The executive producer on this game has already decided that "gamers" will not project themselves into Lara, so they're making her this weak, frightened animal so she'll be sympathetic; something to be looked down upon and protected, not considered an equal.
Funny, the Lara I saw in the E3 demo was too busy peppering guys with arrows and stabbing dudes in the throat to bat her eyelashes and beg for help.
Did I miss a trailer where she's tied up and left on a railroad line or something?
Leaving aside the awkward moaning, also not appearing in the E3 demo: Dynamic Rape Scene Action! Now with Quick Time Events.
Oh, objecting to things that you haven't even seen? Well don't mind me, I need a moment to prepare so that I can take you absolutely seriously.
G'head. Take all the time you need. There's already been plenty of talk about how the e3 demos were not representative of the actual games that were being made. Plus, if you'd bothered to read any of the previous posts in this thread, part of my ire is coming from the fact that the executive producer of the game is trotting that scene out like a goddamn selling point. Regardless of what's being shown in that video, the idea that people are "only getting up in arms about this because Lara's a woman and that's hypocritical" is fucking insane. Regardless of how badass she's depicted in that five-minute swathe of gameplay, the fact that they're even bothering to bring rape into the equation is so gender-specific that, yeah, of course it's about the fact that she's a woman.
Again, I'm just as curious as anyone else to see the game, but if you're going to even touch on a topic like rape, you'd better fucking be able to do it in a mature, reasonable manner. Given the way Rosenberg has been talking about the game, it's completely reasonable to object to the idea that the developers are in any way equipped to handle that scene responsibly.