Here’s the first episode of the ‘Guide to Survival’ series for Crystal Dynamics’ new Lara Croft origin story, Tomb Raider. The episode highlights Lara’s resourcefulness, particularly how she can acquire lots of gear throughout her journey and improve specific tools via the use of skill points.
Like so many action games developed during the current console generation, Crystal Dynamics appears to be adding some light RPG elements to Tomb Raider. The question of whether these features will be of any significance to the player, or merely amount to superfluous unlocks that imply an illusion of improved skill and gameplay progress, remains to be seen.
Tomb Raider, developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, will be released on March 5th, 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.