posted by timberninja777 (GRASS VALLEY, OR) Mar 26, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This installment of Tomb Raider brought back the love of the franchise for me. This title was pretty hyped up, and I wanted it to deliver, the last couple of TR titles were garbage for me, so I was skeptical, at first. Then the plot started to thicken, the attention to detail was astounding, the upgradeable weapons and fluid combat mechanics were perfect. This game gave me everything I wanted and more. The only reason it didnt get the 10 rating, I was dissapointed when I couldn't start a new game with my upgraded weapons. You can explore the island after the credits roll with all your upgraded gear, but only to pick up the secrets missed on the first campaign pass. Four days of non stop play and I have found everything on the map. It killed the replay value for me.
Aside from that, it was astounding and fun. Hope Square Enix pops out another one like this.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Yes Laura is back with an all new look and feel. Gone are the many, many frustrating puzzles of the original series. No i don't believe you will have to reach for the Brady guide book this time around. However do not worry there are plenty of times that you will be engaging your grey matter to get out of situations and get to items you just don't think you can reach. This Reboot is Laura's origin story. yes before Angelina, and Before PS one and PS two Laura this is the story that made her The Tomb Raider... PS3 Graphics are outstanding. rich sweeping Vista's the best part is usually if you can see it. you eventually go there. The game auto saves frequently thankfully. The new system of upgrade is day camps and fast travel camps at these camps you can upgrade your gear and more importantly your skills. Gear upgrades are through a salvage system. points are gained from boxes, crates and looted off defeated enemies, There are also various mini Challenges, like burning effigies in shantytown, all of these activities give you EXP and upon reaching a certain level you gain a point to upgrade skills, pretty much all game activities result in exp gain one way or another. there is plenty of shooting action as the bad guys show up in mass to impede your progress. gone are the Twin Pistols that have been a Tomb Raider mainstay. Laura's main weapon of Choice is a bow. It also is your most versatile tool in the game. As you upgrade your Bow via salvage and by finding. parts for it. find 3 parts usually gives you and upgrade back at camp, by the end your crude bow is a powerful compound bow, which doubles as a fast ascending zip line assistant. very cool. Also you can shoot rope arrows into craggy rocks as well as into rope bundles and anchor them to post's, don't forget fire arrows and arrows with grenade tips. not to worry , pistol, AK47 and a shotgun are all available for use. despite a quick finish time 15 hrs this reboot should not be missed.
posted by TheCruzifier (OAK ISLAND, NC) Apr 25, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
gamers (90%) found this review helpful
As a fan of the old tomb raiders long ago I was wondering how they would go about remaking this title. Let me tell you this is the BEST reboot I have ever played! From the opening cave scene you will be hooked. Everything is masterfully done, from the controllable cinematic scenes and events to the gunfighting and exploring. Controls are smooth and fluid and are easy to master. The skills and weapon upgrading are awesome. I especially liked the way your weapons change appearance as they upgrade, the attention to details in this game are great. The story is amazing and the landscapes and views are some of the best to date for a video game. If you are a fan of uncharted/resident evil/dead space/prince of persia any good third person games TOMB RAIDER blows them away. I give this game a 10 theres nothing negative about it at all other than the fact that it leaves you wanting the next one NOW! Great job Crystal Dynamics/Square enix/Edios for bringing Lara back with a big bang.