9 years ago
I'm not a die hard TR fan, but I did enjoy these games back on consoles we now use as doorstops. I was pretty excited when I came across this game, allowing us to go back in time with enhanced graphics for new generation consoles.
A fool and his money were soon parted.
Make no mistake, this game was just as challenging as the originals, but I would have hoped some consideration would have been placed in the controls, rather than the graphics alone.
Oh, but those graphics sure do look nice. During gameplay, you can even unlock extras and one of them shows comparisons between the original game and this one. Stunning, the detail.
In addition, Eidos decided to include this new feature call "Adrenalin Rush" and it absolutely ruins this game. If the timing is off by just milliseconds, the AR fails and you're pretty much screwed.
What this system does is "slow down" the game so you can aim, fire, latch, or disarm your opponent, depending on what boss you're facing. If you'd like to see how frustrating this system is, head over to YouTube and do a search on "Tomb Raider Centaur" and read the comments of gamers thanking people for finally showing them why this feature is problematic.
With the game's controls not being adapted, plus this new system, don't expect a fun time. Though, perhaps this level of challenge is what people like? I did this with the originals and I did not enjoy the experience again.
I did manage to get through 60% of the game, but the level inside a pyramid-like building was the last straw as now, the camera gets in the way of jumping as it tries to switch perspective for you. If you're not aware of the camera angles smashing into game walls by now, well, you're one very lucky gamer. If you buy this one, you'll lose that luck.
If you decide to buy this game, I highly recommend two things:
-Practice the Adrenalin Rush over and over until you become so familiar with it, it's part of your game play (if I restart, I'll be doing this myself). If you don't, you're going to hate the T-Rex fight.
-Be a patient gamer because the controls, not the bosses, will be your biggest enemy in the game.
I hope this review was helpful to you.
No: I don’t recommend this product