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Rise of the Tomb Raider

With all the hype about the latest chapter of the rebooted Tomb Raider game, I among a universe of other Tomb Raider fans, have eagerly anticipated its launch. That said we were treated to a small update in the form of a great new trailer of the forthcoming game recently at E3. My thoughts about the trailer is it is a very well made game, with marvellous graphics and outstanding settings. The dynamic music fitted with each scene allows for the gamer to be totally immersed in Lara’s world.

 

The following images are taken from the above trailer from E3.

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Lara digs her way with her ice ax.

Lara digs her way with her ice ax.

Chexk out the return of the flare! Shades of Tomb Raider 3!

Chexk out the return of the flare! Shades of Tomb Raider 3!

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Lara reads an inscription illuminated by her trusty greenish flare.

Gorgeous sweeping ancient landscapes!

Gorgeous sweeping ancient landscapes!

We have seen her push boxes, blocks and now a cart!

We have seen her push boxes, blocks and now a cart!

Shades of Indiana Jones from Temple of Doom! Lara stands in front of a pillar to avoid the rushing waters! Where are you Indy!!!!?

Shades of Indiana Jones from Temple of Doom! Lara stands in front of a pillar to avoid the rushing waters! Where are you Indy!!!!?

A giant ravenous bear comes to dinner, but Lara must be sure not to be on his menu!

A giant ravenous bear comes to dinner, but Lara must be sure not to be on his menu!

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Will Lara discover it, or will she find much more than she even imaged!

Will Lara discover it, or will she find much more than she even imaged!


My Thoughts About The New E3 Trailer: Rise of the Tomb Raider

With all the hype about the latest chapter of the rebooted Tomb Raider game, I among a universe of other Tomb Raider fans, have eagerly anticipated its launch. That said we were treated to a small update in the form of a great new trailer of the forthcoming game recently at E3. My thoughts about the trailer is it is a very well made game, with marvellous graphics and outstanding settings. The dynamic music fitted with each scene allows for the gamer to be totally immersed in Lara’s world.

This world offers much diversity and the return of the florescent flare. I first remember these green flares in Tomb Raider 3. I suppose I underwent some nostalgia when I saw her use them in the above trailer. Yes, I Emma cheered like a fan girl! Lara has the same accent from 2013;  however, and that is something I would like to see changed, but I am only a fan, so I have no control in that area. However, her accent is done by a talented actressof whom I do admire, so as a big fan of this game series, I will say I will deal with it and enjoy this game anyway.

Something of an interest to me, and it REALLY caught my attention was in the scene Lara runs out on the edge of an ancient building and the water shoots out through pillars that form archways. She jumps in the nick of time in front of one of the pillars to avoid being swept away by the powerful, rushing water that forced by. In the Temple of Doom from Indiana Jones we see a similar scene, only that water breaks through the side of a mountain. However, the effect is the same, and I enjoyed it a lot!

In other scenes from other trailers divulged earlier, Lara is seen climbing up ice walls and avoiding being crushed by falling ice chunks. She fights enormous bears, and I did notice the old classic music incorporated in this new trailer. Memory rush! Listen closely to this trailer and you will hear it, too. It was like a breath of fresh air, the return of an old friend.

I do believe they mixed some older elements (the flares and the music for one example) to lend more of a subtle feel for the older Lara. I am speculating here, but it could have been due to the reboot’s bold departure from the classic ideology. That could have been the reason for the nostalgic additions. I didn’t notice this incorporated in the first game from 2013, so to me that is an improvement and makes me even more excited to play this game. However, the trailer hints at the older music in the very beginning, and it is clear the music from 2013 is also back to balance the newer perspective. It could also be exclusive to the trailer, so we shall see.

Development

We see a glimpse of how Lara is adopting to her new found drive for adventure and exploration. She is beginning to understand more about who she is, and says she feels a sense of purpose again. She clearly feels she is doing what she was meant to do. So we see she is gradually adjusting and becoming comfortable with the adventurer fighting to get out. This is a great improvement from the ridiculous line from the reboot when she boldly says “I hate tombs!” The question is, if you hate tombs, why study for a career in archaeology? Weird line. Not a Lara line. Yes, when I heard that line I cringed then and still do.

Overall, my feelings are positive. I may change my mind, but at this point from what I have seen released from E3, I am reasonably happy with the latest buzz. No matter if I like it or hate it, I most certainly will buy and play this game as soon as it comes out! Thank you for viewing!

Emma’s Quill!

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About Emma (M.Harris) (204 Articles)
I am a student of Egyptology and Mesoamerica. I am a writer and a Tomb Raider franchise ambassador sponsored by Crystal Dynamics and sent to E3 in 2018. My site is an award-winning Official Tomb Raider site from the Crystal Dynamics official fansite program, and I have been an official site since 2015. I am happy to say that my website has appeared in the game credits for "Rise of the Tomb Raider" as well as "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" I am a huge Tomb Raider fan that has a big taste for world travel and a natural sense for exploration and languages which is reflected through the vast amount of archaeology articles and artwork throughout my website. Thank you for visiting and bookmark my site. I update several times a month. This is Emma AKA (M. Harris) signing off and exploring new news about archaeology, art, languages, legends and much more from the real world and the world of Tomb Raider and Lady Lara Croft! Explore the World!

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