. Could have used a few more tombs and maybe have them be a little more involved, but still. What a fun game.

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