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Rise of the Tomb Raider [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Crystal Dynamics set a high bar of quality when they rebooted Tomb Raider in 2013, so naturally its sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, needed to up the bar once again; it's done that and more. Built on its solid foundations from the reboot, Lara takes part in an engaging adventure complete with beautiful landscapes, plenty of optional tombs, brain-wracking puzzles, and exciting new combat abilities for a memorable journey that should be had by everyone.

The Pros: 

+Graphically impressive
+Improved crafting system
+Numerous optional tombs and collectibles

The Cons: 

-Bigger focus on mandatory combat sections
-Predictable plot tropes
-Accidental deaths due to controls

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
9

I don't think many people were expecting Tomb Raider to make as big of a return that it did back in the 2013 reboot, save for Crystal Dynamics. I know it took me by surprise with its exciting traversing and combat coupled with an engaging story and believable voice acting. Tomb Raider was a success at becoming relevant once again and two years later we finally have the much anticipated follow-up to continue Lara's journey.

Rise of the Tomb Raider [X-15 Preview]

No new Rise of the Tomb Raider footage was shown at X-15, but developer Crystal Dynamic did reveal some interesting new details about Lara Croft's next big adventure.

Players can expect a much bigger world in Rise of the Tomb Raider. While speaking at X-15 in Toronto on Wednesday, lead combat designer Philippe Therien explained the game would be three times bigger than its predecessor.

A Small But Important Update On The New Tomb Raider

Details may have been scarce since the game was unveiled and shown behind closed doors at E3 last year, but things are progressing well with the new Tomb Raider reboot. In fact things at Crystal Dynamics have been going so smoothly that it has been revealed that Tomb Raider has now reached the all-important Alpha stage which could mean we’ll see Lara Croft return sooner rather than later.

Tomb Raider Premier Trailer Is Gritty And A Wee Bit Depressing

Lara Croft is an icon in the world of video games even if she might not have had a terrific outing this generation.  After a series of games in the early 2000s that were clearly derivative and stuck in an era which was making the series look dated, the Tomb Raider franchise came back with a nice reboot of sorts with two PlayStation 2/Xbox games that offered some new mechanics (grapple device) and just offered some genuinely fun gameplay.  But then Tomb Raider made its HD premier with Tomb Raider: Underworld and the game had its moments, but for some odd reason was rougher around t

A Small Update On The Upcoming Tomb Raider Film

Hey, you remember the recent news that broke concerning yet another film adaptation of the Tomb Raider franchise? Well it appears that some actual headway has been made in the projects as writers Hawk Ostby (best name ever) and Mark Fergus have been attached to write the film. Normally news like this either wouldn’t be that big or it would just be greeted as bad news due to the background of the writers in question.

Tomb Raider Is Getting Another Reboot, This Time It's For The Movie Franchise

If one reboot of Tomb Raider wasn’t enough for you, then how does a cinematic reboot sound as well? In addition to the Tomb Raider video game reboot which sees a younger Lara Croft become the adventurer we all know that lies deep inside her, production company GK Films has secured the rights to do a live-action Tomb Raider film.  GK Films, which has brought us projects ranging from the Nic Cage film “Next” to quality stuff like “The Town”, has a planned 2013 release for their Tomb Raider film.

An update on the next Tomb Raider game

Who would’ve thought a new Tomb Raider game would be released next winter? Well I’m sure we’re all going to be surprised (not really) since a new installment of the immensely popular Tomb Raider series is set to drop next year.  The news comes via Eurogamer who reports that developer Crystal Dynamics is now toiling away at Lara Croft’s next adventure.

Details and images come forth for Lara Croft's latest adventure

This week Square Enix Europe announced Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, the latest entry in the long running Tomb Raider frnachise minus the actual Tomb Raider in the name. At this point most of us would brush aside the news of a new Tomb Raider game as Ms. Croft has been outdone by the antics of Nathan Drake but the fact that Guardian of Light is being released only through digital distribution actually garnered the game a fair share of interest.

Square Enix Europe announces the new Lara Croft adventure

Earlier this week some rumblings began that Square Enix Europe (the artist formerly known as Eidos) would be showing the upcoming Lara Croft game at GDC next week.  At first this news was more of a “we’ll see” type thing but quickly grew to become something substantial as more people continued to tip-toe around the subject. Now the cat is officially out of the bag as SE Europe today announced Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

Yet another Tomb Raider reboot?

Lara Croft has probably had one of the most interesting histories in the gaming industry. After starting out in the mid 90s with a successful series of games and soon becoming a sex icon to both the gaming and mainstream audiences. A few mis-steps with the property such as stale sequels and a PlayStation 2 revamp game almost killed the gaming icon.

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