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Old Yesterday, 19:35   #171
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I wonder...hm.
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Old Yesterday, 19:52   #172
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that reminds me...

Left: Lara 2013 Definitive edition
Right: Tutorial message from Rise, right before the Geothermal Vally chapter




btw, IMO Definitive Edition Lara did a better job at recapturing Old Lara's traits, and some of her animations
I've always thought this. I really wish they had just stuck with it, especially after they called it 'definitive' and explained that it was the character model they considered to be true to what they had always intended for reboot Lara's look.

And for me it's not just a surface thing. Suddenly being thrown into Rise with this totally new, uncanny valley, Camilla-but-not-Camilla Lara model with enormous hair actually really broke the flow of the reboot's story arc for me. It made Rise feel oddly disconnected (plus Jonah's dramatic redesign). I dunno. I like the reboot series but I think abandoning the look of the DE was a huge misstep.
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So I guess they used the DE model in ROTTR alpha in the time they were working on the og Rise model, interesting. I know, I noticed that since I played the game two years ago but I never brought it up.
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I've always thought this. I really wish they had just stuck with it, especially after they called it 'definitive' and explained that it was the character model they considered to be true to what they had always intended for reboot Lara's look.

And for me it's not just a surface thing. Suddenly being thrown into Rise with this totally new, uncanny valley, Camilla-but-not-Camilla Lara model with enormous hair actually really broke the flow of the reboot's story arc for me. It made Rise feel oddly disconnected (plus Jonah's dramatic redesign). I dunno. I like the reboot series but I think abandoning the look of the DE was a huge misstep.
I prefer the look of Rise and Shadow (Shadow has the best Lara's model for me).
I was glad they change it. DE Lara was nice, but not great at all (again, for me).
I think the shape of the eyes is the problem in the DE model.
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Lara has always reminded me of Michelle Chang from Tekken. Anyone else agree?
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I prefer the look of Rise and Shadow (Shadow has the best Lara's model for me).
I was glad they change it. DE Lara was nice, but not great at all (again, for me).
I think the shape of the eyes is the problem in the DE model.
I think the rigging was way off

But it was VERY apparent in the brows/eyes.

Idc what y'all say but DE model was somewhat the closest we got to a turning point lookingish Lara (but not really) And her hair in TR2013/DE style was ****ing excellent. I don't know where it went wrong in Rise onwards. The hair in the DE version looked a bit off on her head, but at least it made her look like she HAD a forehead.

I'm just...*sigh*



For Reboot Faces I have a scale of Camilla to Lara

Turning Point - Definitive Edition - 2013 - Shadow - Rise.
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that reminds me...
btw, IMO Definitive Edition Lara did a better job at recapturing Old Lara's traits, and some of her animations
I always took that facelift for a marketing gimmick, but on second gaze - the sexier look could be half-way to Underworld - Lara never looked more womanly than that, though it didn't quite translate to the game (yet).



I'm a girl - give me a good-looking villain any day - I've never regarded Lara as much more than a placeholder, especially since Classic Lara was never not ridiculous. But I do miss the humor of the good ol' days, never mind Square's exertions to turn her into a person (appreciated). These are some of my favorite mementos - take your clues from that!

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Turning point

oh no please don't remind me.
I'm still so salty about it

and about this




and yeah, believe it not or, about this too

I actually kinda digged this.
say what yout want, but 2:27 looks nothing like the Lara we got in Shadow
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oh no please don't remind me.
I'm still so salty about it

and about this



and yeah, believe it not or, about this too

I actually kinda digged this.
say what yout want, but 2:27 looks nothing like the Lara we got in Shadow
I know many people hated Lara's face in Shadow's CGI trailer, but I really liked her stronger features and the lack of makeup.
Also, it sucks that both trailers ended up being way darker and more intriguing than the final product.
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