One of the most common complaints you’ll hear about the Tomb Raider reboot from a few years back was that there wasn’t enough focus on… you know… raiding tombs. Lara Croft has always been an archaeologist first and a murderous psychopath second, but in this post-Uncharted world, body counts rival the actual need for diving into underground ruins.
Crystal Dynamics has taken the criticism to heart and has gone back to Lara’s roots. In the upcoming sequel, the titular “Tomb Raider” will indeed be diving back underground to find crypts, scrolls, and all kinds of valuable treasure.
With less than a week to go until launch, Crystal Dynamics has released the last of its “Woman vs Wild” trailers highlighting the dangers and rewards of a little exploration. I wasn’t too big on the reboot since it didn’t come close to capturing the spirit of the originals, leaving them behind for unnecessary violence and an overly serious story, but so far, I like everything I see about this one.
Shame I’ll have to wait a year to play. Rise of the Tomb Raider launches on Nov. 10 for the Xbox One, Q1 or Q2 of 2016 for the PC, and next holiday season for the PlayStation 4.