I was not sure what to expect with this game, but it was awesome. Has a great mix of Adventure, shooting, completing side quests etc. The Jumping, climbing and ice Axe stuff is all done very well and feels natural. (besides maybe a few repeated death cut-scenes, Everything just comes together well making this game a great experience.)
OK, tbh I wasn't too fond of previous tomb raider. They always made Laura seem to be like some kind of super hero with the power to raid tombs. This one they make her seem like a normal person caught in abnormal situations and having to use survival skills to get out of them. You know, like what a normal person would have to do. The game was life-like and I wish that there was a sequel.
Loved the game felt like i was in survival mode the whole time but after getting into the story a little i forgot what i was playing and thought of my character as Kate from LOST rather than Laura Croft. Bottom line is I loved the open world environment the graphics where amazing game play is great and the story line will keep you entertained through the whole game.