Lara Croft Needs Less Dad Trouble, Says Tomb Raider Writer

A Tomb Raider franchise writer has expressed his desire to see Lara Croft overcome her father’s legacy in the next game.

grave robber Writer Rhianna Pratchett has expressed her desire to see Lara Croft as a full-fledged heartthrob with fewer father issues in future games. This comment came days after Crystal Dynamics announced a new grave robber game as part of the Unreal Engine 5 launch showcase, state of unreal.

Pratchett served as lead writer for the reboot’s first two titles grave robber series, 2013 grave robber and 2015 The Rise of the Tomb Raider, and worked as both co-writer and lead writer on Dark Horse’s grave robber comedy series. Although she left the grave robber series in 2017, before the third entry Shadow of the Tomb Raider, her work was instrumental in establishing a new origin story for the rebooted Lara Croft. In this new version, Lara’s father, Richard Croft, was portrayed as being absent for most of Lara’s childhood due to his obsession with her mystical archaeological research, something that was dismissed and ridiculed by her friends. peers. This in turn led to Lara initially resenting her father, although due to his experiences during the Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogyshe gained a better understanding of her father and his work, and eventually restored his reputation.

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Now that Richard Croft’s reputation has been restored, Pratchett said she “would like to see probably less dad issues“in the upcoming game, which she admitted she wasn’t involved in but is”very excited” by the way. In a conversation with Eurogamer, Pratchett remarked that she would rather see Lara begin to establish herself as a full-fledged grave robber. She discussed portraying Lara in the trilogy as “proto-Tomb Raider“, who was still emerging as the most confident figure in previous games. Pratchett has previously spoken on Twitter, expressing his regret over the grave robber the trilogy’s focus on Lara’s father, so his remarks to Eurogamer are certainly in character.



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Pratchett’s comments were echoed by some of the grave robber fanbase, who want to see a Lara Croft with more characteristics from her previous appearances now that her origin story is complete. Although Crystal Dynamics gave no information about the new grave robber apart from the game engine on which it is developed, it would be a shame not to continue from this newly established origin story. Shadow of the Tomb Raider seemed to leave Lara in a position where she could be the version of the character seen in the original games, and a deleted post-credits scene that was discovered by data miners reinforced this idea by naming the villain of the original 1996 game, indicating that the story could continue in the original series.


Lara’s father was an important part of her origin story, and while these games were well received by fans and critics alike, her origin has now come to a natural conclusion, so it’ll be good to see some more vision. confident of the character in the future. That this take is a continuation of Shadow of the Tomb Raidera remake of the original grave robber title, or another standalone reboot, fans are probably just as eager as Pratchett to see what the new grave robber has in store.

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Source: Eurogamer

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