Submitted by alexcosborn 853d ago | review

Tomb Raider Review | GameRevolution


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? (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360) 4.5/5

insertcoin  +   853d ago
A strong, modern reboot for Tomb Raider. Now let's kill all of the men. (Crap, that includes me.)
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   853d 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.
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knowyourstuff  +   853d 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.
doctorstrange  +   853d ago
Welcome back, Lara
dbjj12088  +   853d ago
Eh, I'll try multiplayer and see how I like it.
alexcosborn  +   853d ago
Eh, I don't think I'll even bother. :P
SP3333D-O  +   853d ago
Looking forward to SP. Don't care a bit about its MP.
Foolsjoker  +   853d ago
Maybe they should have just moved multiplayer to F2P.
SethAFitzgerald  +   853d ago
Looking forward to it, can't wait to get my copy :)
betan21  +   853d ago
pc for me cant wait^^
ftwrthtx  +   853d ago
Great review. makes me want the game even more.
BuffMordecai  +   853d ago
Man this guy is bitch whipped, anyway this looks to be a great game.
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level 360  +   853d ago
We all get to see the Lara we're used to - that is the figuring out of relics once you reach that sequence were she's looking for the second pilot with the blue smoke signal and afterwards.. you'll see.

Square Enix did themselves proud! It's got a lot of gripping gameplay/cut scenes experiences. Control pad lay-out very well placed.
skydragoonity  +   853d ago
Uncharted series is better tho
SquallX  +   852d ago
Just Finished The Game with 92 % percent progress , One of Great Experiences in this year , addictive discovery , great voice acting [ arabic version ] but i feel the voice of the villains 90% are the same man who is voice acting , pros : disappointing silly Quick Time Events final boss battle , forgettable generic characters , score : 9 / 10

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