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Tomb Raider Review | GameRevolution

Men.

Pigs. Lazy, smelly, hairy, disgusting pigs. If it weren't for the women in our lives, we'd probably eat potato chips for dinner. In fact, if stranded on an island, we'd probably dedicate ourselves to waiting patiently for a woman to arrive and help us leave. At least, that's what you'd think, but the Scavengers who stumbled upon the mysterious, ancient island in the Dragon's Triangle, before the crew of the Endurance, probably wish they never saw a woman again.

It's an odd thing to think when you consider Lara Croft's iconic status as a video game heroine. Young men have ogled her polygons for over 15 years, whether her games were worth playing or not. Still, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have approached the timeless character in an incredibly modern way, redesigning her look and gameplay from the ground up. But does Tomb Raider draw too heavily from a half-tucked hero who's stolen her thunder?

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insertcoin1184d ago

A strong, modern reboot for Tomb Raider. Now let's kill all of the men. (Crap, that includes me.)

HarryMasonHerpderp1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

So I got an early copy of this game and I've played about 3 quarters of it (roughly) and I can honestly say it's a great game.
BUT.....it just doesn't feel like a Tomb Raider game.
A lot of it is too similar to Uncharted for me personally.
When it does it's own thing though when you're hunting and using stealth to pick off enemy's or solving a puzzle in a tomb it's a great game.
But every time there was an action sequence it just screamed I've been doing this in Uncharted for 3 games already and I've seen this a million times before.
I'm also really not a fan of the new Lara Croft, she's always making groaning noises and whinning, I don't like her voice actor either. She just doesn't sound feisty and sexy anymore, all of the attitudes gone and been replaced with a women that crys a lot, and she doesn't really sound very English anymore.
It's still a good game though and the graphics are very impressive especially because it's semi open world and it is worth buying. It has got some brilliant parts in the game which easily rival Uncharted. I would even say Tomb Raiders platforming is a lot better.
I would give it an 8/10, a great game but just doesn't feel like a Tomb Raider game.

edit: oh and multiplayer is good. Not great but not bad either. Buy it for the single player.

knowyourstuff1184d ago

Yeah, I'll be buying this when it's cheap for a few reasons. The fact that I'll be even considering it is only because it's NOTHING like past Tomb Raider games, all of which had horrible controls, horrible combat, horrible everything.

The fact that I'll be waiting for it to be cheap is simple:
-mediocre multiplayer that is clearly tacked on
-Lara is a skinny little chick with absolutely no muscle definition whatsoever. She looks like she'd have a hard time lifting 10 pounds much less performing the unbelievable feats of athleticism in the game.
-The game tries to hard to hate on men - it shows men as being completely repulsive as if the game were designed by some feminist man hater. There are no real female villains in the game to make it interesting, just one skinny chick against an unlimited supply of heinous men.

dbjj120881184d ago

Eh, I'll try multiplayer and see how I like it.

alexcosborn1184d ago

Eh, I don't think I'll even bother. :P

SP3333D-O1184d ago

Looking forward to SP. Don't care a bit about its MP.

Foolsjoker1184d ago

Maybe they should have just moved multiplayer to F2P.

SethAFitzgerald1184d ago

Looking forward to it, can't wait to get my copy :)

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