Lara Croft is more interesting than she has been in years. Square Enix’s new Tomb Raider will take a large step back to when our beloved Lara was only 21 years old and in search of adventure.
Little did she know that the adventure would make its way to her. The younger, frightened Lara will draw you in to the story that made her who she is today. Things don’t go according to plan as Lara ends up shipwrecked on a mysterious island and held captive by an unknown enemy. Is it a coincidence?
We know her better than that! Tomb Raider is primarily about survival and the maps will consist of open environments to explore.
It is going to be a visceral, emotional experience as Lara is not yet a strong fighter and must learn the hardships of surviving in the wild. The story is very much character based, and in the way we see Lara express fear and anxiety during the opening ordeal, that certainly seems true.
Forget about Angelina Jolie and her over-exaggerated female attributes, this will be a definite ‘facelift’ for the Tomb Raider series.
Release Date: Sep 2012
Platforms: PC, PS3, X360