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BlueSkiesXXV
21st Jul 2005, 20:07
There is some new info in the latest edition of 'XBM' (Issue #48 - UK Mag).
The coverage is VERY positive and here are some bits and pieces that I wanted to share with you.

Some words from Toby Gard:
-It was an exciting opportunity to return to her after all this time.
-It's been interesting for me to watch her over the years since I left Core.
-With respect to my original vision, she's developed very little in some ways and way too much in others, but in my mind she is still who she was when I last worked with her.
-Her model and look have been updated and my goal was to make her look more modern and less frumpy. In my opinion she's become a little too cartoony and the way she was being visualised wasn't very attractive any more, mostly because the simple iconic style is a little dated now. It's obviously important that people find Lara attractive and we can do a lot with today's technology.

Here are a few scans:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/blueskies55/XBM1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/blueskies55/XBM2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/blueskies55/XBM3.jpg

It was a nice suprise to walk into the shop today and see the following sitting side by side:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/blueskies55/XBM4.jpg

EvilNessCroft
21st Jul 2005, 20:33
OMG! thank you so much for sharing!! this is awesome :D :D

officiallydead
21st Jul 2005, 20:45
Thank you so much for posting that! I'm getting so excited to play this game, looking at all the recent good press and such. I have to say that the underwater level looks so cool. :eek:

Acceber
21st Jul 2005, 20:48
That XBM cover on the left... now that Lara reminds me of pictures of pre-AOD Lara. I think it's her posture, the double guns, and the glint in her eye.... :D Perhaps also, that she's not so peelywally... I find that interesting, I need to go and think about it. :D ;)

Thank you! :)

Lara Croft Online
21st Jul 2005, 21:17
Excellent stuff! Got any of those in an Xtra Large? :D

Trinity34
21st Jul 2005, 22:36
thanks blue skies. :)

I'm with Tom, got any pics in a 1024x768 size? :D Would love to see the map.

imported_Mark_
21st Jul 2005, 23:15
This is interesting. Thanks Blue Skies!! :thumbsup:

LaraAngelOfDarkness
21st Jul 2005, 23:24
So.......Pretty...Thanks for the info Blue Skies :D !

Sophia Leigh
22nd Jul 2005, 00:00
Thanks for the info Blue Skies, it was very interesting. :thumbsup:

SMSL
22nd Jul 2005, 00:47
Eheheh! Go Lara go!!! :D

And go Blue Skies for sharing! :thumbsup:

TS16
22nd Jul 2005, 01:35
wierd how the character model looks so different on the two magazine covers. its like two different girls in the same outfit. i think the psw one looks way more like lara then the xbox cover.

SMSL
22nd Jul 2005, 04:59
wierd how the character model looks so different on the two magazine covers.

They do?... :confused:

Trinity34
22nd Jul 2005, 13:16
Can someone help me with XBM info? Who is the publisher and what is the publishers website url? and... what issue is the XBM with Lara on the cover? August? Thanks. :)

DKSM
22nd Jul 2005, 14:36
Can someone help me with XBM info? Who is the publisher and what is the publishers website url? and... what issue is the XBM with Lara on the cover? August? Thanks. :)

I don't know if it's the August issue, but it appears to be published by Highbury Entertainment.

http://www.paragon.co.uk/xbm/index.htm

WraithStar
22nd Jul 2005, 16:35
They do?... :confused:

I think it's just because the images are scanned, but the PS version of Lara looks a lot paler than the Xbox version. Also, she has her head tilted differently in both pictures. In the PS version, her face looks a little more angular to me.

This article is great:) Thanks for posting, Blue Skies. I'm eager for a really cool underwater level. I wonder if one of Lara's sparkly new toys is scuba gear? I could just swim around exploring for hours if I didn't have to worry about her holding her breath :D

Trinity34
22nd Jul 2005, 17:10
Thanks DKSM :)

Edit: Oops.. issue 48. :o

uzigirl
22nd Jul 2005, 20:09
This is just great news that we are receiving about TRL, I can't wait for this game to see for myself the overall experience. :cool:

CatSuit&Ponytail
22nd Jul 2005, 21:39
Here are a few scans:

Photobucket isn't playing nice.

Trinity34
22nd Jul 2005, 23:04
Photobucket isn't playing nice.


Did you get to see them yet?

CatSuit&Ponytail
23rd Jul 2005, 08:16
Yes, Trinity, just this second!! :D :D Not reading the article, squirrelling away for later, but those magazine covers have me all in a tizzy!! I need those magazines!!!! :eek: :o