Im a little bummed out on this new TR also. I do like the more fantasic elements of the first Tomb Raider, having a Trex, and cool ruins to explore, plus all the atlantis stuff. Its very Indiana Jones like.
Having a regular person on an island or whereever this game takes place, prolly just gonnna be boring. Lara was fine before they should just made her look a bit more realistic and less polygonish/toonish.
I have no issue with them rebooting the series, eventually theres just to many games and stories and its just rubbish, but they should have tried to make her "normal" Normal is boring, I dont play games to simulate real life.
Anyways, I will buy this game sometime this year, but its still up in air big time if its a day 1, or maybe a buy when it goes on sale for $40 in a month or whatnot.