Well. I was really tentative to try any more of the Tomb Raider games. Maybe I was still thinking about the last couple i played, but since I saw the amazing reviews I decided to go ahead and give it a try anyway. Boy am I glad I did! This "new" version of Tomb Raider is nothing like the old ones and the story line, which is usually pretty good, blows me away. This new Tomb Raider not only displays solid gameplay, rarely seen graphics, and excellent scenery - it also offers a different side to Lara Croft. This is before she becomes THE Lara Croft we have all come to love or hate... and I kinda like it. She is not the typical sarcastic, quirky, know it all, "you cant beat me", BrAngelina Jolie-Croft, instead, she is sometimes the scared, imperfect, young relic-hunter who has unwillingly been cast into a dark and unfortunate twisted craziness on a sick island. Tomb Raider is dark, mature, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. You cant look away, you cant run, and you definitely cant put the controller down. I am not fully done with the game but decided to write a few words to tell you to go ahead and BUY this game, it is so much fun. It is more than a good rent, i can actually see myself playing the game a second time. PS. The Last of Us is also a BUYer. Check it out and then tell me you love me for it! Later!
I was very excited to play this game when I heard about it over a year ago. I must say that it lived up to expectations. A much darker take on the Tomb Raider franchise but it is refreshing. The new laura is a deeper character and there is more that can be done with her. The setting plays perfectly into the tomb raider universe as well. This more of an island and jungle environment rather than the tombs of the older games. There is still alot of platforming and it works. The gameplay is more stealth focused but that is also great. The story may not be the best ever but it is still good. It is not mind blowing or anything but it does the job. Some of the other characters are not too exciting and the main villain is not that great either but everything else is fantastic. It definitely has the blockbuster game feel to it and the presentation is fantastic. Overall a great job. I cannot wait for the sequels.
posted by gamewiz113 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Jul 6, 2013
Member since Oct 2011
This is by far a must have for any ps3 owner! Tomb Raider is a perfect blend of action, adventure and mystery all in one. The story is very engaging and keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way. Overall its a perfect reboot, hope they make a sequel!