I had always been interested in Tomb Raider, I remember renting the original on PSOne, maybe trying the other ones here and there... but I could never get into them. Always found them a bit silly, and not to be taken seriously. I gave Underworld a decent go, definitely noticed a general improvement from the impression the game had received, but still didn't get too far before blowing it off as a less than stellar, generic TPS.
Then along game E3, and the trailer for the reboot and I was definitely interested. And lets just say, I was very very happy with my decision to play this game.
Playing it, I felt like "man, this game is short, I'm already half way through," not realizing that I was well past 10 hours into the game, and probably clocked in close to 30 just in the single player, to get 100% of course.
Admittedly, I didn't bother with the multiplayer. The single player is sweet enough on it's own. The multiplayer is just a pleasant addition that I'm sure is worth a look.
The game is just well made. Awesome progression in character development, weapon/skill upgrades, etc. Absolutely love it.
Graphics are good. Controls are good.
It's like... Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Uncharted and Last of Us all mixed together. And that's some good ingredients right there if you ask me.
posted by ThatOtherHalf (FULLERTON, CA) Mar 11, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
Tomb Raider, we know about Lara Croft with her big pointy breasts and dual pistols. She's awesome, jumps like a ninja, not afraid of anything. She- oh who am I kidding. We get to see Lara broken down, both physically and mentally. She's ship wrecked on an island and all alone while trying to survive. I've only played a few hours into the game but I love it already, this is amazing.
The controls is pretty good and easy to use, graphics is looking good. I am playing on ps3 so can't say much more on that part but the story! Now story and gameplay is the huge thing for me, not graphics. So far the story is really interesting and very well written. I love the puzzles but sometimes I feel the small challenges in the game could have been something else. I mean gather this, gather that, shoot that. Sure, it's something else to do and hoping it will get better.
The voice acting. I really really enjoy the voice actress for Lara. She's getting into the character pretty good, more to an deeper level and actually being the character. Taking her for the voice of Lara was an good idea and have to say I really enjoy the other ones as well. This is a really well made game, it's amazing and I don't regret it one bit and hoping to see more from this series in the future.
I Want to say first thanks to game makers that still care, this is one of the best games i have played in so so so long!!! The graphics are beyond GREAT!! The story VERY VERY PULLING, I just can't stop playing it !! if you never liked any of the other tomb raiders i would still give this a chance because its sooooooooo goooood.