WiZZy Ponders – The completion of Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider was a series that needed a reboot, there has been so many games in the series now that it was long overdue, and from the looks of this game it is a great future.

Torch!
Torch!

I am quite happy to admit that I have never been a huge fan of the Tomb Raider series, the pin point level traversing and puzzles never really did it for me.  This meant once the reboot came around I assumed it was a game in the similar vein so didn’t really pay much attention to it until the reviews started to come out… Then is appeared it was a game that should be played, so I did.

Boy I was glad I did, this turned out to be one of the best games I have played in the last year.

Plane!
Plane!

Yes, its pretty linear. Yes, there is a lot of quick time events. Yes, it feels a lot like Uncharted meets Lost. Yes, Lara turns into a raging killing machine a little too quick.  However despite these things the game is still great, and also stunning! The PC version running at maximum settings is gorgeous and runs really well so is another great PC port by Square Enix, well nixxes anyway 🙂

Ouch!
Ouch!

If you have played an Uncharted game you will feel right at home with Tomb Raider, the movement and combat feel familiar with the exception that the combat never seems like a chore like it did in Uncharted 3! Mix that in with collecting salvage to upgrade your weapons and tools and raiding the odd tomb and you have a great mix of gameplay.  Although I would of liked alot more optional tombs to raid, it feels like these were an afterthought and there should of been plenty more and larger ones at that.

Tomb Raider is a origins story that delivers… That’s the best way I can sum it up anyway. Go buy and enjoy!

 

Completion Time: 15 hours, 100% completion.
Purchase or Rental?: Could get away with renting it but wouldn’t hesitate to buy it.

 

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