posted by ZombieReaper (POST FALLS, ID) Mar 13, 2013
Member since Oct 2011
I have followed Tomb Raider, from the movies to the video games, and this one by far takes the cake. In previous titles I have always wondered, whats behind that barricade? Where does that crevice go? In this one Tomb Raider is great because of the open world game play. Find your own way to that certain area, see a cave or a crevice in the wall? Go check it out! it might be a optional tomb or something even more rewarding. My only problem which is the reason I gave this a nine is the Endurance glitch. At a certain point there is a game ruining glitch that will not let you continue the story at all. There is a fix if you encounter the glitch yet it is tiresome and very very very, annoying. however that being said I was able to finish it because i found the fix on youtube. Great story Great game play, I don't really care about small glitches and really didn't find any all, I'm asking is to have testers go through the story a few times to makes sure there isn't a Huge glitch like this one.
Well, we've always known Lara was a killer, but up until this reboot of the series that point never really was driven home. The grittiness of this game destroys the image of an innocent, tomb raiding Lara that many fell in love with in the mid-90's, and replaces it with a much more believable young girl that is forced to do some very naughty things. Yes, this Lara will still shot you in the face. But, she'll also cry a regretful tear afterwards.
Her sense of disgust from the actions she's forced to take are conveyed convincingly via current gen tech, and at times the graphics are able to reach near photo-realistic levels. Make no mistake about it, this is one good looking game. The same can't be said for Lara however, who starts off looking cute enough but soon gets covered in mud, blood (hers and other peoples'), crud,.... and did I mention blood? Yes, this girl bleeds it, gets splattered with it, and at times even swims in pools of it. If you couldn't tell, this game is very gory. It's definitely not for the weak of heart and earns its "M" rating well.
Also, Lara should be a poster child for the virtues of a diet containing high amounts of calcium and vitamin D, because this chick takes some extreme tumbles let me tell ya, yet still doesn't ever manage to break a bone or two, or three,... or twelve. Sure she gets cut, scraped, punctured, and even shot, but she sure could give Wolverine a run for his money in the unbreakable bones department.
All in all, I'm having some fun with this game. I definitely find it more pleasing than the Devil May Cry reboot, however that's not saying much because I wasn't expecting too much with that one. Since this generation of consoles is winding to a close, Tomb Raider will be one of those games that people in the not too distant future will look back on as an example of what the Xbox 360 and PS3 were capable of.