10 Video Game Plot Holes You Can't Ignore

7. Tomb Raider Angel Of Darkness - Aren't You Happy To See Me?

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The Tomb Raider series has certainly had its ups and downs, and Angel of Darkness is largely considered one of those downs. While the game was buggy, had a terrible camera, and control issues, many praised the plot. In this gothy re-imagining of Lara Croft she is framed for the murder of her old mentor, Werner von Croy.

The game opens to Lara confronting von Croy while he’s begging her to help him recover a series of paintings for a client. They don’t seem very friendly, what with Laura accusing him of leaving her behind - referring to him abandoning her in Egypt during the events of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation.

Except...he didn’t leave her behind.

At the end of the game, she is hanging from a ledge and he offers her a hand to pull her up. In her defence, von Croy had recently been possessed by the real villain, Egyptian God, Set. But she refused to take his hand and he leaves before the whole place collapses.

In the following game, we see von Croy leading a search party in Egypt, excited to find signs that she is still alive. Sooo why is Lara so mad at him in Paris, and still willing to meet him at all?

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