Tomb Raider

I write about Tomb Raider a lot. Unless otherwise specified, all links lead to this blog.

This can be your wallpaper! This and a treasure trove of screenshots can be found over at Katie Fleming's Tomb Raider site.
Lara Croft Go and Hitman Go review
I played the turn-based adaptations of Tomb Raider and Hitman and wrote up my thoughts.

Lara in my pocket: Tomb Raider on Android review
Review of the Android port of the original 1996 Tomb Raider.

Dual Wielding: Autobiography of a Fangirl
Why I write so much about Tomb Raider. Also Tori Amos. If you're writing a dissertation about mid-90s fangirling, this is a good place to start.

Violence and Tears: The Troubled Road to Progress
Male video game characters tend not to cry. Does the fact that Tomb Raider and The Last of Us star crying females mean those games are sexist? Spoilers: no.

Tomb Raider: The Verdict
A fangirl's list of what did and didn't work in the 2013 reboot.

Character Select: Lara Croft (on GodisaGeek)
A sensible article about why Lara Croft had to change as part of the reboot, with some silliness about Ghost in the Shell thrown in.

Tomb Raider Box Art and Immersion-Destroying Hair
When the art for the new Tomb Raider came out, I was a bit worried about her hair. Having played the game, I can now say that Lara's hair does indeed impact on immersion, but not for the reasons I thought it would.

Character Select: Classic Lara Croft (on GodisaGeek)
Another fairly sensible article, this one about the way that classic Lara's moveset makes you feel all-powerful. It owes a lot to Steven Poole's brilliant Trigger Happy, which you should read if you care about narrative in games.

Feminism, Objectification, Tomb Raider: E3, The Verdict
Tomb Raider caused a lot of controversy at E3 2012. I wrote this piece before I (or anyone else) had played it, but I still agree with most of it.

The Vault: Top 10 Tomb Raider Moments (on GodisaGeek)
Guess what this is about!

Tomb Raider Debate: Was it Necessary to Change Lara Croft's Biography?
Katie Fleming, who runs Katie's Tomb Raider Site and provides most of the Tomb Raider images on this blog (including the one on this page), ran a Tomb Raider debate on her YouTube channel and asked me if I'd like to write it up. I did!

What the upcoming Tomb Raider film needs to achieve, and why Roger Ebert needs to crawl back to his cave.
Poor Roger Ebert. He spends decades being just about the funniest, fairest, least snobby film reviewer in the business, but to gamers he is the guy who said Flower was "pathetic" that one time. What I didn't realise when I wrote this post is that Ebert rather liked the Tomb Raider movies...

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness... Board Game?
Yes. They made a board game. I played it.

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Review
Guess what this about!

Tomb Raider: Chronicles Review
Chronicles is probably the most overlooked Tomb Raider, but it's the one I spent most time on as a teenager.

Lara Croft Way
Lara lives in California now, with Crystal Dynamics, but she was born in the UK. There's now a road named after her, which provoked amusing reactions from the locals.

Following in Lara's Footsteps (on Stella's Tomb Raider Blog)
I was actually in Egypt when I found out that Stella was following my blog. Stella! All Tomb Raider fans on the internet know who Stella is. She asked me if I'd like to write this piece about the places in Egypt that inspired Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation.  I was so excited I dropped my kofta.

I Love Lara
This was the first thing I wrote about Tomb Raider. It starts off with a bit about bowel movements and sort of goes downhill from there...

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