Tomb Raider for Xbox One

Tomb Raider Xbox OneOne game that will make PS4 users buy an XBOX ONE is RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER.  This new adventure of Lara Croft is an exclusive(in 2015) for Microsoft’s console and it’s a good one.

For the first time in a real-time game, snow looks like snow and the lighting effects are well rendered and impressive.  Once you get into the game, you can spend hours searching for clues or secret tombs.  Then, you realized that you missed lunch and dinner.

In this great master piece, as Lara, you meet people along your adventure and have to deal with your father’s enemies which are also looking after the  same thing as you (that’s a classic and you never change a good recipe).

 

The open areas are fantastic.  The developers used all the memory available in the machine for nice looking environments.

Of course, I am going to tell you what is the problem with this game; joysticks. The way the camera moves or when you aim is always too fast or too slow.  Of course you will get used to it, but if you examples, go into a game like Resident Evil Revelations 2 where the characters move perfectly(we have to give Capcom the credits) and go back to Tomb Raider, you will see that your camera movements feel strange.  If you go into Call of Duty and go back to Tomb Raider, aiming feels so bad.  Probably you are going to tell me that it’s not a shooter, but Lara shoots bad guys.  It’s part of the game and she has to aim her bow all the time.  I think more time should have been spent on optimizing the movement control.

Is the game a revolution from the previous title released in 2013? No! It is a continuity of the previous game.  Lara Croft adventures are what Indiana Jones ones are at the big screen.  You know the guy,  he has the skills to find secrets and always get out of troubles, always carry his satchel(not a purse) and his bullwhip.  Lara has to stick at what she does best as well.  For this reason, I am happy that it’s not a revolution.

RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER verdict : It has the WINGS to fly

  • Reviewed on XBOX One
  • Released by Square Enix
  • Release date: November 10th, 2015

 

RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER

RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER
9.2

Gameplay

9/10

    Graphics

    10/10

      Sound

      10/10

        Story

        10/10

          Controls

          7/10

            Pros

            • - Strong story
            • - Lightings are impressive
            • - Very detailed
            • - Captivating

            Cons

            • - Camera controls and aiming are not optimized

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