Submitted by Jasmino924 350d ago | opinion piece

8 Things We'd Like to See From a Tomb Raider Sequel

J Station X writes

"Around these parts, we’re just a bit fond of Tomb Raider, the origins story that was released to show Lara Croft as a green behind the ears explorer who was neither very good at killing, shooting or not getting herself torn to pieces by particularly pointy bits of metal. We like the gameplay, the characters and the world that is was set in and when I reviewed it a few months ago, I even thought that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (the PS4 and Xbox One rerelease of the 2013 game) was a cracking title too.

Obviously, I want more of it and as I’m sure some sort of Yamatai prophecy suggests, you probably do to so here’s a list of the 8 things that we’d like to see from a Tomb Raider sequel." (Crystal Dynamics, PC, PS3, PS4, Square Enix, Tomb Raider 2013, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

-Foxtrot  +   350d ago
"More Rhianna Pratchett"

Hopefully not, her voice acting didn't suite Lara at all in Tomb Raider, she sounded like a 15 year old girl at times and some of her lines came off as cringe worthy ("Oh I hate Tombs"). The screaming and yelling didn't do so well also, I mean it wouldn't be a problem if it was kept at a minimal but with it happening so much she just didn't suite the role at all. They need to get someone that sounds more confident and sounds like a young women, not a young girl.

"3. More Sam, Reyes and Jonah"

We really don't need more characters, Tomb Raider is about Lara and we don't need other characters to get in her way. I think in the next game her butler should be her "communication" guy in the next game which offers her advice and stuff from phone/radio

Honestly what we need to see in the next game is an actual Tomb Raider game and not (sorry to say) a more open Uncharted clone in terms of QTE, life threatening moments, massive action pieces, focus on third person shooting elements etc

The fact the Tombs were optional in Tomb Raider pretty much says it all really
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randomass171  +   350d ago
The game was centered on a young and experienced Lara and she didn't anywhere close to a 15 year old. Her actress did a commendable job. If Lara is the only character then there may as well be no depth to the story at all. Your assessment on the optional tombs I'll concede to.
-Foxtrot  +   350d ago
I never said she looked like one, I said she sounded like one. The voice acting for this game was bad when past Lara voice actresses have been pretty good.

I know she's young but she's supposed to sound like a young woman not a young girl. Some of the lines just sounded off and they would be better off getting a new voice actress.

It was a good game, but as a TOMB RAIDER games it was pretty bad, nothing in this game reminded me that I was playing a Tomb Raider game. It just seemed like a developer trying to one up the Uncharted formula.

" If Lara is the only character then there may as well be no depth to the story at all"

I never said she should be the ONLY character, I said they should reduce it to her, her butler and maybe a third character for the main characters. Villains are a different story altogether.
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LKHGFDSA  +   350d ago
"The game was centered on a young and experienced Lara"
Yeah, WAS. The new one will be the full on ass-kicking Lara that we know and love from the PS1 era.
-Foxtrot  +   350d ago
Unfortunately I've made a massive booboo in my original post above and I've missed a paragraph out.

I was supposed to write about the script writer, Rhianna Pratchett first then after that paragraph start talking about the voice actress.

It seems I've missed the paragraph out, must of deleted it by accident, and it's looked like I'm referring to Rhianna Pratchett as the voice actress to Lara Croft.

I apologize, this is a massive mistake.
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Matt666  +   350d ago
Who is this "we" because in my opinion the only good Tomb Raiders are 1-3 if anything they should go back to how it was and improve it from there not completely change it
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Farsendor1  +   350d ago
Tomb Raider is different now that is called a remake. Things change, developers are different modern gaming has changed Tomb Raider and I personally love almost everything about the new Tomb Raider game.

People seem to want the same experiences as the old games, DMC is another example of this.

pretty sure the original tomb raider stuff is on steam,ps3,xbox 360.
KyRo  +   350d ago
Her voice suited the vulnerable Lara perfectly and the 'I hate Tombs' section would of been from a script. She was easily the best voice over of Lara since the beginning. She added emotion to the role while the others were pretty terrible at voice acting.
elninels  +   349d ago

"Uncharted clone"... dead on. Very fun, but it definitely followed the third person, epic adventure, set piece, always in danger yet invincible protagonist with one dimensional friends formula.. the same rules as an 80's action flick.

