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Old 21-02-24, 20:59   #41
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The MOST concerning thing is that you can do minor adjustments to fricking Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba or Megan Fox and they would come out the oven looking like a man as well.
Minor adjustments and putting a full-on beard on someone are two different things though. Even then, Bayonetta still somehow manages to look like Bayonetta albeit in a disguise as a man lol. As for the AoD Lara image, more had been done to it like completely changing her eyes and making her eyebrows more bushy. The edited image from the tweet didn't need to change Lara this much, or put a stubble on her face.

This reminds me of that Charmed episode where Prue is turned into man, only it's still very clearly Shannen Doherty in man drag (2:00).



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Several people rightfully pointed this out on twitter, but floodgates were already open and it was near universally decided that Crystal intentionally made her 'unfeminine'. CLEARLY... Nobody cared you could do that to anyone.
So you think this was an oversight on Crystal's part? Like, oopsie, someone hacked us and leaked this when it was only made as a joke? I don't think so. I'm sure the artwork must've been approved by multiple people before the decision to put it out there into the world was made.

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Old 21-02-24, 21:07   #42
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The more concerning thing here is that the tweet is right--the tweak the person made to the picture is so small yet lowering the eyebrows is enough to turn her into a full-fledged man. And I'll say this again--had this been a new character who happens to walk the line between a feminine and masculine appearance, awesome. This is the concept, can't wait to learn about that character's personality and what they have to contribute to the game/plot. But this is Lara Croft. She has never looked like that in the face, and I can understand why so many people have a problem with that. Even though Lara's appearance has been tampered with multiple times in each game, certain features were always consistent. If you take a model of Underworld Lara and compare it to AoD Lara, their faces are more similar than they are different. Starting with Rise, however, they started doing things like changing the shape of her eyes, Shadow made her lips smaller, and now she looks unrecognizable.

I'm not saying I want exaggerated big eyes back, but there's a way how to make maintain Lara's original appearance with realistic proportions and many fans have done that on this forum.
If you think about it like that, AOD Lara looks more like a man than a woman in most of the arts

I still don't understand how they approved AOD's look for Lara Croft, it looked completely unfinished, a lot of spikes on the face model, while some PS2 games at the time had more defined faces
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Old 21-02-24, 22:41   #43
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So, I don’t have any information other than the one we have come across along this 6 years. We only had one official announcement that was solely for informing they will use UE5 to create the next Tomb Raider game but they went radio silent.

Now, the website used the launch of the remasters to promote their website; a new Lara Croft was introduced with the unified version but yesterday, Crystal clarified it is not representative of the in game model.

Something tells me that the speculation leaked was partially true and that there was a focus on several other characters with a potential multiplayer or maybe like Guardians of the Galaxy game were it’s a single player but you can use the other characters for traversal, and they ditched it because of the backlash.

Now, after a majority of people praising the design (not necessarily her face) they go ahead and say it is not the final design but also that they are still not ready to share any information on the new game.

After 6 years of complete silence, it’s unlikely the game is being released this year because NOTHING has been shown. What is really going on behind backstage?

Also, I believe Embracer is THE biggest reason and I am pretty sure they saw what Crystal were doing and they requested to be changed.

What do you guys think? At this point, something tells me we won’t see the game until late 2025 (deadlines from upcoming games is mainly drawn by GTA 6 release). And I am sure that if the games does not do well, it will suppose the end of a Tomb Raider in the hands of CD.
Honestly, I don't care! Has the new UE5-TR been scrapped? I would be happy with that!

I'm just happy for the release of TR I-III Remastered, its forthcoming improvements, and a future TR IV-VI Remastered.
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Old 22-02-24, 00:58   #44
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The more concerning thing here is that the tweet is right--the tweak the person made to the picture is so small yet lowering the eyebrows is enough to turn her into a full-fledged man.
Sorry, but that's no small tweak. The person modified pretty much every feature to look harsher – neck, chin, lips, nose, cheekbones, eyes, eyebrows, forehead, hair. That can be done to virtually anyone's pic...

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You can't seriously change the original pic so much and then be all like "We know what those studios are doing!" The poster is a massive bull****ter.

P.S. Bearded Bayo looks like Kojima

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Old 22-02-24, 03:22   #45
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The more concerning thing here is that the tweet is right--the tweak the person made to the picture is so small yet lowering the eyebrows is enough to turn her into a full-fledged man. And I'll say this again--had this been a new character who happens to walk the line between a feminine and masculine appearance, awesome. This is the concept, can't wait to learn about that character's personality and what they have to contribute to the game/plot. But this is Lara Croft. She has never looked like that in the face, and I can understand why so many people have a problem with that. Even though Lara's appearance has been tampered with multiple times in each game, certain features were always consistent. If you take a model of Underworld Lara and compare it to AoD Lara, their faces are more similar than they are different. Starting with Rise, however, they started doing things like changing the shape of her eyes, Shadow made her lips smaller, and now she looks unrecognizable.

I'm not saying I want exaggerated big eyes back, but there's a way how to make maintain Lara's original appearance with realistic proportions and many fans have done that on this forum.
It wouldn't be hard, as they have a more realistic Classic Lara to base her off already. Andy Park's Comic Lara is absolute perfection.
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Old 22-02-24, 03:28   #46
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Why don't we want the exaggerated big eyes back?
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Old 22-02-24, 11:47   #47
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Why don't we want the exaggerated big eyes back?
I do. I want everything Lara back.
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Old 22-02-24, 13:32   #48
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It wouldn't be hard, as they have a more realistic Classic Lara to base her off already. Andy Park's Comic Lara is absolute perfection.
I LOVEE this Lara so much, she was truly a remarkable beauty in earlier top cow comics. I own them, and keep them displayed in my living room.
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Old 22-02-24, 13:57   #49
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What do you guys think?
I think they're just working on a really big game.
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Old 22-02-24, 19:35   #50
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So you think this was an oversight on Crystal's part? Like, oopsie, someone hacked us and leaked this when it was only made as a joke? I don't think so. I'm sure the artwork must've been approved by multiple people before the decision to put it out there into the world was made.
No, I'm saying they never made her androgynous in the first place. That's just something spiteful fans came up with and they're physically altering the image in a pathetic attempt to somehow prove this crazy argument. Like I'm actually losing my mind. Since when is that a legit way to prove a point?

I could do the same to that yasssified AI image of Lara in your avi and then argue she looks a man based off of it. Would sound absolutely insane, wouldn't it?

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Sorry, but that's no small tweak. The person modified pretty much every feature to look harsher neck, chin, lips, nose, cheekbones, eyes, eyebrows, forehead, hair. That can be done to virtually anyone's pic...

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You can't seriously change the original pic so much and then be all like "We know what those studios are doing!" The poster is a massive bull****ter.

P.S. Bearded Bayo looks like Kojima
Wow, that's even more horrible than I thought. Hairline lowered, eyebrows lowered, eyes smaller, nose sharper, cheekbone lifted, neck widened and more defined, lips smaller. Not one thing unaffected.
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