Lara Croft is looking very much like a tank-top-wearing Sam Fisher in this final installment of their “Guide to Survival” and that’s a very good thing in this Tomb Raider reboot. Getting the jump on enemies using superior weapons and gadgets is something you’re going to have to earn in the game, but when you do; lookout modern video game action heroes because Lara Croft comes off like she’s been watching Gina Carano movies or something.
The focus of this clip is what’s being dubbed “survival combat.” You would assume all combat is about survival but that’s where you’d be wrong. There’s special meaning in the Tomb Raider universe because Lara Croft is a survivor now, above all else. She’s not sexy, not attractive and certainly not your object of desire anymore. So if you’re feeling any of that leftover-from-the-90s emotion toward Lara, stop it. Now. She’s a fighting, shooting, cutting, hunting, surviving hero now and here’s the combat video to prove it. It’s not sexy at all.