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Posted by LlamaLlama (174 posts) -

Today, I learnt that a new Tomb Raider is coming out. Now I've never been really interested in the Tomb Raider games, but the announcement kinda captured my attention. For some reason, I have some hope for this game, despite the little information released. If you want to reboot a franchise, you need a new or deeper characterization for the character. A reboot has to offer something new and exciting about the character as well, not just the gameplay.  
 
I like adventure-action games. I'm playing through Enslaved (stupid university) and I would love the chance to play the Uncharted games, but alas, when I picked out consoles, Mass Effect won out over Uncharted and decided which console I would buy, but every once and while I have an itch to go out and buy a PS3 so I can play that amazing looking series. However, I've always had an inversion to playing Tomb Raider games because I can't take the character seriously. From what I've seen, Lara has always been about the T&A, especially since you'll be staring at her backside for the entirity of the game.  
 
I've never been able to take her seriously, but now may be different. It's pure speculation, but I see hope in the cover of the Game Informer magazine. See, the focus is entirely on her face, not on her breasts and not showing any midriff or tight fitting costume. I'd like to play the game, if I can take her seriously as a female character. Sure, I like the eye-candy as much as the next guy, but I much rather care about the character because of a compelling or interesting characterization, rather than material that makes her into a sexual object.  
 
So, I'll wait for information. Hopefully, this series will have a compelling Lara Croft to play as. And if she's still as sexy, well, bonus.
#1 Posted by LlamaLlama (174 posts) -

Today, I learnt that a new Tomb Raider is coming out. Now I've never been really interested in the Tomb Raider games, but the announcement kinda captured my attention. For some reason, I have some hope for this game, despite the little information released. If you want to reboot a franchise, you need a new or deeper characterization for the character. A reboot has to offer something new and exciting about the character as well, not just the gameplay.  
 
I like adventure-action games. I'm playing through Enslaved (stupid university) and I would love the chance to play the Uncharted games, but alas, when I picked out consoles, Mass Effect won out over Uncharted and decided which console I would buy, but every once and while I have an itch to go out and buy a PS3 so I can play that amazing looking series. However, I've always had an inversion to playing Tomb Raider games because I can't take the character seriously. From what I've seen, Lara has always been about the T&A, especially since you'll be staring at her backside for the entirity of the game.  
 
I've never been able to take her seriously, but now may be different. It's pure speculation, but I see hope in the cover of the Game Informer magazine. See, the focus is entirely on her face, not on her breasts and not showing any midriff or tight fitting costume. I'd like to play the game, if I can take her seriously as a female character. Sure, I like the eye-candy as much as the next guy, but I much rather care about the character because of a compelling or interesting characterization, rather than material that makes her into a sexual object.  
 
So, I'll wait for information. Hopefully, this series will have a compelling Lara Croft to play as. And if she's still as sexy, well, bonus.
#2 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

I hope they make her tits waaaay bigger in this one. And shorten her hot pants.

#3 Posted by gamb1t (964 posts) -

We shall wait and see.

#4 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3482 posts) -

Lara Croft has never been a good character. It's funny really, I was having an argument with my friend about which character is more like-able: Nathan Drake or Lara Croft. He's a gorram fool for liking Lara Croft as a character. I did however (unlike many people) like Underworld^^         

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