Tomb Raider Is The Problem, Not Lara Croft

Eidos has now made plain its desire to revise Lara Croft and the overall "look and play" of the Tomb Raider series after the latest installment, Tomb Raider: Underworld, underperformed in sales. In a recent BBC article, Eidos tossed around ideas like making Lara more "female-friendly" or giving the whole franchise a facelift in the style of Batman Begins. What's wrong with the series has nothing to do with Lara as a character or the tone of the series, though.

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Droid Control3568d ago

They failed on the combat though.

Look, gamers don't play Tomb raider to fight and shoot things, LOSE the combat altogether! forget about trying to make it fun. Forget about trying to make it work. LOSE it!

Pure 100% hardcore tomb raiding is what gamers want!
Epic quests with plenty of DLC and perhaps some 2-player co-op missions!

EvilCackle3568d ago

See, I don't mind combat. I just mind lazy combat. Where Lara enters the room and three bats just float over absent-mindedly before being gunned down in a hail of gunfire. Maybe they could take the Prince of Persia approach and limit combat to a few thoughtful boss encounters?

randy8403568d ago

Every TR game sucked except the first one.

EvilCackle3568d ago

Your ideas are intriguing. I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.