Or this thread could be called "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an island with a mystery!"
So I couldn't find a thread that was really talking just about the island. If there is one somewhere, I'm sure a mod will merge it
So to start off with, a few things that just popped into my head by association:
- Lost. Obviously.
- And a bit more random, but the game Singularity. Has anyone played it? Seemed it didn't get as much buzz or popularity as I thought it should have, it was a great game on an island with WWII elements.
- Gilligan's Island
- The Island (2005 movie)
And you can probably name a whole ton of other games/movies/books/etc, to get us thinking about stories on islands and mysteries on islands and that type of thing.
So what could the mystery of this island be? Besides being a hidden island that no one can find, and if you find it, you'll be shipwrecked on it Or is that all there is to the main mystery? There must be more.
Some great quotes to get us going, taken from the FAQ.
KS: "One of the most important aspects for us when we started working on this game was to set up the island as a character. In order for us to accomplish this, you canít just have a one-dimensional character; you have to have a multifaceted character. Therefore, youíre going to come across situations on the island where, yes, youíll be in dark, dank tombs. But youíve also seen the ships in the bright bay. Imagine traversing your way down to them. There will be places on the island that blow your mind. Beautiful vistas and more." [Transcribed from Crystal Habit Podcast #7 (February 2012)]KS: ďI donít want to keep giving away spoilers. There is obviously an element of mystery to the island that you have to play to properly experience. I can say that there are plenty of people on the island, and lots of diversity in your encounters. I look forward to fans seeing the bow in action, and to hunting. Thatís what you do on an island, right? Hunt.Ē [From official forum Q&A session #1 (January 2012)]Karl Stewart: The island itself has loads of history, some of it slightly more modern that you might initially expect. As weíve showcased through the shipwreck vista, vessels from air and sea have washed upon the beach for centuries. Scavengers, doing what they do best, have lifted fuel from these derelict crafts, and in some cases put them to use in generators. I donít want to go into it much deeper than that, as weíre always conscious to avoid spoilers. But this again speaks to our promise of diversity in environments and experiences on the island. Itís much more than meets the eye.[From official forum Q&A session #3 (April 2012)]And this comment:Karl Stewart: There isnít a new game + option, but once you finish Tomb Raider you can re-traverse through the island to find any relics you may have missed, or tombs left undiscovered. And yes, the island will still be populated with animals and natives.
A *second* mystery?Karl Stewart: "... gear gating allows us to add a level of replayability, a second mystery going on in the island.
Anyone got some more good quotes about the island and the mystery of the island?
From the images of the map from the CE, is it looking like there are 8 hubs to explore?
So many things to discuss! Ready, set.... go!