First of all, I'd just like to say that the game looks fantastic. This was the first game I played on XBox One that I actually went "wow" at some of the scenery while playing. The storyline is great. It progresses extremely well, and the side quests didn't seem as grindy as some games that I've played in the past. In other words, the side quests added enough to the storyline to make me want to complete them. The weapon upgrades are a cool feature, but some of them are overkill. Toward the end I was unlocking explosive shotgun shells and penetrating arrows... Stuff that I never really even got the chance to use, for instance. I gave it a 9 instead of a 10 because the hit detection is pretty close to terrible. When enemies are behind cover, it appears as though you can blow their head off... but you can't, because the bullet never gets there. I also had a hard time shooting through cracks in structures even though my sights were in the clear. Overall, excellent game. Provides somewhat challenging enemies, interesting features, progressive storyline with strong character development, beautiful scenery, and fluid controls. I haven't played a better game on XBox One so far.
posted by andrewh7789 (SAN GABRIEL, CA) Jul 20, 2014
Member since Feb 2013
Ok here is my breakdown to this game. First off I would like to input that I have NEVER played a Tomb Raider game before this one. Second, I dont like Square Enix AT ALL. With that said, lets get started. First, I want to start off by saying this game has pretty good graphics. The lighting and environment are well put together and even though I know these graphics are just the start of next gen consoles, they can only get better with future games.
Now, the fun part, THE CONS. Like I said, I never played a TR game in my life and was expecting this reboot to have more of a background story of the protagonist considering well...ITS A REBOOT. This story line throws you in a WILD storm of events that just have you dazed and confused the whole game with little background and no idea why its all happening. The antagonist, whom I wont spoil, is seen very little of and has no background or even the slightest bit of showtime in the game. Finally, I'd like to mention the attempt of making a skill tree. Even though it was THERE it was too easy to fill and had little to no meaning.
Next, the multiplayer. Although I loved the attempt at this Gears of war type multiplayer, it lacked in server dedication and consistency. I know games like these don't really have an AMAZING multiplayer but I would like to try it out without getting disconnected ever other game.
Lastly, I'm a hardcore achievement hunter and I will say most of these achievements are pretty easy but when it came to the multiplayer achievements they were almost impossible to get (like Assassins Creed) if you know what i mean. I did end up getting them thanks to a boosting partner but by yourself its almost impossible.
All in all, I am just baffled by the amount of people who rate this game above 7. It is confusing how a game like this can get a higher rating than a game like Forza 5 or Titanfall not because they are big titles just because this game lacks a lot of things. Peace
I was a little hesitant at first since I've never played any TR game before. Once I started I couldn't put it down. The graphics and gameplay are amazing. The fire graphics are so realistic! Gameplay is so much fun - a perfect blend of combat, strategy and problem solving. If the uncharted and far cry series had a child, TR would be it. Do not pass this up!!