exe3 wrote:Surprised that no one's freaking out about this being a departure (I assume, only ever played Anniversary) for the series.
I don't think it's that bad of a thing. The Tomb Raider games were kinda running out of steam - Underworld was alright, but wasn't exactly amazing. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was definitely better than the last few 'proper' Tomb Raider games.
Meanwhile, Uncharted has basically completely owned that little sub-genre. I don't see Tomb Raider going this way as a bad thing at all; I think it's exactly what the franchise needed. A reboot gets rid of the somewhat messy canon the Tomb Raider games had built up and allows it to redefine itself in light of what games like Uncharted are doing.