The Xbox One exclusive Tomb Raider game will be out shortly, but does this game deserve to be on your gaming collection?
The sequel to the Tomb Raider reboot is finally arriving, showing a different take on Lara Croft in a more realistic approach. Despite being an exclusive game for the Xbox One, Rise of the Tomb Raider will become available to other platforms soon. So those who own an Xbox One, be sure to read the compilation of reviews from popular gaming websites and see for yourself if you are going to like this game.
Rise of the Tomb Raider raises the bar set by Lara?s last outing with a rollicking adventure story, strong villains, gorgeous vistas, and smart puzzles ? go off the main path to find the best stuff in dastardly optional tombs. Though the mandatory combat doesn?t distinguish itself with challenging enemies unless you crank up the difficulty, Lara?s newfound versatility on the battlefield makes fighting a lot more fun. Once again it?s Lara herself, however, who steals the show, her complex ambitions and hardened resolve showing new sides to a character who has well and truly grown from survivor to the most fascinating action hero in video games today.
In many ways, Rise of the Tomb Raider could be viewed as a fairly modest sequel. It successfully builds off Crystal Dynamics’ excellent reboot, but it doesn’t introduce any massive changes; the scope is greater but still in spitting distance of the previous game. But successfully regaining the feeling created in an extremely good game is no small feat. This is the inauguration of Tomb Raider as a formula once more, but for now, it’s a formula I’m happy revisiting.
Rise of the Tomb Raider’s first shot pans over the vast, foreboding landscape we’ll soon come to know. In many ways, it functions as a promise on the part of Crystal Dynamics: there are big things ahead of us. And at the end of Lara’s journey, after we’ve seen her through this adventure, and experienced everything the world has to offer, it’s clear that promise was kept.
While Rise of the Tomb Raider is a comparatively safe sequel in that it changes very little of an existing, winning formula, this is an adventure game that takes full advantage of new-gen technology? and it’s magnificent. Intelligent, beautiful, varied and huge, this is a very classy video game, and one that’s surprisingly malleable. Just watch out for all the stuff on the floor.
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