April 02, 2013

obsessed.: Tomb Raider


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.

11 comments:

  1. I really want to play this game, and if you like it I might suggest you blow the dust off the ol' PS3 and give the Uncharted series a try. I hear a lot of comparisons between the two and for good reason. Tomb Raider seems like a less light-hearted version of Uncharted. Uncharted is one of my most favorite series ever and the voice acting and cut scenes are soooo good! Emily just like watching me play them, and she's always quick with "advice" on how I could be doing better.


    If you decide to try them you'll probably fall in love with Nathan Drake and then have to write a Fictional Fancy about him. I don't think I still have the first one (I'll check) but I'm pretty sure I have #2 and I definitely have #3. If I don't have them all you can get #1 & 2 as a combo pack for cheap, either through PSN or regular retailer.

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  2. I was a bit too young when the first few Tomb Raiders came out to play them myself, but I remember watching my good friend (and her Dad's obsession with the games) and how awesome they looked. I've heard pretty good things about the new Tomb Raider and can't wait to give it a go!

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  3. FOR SURE!! i'm currently playing through tomb raider and all the time i think about how she's like the female nathan drake... but with less quipy one liners. you should fo-sho check out the uncharted series if you're loving this. i'm loving raider, it's so beautiful and the storyline is interesting and i can't wait to find out what happens. i haven't played in a couple of weeks (cause the hubs and i have been trying to catch him up on who but we're 8 episodes away from being caught up) but i WILL find out what happens on this island!

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  4. Someone on Twitter said that the new game isn't really comparable to the old games—too different?—but that it holds it's own well. I'm really enjoying it, which has happily surprised me.

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  5. I definitely want to give these a go now. You've always said such good things.

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  6. What part did you pause in? I've just gotten to the Shantytown. :)

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  7. i have just crossed the massive bridge into (what i assume) is the final/main temple. soooo close!!!

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  8. it's very different. in the others she's a hardened woman. there is no fear in her. all bad ass. while i have enjoyed some of the other games (the anniversary edition was a nice updated revisit to the original) i'm liking this one more. she's far more human.

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  9. That makes sense, really, it being an origin tale.

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  10. ummm..... it turns out i'm a liar. what i thought was the final temple was more like a midway point!!!! i have just left shantytown (again) and just got a new weapon... i think this game is never ending.

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  11. Haha, yeah. It does tend to circle back a bit. I'm close to 90% complete, and I've been really OCD about all of the items/challenges. :D

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