New Tomb Raider images are appropriately grim, show some gameplay

#1 Posted by benjaebe (2784 posts) -

Over at the Game Informer hub for Tomb Raider, which is the closest thing there is to an official site, they posted some new screenshots today that show some gameplay and interesting mechanics at work. They're also appropriately gritty for the realistic, violent theme they're going for. Head on over to the site for more.

 Here we can see some kind of fire mechanic at work.


 Looks like it might be a quick-time event or maybe standard platforming. Either way it looks like the triggers are being used.


 Is she setting a broken finger back into place? Ouch.
#2 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Die Hard with a D-Cup. 
 
I'm copyrighting that. 
Anyway I dont wanna be that guy, but as someone who works in 3d I guess I have to. What kind of blood is she bleeding that it doesn't smudge or soak off at all in water? And they very clearly reuse the same blood texture on both arms. But again, this is just someone working in 3d suddenly realizing he won't be able to just enjoy things anymore cus Im always looking for this shit now. :-\

#3 Posted by EuanDewar (5100 posts) -

This looks way more fucked up then those initial images suggested. Im now waaaaaaaay more interested.
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#4 Posted by face15 (1306 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" Die Hard with a D-Cup.  I'm copyrighting that. "
Nice.
#5 Edited by RobotHamster (4177 posts) -
@ryanwho: Same here, I can't look at any game anymore without dissecting it apart and finding repeating patterns, or seams or anything like that.
#6 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -

Looks interesting. Haven't really loved a Tomb Raider game since the original.

#7 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@RobotHamster: Now I'm bummed out pretty hard. 
I'm making an effort to know as little about the mechanics of music as possible so this never happens there.
#8 Posted by Scrawnto (2467 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" Die Hard with a D-Cup.  I'm copyrighting that. Anyway I dont wanna be that guy, but as someone who works in 3d I guess I have to. What kind of blood is she bleeding that it doesn't smudge or soak off at all in water? And they very clearly reuse the same blood texture on both arms. But again, this is just someone working in 3d suddenly realizing he won't be able to just enjoy things anymore cus Im always looking for this shit now. :-\ "
You heard it here first: Lara Croft bleeds wax! 
 
But really, I'm still reserving judgement until I see a significant game play demo or, even better, a Quick Look. I would guess I've got half a year until I see anything close to that.
#9 Posted by Zero_ (1977 posts) -

Hey, it's like Die-hard with a D-cup!

#10 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@Zero_: Hey, you can't use that! It's copyrighted!
#11 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I gotta get to the fucking patent office before Destructoid lifts my catchphrase. Those bitches gonna owe me money.

#12 Posted by Gamer_152 (14111 posts) -

Wow, Lara looks messed up. I think there's really room here for them to pull off a good but grittier version of Tomb Raider.

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#13 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

her boobs arent big enough 
 
what the fuck

#15 Posted by RipTheVeins (1546 posts) -

Maybe it's just me making weird associations, but does the blood drippage on her biceps look like the Dethklok logo? 
 




Either way that's the only thing I like about that particular texture, but the rest of the blood textures, whether it be hers or another party's, look pretty nice even if they should be washing off in the rain/puddles even if they were dried and crusted onto her skin at some point.  
#16 Posted by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
"Anyway I dont wanna be that guy, but as someone who works in 3d I guess I have to. What kind of blood is she bleeding that it doesn't smudge or soak off at all in water? And they very clearly reuse the same blood texture on both arms."
That was my first thought seeing these images.
#17 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

They're early shots, still more excited for this than I have been for a Tomb Raider since TR2.

#18 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

Lara Croft has never really been an interesting character to me, but I'm not entirely sure this is the right way to fix that problem.

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