Like so many other franchises, Lara Croft’s adventures have been tip-toeing into open world territory, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider will introduce the largest ever hub area that the series has seen. Paititi, as showcased in this new gameplay trailer, is a bustling rural marketplace, complete with side-quests, secrets, and crypts to uncover.
You’ll see a bit of everything that the location has to offer in the video embedded above, from bartering right the way through to platforming. It does look good, but this author’s (controversial) opinion remains: is this really what you want from a modern Tomb Raider game? The scope is constantly increasing, but at what cost?