Submitted by N2NOther 966d ago | opinion piece

In Defense of Tomb Raider

30 days since Tomb Raider's release, Gamer Horizon address the game's main criticisms and hope to put to bed the whole "mass murder" complaint once and for all. (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

RememberThe357  +   966d ago
I love this game. Absolutely. Sure I would have liked more puzzles, but they seem to have achieved what they set out to accomplish.

I'm not a Tomb Raider fan but this has made me one. I agree with this guy completely.
cleft5  +   966d ago
Yeah I love this game too. A little bigger puzzles would have been nice, but I didn't mind it too much. I was just glad that you could actually figure out the puzzles they had without doing some insane abstract thinking.

As for the "mass murder" thing, Bioshock infinite does the exact same thing and apparently that game is perfect.
#1.1 (Edited 966d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
N2NOther  +   965d ago
Thanks or reading!

I think the "difference" for Bioshock is twofold. First Booker is established as a man with a bad past plus he was a soldier. Two, he doesn't have a legacy and the baggage that comes with it.
kayoss  +   965d ago
I wasn't a big fan of Tomb Raiders back in the day. But last year i played my first Tomb Raiders game which was Tomb Raiders Guardian of the light and I loved it. I know I know its a different type of to tomb Raiders but it got me really interested in the Lore of tomb raiders. I am currently playing Tomb Raiders Underworld. I will finish this and buy the new one. What really interest me were the puzzle aspect of the game. It help take you away from the running and gunning atomosphere for a few minutes which to me is refreshing. Can't wait.
#2 (Edited 965d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
kurac  +   965d ago
This is a Tomb raider game for people who were not fans of TR games in the first place. It's for shooter-fans.

Also I find this cleft5 sentence hilarious: "I was just glad that you could actually figure out the puzzles they had without doing some insane abstract thinking." Which proves my point.

Shooters got another game, puzzler-platformer-adventurers lost their biggest one :(
N2NOther  +   965d ago
Just wanted to reiterate that I'm a huge Tomb Raider fan and have been since day one. And I loved this game. They've nailed the shooting and are on the right path with the tombs. Crystal Dynamics just need to add a bit more with the tombs for the sequel and it will have struck the perfect balance.
#3.1 (Edited 965d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
kurac  +   965d ago
But that will never happen because people are "glad that you could actually figure out the puzzles they had without doing some insane abstract thinking."

Insane abstract thinking is the basis of human intelligence. What are we (humans of the 21st century)? Mindles drones trained only to shoot moving targets that resemble Slavs or Arabs?

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

5th Cell's Anchors in the Drift - Why Did It Fail

5m ago - Marcus Estrada writes: "Anchors in the Drift was just the second crowdfunding campaign on Fig.co.... | PC

Sony Releases PS4 Black Friday Commercial, Boasts “Best Place to Play”

6m ago - Black Friday is coming, and Sony Computer Entertainment released a new ad for the PS4, showing of... | PS4

PS4 Games To Look Out For In November 2015

Now - With all the amazing titles still to come this year, Releases.com thought it would do you a favor and make it a little bit easier to keep track of... | Promoted post

Game Music Spotlight: DuckTales

16m ago - Bit Cultures writes: This may be old news to all of you, but 2 years ago everyone’s favorite NES... | Nintendo DS

Redout, AER, Arms of Telos: Why Low-Poly?

17m ago - FBG writes: "We’ve seeing somewhat of a rise throughout the past few years, and still going stron... | PC

Asian gamer culture on display in Singapore

18m ago - Asian gaming culture threw off conservative convention in Singapore last week when more than 17,0... | PC