Tomb Raider Reboot To Be Revealed In Game Informer

#51 Posted by ProfessorEss (7523 posts) -

I'm just taking a stab in the dark, but my money is on this "reboot" will suck.
The next "reboot" will be poor to mediocre as well.
The next "reboot" after that will be the good one.
The sequel will be pretty good too.
The third one will suck.

#52 Edited by leebmx (2235 posts) -

on Dec. 6, 2010
Now this is a Lara Croft I can get behind.
 
 
@keef: I just spat coffee all over my keyboard
#53 Posted by SuperSambo (2885 posts) -
@Overwatch said:
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" Wasn't this posted a few hours ago on the forums?  "

Most of the news/trailers posted on GB is already on the forums hours before, more often than not. "
It's the sad truth when there's only a couple of guys living normal lives that post the news here. Back when I was writing for an awesome but not-so-top-tier website, much of the front page stuff came from forums and other sites. It goes on the front door so the folks who don't browse the forums daily and don't traverse to other gaming news sites often still get the news (don't say they don't exist. Since I left SG, I only go to GB but I barely browse the forums, so we are out there.) I never would have seen this otherwise. "
I don't begrudge them for having the users beat them to the punch with gaming news and updates as of course small team bleh bleh blah, but with how long it can take for them catch on is a little silly. Sometimes it's days before GB happen to take notice. "
I personally think that it doesn't matter that much. We get most of the big announcements from Twitter or Facebook anyway. And does couple hours of delay really matter? And most important thing to keep in mind, Giant Bomb is not a news heavy web site. We get only a few news about games here (no lawsuits, no business things, etc.).   There are lots of sites (blogs like Kotaku for example) for gamers who need to catch news as it happens. And I don't think there are many gamers that are visiting only one website about videogames and nothing else.  Not trying to sound preachy or too defensive, I just don't think that Giant Bomb's couple hours delay is such a big deal. Giant Bomb is a different website. "
Ive always seen the news on GB as more of an archive thing rather than an up-to-date source. If you want that then go to kotaku.
#54 Posted by Sweep (8983 posts) -

I wish publishers could develop some new IPs instead of constantly trying to resell us the last generation of games with shiny new graphics. Does anyone really care about Lara Croft at this point? Tomb Raider 2 was fantastic, don't get me wrong - but Ms Croft has already demonstrated multiple times her inability to keep up with the current generation of hardware.

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#55 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

Good for Lara. I have enjoyed her games :) Also her new look... hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot...

#56 Posted by OneManX (1693 posts) -

I'm guessing this time around... Ms Croft wont have giant boobs

#57 Edited by Overwatch (271 posts) -
@SuperSambo said: 

Ive always seen the news on GB as more of an archive thing rather than an up-to-date source. If you want that then go to kotaku. "

Exactly. You sir did nicely say in one sentence what I tried to explain in three paragraphs :).
#58 Posted by Tsai (96 posts) -

Hey! it's Squall! 
 
I'm guessing she won't have nice big boobies this time :( Boooo :(
  
Her/his hair style is already very Final Fantasy ish :( I bet it's clothing will have straps and belts all over :)

#59 Posted by DarkTravesty (329 posts) -
@Sir_Ragnarok said:
" Lara Croft. Still hot.  "
#60 Posted by SunKing (686 posts) -
@Sweep said:
" I wish publishers could develop some new IPs instead of constantly trying to resell us the last generation of games with shiny new graphics. Does anyone really care about Lara Croft at this point? "
I'm barely able to stifle a yawn when I hear the words "Lara Croft" on a video games site. It's like a Pavlovian response. Still, on the off chance, why the hell not? It may actually turn out to be interesting.
#61 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2221 posts) -

Damn, this is the third reboot this generation.

#62 Posted by LibraryDues (335 posts) -

Maybe it's going to try to be Uncharted for people without a PS3 ala Dante's Inferno being God of War for people without a PS3.  Really seems like the only place to take this series that makes any sense.  

#63 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2732 posts) -

There's something wrong with her face. It looks weird.

#64 Posted by HandsomeMuffin (108 posts) -

Seems interesting, looking forward to what this is gonna look like.

#65 Posted by Bennyishere (1685 posts) -

Cool girls don't look at sinking ships.

#66 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -

Oh no! She's a dirty girl!

#67 Posted by golguin (4052 posts) -

I like dirty girls.

