Scott Mendelson wrote a pretty good article on the Tomb Raider controversy: http://scottalanmendelson.blogspot.c...tomb.html#more
The best part:
I love the sentiment here. Less story makes for a better action game.Or better yet, they could have decided to either not create an 'origin' for Lara Croft at all. She's an archaeologist, she can survive in any environment, she knows how to kick ass and handle firearms, the end.