Survival and Discovery in “Tomb Raider” (2013)

Well done and well observed. By the way I love this game. So do my children.


One of the things I really enjoy about video games is that they satisfy a wanderlust people have for travel and adventure. For instance, while exploring the open world beauty of a fantasy game like The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, you also get the chance to be a badass warrior (or even a cat-person or reptile) and fight dragons. These kinds of games offer real escapism from ordinary life.


For the past few weeks, I’ve been playing the 2013 Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition on my Xbox One. It satisfies that wanderlust in a very unique way, because not only are you in a fresh landscape with lots to discover, you’re also a young woman who is totally relatable. No more being the Dragonborn or Master Chief or any other sort of “chosen one” — in Tomb Raider, you’re just Lara Croft, a young woman on a mission that…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

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