Lara too Pretty to Bleed? Violence Toned Down In “Definitive” Tomb Raider

Hardcore Gamer: There’s been a lot of controversy over whether or not Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition is a worthy project. Crystal Dynamics tried to quell the backlash against Square Enix charging a full $59.99 for the next-gen re-release by basically saying “because the game is awesome” (a statement in which we did agree with), but not everybody has been too keen on the look of the game itself.

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admiralvic1423d ago

Of all the things to change, this one seems needless.

Bathyj1423d ago

Agreed, seems really pointless.

Definitive still looks better, even with missing forehead blood.

Yi-Long1420d ago

That's very sad to read...

... I hate censorship. I hate self-censorship. And it's completely unnecessary as well.

Pathetic. This puts me off from buying the game.

ChaosKnight1423d ago

Wow, they clearly took out a lot of the blood. Why on earth would that offend anybody?

One_Eyed_Wizard1423d ago

Seriously! If anything I'm offended by censorship.

Lord_Sloth1423d ago

Maybe it's the whole double standard where women say it's sexist when violence is depicted against women but gutting, stabbing, shooting, slashing, and torturing men is A-OK whiich is actually a very sexist standpoint in and of itself but they're (Feminazis, both male and female) too blinded by their own hypocricy.

I suspect MGSV will come under fire for this as well with what ESRB's hit it with.

_FantasmA_1422d ago

Its okay to cut of our balls or kick is the sack or anything like that because its payback, according the man hating feminists. But if we so much as look at a woman wrong or hit them back, we are the sexists. The same goes for certain races that can commit racially motivated crimes and get a slap on the wrist, whereas one race commits a crime against said race and its automatically a federal hate crime.


I think you guys are overthinking it. I doubt this is related to sexism (or racism?), but just SE trying to push for a more "family friendly" game and maximize potential buyers... Just the good old dumb it down so parents buy it for their kids. Does anyone knows if the age ratings for the definitive edition is the same of last gen versions?

Snookies121423d ago

Without the blood across the forehead it doesn't look as realistic in my opinion. That's a shame.

Megaton1423d ago

Sounds like the original version is the "definitive" version. Get it now before it's too late.

Noctis1422d ago

this is a prime example of pretentious costumers

KonsoruMasuta1423d ago

I hope they don't tone down the sequel.

*sigh* Tomb Raider was almost great again.

chaldo1423d ago (Edited 1423d ago )

"Tomb Raider was almost great again."

That last line is irrelevant to this article. Blood doesn't affect the gameplay or story.

staticdash221422d ago

If affects the message of the story. It affect the delivery of the character, and the developers trying to get the gamers t connect with Lara.

When she bleeds, we see her struggle physically. She goes through a transition to become stronger, and replacing it with mud, and dirt takes away the scale of what she overcomes. The dangers.

LAWSON721422d ago

Your post is more irrelevant than his. He is discussing the game it is not like he/she came in here talking about shoes or to tell people how irrelevant they are to the conversation.

Anyways it does have an effect on the story and character. So I agree with staticdash.

NeoTribe1422d ago

Not entirely but it takes out the realism. Imagine if god of war took the blood out. Would ruin the game.

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