I was a fan of the first tomb raider. It was a platform like no other at the time. With complex puzzles, handstands, and dual pistols the original was a blast. Most of the sequels fell short of the mark for me. So when I heard they were coming out with a completely new version I had to check it out. I loved playing this game. I love the new look and the story was fun and entertaining. The new weapon system was fun though I did miss the dual pistols that don't show up till much later in the game. Over all i think they done an excellent job bringing Lara Croft back for a new adventure and I am looking forward to a sequel!! If you have not played this yet and you was a fan of the original Tomb Raider franchise you will not be disappointed!!
This is the first game I've ever played that cinematically felt like a movie from the beginning to end. By that, I mean the gameplay & cut scenes are virtually indistinguishable. Coming from Square, the company that once released a theatrical movie made by a thousand computers, I'm not surprised this first visual masterpiece is theirs. However, besides great cinema & action, there are some flaws. The story isn't 100%. Also, just like with the recent Hitman title, I don't like Square inserting repetitive, work based challenges into games. Like killing & skinning animals when I play an adventure game, I don't like to feel that I have to do repetitive work.
Overall, this Unreal engine based third person is the best visual action you have ever played. Young Laura is extremely beautiful, while lethal & dangerous at the same time...
posted by ProgDrumm3r (ARLINGTON, TX) May 24, 2013
Member since Oct 2011
This game is definitely an experience that needs to be played all the way through. Everything about it was enjoyable. The only downer was getting used the to timing on hitting certain buttons during fights (but that is more of an user error than anything else). Definitely an experience worth going through!