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lance6439 06-05-19 01:50

Lara’s cousin
 
This is new to me

https://twitter.com/smashlara/status...476172800?s=21

https://tombraider.fandom.com/wiki/Melissa_Croft

Does anyone know of this is reliable? Lara Croft having a cousin with the name of Melissa?


She looks like she belongs in the AOD universe

FanosCroft 06-05-19 04:09

Omg. I guess you'll never know everything about Tomb Raider, I'm glad this was cancelled.

SunDormant 06-05-19 04:27

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Originally Posted by lance6439 (Post 8085062)
Does anyone know of this is reliable? Lara Croft having a cousin with the name of Melissa?

I'm pretty sure it's been known for a while, but this is the first time I have seen these images. Honestly, she looks ridiculous :vlol:

Edit: Apparently, you would have been able to play as her once you had finished the game once or if playing co-op (like how Sheva is unlocked in RE5)
https://tomb-of-ash.tumblr.com/post/...ersary-edition

I seriously wouldn't have liked this character in TR, raiding tombs alongside Lara. She looks so out of place, especially for a TR1 remake.

lance6439 06-05-19 04:35

The good sis looks like raggedy Anne

She probably would have been cooler looking using the AOD engine

Boobandie 06-05-19 05:59

Check the thread about Core's Anniversary Edition in the TRA section. She's from that unreleased game.

It should be noted her name is Melissa Carter according to her bio in the 20th anniversary book. We just assumed she was called Croft before more information was revealed.

moodydog 06-05-19 06:43

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Originally Posted by SunDormant (Post 8085094)

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13. Difficulty and Tutorials

The game needs to be easier in general (for modern, particularly US tastes) and we will need to extend the tutorials to cover any new moves. As well as making the game more forgiving (by using things such as last-chance grab), we can add context-sensitive control help in early levels in the same manner as Free Running (either giving the player help in particular points on the map, or supplying feedback when they do something wrong).
Well this states the obvious...

Ruu11 06-05-19 08:19

She lowkey reminds me to Morgau's concept from AoD:

https://i.postimg.cc/xqS3yXPC/traod-concept092.jpg

Grimaldi 06-05-19 10:23

Her design is atrocious, but the idea is interesting.

tomee 06-05-19 10:54

I feel like Core just randomly designed this character, possibly intending to put her in a different game, but then they started working on TRAE and they thought about putting her in the game. She just looks so out of place and random. I liked a lot of concepts in TRAE, Melissa wasn't one of them. :/

CroftManiac05 06-05-19 12:26

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Originally Posted by tomee (Post 8085154)
I feel like Core just randomly designed this character, possibly intending to put her in a different game, but then they started working on TRAE and they thought about putting her in the game. She just looks so out of place and random. I liked a lot of concepts in TRAE, Melissa wasn't one of them. :/

Exactly, she looks out of place.

I'd love to see this green/yellow suit on Lara though.

https://i.postimg.cc/q7YNhjQ2/screen13.jpg

redfox45 06-05-19 13:22

"Lara! Cousin! Let's go bowling"

Caesum 06-05-19 21:06

It is possible that it was just one of the early designs. Just remember how ugly original Kurtis was and how he turned into a hottie in the final version

Patrick star 06-05-19 21:08

Someone hasn't read Meagan's 20th Anniversary book :p

Thank heavens she was scrapped , her design was atrociously laughable .

NoahCrofRaider 06-05-19 22:21

I would redesign her some, but yeah, it’d be cool if she’d made a reappearance. Preferably as less skater girl, and more rambunctious and jealous explorer.

the_legend 06-05-19 22:43

I thought the design was horrible, the outfit is so tacky. The idea itself wasn't so bad.

I've seen the sketch while flipping through Meghan's book, that's when I first ever saw Melissa.

Melonie Tomb Raider 07-05-19 01:02

Yeah I remember back in the day, I'm glad Melissa didn't happen though. xD She looked so out of place.

larafan25 07-05-19 01:20

As if there hasn't been stupid stuff in Tomb Raider. :pi:

Ruu11 07-05-19 09:06

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Originally Posted by Melonie Tomb Raider (Post 8085519)
Yeah I remember back in the day, I'm glad Melissa didn't happen though. xD She looked so out of place.

Same. Like she's not terrible I guess (well she really is) but what fails the most is that she's totally out of place for a TR game

King Ultra 07-05-19 20:11

i like her look actually, but yes, way out of place for a TR game

Sir Launcelot 07-05-19 23:39

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Originally Posted by Caesum (Post 8085401)
It is possible that it was just one of the early designs. Just remember how ugly original Kurtis was and how he turned into a hottie in the final version

No. :mad:

Melissa really needs cousin Lara to give her a makeover. :o Lara would probably die of embarrassment if she was giving a party at her manor and cousin Melissa flopped into the Great Hall looking like that.

It would be fun to play that old unfinished TR version, if CD took over all the assets and imposed their control system on it.

Girafarig32 12-05-19 18:49

That's hilarious! I've seen her model before iirc. More like Amanda's cousin post-Peru. Definitely a good call scrapping it unless it was just like a side costume or something. But it sounds like it was supposed to be part of the main gameplay. Eek...

NoahCrofRaider 12-05-19 19:07

Now that you mention it, it does look a lot like Amanda! Maybe after Paraiso, she had a redhead, skater-punk phase. :D

Samz 12-05-19 20:34

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Originally Posted by FanosCroft (Post 8085089)
Omg. I guess you'll never know everything about Tomb Raider, I'm glad this was cancelled.

I don't see why your so hostile about this.

She literally just existed as Player Two seemingly.

Not involved in the plot, not even canon possibly, just there so there aren't two Laras.


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