Tomb Raider

Quick Hits: Ready…Set…GO

After reading all of the good reviews of Lara Croft GO, Hitman GO, and Deus Ex GO, I couldn’t wait to get my new phone. The old one had been in the tub, screen replaced, then screen cracked, so it was a hot mess. Now that I have my iPhone 7 (pretty nice phone by the way) I have been able to jump into the GO games. And, so far, I’m really enjoying them all. Instead of reviewing them separately, I figured I’d bunch them together and give my take on each – sort of a compare and contrast with a little bit of ranking. (more…)

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Game Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider

Have we talked lately about how I feel about this franchise? You should say ‘yes’ unless you want me to go on ad nauseum about how much I love Tomb Raider. It’s by far my favorite video game franchise of all time (although Bioshock and Fallout come closest) and the newest entry in the series is fantastic. Although I did play this awhile ago, with Rise of the Tomb Raider finally coming to PS4, I finally got around to finishing this review. (more…)

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

I finally picked up an Xbox One, just in time to get a bundle with a couple of games from one of my favorite franchises of all time: Tomb Raider. I spent a good portion of a year in college guiding Lara Croft through challenging puzzles and raiding dangerous tombs, as well as finding creative and unnatural ways for her to die when I got frustrated with the game.

With those memories in mind, I picked up the Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One bundle which included that game as well as its predecessor, the Tomb Raider reboot (Definitive Edition). I had missed the reboot due to a long period of gaming inactivity, so I was stoked to get two new games to open my Xbox One experience.

While I did struggle for a little while with which game to tackle first, I ultimately decided that the experience of Tomb Raider would be damaged (in my mind) by playing its newer and technically more impressive sequel first. While I have yet to play Rise yet, from what I’ve read, I made the correct choice.

So, onto the review… (more…)