The other day my girlfriend jokingly asked: “Is it bad that I kinda want to play the new Tomb Raider game?” Which of course led to me gushing about how they were some of the first games I ever played, and about how much I love them.
But even with that love, I am, as a feminist, skeptical of the newest installation. Luckily, The Border House has me covered.
“The developers tried to create a world without sexism (perhaps in response to the stigma associated with the series). That comes with problems of its own. But in doing so they also created a game that places agency in a woman’s hands.”
It even used the word “agency”, one of my favourite words ever. Fuck yeah!
Not that I really need The Border House’s consent to like a game, warts-or-lack-thereof and all. But it helps!
Combine that with the fact that Bioshock: Infinite came out this week, and is not only awesome, but has Elizabeth as a central character, and I’m feeling pretty good about gaming at the moment. I just wish I had a computer that could run anything beyond Portal.