As you recall, I posted a couple of days back about the new Tomb Raider game that had come fresh out of the E3 preview camps. Well, boy are you guys in luck!
It was my day off from my day job and I heard my phone bleep announcing that I had an email. It from Steve containing some screenshots from the new Tomb Raider game, so now we don’t have to go by the crummy trailer anymore. Hehe, to say I was excited was a total understatement. I couldn’t wait to get home to my computer to load up the screenies on my beautiful 17″ laptop. Was my excitement worth it? Did the anticipation hold out? Of course! With finally having some screenshots, does this mean that the game will be exactly the same as the trailer? Do the screenshots show anything new?
Well, looking through the selection of screenshots I was mailed I’m not seeing much else different from the trailer that we saw at E3. We’re still looking at a very different Lara Croft, far more gritty and far more…er dirty? Get your minds out of the gutter, I don’t think we’re seeing her naked even now. I mean dirty like she’s been playing in dirt a bit too much, like a kid with an affection for mud pies. I’m not seeing much in the way of blood and gore from them, and to me that’s a pretty good thing. Lara was never about the gore, I’m okay with the death threats and the being held by knifepoint- but not the gore. That ruins the image of Lara Croft for me, who was always to be frank- a little bit squeaky clean. Is this Crystal Dynamics way of trying to rub some dirt into the clean image of Lara Croft?
The graphics from these screenshots seem to be amazing though. One of them, you can see the grain of the leather on a jacket. And the grains of dirt on Lara. I know, this is taken for granted a lot these days but as someone that grew up in the 1980s playing games like Pacman, Alex Kidd and Mario- I find that they can create games with such detail like this astounding.
And in other great news- I got the news through this morning that I have been accepted for a Press Pass at the Eurogamer Expo in London, UK. So- I’m hoping for a chance to possibly play Tomb Raider and then I can give you a proper review on what I think!