I watched the whole review. So, there isn't a single thing wrong with the game, right? No praise could be high enough for such a wonder of modern technology and storytelling craft. Right. I have never heard such an unashamed sellout bought-and-paid-for review of anything in my life. How does Gamespot expect to keep any credibility at all?
My only real complaint with the game is just how much punishment she takes, especially early in the game. Within the first 5 minutes she nearly drowns, gets set on fire, and drops at least a story or two onto that piece of pipe, yet somehow keeps going. By the half hour mark, she's fallen down so many steep slopes and crashed through so many wooden floors every bone in her body should be broken, and yet for the most part she just keeps walking. I get the whole trial by fire story they were going for, but this isn't how you make a survivor, this is how you make an episode of Animaniacs.
Just finished it. I was very satisfied. I think this is the best origin story we can get, now on to actual tomb raiding :)
Graphics great, gameplay awesome, controls easy, story.......i want a TR remake with this. It was a rollercoaster ride!
square-enix should team up with wizards of the coast since they are so interested in established franchises, and make a new role playing game.
Yeah, this ranks as one of the best games I've played in the past year. Just finished it about ten minutes ago and am soooooooo thankful for the experience. It's nice to see a gamer favorite back in the spotlight, and with the recognition it deserves. CROFT IS BACK! Cant wait for the next one... until then, round two.
one of the best games i played in a long time. i got a F in school because this game, i played for 2 days without stopping. !@#$ school
Do not pass up on this game, it is truly enjoyable, graphics are superb, controls are tight, game mechanics very fun and puzzles do need some thinking to resolve. Best of 2013 so far. Would have given it a solid 9.
I am finding that this game has things to do and I will complete the entire game and play it again and again, until I am tired of playing and know every inch of the game by hart.
looks like an era for ubisoft. another great game. tombraider, assassins creed, splinter cell adn upcoming games like watch dogs....
Is there just humans and wolves? Any cool enemies like the old Tomb Raider games? Like a Trex or raptor? Reptilians? Mummies?
I beat the game 100%, it is a fun game to play, definitely not a Tomb Raider game, but as a game it was well made and i liked it.
The only thing related to the TR series in this game is Lara Croft, however i wouldn't mind this reboot as part of the series with hope that the next installment will actually be a Tomb Raider game with the acrobatic Lara and the tons of puzzles and mazes that used to be in the old TR games, also i want my favorite dual-pistols back. :)
But for now, i am satisfied with this reboot and i think the 8.5 score just fits it best.
The TR is a solid rating of "9" if not more ? I am an avid fan of all 3rd person games and in fact that's all I play ! and to me this is the Bada-Bing for me !!!!!!!!
@Coolyfett They're quite different games. There are some elements of metroidvania in TR but it isn't designed around you backtracking to previously visited areas to advance. TR is an excellent game and I would recommend it any day of the week.
@Coolyfett By th way I got Tomb Raider a couple of days ago on Steam and it was 75% off. Normally is like 45 bucks and with sale I got it for 12 bucks. I am not sure if sale is still going on, but that was a awesome deal! I also must reccommend Bioshock Infinite and tell you about how you can get it for a steal. Basically AMD did a, "AMD Reloaded Promo". This to my understanding was bundled with certain high end models of their video cards. The code you got gave you Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3 Ultimate Edition, and Farcry 3 Blood Dragon. People are selling this AMD promo code on Ebay for like 35 dollars buy it now. That is how I got mine and the code was emailed to me like 30 minutes after I did buy it now. I was able to activate Bioshock Infinite on Steam, Crysis 3 Ultimate Edition on Origin, and Farcry3 Blood Dragon on Uplay with no problem at all. If you went to Gamestop or any other retailer you would spend around 100+ dollars for all this so why not get it on Ebay for 35 bucks like I did??!!
@Coolyfett In my opinion this game is much better then Metroid other M! I played it on PC with every setting maxed including Tress Hair on and the graphics were amazing. It also ran quite well with my GTX 480 SLI setup. I have played almost all the Tomb Raider games and never really cared for Tomb Raider until now. With the latest edition in the series it is very much like Uncharted series for PS3. I loved Uncharted series and completed every game. I just completed Tomb Raider and I enjoyed every minute of it. I personally think every one should play this game and it is one of the best releases of this year along with Bioshock Infinite. Tomb Raider and Uncharted series are very similar in that the story revolves around some ancient archeological artifact or people from long ago that possess great supernatural power. Tomb Raider technically came before Uncharted did , but now with the complete reset of series it is finally up to par with Uncharted on PS3. I think you will like it a lot if you give it a try.
@bhagenbeek I hate this bloke's voice!
@Blistrax If they paid for the review, wouldn't it make more sense to pay for a 9.5 score instead of an 8.5 score?
@Blistrax You don't like the review so it must be a sellout fraud right?
@Gus_The_Sug This is almost like a woman in real life, trying to cope in this harsh world, don't you think?
@Gus_The_Sug Yeah that's the problem with video games. Gameplay and story have to segregated. If she had to go limping with one broken leg the whole game, it just wouldn't have been very fun.
The game presented her as weak and vulnerable, and shaken when she kills someone for the first time, and even an animal. She isn't a trained soldier. She's never done this before and she's scared. But as soon as I got my first weapon, I became the terminator. I just slaughtered 500+ people singlehandedly with 90% of them dying from a head shot. I wasn't afraid of the Solarii, they should have been afraid of me. I was the apex predator on this island.
There's definitely a disconnect between gameplay and story. But what else can you do? It's a video game. There's no way to make you feel vulnerable in gameplay unless they removed all those ammo caches, but they can't because you need them to break open barriers and doors. No story can make you feel like a rookie if you're good at headshots.
@marvelous211 You are the reason the scoring system is so flawed. A bit of fun means a 9.0? No, just no.
@marvelous211 would you have had more fun if it was a 10?
@Gothic_symphony lol, ya I hated how EA messed up Diablo 3..
@Gothic_symphony Are you dreaming? TR has nothing to do with Ubisoft.
@Dredcrumb9 Undead Samurais, but they are more or less essential to the plot so it is kind of a spoiler, and they won't show up until later in the game.