posted by JoshPaugh (MYRTLE BEACH, SC) Jun 5, 2014
Member since Jun 2014
A spectacular game offering the origins of a female heroine lead that we've grown to love over the years. I can't review for multiplayer as I never tried it but as for the single player campaign, Tomb Raider delivered on every aspect. From the start of the story you begin to develop an emotional bond with the vulnerable young Lara Croft as she begins to harden herself for the obstacles ahead. Gameplay is phenomenal and platform based almost exact to the controls of Uncharted. The landscape and immense island world is a huge open world not only gorgeous with spectacular graphics but filled with hidden treasure and hidden secrets to explore. The weapon modification and skill upgrades are perfectly conifured to keep each new chapter just hard enough to make things fun but not so hard that its impossible. There are several areas where I truly felt immensed in the game and felt rather nervous as for my character. Overall This game is a MUST.. Dont turn away, because this truly is a gem of this generation. (I gave this a 9/10 only because I can not review the multi-player)
posted by upsetgamer (PLAINVILLE, KS) May 26, 2014
Member since Mar 2004
I was enjoying the game until I got to a point in the temple and could not figure out how to go any further I knew where I needed to go but no way that I could try got me there so that's when the game became flawed
I gave this game a 7 because it was pretty good but didn't enter into the "blow my mind" designation for me. Quick game, which can be good. Lara starts as an innocent and soon learns to do what is necessary to survive and help others survive. Pros and Cons!
Pros: Just fun. I love using bows and this bow was pretty good. Linear in terms of not being able to choose missions and in playing the missions themselves. But the free roam was like open world exploration. The more tools you have the more places you can revisit. The fighting seemed just right, not too hard not too easy. The progression of difficulty made sense and for the most part the navigation of the maps was intuitive enough. I rarely had to consult a guide.
Cons: Didn't quite suck me in to the point where I was addicted. In fact there came a point where I was just playing to get through it. Overall I was pleased with its direction though. The controls were sometimes aggravating, especially the automatic switching to torch and pistol if it got a little dark. The enemies were at times like a horde so prepare yourself for sometimes lengthy fights with a large number of the same baddies. No in game saves, just auto-saves. And the ending? Well, I will let you be the judge of the ending. Don't want to spoiler alert you. But it IS in my cons.
Still a fun play. Quick play. I think I finished the game with a 70% completion for tasks (as I went along) in about 16 hours. I wasn't keeping track and I forgot to check so we'll say 16-20. Definitely no more. Three days of moderate to generous playing time. Rated 7.