This may have gone over some peoples heads, but a little while ago, there was a reboot of the Tomb Raider games. In sequence, it was Legend, and then Underworld. I've met a few fans of the games on E, but also a lot of gamers I speak too have no idea these games even existed.
So I'm curious as to what people thought of it. I loved it. The story and characters were decent but it was directed well and easy to get into, and towards the ending, things managed to get pretty epic. The gameplay needed some tightening up, but the physics driven puzzles were fantastic.
Without spoilers, the general plot is that Lara and her Mother were stranded in an island when their private jet crashed. Lara was only a little girl, but accidentally activated some sort of device in the ruins that they sheltered in, and the strange technology spirited her mother away.
This has always been the motivation for Lara's archeological pursuit, hoping to one day find out just what happened to her mother. It all uses Norse mythology to good effect and the world ending truths that are revealed were actually quite clever plays on the Norse stories.
It got a little comic bookish towards the end, with 'epic super power battles', but I found myself playing simply for the plot.