Review: Tomb Raider is a fantastic start to a bold, new direction for the franchise
Reboots can be risky. On one hand, you run the risk of alienating long-time fans of the original franchise by changing it too much, only to appeal to a larger audience. However, if you don't change the game enough, you're left with the same crowd who enjoyed the previous games, but also criticized it for the lack of innovation. Luckily, Tomb Raider does everything right. It changes up the gameplay to fit in with the current gen shooters, which will please naysayers of the original games, but still retains the Croft DNA to keep Raider fans at bay. It's amazing to see just how much the Tomb Raider franchise has matured with this latest origin story, even though our lovely protagonist has gotten younger.