A lot of the criticism seems to be like "WHY IS IT ALWAYS RAPE THAT A WOMAN HAS TO DEAL WITH?" From idiots who don't seem to have looked at anything else about the game: Lara gets faced with just about every imaginable challenge. That's the whole point of the game. What fire forged this badass?
How to become an "indie game developer": Dye your hair a bright color, take a strategically angled profile pic, create a Tumblr account, fight on Twitter all day, and under NO CIRCUMSTANCES ever create an actual game.