I miss the old Lara, played Underworld recently and I loved how much attention to the games was put. Her acrobatics are damn sexy as hell, just like her confidence. I suck at using her but I’m sure there are master’s of the game that do some pretty neat tricks with her moves. Very open and impressive controls. Gun combat is a bit clunky but it’s functional. Climbing is really fun and the creatures she encounters are pretty well done.
I played the 2013 reboot first tho. At the time i thought it was a bit generic but fun. Once I played Underworld, I could tell why so many people disliked it.
Also I hate the whole “realistic approach.” Video games aren’t made to resemble real life, they’re supposed to be a fantasy, so that nonsense is out the window. The whole she had to have this more realistic survival mentality. Seriously? You know what made Lara a badass? Her ability to be a confident and impressive explorer.
Not a whiney person.
Also I love the “realism” of all the uncharted explosions and crashes she survives…yeah right.
It’s sad seeing what happened with the companies that made Tomb Raider and Hitman. Now we get reboots that aren’t terrible, just not amazing like they should’ve been.