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leXX 03-04-2010 08:07 AM

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
 
Breaking news...

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/03/04/la...ginal-digital/

Quote:

Crystal Dynamics has announced its first new game since the completion and launch of 2008's Tomb Raider: Underworld. Set to debut in 2010, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will see the roadworthy leading lady come to undisclosed platforms -- via download.

http://www.laracroftandtheguardianoflight.com/

Mav 03-04-2010 03:58 PM

yay Bewb Raider?

igyman 03-04-2010 06:56 PM

A Tomb Raider game with no "Tomb" or "Raider" in its name? That'll be interesting.

Jeff 03-04-2010 07:19 PM

I hope it is not the same game as that leaked concept art we saw a while back, did not like the look of that at all.

Ctrl Alt Del 03-04-2010 07:28 PM

Cheesy name.

Endorenna 03-04-2010 08:25 PM

Don't care for the name--reminds me too much of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. :eek:

Well, I hope it'll be good. I enjoyed TR:U.

leXX 03-05-2010 03:06 AM

We have to wait until the GDC to get more news on it, so I guess it's a case of lets wait and see. Fingers crossed.

Arannor 03-05-2010 04:57 AM

I agree on the name, it does sound a bit cheezy!

Still would be interesting to see what they came up with, TR:U was a good game!

DarthParametric 03-05-2010 09:33 AM

Did they lose the rights to the Tomb Raider name perhaps?

leXX 03-05-2010 10:25 AM

Well, if you check their Facebook page, you'll see that they are working on 2 games atm, so I expect we'll hear about another 'Tomb Raider' game very soon.

leXX 03-05-2010 01:58 PM

First screenshots:

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images...0screen007.jpg

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images...0screen004.jpg

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images...0screen003.jpg

Source

Ctrl Alt Del 03-05-2010 02:02 PM

Cheese notwithstanding, this looks like something different enough than Tomb raider's players are used to. And enough to catch my attention. Does the camera angle means they're aiming for something more alike Diablo?

Endorenna 03-05-2010 02:16 PM

Hmm...what's with the guy carrying the spear?

Still, looks interesting at this point.

leXX 03-05-2010 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Endorenna (Post 2710573)
Hmm...what's with the guy carrying the spear?

Still, looks interesting at this point.


I think it's a playable character (Totec, a Mayan Tribesman) as it says it's co-op. Looks intriguing.

Rogue Nine 03-05-2010 04:02 PM

This is probably why they didn't stick the 'Tomb Raider' branding on the Guardian of Light, as it really doesn't look like it plays like a normal Tomb Raider game. Maybe it's something like Marvel Ultimate Alliance? Not sure it'll work, but I'll hold judgment until I see it for myself.

And there better damn well be another mainline TR game in the works as well. :xp:

Arannor 03-05-2010 04:40 PM

Interesting! Looks like it might be a good game. Hopefully they are making another TR game.

leXX 03-05-2010 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by leXX (Post 2710517)
Well, if you check their Facebook page, you'll see that they are working on 2 games atm, so I expect we'll hear about another 'Tomb Raider' game very soon.


Mav 03-05-2010 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by leXX (Post 2710588)
I think it's a playable character (Totec, a Mayan Tribesman) as it says it's co-op. Looks intriguing.

Tenzin is way cooler than this Totec person. :carms:

leXX 03-12-2010 03:16 AM

There is some good information about what the game is actually like now at IGN and Game Informer. Sounds pretty cool to me.

True_Avery 03-13-2010 05:05 AM

The topdown guardian of light seems like it could be interesting, but I'll reserve judgment. The topdown could destroy it as easily as it could help it.

The second one being more Tomb Raider? I'll believe it when I see it. They told me, yet again, that this next reboot would be different. A more tasteful, back to roots reboot of the franchise and character unlike the lack reboot from Angel of Darkness that had Lara running around in a legless diving suit (seriously, if you're not going to cover your legs whats the point of a dive suit?) and a hiked up battle dress. I could, literally, rant for hours on Lara Croft and Samus Aran. Anniversary was a step in the right direction, but I felt like it still undermined the character from the very first game. Seriously, when has Lara ever gotten mopey eyed when hurting someone who tried to kill her?

