Crystal Dynamics
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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
31 Jan 2014 // 12:43 AM

Tomb Raider is no longer the platforming, puzzle solving adventure that it, as a series, built a legacy on. What this iteration does do is transform the franchise into the ever pervasive cinematic action thriller that has grown increasingly familiar in the medium.

'Tomb Raider': Lara Croft is Reborn... Again
24 Mar 2013 // 11:00 PM

This story is largely told through Lara's body in the game, as we watch her initially stumble and fall a lot, scream in terror at what confronts her, limp wounded away from a fight, and hesitate to climb heights that the older version of Lara would not have even blinked at.

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Lara Croft Abides
14 Dec 2015 // 2:12 AM

Rebooting classic characters allows for re-evaluations of a character, possible growth, possible evolution, and as a result, usually end up telling a unique and engaging story -- at least at first.

Lara Croft: The Arcade Game, Considering 'Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light'
17 Aug 2010 // 11:00 PM

This Lara Croft outing is pure bubblegum pop as a game. But it's pretty tasty bubblegum.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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