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Submitted by VGI 560d ago | review

VGI: Review: Tomb Raider: "Even for all its faults, Tomb Raider is a game worth playing."

"Lara Croft is the face of a generation. When the first Tomb Raider launched in 1996, the w**k-fantasy aimed at pre-pubescent male gamers, became an icon for females the world over. Here was a main character who wasn’t a trophy for plumbers and turtles to battle over. She was an independent woman who kicked ass and didn’t need a supporting male character to tell her what to do. She stood on her own two feet and defied the usual tropes that came with being a lead character in an action game. The 90s were an era of ‘Girl Power,’ and Miss Croft was gaming’s answer to the Spice Girls." (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360) 8/10

toxic-inferno  +   560d ago
I agree. I've only played about an hour and a half of the game so far, but I've been seriously blown away by this game. So far, it is in no way the best game ever made. And in fact, everything Tomb Raider tries to do, another game seems to do better. For that reason, I would never give it a perfect mark.

But the fact is that no other developer managed to combine into a single game so much of what has made this last generation so good! It might not be the most innovative title out there, but it's certainly an early, very strong competitor for some Game of the Year awards!
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gamernova  +   560d ago
Faults? Excuse me sir, I've been playing this game on a 670 and I still see no faults (not optimized on nvidia yet)
the worst  +   560d ago
thank you. i agree 100%
CoD casuals should love it. It's not a Tomb Raider game so to me it's not worth playing.
Cueil  +   560d ago
doesn't control like a tank so you're not going to play it?
rjguess  +   560d ago
Anyone with a ps3/360 should give this game a chance. Just because its not like the old games doesn't mean it sucks. If you liked Uncharted you will like this. I don't own a 360 so I can't say what game on Xbox would be similar to this.
"If you liked Uncharted you will like this."
Wrong. I like Uncharted but this "Tomb Raider" is mediocre and plays nothing like a REAL Tomb Raider game. It's a shooter fest where you build XP throughout the game and the multiplayer is like playing a third person CoD.

I like the Battlefield franchise but it doesn't mean I'm going to like the CoD games just because the games both are in first-person with guns. This "Tomb Raider" doesn't even play like Uncharted. It tries to clone it but it still fails. It's like that other clone called Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta. Just because I like Uncharted doesn't mean I'd like playing that garbage.
optimus  +   560d ago
...and if you've never played uncharted then you'll absolutely love this game. I really don't get why people complain about this not being like the old tomb raiders when this is a prequel to all of those and how lara became lara...she even says in the game "i hate tombs", so why fill the game up with tombs at every turn with puzzles to solve??...
it's not like there aren't any tombs in the game at all, they are hidden and optional, which gives her the sort of progression and growth she needs to coincide with how good she becomes at it in the old games. If all people want to do is go through tombs and puzzles then they should go play portal instead.

As for this review, it seems like the writer's biggest gripe was not having a rape scene. Wow, really?? Because that would have sat well with the ratings board. And i suppose if it were included then it would have been a 9.5 for him?... What a douche.
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SCW1982  +   560d ago
Just got 100% in the campaign took about 23 hours loved everything about this game. And this is coming from someone who still considers Uncharted 2 the single best experience this generation. There is definitely room for both franchises to co exist in peace. Also play on Hard it's more satisfying.

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