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New Tomb Raider is a prequel/reboot.

If you're like me you're probably pretty sick of Tomb Raider. Especially if you've actually played any of them before "Lara Croft and the Guardians of Light" -- which sounds dangerously close to a Harry Potter title.

Well they aren't done with her yet. In fact they've unbraided her hair, muddied up her face, and taken years off her life with this next reboot. All we have to go off of is this image:

You have a smudge of dirt right... no... no... there! no wait there's more.
Apparently we're going to learn all about Lara's past, and how she came to be the treasure hunter we all know, but not all love. This one will be called "Lara Croft: The Evolution". As of right now those are all the details we get, but it is interesting to me (keep an eye here for updates).

Tomb Raider has been one of those games for me that has some appeal. There are puzzles to be solved, some gunplay, vivid and beautiful scenery, and Tigers! This seemed like an unstoppable combination until you actually played more than 1 or 2.

The original Tomb Raiders were groundbreaking. Before then nobody else had puzzles quite like it; Well not on such grand a scale and with such pretty graphics (for the time). Additionally the main character was an attractive gun wielding woman with an unrealistic barbie figure.

Yeah boy check out dem polygonzzzzz!
After that though, they didn't really know what they were doing. They started hiring models to be the "Official Lara Croft" but that hit some snags along the way. Their stories also got quite ridiculous, even in recent memory with "Tomb Raider: Underworld"; There's a Lara Croft clone, there's a woman with angel wings, and a bunch of mumbly jumbly powers -- it's all just so dumb now.

Lara Croft and the Guardians of Light actually gave me some hope though. Brad and I have been playing it online, and I gotta admit SquareEnix acquiring Eidos might have really helped this damsel in distress. So if that game is any indication of future quality from the Crystal Dynamics team, I'm very hopeful.

Anyway, here's the link again if you wanna continue to follow it.


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