Tomb Raider Details: Realism Is A Primary Focus
If Crystal Dynamics gets this right, it should be the greatest Tomb Raider adventure ever.
Oh come on, we're allowed to be optimistic. Besides, doesn't it look great? The newly revealed details, courtesy of Play Magazine, also point towards a highly accomplished reboot.
It's the gameplay information that gets us excited. The developers are going for something "very realistic," which means Lara will continually react to her environment. If it's a super cold area, for instance, that could negatively affect her in a variety of ways. This is taken to another level if she feels pain; if she's nailed by an arrow or hurt in some way, she'll react in a very human way. She'll scream out and find it difficult to move with the same agility.
The magazine also hints at a large inventory that Lara will have to utilize if she wishes to survive. Some items will be used for puzzles, while others can be used as improvised weapons. It sounds a lot like survival at its best, and it should force us to be both accurate and thoughtful. Oh, and the article also talks about the stellar graphics, but we've already made that assumption based on the early screenshots and amazing debut trailer.
Here's hoping a finalized release date comes our way soon!
Related Game(s): Tomb Raider
1/2/2012 9:11:24 PM Ben Dutka