A secret whitepaper and some artworks of the next Tomb Raider game show that Lara Croft’s future is probably lying in the past.
It seems that the game will feature a “rebooted” young Lara and tells how she became to be the well-known archaeologist, the tomb raider we know so well.
The problem is that the whitepaper seems to be released by accident. Neither the script nor the concept art is validated so far – but interesting to look at…
If the rumors are true, Tomb Raider 9 will play in a huge open-world for the first time in the history of the series.
It can be exciting to lead Lara through that scenario like in other adventure games. On the other hand it can destroy the typical Tomb Raider feeling easily.
Though i love adventure games like the “Gothic” series or “Elder Scrolls” and i’m looking forward to “Risen” by Piranha Bytes i’m still not sure if i would like a Tomb Raider game in such style.
My feelings about this are fifty-fifty.
Where are Lara’s Boobies?
This point is clear. When the guys at Crystal Dynamics – who already did a great job with “Legend”, “Anniversary” and “Underworld” – decide to remove Lara Croft’s characteristic balloons and make them look like in the artwork, then my friends, we don’t need Lara Croft no more.
Don’t let Lara Croft look like a flat teeny! She is an icon, maybe the strongest icon of all, the queen of computer generated heroes. Stop cutting here and there. The body proportions of the Underworld-Lara were pretty nice. Come on, don’t be feminists!
More Sex would be nice!
The other ingredients of the recipe for Tomb Raider 9 are simple: More of everything.
More freedom, more violence, more monsters… even more sex? That would to good to be true.
After all, i don’t know where the journey goes to. But i trust Crystal Dynamics, it’s a known fact that i’m a fan of the last 3 parts of the show. I think CD can make the trick to bring Lara’s future into the past…
The game will play before Tomb Raider 1, that’s what the “secret” whitepaper says.
Anyway, good to hear news about good ol´ Lara.