In my opinion, yes. I have always been a big Tomb Raider fan since the first game. I was very young when I first set eyes on Lara but I knew from then she would be a role model. Not saying it made me want to fight the undead or anything but from my point of view, she was always a strong female character to look up to, and she was a sex symbol, what more could you want?
But games wise Lara has failed in recent years. The last game, Underworld, was okay but was far too short and glitchy. Plus there was no reason to go back to the game, in fact the only time I did go back to it was when the trophy patch was released. Needless to say it was an easy platinum.
The PSN Lara Croft game however was a great success, and Square Enix, the guys who make the amazing Final Fantasy series, were partly behind it. It’s no accident that they were involved and the game was hugely successful. And now Square Enix is involved with the next big console edition of Lara Croft, hence why I can see it being a success.
Lara will be taken back to her roots, before she was even a “Tomb Raider”, which makes me wonder if it’s even going to be called Tomb Raider. She will be young, naive and frightened as she tries to survive on an island after her boat crashes. The concept sounds interesting, I remember the idea being brought up years ago and they’ve finally gone with it. It’s hard to think how the classic gameplay will fit into this survival aspect. Maybe Lara will discover a Tomb? An old relic? Or maybe the gameplay will start afresh? Who knows. But personally, I am excited.