#68 Posted by SuperSambo (2885 posts) -
@LibraryDues said:
" Maybe it's going to try to be Uncharted for people without a PS3 ala Dante's Inferno being God of War for people without a PS3.  Really seems like the only place to take this series that makes any sense.   "
Was that really how it was billed (DI) ? It fell way short of that bar!
#69 Posted by ___pocalypse (554 posts) -

huh. That's not really how I would picture a young Laura Croft looking. Ship wrecked or not, I don't understand why she would have a mullet :/ 
 
I've never been super into the Tomb Raider series so this isn't very exciting news for me. Maybe it will be good, though.

#70 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -

Might be worth a look, still need to finish guardian of light though

#71 Posted by Methusalah (3 posts) -

I really don't understand why they are "rebooting" this series again.  Legend and Anniversary were both great games, but whatever.  As long as most of the game's focus is on climbing and platforming, I'll be happy.  Wouldn't mind if they threw in a decent camera as well.

#72 Posted by wrecks (2318 posts) -

Nice lips.

#73 Posted by stafax (283 posts) -

Is this like the 5th time that they've tried to reboot the series and give her a "new look"?

#74 Posted by ManaByte (17 posts) -

I really, really, hope it doesn't turn out to be just an Uncharted clone.

#75 Posted by TheHBK (5563 posts) -

Another Reboot?  They should just go the Mario route and make Tomb Raider games that have nothing to do with each other really except a similar cast of characters.  Now what if they made the game play more like Uncharted, but was more puzzle focused like the first game?

#76 Posted by Cybexx (1226 posts) -

I'm intrigued even knowing the success rate of gritty reboots. Since this is supposed to be her first adventure I am kind of glad they did not go back to the pig-tailed teen Lara Croft from The Last Revelation.  
 
I enjoyed Legend and Underworld more than most people seemed to, even Anniversary was kind of cool. I am surprised they are straight up calling this 'Tomb Raider' after they dropped the title entirely for Lara Croft and the Guardian of the Light. I assume this means tombs will be raided?

#77 Posted by Teoball (641 posts) -

I really liked the last reboot. Legend, Anniversary and Underworld are great games. Don't really see why this is happening.
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#78 Posted by MushroomSamba (171 posts) -
@Kontrapunkt said:
Added : "There are brutal deaths in the game this time. One is described as a deranged man stabbing Lara in the chest and then closing her eyes after she's dead. Another includes a boulder falling on her leg to trap her before another falls and crushes her head. "  Oh dear. "
What the fuck? That sounds awesome.
#79 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -
@stafax said:
" Is this like the 5th time that they've tried to reboot the series and give her a "new look"? "
I'm not sure why people keep saying this.  The only reboot has been when Crystal Dynamics took over with the Legend series.  Unless you count the download title, but that was more of a spin-off and was supposed to be completely separate.
 
@LibraryDues said:
" Maybe it's going to try to be Uncharted for people without a PS3 ala Dante's Inferno being God of War for people without a PS3.  Really seems like the only place to take this series that makes any sense.   "

It's an open world survival game, so I'd guess not.  Which is definitely a good thing.  Uncharted was essentially Tomb Raider lite to begin with.  Less puzzles and exploration, more combat/action scenes. 
#80 Edited by Cornman89 (1579 posts) -

Fuck, Lara. Are you OK?

#81 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

 The only thing that needs a re-boot are the controls. Assassins Creed and the last 2 Prince of Persia games took what Tomb Raider tried to do and nailed it. If Crystal Dynamics still can't at least attempt to emulate them this time round they should really knock Tomb Raider on the head.

#82 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -
@ManaByte said:
" I really, really, hope it doesn't turn out to be just an Uncharted clone. "
Hmm, how else can they make it then?  A modern adventure game that takes place in exotic locations and features basic platforming and traversal stuff will end up feeling like Uncharted.  She does have a bow though so that could be different... I've never played a Tomb Raider game except on a playstation in a hotel though so I cant' even remember how those games are supposed to play.  
#83 Posted by JJOR64 (19070 posts) -

God damn.  Everything is getting a reboot nowadays.

#84 Edited by MushroomSamba (171 posts) -
@jonnyboy said:

"  The only thing that needs a re-boot are the controls. Assassins Creed and the last 2 Prince of Persia games took what Tomb Raider tried to do and nailed it. If Crystal Dynamics still can't at least attempt to emulate them this time round they should really knock Tomb Raider on the head. "

I don't know about the PoP series, but the AC games definitely have some kinks in the controls. They've gotten better with each game, but I don't think they've "nailed it" just yet. 
 
