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Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider | Shepherdexpress

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Two years after her well-received reboot, Lara Croft is back in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Expanding upon it’s action adventure predecessor, this latest entry attempts to reintegrate the exploration roots of the original series. With it’s clever blend of puzzle solving, pulse quickening set pieces, and tense third-person combat, Rise of the Tomb Raider is not only the finest title in franchise history, it’s one of the best games of 2015.

Adjusting to her new role as a globe-trotting explorer, Lara Croft has become fixated on her late father’s failed investigation of The Divine Source, a mythical relic that supposedly bestows eternal life. Discovering the hidden city of Kitezh, Lara quickly encounters Trinity, a violent militarized organization with intentions of obtaining the Source. Now Lara must decide between fulfilling her father’s life work or befriended an indigenous tribe from a devastating invasion.

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Paytaa971d ago

Pretty excited to play this. Just got it on Amazon for $10 off. Only problem is I'm actually addicted to Fallout 4 currently.

tgunzz971d ago

Great problem to have... Right now, my jukebox is rotating halo 5, rise of tomb raider, fallout 4, f6, bloodborn, 2k16, madden, and gears of war. ENJOY!

maybelovehate971d ago

Such an epic adventure. Trying to think of what I could possibly knock this game for but I come up empty. It is a masterpiece! Story is better than most movies, gameplay is so awesome and the puzzles are really well thought out. Gaming perfection!

kraenk12971d ago (Edited 971d ago )

I love the gameplay but I find the story pretty lackluster. Does it pick up in the late game?! I also find it pretty hard to care for the characters...they are a bit stale imho, especially Lara herself. They really did a great job on the mechanics though. Plays very fluid.

maybelovehate971d ago

How do you find them lackluster. Laura and Jonah are so good, right from the start. And Konstantin and Ana are amazing! Jacob was also extremely well done. Sophia was the only character I thought wasn't great.

Kingdomcome247971d ago

I just completed the game a few minutes ago. Amazing. I'd give it a 9.5. My favorite game this year aside from the Witcher 3, and maybe Ori and the Blind Forest.

maybelovehate971d ago

Yeah, for me it comes down to Rise of Tombraider, Bloodborne and Ori. Those three games plus Life Is Strange will define this year of gaming I think.

iistuii971d ago

Just finished it tonight. Great game, one of the best I've played this gen without doubt.