Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Tomb Raider.

     TOMB RAIDER - Reborn.

I won't lie, I have been a fan of Tomb Raider since the very first outing on the Playstation. 

There have been many sequels since then, some were fantastic, some were just ok. One was poor. Since that time other adventure games have come, Uncharted, and other games such as Farcry, Red dead redemption. When i heard there was going to be a reboot of the series, i was happy - but did not have high expectations as they can ruin things.

I will be honest with plus points for the game and negative points.

Lara croft is an innocent young lady who's father was an explorer, she is inexperienced in the world of adventure.

Lara is aboard the ship endurance, they are searching for the lost kingdom of Yamatai, supposedly home to the sun queen Himiko.

The search starts in the dragons triangle, but rough sea's and a violent storm splits the Endurance in two. Everyone reaches the island, but are separated from each other. As the story unfolds there are dangerous characters, fire fights, exploring and a very satisfying amount of enemies.

What is that awful smell.
All characters in the game have their part, some more then others. Lara is on edge and her vocals speak volumes about what is going on, sound fx in other area's is very well done.

Full Moon - Never a good sign.
Leaving the island seems to be extremely hard for anyone on the island, could there be other forces at work, the island supports many forms of life and the excellent environments speak for themselves. With light and shadow working it's magic, and with lara's fire torch lighting the way, which has other uses. Graphically the game employs a nice range of graphical effects.,( I played the pc version). All of which bring the game to life.

Uk's weather has followed me here.

As the game progresses, you'll encounter various obstacles, some harder then others. But you can get hints from Lara and environmental clues. Camp fires allow you to upgrade weapons, see your stats. Move from place to place. It's all very well done and seemless.

Tomb Raider is available on PS3/PC/360.

I played this game on a PC. But the game would be a pleasure on any platform.

I5 2500k
8gb ram
Ati 6870

Performance varied depending on settings, Tressfx which makes Lara's hair realistic needs a fair bit of power.

My settings were a combination of Normal - High and Ultra. 

I'll be back, I'm a survivor!

I survived to tell the tale and i found the game to be an excellent addition to the Tomb Raider name.

I look forward to the future of the series with no worries at all. It's in good hands.

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