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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