As I started this game I was sad and frustrated that it was one big real time event. Once I got the Bow things changed. I got really into it and as I upgraded Laura and the gun things get better and better. I got this game as a means to pass some time and found myself going out of my way to find time to play.
I really enjoyed playing this game. That is up to a point. An in-game glitch happened where I couldn't equip the rope arrow, I even looked it up online to see if I wasn't doing something and even watched video walkthroughs only to find because of this glitch I couldn't progress any further. Oh well, I really was going to buy this game until I found this happening. It is a good game but a little glitchy where you can't progress because of the glitch of not being able to equip rope arrow, this was on an xbox 360 system.
For a Tomb Raider game, I was pleasantly surprised. Lush world, fun gameplay, bloody animations, compelling story, weapon choice. The upgrade system is easy to use and useful. The Instinct feature is a little overplayed, but insanely helpful. This game feels like Batman with killing and gore. I would have gladly played 5 more hours had it lasted that long. Co-Op was a bit boring. Rent, don't buy.