(March; PC/Xbox/PS3) I can't help but wonder how we’d be looking ahead to Tomb Raider if a certain producer hadn't said those ill-advised things back at E3. Some heavy gender-focused critique was inevitable, given Lara Croft’s iconic status, but nobody is going to be able to play this game without scrutinizing that scene. The reboot will never be free of controversy, no matter what the end product might be. I've tried hard to stay objective until I actually play the thing, and part of me wishes I could go into it without months worth of arguments and analyses running alongside. I don’t know how Tomb Raider will turn out. All I know is I’ll be going into this game with three competing voices in my head: the gamer who is skeptical of the previewed mechanics, the young girl who can’t wait to see her hero again, and the woman who hopes that hero is someone she, too, can admire.