If you're looking for a traditional Tomb
Raider game, with Lara running around tombs wearing a
blue figure hugging leotard and shorts while doing
acrobatics shooting a tyrannosaurus rex, then you won't
find it in this game. This is a totally new take on Tomb
Raider and is one that you will either love or hate.
The story mode features Lara and her archologist friends
stranded upon an island with a group of insane cultists
who are also trapped upon the island. I won't tell too
much about the story any further as to not spoil it.
The entire game is set upon the island and isn't split
into noticable levels. There are different locations
within the island but there are no loading screens or
anything you would consider as a particular level. There
are tombs too with puzzles to solve but these aren't
essential to complete the game so you are less likely to
get stuck in this Tomb Raider than on the others.
The online mode is a little bit poo. Unlike story mode
the online mode is full of loading screens that are
annoying, the buttons are different to the main game, and
even the animation of the characters is a little dodgy.
And the deathmatch mode crazy with everyone jumping up
and down trying to avoid getting shot. It does get better
the more you play it though because you unlock extra bits
and bobs as your character abilities improve. You can't
play online as Lara however until your abilities are
maxed out so you're in for quite a bit of finger ache
before that happens.
Ouch! This game is grusome at
times. In fact this is quite a mild death for Lara.
Dr James Whitman
- Well duh, obviously. It wouldn't be Tomb
Raider without her.
- Lara's best friend.
- Another of Lara's friends who was cut from the game but
still exists in some scenes as well as in multiplayer.
- An Archeaologist who wants to claim credit for himself.
- A computer expert who has a crush on Lara.
- Captain of the ship called Endurance.
- The helmsman of Endurance.
- A mechanic on the ship called Endurance.
- A fisherman and cook.
- A bad guy who worships a Sun Queen and tries to kill
- The evil Sun Queen who's already dead but her soul
Lara is voiced
by Camilla Luddington who performs a wide range of emotions
from Lara crying to Lara getting really angry.
She also acted in the motion capturing.
There's a lot of raining at the start of the game and
Lara gets soaked.
My ode to the Sun Queen: (Spoiler Alert
- don't read this silly poem unless you've already
completed the game).
Are you evil? Are you insane?
Or are you a victim who's suffing in pain?
Living your life within the dead body of Himiko,
With no way to express yourself other than causing a
Cultist guards murdering people in vain,
With all their crimes commited under your name.
I weep for you, I bring your life to a halt,
But know deep down it's truely not your fault.
spends most of the game looking like this.
fact: (A snippet of inside gossip).
is more dialogue between the characters in this game than
within the average movie. Lara's voice actress, Camilla
Luddington, started to get a sore throat during the sound
recordings. If you listen carefully when Lara picks up an
artifact and examines it you can hear the rougher tone
within her voice.
I hope that's not Steph! That looks like a horrible way to die!
Camilla met with Tomb Raider
fans at MCM Expo in London (May 2013).
problem with comparison pics is it's difficult to
judge how genuine they are.
Lara's bandage gone? What is true however is that
strand of Lara's hair is smooth and clearly
defined in the Definitive Edition.
fact: (More gossip).
no voice actress for the character of Steph as it was
decided she would be removed as a character from the game
long before the voices were recorded.
However, at a later stage during the game's development
it was decided she would be included in the online
multiplayer modes of the game.
Rather than hiring someone to record her voice the game's
developers simply used the same voice from the character
So listen out carefully when playing the game online,
Steph and Sam have the same voice!