Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Lara's new look: Back side
Now we get to the view you’ll be seeing Lara from in the game. Back that thang up girl.
Once again we are presented with a visual change that could be interperted as more realistic or something done just to look cool. Lara’s binoculars, grenades, and a gadget that looks like a futuristic compass are now arranged around her belt instead of being stored in her cavernous backpack. Does that mean the amount of items you can now carry will be severely limited? Whatever the intention, I think it looks cool.
I can suspend belief and let a lot of things go, but the gun holsters plain bother me. See how the front of the barrels are exposed? Lara is going to get massive burn marks every time she puts away her gats. It’s possible that the barrels are covered by form fitting ends since the color matches a bit (it’s hard to tell even by zooming really close).
Her backpack and gloves are pretty bland too.
I’m sure Lara will have scads of different outfits for various missions, but this is a big disappointment as far as a reimagining of her main outfit is concerned.
Rating - 5 out of 10
Posted by Wataru Maruyama at 11:22 AM