Monday 5 November 2012

Tomb Raider 2013: Trailer

I'm a massive Tomb Raider fan and I have been since 1996, when I first laid eyes on Lara Croft. I love Tomb Raider and I'm very excited for the new game that's coming out early next year. It's already caused a lot controversy from the so called 'rape scene' where no one gets raped. It seems like we've been waiting forever to get our greedy little hands on a copy of a brand new Tomb raider, but like so many games before it, Lara's latest outing has been pushed back and pushed back, but it's not long now until it's released and I'm getting a little bit excited.

Is it just me or does she look a bit like Cheryl Cole these days?

"Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold."
Interesting stuff, so the game looks into exploring how Lara came to be and what happened to her to make her into the iconic character she is. When you think of Lara Croft, you think of a strong, cool woman who could handle herself in any situation but not this girl, she whimpers, cries, yelps, grunts and queefs (well maybe not) her way through the trailer, and has been critiqued by some as a form of playable torture porn. Shall we have a little look at it?
 The opening in the underground cave makes it look more like a horror film then an adventure game, and reminds me a little of the 'Descent' just minus the monsters. Before long, she manages to struggle her way out, and begins her desperate attempt to escape this nightmare, but there's no way out. She needs to survive and how can she do that? By lighting a fire with matches, which I imagine would have been a bit wet if she had them in her pockets, and with the help of a bow and arrow, thank you random corpse. It's very Katniss from the 'The Hunger Games' and I feel like we've seen a lot of young woman with a bow and arrow recently, well just two. Long gone are the iconic duel pistols, I miss them already. It's interesting to hear Lara apologise to the deer before she kills and eats it, when in her later  life she happily kills endangered species at the drop of a hat, I mean you find the last T-rex in the world and you go and shoot it, come on love!
We are then bombarded with a montage of Lara's journey. She runs into some old friends and a few new ones, gets herself tied up, escapes, is the victim of the taboo attempted rape before she finally gets her hands on a gun, and that's when the good stuff kicks in. This game looks amazing, brand new but still with some of those classic Tomb Raider moves and style we've come to know and love over the years. The setting and design looks breathtaking, in both glorious sunlight and dark stormy night. The gameplay looks pretty good as well, if not as open as I would hope for, but I'll wait until I've played it for myself before I make my mind up. I'm really looking forward to the 5th of March when it's finally released.
The trailer ends with Lara  as she declares "I hate Tombs" - don't worry love, you'll grow to love them. Let me know what you think, feel free to comment, follow, like, plus and share.


  1. The series has lost its way in recent years but this looks amazing! I hope it's a return to form for Lara, as she hasn't been portrayed right in so long!

  2. Your right, I haven't enjoyed the last few games as much, apart from Anniversary, that was an amazing game.