Franchise reboots are always controversial. Many gamers don’t want to see their favorite games ruined by a new title. Others think the games are stale and need to come at a new angle. The unfortunate reality is that many reboots end up hurting a series rather than helping. Crystal Dynamics hit the nail on the head.
For the past 17 years, fans have known Lara Croft to be an adventurer who never wavers. She doesn’t worry about the obstacles she will face or the enemies who will appear. For those 17 years, she’s been portrayed as a mature woman with large… guns. We know about her family’s past, especially the emphasis about her father, the great archaeologist. Lara follows in his footsteps, battling mortals and immortals alike. However, we never knew the true beginning of Lara Croft before she was the tomb raider extraordinaire.