@video_game_king: Yeah I checked there, seems to have disappeared. It's not the biggest thing in the world, but I do like it when sites are upfront with how they score games. Considering GiantBomb uses an unusual, less granular scale for reviewing, I think it would come in handy.
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I remember a page that explained GiantBomb's style of content, and what they cover. More importantly, said page explained their review scale. Where did that page go? For the love of god I can't find it.
Good points, and I agree with what you said. I see what you're getting at -- that by bringing up this question of her attractiveness, we are setting a standard in which we judge women based on their beauty. And yeah, it's weird how I run into debates about women's looks in games more than guys, and let's be honest, guys are usually way more fit than an average male would be.
I'm a fan of Alan Wake on that note. Runs 5 seconds, out of breath :P
To people suggesting my topic was a waste, I just wanted to hear diff. opinions. I also brought it up to see if some people thought that any controversy regarding her looks would be a waste of time.
I'm fine with the way she looks, and as some people stated, we don't expect male characters to look ugly either. Just look at Nathan Drake for example.
Personally, I think she looks a lot more 'realistic' this time around. I know that term gets thrown around a lot, but when coupled with more realistic graphics, the cartoony proportions of the original Lara would have looked weird, to say the least.
I've heard some people think she looks a bit too pretty/busty, but I think she looks fine, and when compared to other female characters attire, I wouldn't really say it's revealing. And no designer is going to make a character look ugly...
Yeah, I'm reviewing it for another site, and I agree. The main problem I have with the game is that it focuses way too much on other vehicles. Don't get me wrong, I like using the jetpack and skis and such, but the motorcycle isn't the main attraction anymore, and it is the one vehicle that handles the best.
I don't mind the director, but I do feel that a lot of the levels that still require a high degree of skill have a lot of setpiece moments that get in the way. There is one level in particular where you have to chase thugs down the busy street, and there is a lot going on. It's very easy to hit explosives and bail, or switch lanes into a vehicle.
Still a fun game. My site doesn't use scores, but I would give it a 4/5. To me the original was a 5/5.
I would love to see a review or a quick look, even though I have already finished the game. I think GiantBomb might be planning to do one, because there was an article that mentioned that Jeff went to find a copy at a Best Buy (to no success....)