Tomb Raider is certainly one of the most popular sagas and successful history of video games. Embark on a reboot of a series so successful transaction is a huge risk that a few did not initially turn up their noses. After all, the dear old way of saying “Never change a winning team” will have some sense of confidence as well, right?
At Crystal Dynamics have thought that it was time to re-strong Lara to get her back to her life as a predator of tombs offering his very first adventure archaeologist still untouched by the tragedies that this kind of life will inevitably lead to her face.
The story begins with a storm that is breaking the ship Endurance on the jagged shores of a mysterious island in the Dragon’s Triangle and Lara will throw in a series of misadventures to face, in the hope of being able to leave with fellow survivors a place that, advancing in history, will become increasingly insane and perverse.
And in this corner of the world forgotten by the rest of humanity a very young Lara, in his first real adventure explorer archaeologist, will face a series of tragic events that will lead to physical and psychological maturation, which we know well. The course is very hard and often traumatic, the story is uneven and the narrative subtracts a part of realism to the story which could be more intriguing and engaging.
The plot is linear, but is enriched by many interludes and cinematic sequences in which our heroine performs jumps between titanic explosions and flames or climbing structures that crumble under your feet. All the scenes are very accurate and detailed and give an intense pace and spectacular feats of the neophyte Tomb Raider. The photograph of the setting is very beautiful, you can see wild forests beaten by rain, then underground bunkers, and finally marvelous temples in ruins. All were very nice and extremely attractive visually.
For inquiries concerning the design, the latest installment of Tomb Raider abandons the classic structure “tombs to explore” to which we were accustomed to in other adventures of Lara. The developers of Crystal Dynamics have totally changed the gameplay. The beautiful archaeologist takes its spectacular exploits of Nathan Drake and leads to a higher level, with a mobility and freedom to explore a lot more, thanks to the various skills that you can unlock in the course of history.
For what concerns the armed combat, the equipment is limited and consists of a gun, an automatic rifle, a shotgun and a deadly arc, in addition to the ice ax used in the body to body. They are very balanced and adaptable depending on the enemies that are in front, they are also upgradeable and upgradeable with all the materials that you will find anywhere on the island.
Speaking of flaws, the multiplayer has been included in a game which is doomed to single player is very mediocre. Includes a few maps (“Brace yourselves, DLCs are coming!”), In which two teams try to trouble shoot or in a general confusion that adds little to the title product from Square Enix.
Tomb Raider is a very nice game and would recommend to anyone who has not already purchased to run from your dealer to buy a copy. This is more than ten hours of main story, which will greatly if you decide to explore the tombs scattered optional on the map. But this is not absolutely the classic Tomb Raider title and if you are looking for many levers to operate or going to track down the hideout, and the mysteries of the house of Lara might be disappointed, because none of this has been included in this edition .
The developers have really done a good job, but I think it could have become great if they built some really new story.