Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:41 AM
Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:20 PM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:15 PM
I also thought I'd be very disappointed with the 'tomb raiding' aspect given all the hate I've heard about with them being very short and just giving exp/salvage at the end as a reward. Turns out, the raiding portion feels much more natural in a sense that it's more believable what you're finding was actually used by islanders. Prior to the reboot, tombs were more like palaces of lavish grandeur and more of set pieces than real tombs. If you go to Egypt expecting tombs to have dinosaurs or entire cities hidden in them, you'll be disappointed lol. Since this reboot is supposed to be "Survivor: Lara Croft", it's nice that they stuck to the rhetoric instead of over the top.
Lastly, I'd heard a lot about the brutal nature of this game, whether it was the vicious killing of slave traders or the 'rape' scene but this is actually more a product of copying Uncharted than anything else. Thinking back now, Tomb Raider was always pretty bloody but limited by processing power. Just because we can now execute enemies a la Uncharted doesn't mean the franchise has lost focus. This game, if anything, is more true to the original series than the previous reboot. The exp ding that pops up however, is just par for the course this generation.
Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:59 PM
Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:25 PM
Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:53 PM
I like the fact that it feels like a thriller version of an Uncharted game. This game could have easily been an original IP rather than a TR reboot, but at least they didn't pull another Angel of Darkness. Some sort of co-op mode would have been nice, because honestly, the multilayer is just bad, and I'm usually a sucker for some competitive third person shooting.Spoiler
I beat the game this morning,
Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:05 PM
Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:15 PM
i ended up spending $75 on the collectors edition (used a gift card) and its kind of not worth the whole $100 a little over priced. that aside i just played past the part where you climb the radio tower and man this game is sweeeet. collectables around every corner, i like the upgrade system and i especially like using the bow. feels nice taking guys out with a well placed arrow.
I felt fine dropping 100 on it. Play Arts figures tend to hover in the 50-60 range on their own, and being a collector of those, I was stoked about the package deal. Honestly though, I was just so enamored with the game that I wanted to give them my money. Stoked to see where the franchise goes from here.