posted by rmysterio80 (OCEANSIDE, CA) Jul 14, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
I was never a fan of the original Tomb Raider games. So i went into this reboot without an pre-existing attachment to what Laura Croft used to be, and what i got was a very fun action adventure.
Tomb Raider is one of the most fun games i've played this year. The shooting is tight and responsive, and the guns have a real feeling of force behind them. The game in general is pretty gritty. The developers didnt pull any punches when it comes to what they put Laura through. You'll go from fighting off enemies with a variety of weaponry, exploring tombs, and wading through rivers of blood in this 15 hour experience.
The game isnt terribly challenging on the normal difficulty, but is by no means easy. Laura doesn't have a huge amount of health and will go down quickly in a fire fight. Enemies aren't bullet sponges, but can take a fair amount of damage before going down which makes the combat more challenging.
There are some slight RPG elements. You're able to upgrade your weapons, but you dont really have any control of when you get weapon parts to get new upgrades. You also unlock a variety of skills as you "level up". Throughout the game you unlock new gear that allows you to gain access of areas of the level you were previously barred from (kind of like Batman Arkham Asylum).
I'd have to say my main gripe with the game is fighting in smaller areas/corridors. Enemies will corner you and you'll have no way out except to wait to die to try again. While by no means game breaking, its quite annoying and feels cheap due to the weak melee combat system.
Overall, Tomb Raider is a very good Action Adventure game thats well worth your time.
Loved this game. Incredibly satisfying gameplay. It's fast paced and thrilling. The combat is fun too. If you don't have a PS3, this is the closest you'll get to Uncharted or The Last of Us. I actually preferred TR's gameplay to The Last of US
posted by Rocko34 (WEST PORTSMOUTH, OH) Jul 6, 2013
Member since Dec 2009
This is an awesome and exciting game that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time you are playing. It has been a while since I have played a game that I couldn't stop playing. This is a Solid 9.