I think you could have a shot to win if you add some dirt and blood to the overall image. The bandages are way too clean, your boots shine, and I cant see any trace of blood or wound that would have led you to wear those bandages.
One of the first computer games I've ever played, before I went to roleplaying games pretty exclusively.
Tomb Raider was an extremely cool and revolutionary game in version 1, not as great but still very good with version 2, but after that the quality of the game quickly decreased while the advertisement people went all rampage with nudie posters of Lara, and the programmer who had the idea for Lara Croft in the beginning, but had no creative control of her, left the company.
Originally it was pretty feminist, too, with a female hero and all. Kind of like Pippi Longstockings, or Buffy the vampire slayer.
The quality of the series decreased for awhile, yes, although I'd say that didn't happen until TR3. Most people remember TR2 as being far superior to the first so you're a bit of a minority here. However the last several, Legend, Anniversary and Underworld are really quite excellent. I have to say I don't remember any nudie posters of Lara, especially official ones for advertising... but if you weren't pigeonholing yourself into one genre exclusively, I'd tell you you owe it to yourself to give Legend a shot at least. It's the one that saved the series in its darkest hour.
TR1 was revolutionary back in its time - from the graphics etc.
I wouldnt say TR2 was a step back in quality. On the contrary, it was the perfection of everything in TR1. I liked it more than TR1. But TR2 wasnt as revolutionary anymore, of course. Even if it was a graphical update, other gaming companies had taken notice and followed.
I never finished any TR after 2, and after TR4 stopped following this development completely; ever since I prefer role playing games.
Ok I understand what you were saying about TR2 now; that makes sense. I also understand losing faith with the series after 4 - 3 & 4 both weren't great in my opinion. But with (I want to say 6?) Legend, it's regained its greatness. They pulled a 180 with that one and saved the series; they've all been pretty excellent since then.
what? what is it a duplicate of? OH i was going to enter a different image later as well once i have chosen it and take this one out but if i dont like any other image i will most likely keep this one in with no changes.
that is the thing...that image is perfect for an entry...but on the rules it says "Entrants may enter as many Works as they like however duplicate entries are not allowed." So basically if you submit an image and then submit the same image in black and white or with some edits on it (after submitting the image) you are duplicating it (at least that is what i understand about it). Btw I prefer the one called "i am Lara Croft III", you should enter that one!