Instead of a wise cracking seasoned killer, Lara is scared, vulnerable, and dare I say relatable? As relatable as she can be given that she is an ultra wealthy female Indiana Jones. Tomb Raider sports impressive visuals, enjoyable combat, and Uncharted-type theatrics. Kills, scavenging, and hunting all give you XP, which when passing prescribed numbers, gives you points to add to either attributes such as better bow hunting skills, or getting more from every box you scavenge. It's a way for you to customize Lara's skill set to meet your play style.
I'm still in the process of playing this game, but I can tell you that I will definitely give this game multiple plays to max out my experience. I wasn't a Tomb Raider fan, so if you say you're not a Tomb Raider fan either, think twice before you shut this game out! :)