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    Sunglasses and Passport?

    Well, I was going through the old threads and I didn't see anything about this so...

    I would love to see the old type hippy sunglasses worn by Lara in pretty much every game before Legend and Anniversary. You know, the red tinted round sunglasses. And an option for the black tinted ones from AOD.

    And I'd love to see the passport save/load make an appearance somewhere in the game. Even if its just a heres where she's going type thing or a hey theres the passport, it would be cool to see what her passport photo looks like.

    What do you posters think?

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    I liked the passport. It gave a reminder of Lara as "world traveler."

    However, CD's probably already got several provocative new animations ready for the save/load screen, so I doubt we'll see the passport again as such.

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    It could be really nice, yes, but we have to accept that Eidos/Crystal Dynamics are making Tomb Raider in another way now. So I don't think the passport will return, but maybe the sunglasses will

    But I agree! It would be cool if they came back!

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    yup i luved the Sunglasses and Passport hope to see them back
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    Why do so many fans here want an old-school Lara in a next-generation game...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaraLara View Post
    Why do so many fans here want an old-school Lara in a next-generation game...
    Its the "nod" to the old games type thing. Some of us have been playing since the beginning and don't want to see her do a Jak and Dexter or another AOD.

    I felt a little disappointed when the sunglasses in Anniversary were unlocked and they weren't her signature sunglasses. Its like taking away her duel pistols. Or shaving her head. Or ditching the backpack. Theses are the items that make Lara, Lara.

    I understand if the save/load feature doesn't involve the passport. I understand that its hard to save/load in a passport with checkpoints all over the place. Maybe it would be too much Core and not enough crystal dynamics to go back like that. But I'd like a small cutscene of her using a passport and saying something snazy like

    "I used to save my passports for old times sake" or something like that.

    Change is great but some things should never change or be totally forgotten. It is when we forget that bad mistakes are made.

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    I liked the old passports. Not too bothered about the sunglasses.

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    I don't like Lara wearing black sunglasses... It makes her look like Core Design's archetypal 'badgirl' Lara. I greatly favour Crystal Dynamic's new design of Lara. She is more complex and multi-dimensional, in terms of her personal characteristics, and graphically speaking as well

    But with all that said, I don't mind the inclusion of the 'classic' sunglasses at all as long as it's included as optional eyewear from her wardrobe selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic View Post
    It could be really nice, yes, but we have to accept that Eidos/Crystal Dynamics are making Tomb Raider in another way now. So I don't think the passport will return, but maybe the sunglasses will

    But I agree! It would be cool if they came back!
    I don't think that we will see sunglasses again beacose Edios cude put them in Anniversary - there was a old wet-suit, photos, but sunglasses were not....so

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    the passport could appear somewhere in Croft Manor and we could interact with it as a menu for bonus, as locations concepts or screenshots from the older games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Tomb_Raider_ View Post
    I don't think that we will see sunglasses again beacose Edios cude put them in Anniversary - there was a old wet-suit, photos, but sunglasses were not....so
    You're probably right (:

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    The passports were creative and great, but I'm not bothered that they're gone.

    The sunglasses bugged me. Probably because a very annoying girl I used to go to high school with thought she was a Tomb Raider expert and wore them to school. She had a strange ski-slope type nose and it drew great emphasis to it. When I see those sunglasses, I see that girl trying to be Lara and I shiver because she did such a poor job of it.

    I wonder, since Crystal Dynamics is digging up the bones of Lara's past, if she ever uhm...indulged in recreational hippie activities such as smoking things that grow in the dirt.

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    I was disappointed when Core took the passport/menu-rings out of TR after number 3, but then I had to get over it. I felt that if they didn't appear in TR:AOD then we wouldn't be seeing them again but i was glad to see the menu ring incorporated into TR:A, I hope they that factor into TR:U for nostalgic purposed for us hardcore raiders and to the fans who joined at legend it wouldn't make any difference to them!

    The glasses thing didnt really bother me though, I would like to see AOD's glasses though especially as TRU lara resembles so greatly AOD lara!

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    I kind of forgot all about the sunglasses and passport but it would be a great thing to see appear in a game if only for the nostalgia element.

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    The passport was very cool and I agree with those who think it would be a great touch to see return but in a future game as it doesn't fit with the TR9 theme.

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    Don't see it happening at all but it would be such a nice touch if they did.

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    That is so good. I forgot about the passport and yes it would be cool to have that on options screen again.

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    I too completely forgot about the sunglasses and the passport. That is kind of a real wave of nostalgia there. Yes it would be funny to see those again.

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