Submitted by Joannes 1150d ago | news

Tomb Raider replaces puzzles with "a smart and resourceful Lara"

Tomb Raider’s global brand director has highlighted the sort of puzzles we’ll be tackling in the upcoming reboot and how they tie into both the storyline and Lara’s characterisation. (Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft, PC, PS3, Square Enix, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

ninjahunter  +   1150d ago
Wait this is Lara croft were talking about here isnt it?

MysticStrummer  +   1150d ago
Translation : " We know today's gamer doesn't have the attention span to solve old school Tomb Raider puzzles, so we left them out to cater to the masses. " ...which sucks because the original TR games were the best, and the puzzles were a big part of that.
BattleAxe  +   1150d ago
On to bigger and better things. Personally I think the TR games lacked any real story telling, so I welcome the change.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1150d ago
How is getting rid of puzzles necessary for better story telling?

I personally think it's bullcrap.
Tomb Raider was mostly about exploration, not combat.
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Hicken  +   1149d ago
Bigger and better? I'm not sure what you mean by that, and I don't think you are, either.

And as Nathan said, puzzles really don't have anything to do with storytelling.
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   1150d ago
sometimes change is not good, TR is dead
NeoTribe  +   1150d ago
Tomb raider has been dead forawhile now. There taking tips from uncharted and are actually making a tomb raider worth playing.
gamer7804  +   1150d ago
As a tombraider fan, this reboot worries me, if they want to change everything, just make a new IP...

I for one enjoyed the 80% exploration and 20% combat.

But to hear the iconic puzzles are gone is troubling.

This was a day 1 purchase for me, but now i might wait til the price drops significantly and certainly after reviews come out.
isarai  +   1150d ago
HAHAHAHA you won't be getting my money then
DivineAssault  +   1150d ago
smart and resourceful laura will only be 10hrs long too.. smh i really want this game but $60 for such a short game doesnt seem worth it unless theres replay value..
Parappa  +   1150d ago
Not sure who the main character is for this game but it certaintly isn't Lara Croft and this definitely doesn't look like it will be a Tomb Raider game.
pandehz  +   1149d ago
Why is it essential to have a puzzle?

Why not something different?
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itisokbro  +   1149d ago
If anyone took the time to actually watch the video they'd realize the 'smart resourceful Lara' is just a fancy way to say puzzles. They'd also hear this lovely quote, "there will be plenty of riddles, challenge tombs and puzzles." But no let's judge an entire game from an article title.

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