IGN stream was nice. I wasn't wowed by it, but it definitely looks pretty damn good. A few moments that I couldn't help but be nitpicky about was the flow of her ponytail and those guys getting caught on fire while that one guy right across from them just watched as if sh** wasn't totally hitting the fan(LOL!).
Still a little irked about the health regen(if true), and I really wish she would scavenge a freakin jacket. I'm freezing just looking at her...
You're not the only one who's brought this up. At the Eidos forums they're discussing why doesn't Lara take warmer clothing from scavengers she's taken down. In one trailer at E3, we see Lara shivering in the rain as she tries to start a fire. Which was fantastic as it showed the human element where the character is actually affected by their environment, and not just superimposed into it.
Lara demonstrates resourcefulness in how she tackles her enemies (like using the bow to choke them from behind is some damn good ingenuity) or how she uses a lantern as a weapon. So when she's aware of the frail condition of her tank top, worn out by dampness and dirt, you'd think she would figure out a good jacket isn't needed by a scavenger she just killed :P
As for the regenerating health, that was confirmed, which seems to be mainly a feature in combat situations. Crystal Dynamics also mentions that food and water will also play a vital role in Lara's ongoing survival and well being in the wilderness. Though they've kept a tight lid on how the two mechanics balance each other out. Guess we'll have to wait and see on that one.
Oh and something else I wanted to bring up from the live feed last night - the video camera. Most of you might have seen the concept art of Lara juddled in her shelter, watching the viewscreen of the camera by a camp fire? Those moments are indeed in the game,as she relives moments of her time on the Endurance before the crash.
It gives great background details not only of Lara, but her colleagues as well. And I'm sure throughout the course of her journey, it will really punctuate the contrast of Lara's transformation, in who she is now and who she was at the start of her voyage, where things seemed so simple while on the Endurance.
I think it's amazing that they even manage to make me care about her not having anything warm to wear at all -- in most games, like I really wouldn't give a ****. But I genuinely care that she is secure in some warmth. And that little bit is just something that would add to the experience for me if given the option.
Nice to know that food and water will play a role. I had forgot about that. But yeah, I still just really wish they would go with the health packs in general as the norm over regen. It only irked me more because I was just imagining how intense it would be if you took some serious damage and you had to search out health packs in similar scenarios to where that big wolf attacked her in that cave -- that would really push the whole survival aspect so much further if you felt the importance of having to do everything with great care.
Other than that, everything else is awesome(really loving how convincing Camilla's voice work is as well). And the video camera moments should prove to be entertaining. I'm so eager to see if any of it matches up to some of the diary entries you wrote. :P