1- It's a trailer of cutscenes, and not actual gameplay footage. So yeah, nice trailer, but can't really be bothered with getting that excited about it till I see some actual gameplay footage (yeah yeah, it's on the site, but it's not what everybody is raving about here).
2- Can we keep vacuous political-correctness out of videogames please? People rolling their eyes at gamers requesting a more voluptuous Lara Croft? For real? I played the very first part in 1996 when I was a 14-year old boy on PC, and lets just say that I've pretty much tried all the different possibilities of running her into cave corners trying to get a better angle looking at that world-famous cleavage. It was the same for every kid of my generation, and that's why Tomb Raider became legendary. There were many good action-adventure games, but only one had a 34FF lithe heroine in a skimpy tanktop and shorts running in dark caves. If you take that away you're left with nothing.
Discussing "game-mechanics" of Tomb Raider is just hilarious and /facepalm worthy. I mean yeah, we enjoy the game too, but I'll bet you anything that if you give her a gimmicky bustline (which she had back in the day, and which roused controversy at the time, only adding to the appeal) along with .. say .... a miniskirt (with maneuverable camera naturally
) and Tomb Raider will be the number one selling game for a long .. long time to come.
Trying to ignore, or worse, act offended/condescending pertaining to this aspect of the game is like acting offended kids lusted after Chun Li, or Jill Valentine, or a host of other videogames' heroines. Yes, we're the 16-35 male demographic, and we like hot chicks depicted in pixels, specially as gfx get better.
Deal with it, or alternatively, get back into the basement, this is an OC site afterall, no shortage of nerds here, and trying to come down on their tastes is never a good idea Edited by NeoCzar - 6/5/11 at 12:31am