posted by Eagle41 (REDONDO BEACH, CA) Apr 26, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
gamers (25%) found this review helpful
The single player campaign is a brand new version of Lara and, I am pleased to say, had me invested within the first 10 minutes. I could not help but feel her pain and frustration concerning her current situation. Landscapes and character rendering were absolutely stunning but the game mechanics are a little clunky and could be frustrating at times. So, I deducted one star in my rating. The story itself felt a little like the TV show Lost at times but, not enough for me to lower my rating.
Then, the developers tacked on multiplayer (and "tacked on" is exactly the right term from the reviews I have read). I categorically refuse to play the multiplayer and because of this, I only played the game on my offline account. Anyone who has played any past title in this franchise knows that multiplayer does not at all belong in a Tomb Raider/Lara Croft game. A bulky 30% of the achievements/trophies come from playing multiplayer. I personally detest MP achievements/trophies in ANY game in the first place but, for anyone who considers themselves a "completionist," this is overly HEAVY-weighted. This heinous money-grubbing sell-out was obviously an effort by those in charge to bring others to the franchise. Unfortunately, the addition of multiplayer and an ultra-short campaign only served to destroy this otherwise beautiful game and earned the game a net score of 2/10 stars. If they decide to keep up with the MP in the Tomb Raider franchise, then they have lost a real fan, permanently.