I try to not "Review" games because I feel that they should be experienced by everyone. This is my experience and thoughts playing the game.
I never played any of the previous Tomb Raider games mainly because I was stupid and let what reviewers say get to me. I remember seeing reviews for earlier Tomb Raider games on X-play back on the old TechTV/G4 and they tore those games apart.
I'll admit I was influenced by what they said and I regret it I probably missed a lot of good games based on what people said. So when I heard they were doing a reboot of Tomb Raider I said to myself, when I can rent this I'm definitely going to and boy am I glad I did.
This is one of those rare games where everything is great Controls, Story and Graphics. I have almost nothing bad to say about the game but only a couple did dismay me some of the puzzles were almost impossible for me, admittedly I'm not a intellectual player I prefer to go from point A to point B however I needed some help on some puzzles, regarding some side content puzzles I had to give up totally because I couldn't figure them out.
The other issue I have is when you level up a character like I did with Lara I put in over 10 hours working on her when it was all said and done with I was expecting there to be a New Game Plus mode but there wasn't one. This game screamed for a New Game Plus.
Overall this game is a solid 8.
I can't wait for the sequel they are going to do. My only hope is they add a new game plus mode.