The biggest worry for most long-time Tomb Raider fans is whether or not the re-imagined Lara Croft captures the essence of what made the character so iconic in the first place – or if perhaps her rebirth is too much of a departure. We chatted to the game’s creative director, Noah Hughes, to put those fears to rest – and chat a little more about the gritty origin story.
It’s been quite a few years since we’ve had a game where players could fight against vicious Xenomorphs without having to worry about an intergalactic hunter crashing the party. Aliens: Colonial Marines is shaping up nicely so far, with the action blending a nice mix of adrenaline and pants-crappingly good moments of suspense.
But don’t think that this is a game where players can go over the top and just automatically Schwarzenegger their way out of danger.Aliens: Colonial Marines is a title, that while it will have scenes of intense action, will also be a game that leans more towards gritty realism, as Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford explains.