And also, the platforming is completely different in the original TR games and the AC series. Not very comparable, IMO.
#85 Posted by wsowen02 (325 posts) -

Sounds really cool but that Lara Croft looks REALLY ugly.

#86 Posted by Mechanized (340 posts) -

I don't get why people are hating on the new Lara look. She looks gorgeous. Well, except for all the dirt and the busted lip. It's right on the corner too so you know it hurts like a son of a bitch. The way that string for the bow and arrow(?) she has on is sitting makes it look like she may have a boob reduction though. Not necessarily bad, I always liked her butt more. :)

#87 Posted by UItros (20 posts) -

Cool, after this fall and holiday title releases, I ran out of games to look forward to besides Dragon Age 2, Portal 2 and GoW 3 :>

#88 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -
@Chop said:
" Also, I'm not sure why people are accusing the Tomb Raider series of rebooting constantly. It's  had one reboot as far as I know and that wasn't even a proper, full start over. Maybe you idiots should actually make sure you know what you're talking about before spouting nonsense. You look like morons. "
The Lara Croft downloadable title was technically billed to some degree as a "reboot" as well, you idiot.
 
Even a total douchebag can remember that the terrible Angel of Darkness game was definitely called a reboot, though, with a completely new style and different take on the character and gameplay.  Just because it completely failed, doesn't mean it shouldn't count, moron.
 
See how using personal attacks makes you look like  a dick and completely invalidates any point you try to make?  Yeah, try to avoid it in the future.
#89 Posted by tourgen (4542 posts) -

So is this just a action-adventure game that's not good enough to stand on it's own, so it gets the Tomb Raider name?

#90 Posted by JackSukeru (5967 posts) -

Haven't tried a Tomb Raider game since 2, which I sorta liked for a while until I got stuck at the second level. 
 
I kinda promised myself at one point that I would play another installment in this series if one turned out good. But Anniversary and Legend, which were reportedly so, sorta just came and went without me anyway. 
 
Never liked the character, but if this game turns out good, I'll consider it.

#91 Posted by Toms115 (2317 posts) -
@tourgen said:
" So is this just a action-adventure game that's not good enough to stand on it's own, so it gets the Tomb Raider name? "
looks like it's going to be a survival game, not action adventure.
#92 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

This is pretty wild. I just played my first Tomb Raider game, Anniversary and while I was playing it, caught the movie on TV, it was okay. And now this, crazy.

#93 Posted by Jost1 (2078 posts) -

This looks cool!

#94 Posted by blaakmawf (543 posts) -

So... this is news about news that hasn't happened yet?

#95 Edited by Hector (3380 posts) -

Wow! So excited for this. Just finished playing Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and want more Tomb Raider.

#96 Posted by KnifeySpoony (1167 posts) -

Why is she covered in poo?

#97 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

I'll give this a chance. They could do something very cool with the Lara Croft character so I want to see what they can do.

#98 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

REALLY liking this new Lara.
#99 Posted by bness42 (2 posts) -

Looks like it's make-it-or-break-it time for this franchise...

#100 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -
@Wrighteous86 said:
" @Chop said:
" Also, I'm not sure why people are accusing the Tomb Raider series of rebooting constantly. It's  had one reboot as far as I know and that wasn't even a proper, full start over. Maybe you idiots should actually make sure you know what you're talking about before spouting nonsense. You look like morons. "
The Lara Croft downloadable title was technically billed to some degree as a "reboot" as well, you idiot.  Even a total douchebag can remember that the terrible Angel of Darkness game was definitely called a reboot, though, with a completely new style and different take on the character and gameplay.  Just because it completely failed, doesn't mean it shouldn't count, moron.  See how using personal attacks makes you look like  a dick and completely invalidates any point you try to make?  Yeah, try to avoid it in the future. "
Angel of Darkness was most definitely not a reboot, it continued the story from the original games.  Like I said earlier, the only time the series has been rebooted is when Crystal Dynamics took over with the Legend series.
The Guardian of Light could be considered a reboot, but it didn't actually reboot the story.  It still fit into the Legend/Underworld style but was meant to be more of a side game/spin off.  Hence them dropping the TR title from it.
 
The reboot here seems completely unnecessary though, as there was nothing wrong with the story and characters that were set up in Legend and since this is a prequel there wouldn't need to be too many connections to those games anyway.  Just seems a shame as we'll likely lose Amanda (who would have been great, considering this is multiplayer and it would be before her massive emo turn) and everything else good Crystal Dynamics brought previously.

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