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ComL 1126.102 Essay Three Assignment Lara Croft is one of the most iconic video game avatars—and pop culture figures—of our time. In your third essay, create an argument about this figure that discusses both her critical reception and your own experience of playing Tomb Raider . Your essay should do the following things (not necessarily in this order): 1. Present an interesting analysis of the game that focuses on your relationship with the avatar, focusing on specific, concrete, describable ways that Tomb Raider establishes the player-avatar connection. This will give your essay relevance and value as an investigation of this specific game, demonstrating to your reader that you’re a thoughtful and experienced player. Some elements of the game design you might discuss in your analysis include: visuals, “camera” cutscenes, transitions, narrative interface, menu screen sound controls and movement, degrees of freedom, how the avatar exists in the environment emotional investment
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