posted by TabulaSplicer (CONCORD, MA) Mar 14, 2013
Member since Nov 2012
This is one of the few games I've played where the controls are so fluid and responsive. The action comes in either heavy or light but the bow is silent and fast Love the flaming arrows that light up the enemy into a ball of fire. Puzzles vary from very easy to difficult sometime a little to cute as in timing of action. Acting is excellent and visual environment doesn't glitch so lots of experienced testing was done. I'm not really good at close combat so performing the duck an roll evasion at the right time was critical in defeating armored opponents. Overall I found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable gaming experience
posted by AdamusPkSlayer (SACRAMENTO, CA) Mar 13, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
I wasn't sure about whether to give a 9 or 10, but I really couldn't find any notable faults in the single player. The level design is fantastic and the graphic beautiful. Amazingly, I encountered no glitches, which for a game like is rare. I really like the humanization of Lara Croft. She's not just some comic book character shooting everything up like John McLane and making wisecracks, there's actually an emotional progression from an innocent archeologist to a real fighter. The combat system is pretty good. She'll automatically use cover when near it, and enemies will too, making for satisfying gun/arrow fights. The action is well-paced and mixed perfectly with looting/exploration. Unlike UC3, at no point did the game drag and leave me hoping that a level would end already.
The only real issue would be that the other characters' dialogue is kind of stupid/cliched, but they're not around much. I tried the MP very briefly and was not amused. The campaign is the star of this game. Definite rent, because once you start, you won't stop playing until it's finished, which will only take a few days.