ESRB RATING: T for Teen
LARA CROFT: Does it always smell this much down here?ME: Well, yea, NYC subways are about as dirty as it comes but I’m sure you’ve seen much worse in your travels.LARA: Interesting you should say, why, in the game Tomb Raider Legend I traveled to the Himalayas, the cliffs of Bolivia, Japan, Ghana, I even parachuted into Kazakhstan.ME: Lets talk about that first location. This story has a flashback into your past we haven’t seen before. How do you feel about that?LARA: I think it gives people a look into how I was brought up but also valuable clues about my childhood “friend” Amanda.ME: Wasn’t she dead?LARA: That is, what I thought…
LARA: Must they stand in the doorway? It doesn’t seem an efficient way to fill the train with the most passengers.ME: Yea, that happens.LARA: It’s as if they are trying to aggravate me, do you think they would like to learn a lesson I first learned studying with the Royal Marines?ME: Woah, woah.. lets get back to the game. Speaking of aggravating, can you tell us more about the wonky camera controls?LARA: They hardly do me justice. I can complete some complex puzzles and amazing climbs but my games have yet to grasp the camera work just right.ME: For veterans of the Tomb Raider franchise this isn’t anything new. With games like Uncharted 3 to compare controls, it is hard to measure up. That said, this is some of the best controls I’ve seen on the PSP. I rarely find myself button mashing and climbing feels natural with a movement of your thumb.
LARA: (Looking over my PSP) It is cute.ME: I was happy to see the inclusion of the motorcycle chase and swimming sections. Those levels, while quick, are a great way to break up the gameplay in the story.LARA: I am skilled at many motor vehicles its only natural that content was included.
ME: (Bites lip at a sudden “woman driver” comment that would probably get me killed) What about your R&D team? I see they are back helping you navigate through your comm link. Didn’t Zip die?
LARA: That was Bryce and it was just a movie, darling. My games are more accurate to the actual events.
ME: About movies, your sure to have heard comparisons to Nathan Drake before. Any advice for the soon-to-be movie star?
LARA: Yea, well, we’ll see how his movie does.
The train is reaching my midtown stop. I fiddle with the handle of my bag while getting ready to get off the train. I start to wonder where the day will take Miss Croft.
ME: This is me, where you heading today anyway
LARA: The Museum of Natural History, darling. They seem to have found something they would like me to take a look at.