The top down may or may not interest me because I have little faith in the puzzles and, I have a feeling, Lara is going to be gunning down a bunch of humans. The secret new Tomb Raider game has my interest up to a point... Second I see a screenshot of her in hotpants and DDs, I'm done. They have promised me change in 2 reboots, and failed to deliver both times.

Just as a fun fact, Lara Croft in Underworld holds the records for most pixels in a single game model ever. While I'm sure most of that could have gone into amazing gear and a detailed suit, It instead went into making her lips, ass, and breasts as perfect as the gaming consoles would allow...

Jeff 03-13-2010 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by True_Avery (Post 2712286)
The secret new Tomb Raider game has my interest up to a point... Second I see a screenshot of her in hotpants and DDs, I'm done. They have promised me change in 2 reboots, and failed to deliver both times.

Just as a fun fact, Lara Croft in Underworld holds the records for most pixels in a single game model ever. While I'm sure most of that could have gone into amazing gear and a detailed suit, It instead went into making her lips, ass, and breasts as perfect as the gaming consoles would allow...

You don't sound like much of a Tomb Raider fan if you have a problem with that stuff. The games have always depicted Lara as over sexualized, they just didn't have the processing power to make her ass look amazing in 1996. If you honestly expect that to change you are going to be disappointed time and time again.

Reason I don't have a problem with them doing this is that it is done to guys in most games with huge muscles and perfectly toned bodies, people are just more sensitive about it when it's done to female characters for whatever reason. It's annoying. Not that I have a problem with it either way, who wants to play as an overweight or weak looking character? It's a video game, they can get away with looking perfect.

leXX 03-13-2010 03:05 PM

I have never EVER had a problem with the way Lara looks, or is depicted.

Endorenna 03-13-2010 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff (Post 2712351)
Reason I don't have a problem with them doing this is that it is done to guys in most games with huge muscles and perfectly toned bodies, people are just more sensitive about it when it's done to female characters for whatever reason. It's annoying. Not that I have a problem with it either way, who wants to play as an overweight or weak looking character? It's a video game, they can get away with looking perfect.

Well, it's probably because girls can be in excellent physical condition and not have a large chest.

As far as changing the way Lara Croft looks...well, it seems like taking Mario and turning him into a body builder. Changes can happen in video game franchises without taking a character's main costume/look and messing with 'em. It's the gameplay and story that changes game series.

For instance, TR: AoD tried to make the series darker and grittier (and, from everything I've read and seen about the game, failed miserably). TR:U tried again and succeeded, thus changing the feel of the series a little.

From the look of Guardian of Light, I get the feeling that Tomb Raider is getting a little less serious again, and the gameplay is definitely changing--heck, the camera angle alone does that. Having a multi-player mode changes it even more.

leXX 05-15-2010 06:47 AM

Exclusive debut trailer: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/ex...a-croft/100217

JediAthos 05-15-2010 08:48 AM

Can't say I'm digging the concept after watching that. The camera work did indeed remind me of Diablo and the Ultimate Alliance games, but I would personally prefer a Lara Croft/Tomb Raider game continue in the visual presentation the series has exhibited in the past. I won't condemn it until I've seen more but based solely on that trailer I"m not excited.

Astrotoy7 05-16-2010 02:07 AM

Never been a huge TR fan but definitely interested in a game involving the Maya.

I giggle every time I hear the word Maya... when I was in Mexico in 2006 strolling around Tulum, a middle aged lady from Wisconsin said to our Mayan guide "Mayan huh, I thought you guys were like extinct or somethin"

:ugh:

Ah, Americans :thmbup1:

mtfbwya

leXX 05-16-2010 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JediAthos (Post 2724594)
Can't say I'm digging the concept after watching that. The camera work did indeed remind me of Diablo and the Ultimate Alliance games, but I would personally prefer a Lara Croft/Tomb Raider game continue in the visual presentation the series has exhibited in the past. I won't condemn it until I've seen more but based solely on that trailer I"m not excited.

