This game can't be on my good graces... 1) I don't care to see Laura go through all that crap, if it's bad ass Laura, then fine, but this is certainly not the nut-cracking Miss Croft we all know, 2) if they had named the game something else, I would have been pissed at the similarities.
There's enough tormented heroes/heroines, did they really have to go and do that to Laura? She's not freaking Batman.
As for the actual scene in question... that was as close to a rape as a toyota prius is to a formula 1 car. Dude got kneed in the jewels, had his ear ripped off, AND got shot in the face.... if only reality would be as kind to rapist. Anyways, moral of the story? DON'T RAPE PEOPLE!... or animals... or things...