Lara has been on an epic adventure and we have seen her mature into what kind of person she is today. The third installment in the franchise, Shadow of the Tomb Raider was revealed a few weeks back and the director of the game had some interesting insights that we wanted to share with you. Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be the hardest of the three games according to Daniel Chayer-Bisson.
This information is from an interview with EDGE magazine issue 30. In the first two games we saw Lara evolve and now that she has actually become “the Tomb Raider” you can expect things to be different. Lara has gained a lot of experience through her adventures and we will see the effects of all that in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. According to Daniel Chayer-Bisson:
This will be, I would say, the most difficult Tomb Raider of all the Tomb Raiders. That is important because this is a more experienced Lara. This is going to be bigger, it’s going to be harder, and that tomb shows the first ever puzzle you’ll solve and it’s very difficult. The checkpoints are not far away from when you die, so having these gruesome deaths make you feel bad to fail, and do everything to stay alive.
Traps are a big thing in Tomb Raider and death can be around the corner with the player never knowing. If the checkpoints are further apart then it can be frustrating if you are not too good at the game and die occasionally. This will mean that you will have to start over again and again. This statement also reveals that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will not take it easy on the player and will not become harder in steps. It will be harder than the rest of the games in the franchise starting from the very first puzzle.
We get to see Lara in conflict with herself. We also have an antagonist who could be a protagonist in his own story – his motivations are just as compelling as hers. It’s going to give players a lot to think about, and question her motives as much as she does, perhaps. I think that’s something that we can provide in this kind of game that is much harder to access in a multiplayer game.
From the looks of things, the upcoming game will have a very deep and immersive story and I for one am very excited to check the game out. Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be coming out on September 14th, 2018. You can pre-order the game now for Xbox One, PS4 or PC. This is the final chapter in the story and one that you do not want to miss out on.
With E3 around the corner, it is more than likely that we will be able to get a closer look at Shadow of the Tomb Raider. We will be covering E3 2018, so stay tuned for further details regarding the game.
Let us know what you think about Shadow of the Tomb Raider and whether or not you are interested in checking it out at launch.