The PlayStation 4 is a very powerful machine where gaming consoles are concerned. Even where most gaming PC's are concerned. To say the textures and cinematic graphics of this port were much better than the PS3/360 versions would be a lie. This is not much better to look at than the original. Deeper particle density, some bloom and HDR. But the rest is bland. Especially the cinematics.
The story is compelling. And well composed.
The gameplay and combat are mediocre at best and mostly awkward. You're going to fall death a lot in any TR game but I was hoping they would improve movement accuracy over previous TR games. Nope. A slow camera, With awkward movement ability. Gameplay will make you want to rip Laura's head off in 2 hours or less and scream vulgarities at your dog.
But again, most important factor is this is not a good Tomb Raider, feels more like God of War with an alternate camera and theme. And this is not a PS4 caliber game graphically.
While I was secretly hoping for a nice wheel kick melee combo addition, this graphical overhaul for the next gen consoles is just what the doctor ordered since I was replaying it on the PS3 anyway! LOL I'm in love with her/it all over again! Please don't limit the sequel to XBOXone for long Crystal Dynamics! EVERYBODY should play this!