With development duties now shifted to Eidos Montreal the look, feel, and spirit of the Tomb Raider revival is alive and well in Shadow of the Tomb Raider - but with a darker and more sinister edge. With a story focusing on a Mayan-style apocalypse and the death of the sun, Lara's journey into the jungles of Peru is met with danger, horror, and some truly wonderful locations and tombs to explore. Naturally.
Ambitious in its narrative scope, with often brilliant moments of scripted action and contemplative and treacherous exploration through a jungle and its ruins - Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a fitting end to an origin story, one that has been a personal favourite for several years now. With development now split across multiple studios, Deux Ex Mankind Divided developer Eidos Montreal takes the lead from Crystal Dynamics to inject what is at times a new feel to the series. The tonal shifts don’t always work, sometimes they’re messy, but there’s a sense of fun and excitement and horror in the same way that series outcast Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom delighted and frightened kids the world over in the 1980s.
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