Originally Posted by kalle90
So you'd bet that Lara will become the strong adventurer she is by the game ends and in the possible sequel she will be the Lara we know, more or less?
Because I don't think that's the only possible outcome. The other one is that Lara keeps barely surviving, but she gets very traumatized and mentally wounded, which keeps haunting her. If this reboot tries to turn Lara into a real person, real person certainly would get severely traumatized and never become excited of going to deadly tombs. Disturbed heroes certainly is the trend these days with Dead Space, Splinter Cell, Condemned, Fear, Max Payne, Batman, Adam Jensen.
And even if Lara does evolve, I still think making her weak and noisy like this is unnecessary. I'd just rather take the act 2, in which Lara shares my enthusiasm. When I think of young Lara, I think of the Last Revelation and Chronicles bits.
It's possible, we just have to wait and find out. You point to good examples where characters are traumatized by past experiences. But there are also characters that become "super hero" status after such traumatic events. Take Leon S. Kennedy for example. First introduced as a rookie cop in Raccoon City in RE2, was in over his head. But in RE4, he was an ass kicking govn't agent that took down a whole cult organization pretty much by himself while saving the president's daughter. Cool right? But then, you have a crap load of people complain that Leon's a superhero, that he's so unrealistic..yaddah yaddah yaddah. I guess my point is, we don't know what'll happen Lara, and I hope there's a good balance of her being a kick ass chick and also a realistic one that people can relate to.
I also remember the young Lara in Last Revelation and Chronicles, yes, she is quite different in those. But then again, the new Tomb Raider is a reboot, so I don't think the young Lara seen there are applicable anymore to the new rebooted franchise.
Edit: But IIRC, the developers did say this reboot is to show how Lara became the Lara we once knew. So I wanna bet that young 21 yr old Lara doesn't get traumatized from the events on the island, rather, it makes her stronger mentally, and maybe physically as well.