PC Gamer Says Tomb Raider Going Open World-ish

The Tomb Raider franchise, while still somewhat enjoyable, is getting totally owned on its own turf by the Uncharted franchise, which takes the well-worn Tomb Raider formula and adds way badass set pieces and, like, personality. I don’t know if the next Tomb Raider game will have either of those things, but PC Gamer, per Eurogamer, indicates that the title I mentioned earlier in this sentence is going to shake up the formula a good bit.

“Set on a Japanese island, the idea is to have one, cohesive level with multiple ways around the puzzles. We’ll also be exploring Lara’s origins, so she’ll be younger and inexperienced in the ways of raiding tombs.”

Veeeeeeerrryyyyyyy nice. Flexibility in tackling the puzzles is always what the Tomb Raider series has been missing, so this could be it. I’d be OK if the game is as personality-free as previous titles if they pull off a legit open world.

Also, “she’ll be younger and inexperienced in the ways of…” invokes hilarious jokes about Lara going on a journey of sexual exploration, but I’ll avoid those. Except for this one: I guess Lara Croft will be a tomb-raiding virgin this time. Rimshot, baby.

The next Tomb Raider will be out sometime in the future on, probably, the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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1 Comment on PC Gamer Says Tomb Raider Going Open World-ish


On September 22, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I always wanted Tomb Raider to be a bit more flexible and exploratory… Wait, that came out wrong!