The optional tombs weren't even puzzling. They were an injustice to the name, but at least the game was fun.
Derekvinyard13  +   350d ago
It would be cool to see more different environments
randomass171  +   350d ago
Agreed. Maybe bring back the wacky elements of the rest of the series. I want to shoot down a T-Rex in the sequel.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   350d ago
Spot on. I agree with everything on the list.
_FantasmA_  +   350d ago
1. nudity
2. non linearity
3. hidden treasures
4. more animal enemies
5. food/survival element that affects stamina and health
6. no multiplayer at all or multiplayer done right
7. higher difficulty
8. nudity
randomass171  +   350d ago
Bah. Lara doesn't need to be nude. The new Lara demands respect, yo!
Dannycr  +   350d ago
What I would like to see is decent IA and engaging combat.

This game is faaaaar too easy (on highest difficulty) and the use of firearms is unnecessary entirely. You can resolve all situations with your bow. The IA is a disgrace: you shoot a bad guy and he comes running towards you and hide behind a tree that's right next to you. They are basically cannon fodder, then you get the guys with the shields and all you have to do is press dodge, then attack and they are done.

It's a shame cause the Bow is really fun to use, but the enemies are waaaay too dumb.
babis1974  +   350d ago
I like the new Tomb Raider but my opinion is that the original lara didn't need just beautiful graphics and war scenes, the magic was in searching and trying to solve the puzzles and the mysteries, i would like to see that coming again.
Tiqila  +   350d ago
I agree. The new Tomb Raider had fantastic gameplay mechanics (very much like Uncharted) and a beautiful visual presentation. But the puzzles were almost none existent and the story was very predictable. No serious mysteries to discover.
bienio  +   350d ago
One of the best game Cant wait for another part/story😄
Tiqila  +   350d ago
One should be no corruption of savegames when game freezes. This was so annoying playing the game up to 50% then having to start all over again because the game continues to crash on loading the savegame. And they never released a patch...
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MasterCornholio  +   349d ago
Bigger boobs.

Dragonopolis  +   349d ago
I was fine with the voice acting. She was supposed to be naive maybe even immature with the situation she was placed in, so I can see the her sounding/reacting a bit younger when faced with a scenario she never imagined would/could exist in her life. I thought the game did a good job with her progression of maturity in the game. It did seem like she was toughening up toward the end..... and they didn't overdo the progression (i.e. Going from a spoiled naive somewhat immature girl to a super mature, bulletproof hearted woman.) By slowing down her maturity, it allows us to watch her grow more in the next game.

More open world but not full on open world (basically open world that still feels like a single player game - not a MMO). I like to explore and it's sad I feel more like an explorer in Skyrim than in a Story/Game that evolves around an explorer. Not saying it has to be as big as Skyrim or some of these other open world games. I believe the reason why people compare it to Uncharted is the way the linear game played out which was very similar. Please be less scripted more dynamic (it doesn't have to be as dynamic as the game Watch Dogs is claiming to achieve) just a lot more dynamic than Uncharted. Look at how well the game Tom Clancy's The Division is looking for an open world game - Great graphics can be done! We were all looking at Lara Croft long before Uncharted so third person view isn't the issue here - its the linearity of the games that is drawing the comparison.

I like this journey to becoming a Tomb Raider. I hope the next story evolves around her life being pushed toward this way of life/profession even more than this reboot did. Sometimes the journey is more interesting than the results.

I don't really see multi-player FPS as a natural fit for a Tomb Raider game. A Co-op both online and offline would be better. Lot of people wanted Skyrim with Co-op (play with 1-4 friends)..... and feel Elders Scrolls Online doesn't provide that feel of a single player game with friends Co-op (just another MMO with Elder Scrolls slapped on it).....

Of course better Tombs and More of them this time......
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Skate-AK  +   348d ago
I thought the game was great. Better than the originals.

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