Another "proper" Tomb Raider game is being developed aswell. This is just something new they are trying out.

Mav 05-16-2010 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Astrotoy7 (Post 2724703)
Ah, Americans :thmbup1:

Yes, let us base our perception of an entire country's population, based off of our interaction with some stupid bitch from Wisconsin on a vacation to Mexico, home of Tequila.

Lynk Former 05-16-2010 07:45 PM

Hola Señor Tequila

Astrotoy7 05-17-2010 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mav (Post 2724811)
Yes, let us base our perception of an entire country's population, based off of our interaction with some stupid bitch from Wisconsin on a vacation to Mexico, home of Tequila.

lolz. If you think this (global) perception is false or undeserved, you have two options:

1. Never leave the US
2. If you do, please tell people you are Canadian when you dine out

There was a post-Obama ''wow it's cool you guys elected a black guy'' amnesty granted for yanks traveling outside the US, it lasted about 6 months but I can verify it's officially over. The spit in your coffee and boogers in your dinner is back on.

Remember: Canada.

OT:
@Lexxy. Ive actually never played a TR game before. What would you recommend for PC that will look/play nice on high end kit.

mtfbwya

DarthParametric 05-17-2010 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Astrotoy7 (Post 2724927)
What would you recommend for PC that will look/play nice on high end kit.

The most recent, Underworld, would look the best (and may give you an idea of what to expect for Deus Ex 3, as it is using the same engine), but you may be a bit lost with the plot. There's a lot of reference to stuff from Legend, which was the first Crystal Dynamics TR and two games before Underworld (Anniversary, a remake of TR1, was in between).

Quote:

Originally Posted by Astrotoy7 (Post 2724927)
please tell people you are Canadian when you dine out

You mean oot.

Rogue Nine 05-17-2010 12:39 PM

Astro, stop picking fights and being obnoxious. I know that's hard for you, but please, for everyone's sake, try.

On topic:

Welp, at least they're not doing something like this...

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets.../2010/05/8.jpg

Though I imagine our female members really wouldn't have a problem with Larry Croft. :xp:

leXX 05-17-2010 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Astrotoy7 (Post 2724927)
OT:
@Lexxy. Ive actually never played a TR game before. What would you recommend for PC that will look/play nice on high end kit.

mtfbwya

I recommend starting with Legend. Great graphics, great gameplay and wouldn't be too hard for the uninitiated. Besides, it's the first of the next gen TR games and it's always a good idea to start at the beginning.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rogue Nine (Post 2724934)

On topic:

Welp, at least they're not doing something like this...

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets.../2010/05/8.jpg

Though I imagine our female members really wouldn't have a problem with Larry Croft. :xp:

Wanna bet? That's just wrong. :/

Lynk Former 05-17-2010 09:16 PM

http://monstervine.com/wp-content/20...than_drake.jpg

Nathan Drake does not approve of this and would like to keep Lara Croft just as she is.

Darth Avlectus 05-17-2010 11:00 PM

And now a special few words with our friend Beavis
 

Heh-heheh. Boobs. I just wanna say that again. Boobs. Eh-heheh-heheheh-heh.

leXX 06-10-2010 07:07 AM

There are a couple of gameplay trailers on IGN. Looks like fun...

http://bit.ly/9f7hSc

GeneralPloKoon 06-10-2010 01:13 PM

Looks very interesting! I love the Tomb Raider games....but not entirely sure if I will check this out if it isn't the official next installment in the Tomb Raider series.

Endorenna 10-06-2010 01:28 PM

So, has anyone else played the demo for this game? If so, what was your opinion of it?

PS: So...whatever happened to that other TR game being developed that was mentioned in this thread? I couldn't find anything about it anywhere but here. (I don't use Facebook, so I'm probably just not navigating the Facebook page correctly.)

Ctrl Alt Del 10-06-2010 02:13 PM

^ I've heard it is pretty good, for all it's worth.

GeneralPloKoon 10-08-2010 04:22 PM

I play the demo and didnt think too much of it....gulp....I'm not sure I like where Lara Croft is going in the gaming world. Maybe I need to give it another try.


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