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Tomb Raider sacrifices a good story for a deeper meaning

VB - Tomb Raider’s story does nothing amazing: A cult led by a charismatic leader wants to sacrifice a human or two so that they can escape the island of Yamatai. They commit other brutal acts along the way, but that comes with the territory of crazy cults. Then our protagonist, Lara Croft, washes ashore and tells them that they’re doing it wrong. Violence ensues. Nothing special here. Predictable, in fact. I called so many plot points in this game that I should’ve started a drinking game with myself.

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N0S3LFESTEEM1138d ago

I still failed to find the deeper meaning even after reading the article. If the deeper meaning meant spikes going through Lara's head then yeah it had a lot of that.

Sharius1138d ago

though i platiumed that game but somehow i still this game miss something, something in gameplay which doesn't fit in the adventure and something in combat which isnt enough to satify me in shooter

Zizi1138d ago

I think the reboot Tomb Raider bombards players with its philosophical depth. I tweet some quotes in it, anyway. Hahah...

This time, Tomb Raider really hooked me up. Awesome gameplay and set-pieces from start to finish. :)

wallis1138d ago

Depth is earned through a strong narrative. You can fall back on baser manipulations, be they jump scares in horror or a random tragedy in a romance, they will never reach the brilliance of a well crafted storyline that earns its emotional impact. It's not a sacrifice it's just a shortcut that can be used that at times has its benefits but you'll never ever beat a narrative that earns every ounce of emotional and intellectual depth.