I think I've said this before, but I'm not a gamer. I like to play the occasional video game, and I appreciate the medium, but I'm not patient enough to get fully involved in many games. The Mass Effect series are three exceptions to that rule (the only three games I've ever "beat"), and I've recently found another: the new Tomb Raider. I started playing this weekend, and I am currently obsessed.
I'm not familiar with Tomb Raider's predecessors, (I'm a big fan of the movies, though ...) but Colt thought I might like this new one, due to its style of gameplay—third-person, intriguing storyline, a good mix of action and puzzles—and he was correct. I love that this Lara Croft is a total John McClaine-style badass. I'm only about 30 percent through the story, but she's been stabbed, fallen from great heights, been shot, etc. and she's still kicking.
I'm not exactly sure where the game is headed, as there's still half of an island and a whole lot of "what the heck is going on" left to discover, but I'm excited to see more.