From the gameplay already released for the reboot of action-adventure Tomb Raider, we see a less than experienced Lara Croft take quite a beating from mother nature and her fellow humans. Luckily this wont be common factor throughout the storyline, with the adventurer becoming more confident in the latter stages of the campaign, which leads to her kicking more ass.
“You’ll see a side to Lara that everyone’s been waiting for. As she comes out the other side she’s stronger for it. It’s not purposefully going out-of-the-way to break her down mentally – she’d never become the person we want her to. Every single twist or turn makes you feel like we’re setting up motivation for her to become the character we want”, said brand manager Karl Stewart to Eurogamer during Gamescom.
Stewart went on to explain the opening stages of the game are trying to bring an emotion gamers rarely feel. “She will be set up for the future, but she still won’t be like the Lara at beginning of Tomb Raider 1.” When asked about the recent controversy of a possible rape scene happening in Tomb Raider, the brand manager responded, “What I would say is – play it. We’re trying to bring a specific emotion to the forefront where it becomes ‘kill or be killed’.”
The Tomb Raider reboot will certainly be a change from the previous installments in many ways, with a serious visual upgrade and fresh start to the story, Lara Croft looks like she’s in good hands. Will you be picking up the Tomb Raider on March 5th?
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