Monday, June 6, 2011
Tomb Raider E3 footage
It seems Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was only a teaser for a much bigger project from Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix, which comes in the form of the new Tomb Raider. The game will focus on a young Lara Croft, as she wakes up on an island following a shipwreck. Being an origin story, the game will focus on Lara developing her adventure and survival skills. Both a trailer and gameplay were revealed, and the visuals are pretty impressive thus far, with a very gritty artistice direction charging this new Tomb Raider. The demo highlighted a few quick-time button events (not unlike portions of Resident Evil 4), butrunning and jumping through caverns were the primary focus and there was a real sense of desperation surrounding Lara's escape run. It would not be surprising if this Tomb Raider took a much darker tone, which would seem an obvious marriage with the gritty art style. Either way, Square Enix's cutscene visuals were stunning as ever. My only negative feelings towards the gameplay stemmed from the fact that Lara never shut up the entire time.