It's not as though Lara Croft, fictional or not, is unaccustomed to the spotlight, and her new venture to rediscover herself is certainly one that has made headlines, but there's a good chance the buxom adventurer and her handlers, Crystal Dynamics, have only scratched the surface.
At least that's the sense James "Jickle" O'Connor gave us with his review of the game, and dammit if the guys isn't more often right, we've no choice but to trust that this new Lara Croft opus has touched him in a positive way.
Click here for his full review to see what we're on about
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Posted 09:44am 27/2/13
Haha these are excellent, love his Resident Evil one.
I think I'll be grabbing this of somewhere cheap, looks really nice especially on PC. Apparently AMD users get some new hair rendering system as well which is interesting.
Posted 10:08am 27/2/13
tressfx? i didn't know it was being used in tomb raider.
Posted 10:36am 27/2/13
Will not buy for awful deaths and reminding me of high school.
Posted 12:25pm 05/3/13
I played TR: Underworld the other day and the FOV was worse than I remembered!
After the epic fail that was Syndicate, I'm really not paying for a game that can't get the damn FOV right. Third or first person, it's a deal breaker. Get it right, game companies!
Posted 12:59pm 05/3/13
its going for 22 pounds which is pretty good price
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Posted 03:30pm 05/3/13
Definitely quite intense at some points and I've killed Lara a few times which are gruesome. Seems to be a fair few side stuff to collect as well like trophies and journals etc. Can see myself spending a fair bit of time on this title.
Posted 04:14pm 05/3/13
also, i f*****g hate wolves now.
Posted 04:35pm 05/3/13
It's "Uncharted done right"
There is nothing that is annoying me so far, plenty impressing me, and I'm very easily annoyed.
It's been a while since I've jumped about and sweated a scene in a game I'm usually just not that interested/involved, but there's been a couple of times that I've done that so far in TombRaider -> putting down the mote going PHEW!!
Unlike that Assassins Creed BS I didn't feel like I was skipping through crap waiting for things to start, I was involved in the game from the very beginning.
Really well done.
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Posted 07:14pm 05/3/13
I didn't work it out until later but apparently the symbols they replaced the keys with, "!" and the hand are meant to represent kick and grab or "F" and "E" but at the time I was just mashing s*** and dying and remembering how much I hate quick-time events.
I'm glad I struck it at that scene though since I had already seen it in videos when the media were overreacting to it. Now that I know what's going on hopefully future qt events wont completely ruin an otherwise intense moment in the game.
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Posted 11:08pm 05/3/13
Watching Lara Croft transform from a naive young girl to a strong woman with each brutal blow has been an amazing experience, The whole family is watching on rooting for her and falling in love with this mysterious island.
I can not praise this game enough.
If i had to fault it, it would be that some of the puzzles don't live up to the rage quitting puzzles of the original tomb raider games... at the same time, they are challenging enough to keep me doing them and they don't keep you bogged down from the story.
Posted 11:40pm 05/3/13
My #1 hate about third person games. Still dont like it in FPS but at least its just the gun and HUD thats blocking the world. Also hate when the camera auto corrects itself if you dont move the mouse every second or so (dunno if this applies to lara but i remember it in just cause 2 and saints row 3 IIRC).
Good Game game lara double 10/10. I'll be interested in this if i can skip the cutscenes as it seemed story heavy in their review.
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Posted 11:09pm 20/3/13
i don't like scoring things but i felt this was solid game
Posted 01:34am 27/4/13