I played the original Tombraider on a Sega Saturn back in the day and was blown away by it. It left a lasting impression and is still my favorite out of the series. With that said, this TR is a whole new beast. Square Enix did a fabulous job with it, but it's not really like your old TR. If you hated the puzzles from the earlier ones then you will like this.....tombs are optional and hidden, not a required part. There are no medipacks and that makes me a little sad in a way. There actually isn't much in common with the old TR's really...sure you slide down inclines, jump, shimmy, but it's not really like TR at all. In a way that's great for the rebooting of the game---a fresh go at things. I liked the puzzles and block pulling from the older games, but this game has a good flow about it and sucks you in before you know what's happening. We have two xbox's...mine and my husbands, and he stole the game out of mine last night and has literally played it all day today, and he plays nothing but racing games and COD. Honestly, try it...even if you are unsure about it. I promise you'll love it. It's amazing! The only real disappointment to me was that Lara Croft looks like a totally different character...she looks like she belongs in a Final Fantasy game, which makes sense since Square Enix is in control---I just think they could've made her a little more like the Lara we all know. I think the voice actor did a great job, but her accent was just not the same as past games even though she's British. The multiplayer maps are FUN...fun, but the guns are frustrating. Pretty bad actually, and if they aren't upgraded then forget it....the people with the upgraded weapons kill you FAST! I never got so stuck that I had to get help like I did with the very first TR...and back then it was from a guide book because not everyone had internet back then. While the game is a def 9/10 I kept one point off for LC not really feeling like LC. Gameplay rocks though.
posted by nighthawke (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Mar 9, 2013
Member since Jun 2011
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
SFX are too loud and can't adjust volume of sfx and Voice separately. :/
Very similar to Uncharted and Assassins Creed in terms of game play. Not a very long game, but probably the same length as Uncharted. Lots of little things to collect to get 100%, so that adds to the length a bit. There aren't really any puzzles like in the original tomb raider series. Not that i was a big fan of those anyway. I really like that they made Lara a little more believable in body proportions, the other games were just absurd.
Over all really fun action/adventure game definitely worth playing!