Feb 1, 2008
After the constant radio chit-chat of Tomb Raider Legend, it was quite a relief to go solo in Tomb Raider Anniversary. But with Tomb Raider Underworld threatening to give Lara back her headset, we asked the game's senior producer Sarah Van Rompaey whether there would be any nattering in the new game. And her answer was: "Zip and Alistair will be present but to a far lesser degree than they were in Legend."
Hooray! That sounds good to us. Although the voice acting was of a generally high standard in Legend, we do kinda prefer it when Lara's unable to communicate with the civilised world - that feeling of isolation was what made Tomb Raider so awesome in the first place, after all. From Sarah's answer, we're expecting some radio blackouts when Lara goes into the 'underworld' areas of the title. There aren't many radio towers in places of the undead, after all. Mwahahahaha etc.
Click the next page for the rest of the answers to our questions, including what the team thought of the very Tomb Raider-y Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Or head over to our extensive first-look previewhere.
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