Posted: May 2
Welcome to the world of whatever-island filled with bad guys (as in all males), where a damsel in distress tries to save herself and her friends while everything always breaks apart right in front of your face just to make a cool shot (pretty Michael Bay esque). This was suppose to be a review in progress. So far I have been taking this game like you'd handle a friend who's trying to fake it big to you while keeping a straight face but and you are like.. cool story bro.
However, there are some good things to it:+
The graphics are pretty sweet if you overlook all the wrinkles on Lara's face in some cutscenes. they make her look like a 60 year old granny without her yellow bird named tweety. +
The puzzles aren't as tough as they use to be. i have played only 2 games before from this franchise. Some people who like a challenge would probably frown upon me adding this to a plus but i feel its a good thing since they never did add any depth to the story. they were present just to increase the longevity of the game.+
adding a multiplayer mode. it is interesting but its pretty dead since nobody really plays it anymore.+
listening Lara fall off a cliff/die. Gosh, that makes me smile, just thinking about it. ( yep at times i hate guiding her like her damn mother. Witch, never learns )
the controls are dodgy.
they aren't accurate. In most cases when you try to move, she ends up moving a step further which might lead to death or getting stuck in a spot when you should run to save your ♥♥♥.-
The dialogues and their delivery.
they are so badly written. it does makes a difference when you are playing a story driven game. there is this one scene about 35 minutes into the game where Lara manages to find 2 of her friends after their ship crashes and some team mates get scattered. the dialogues between the characters is so bad that it makes you feel as if nothing had happened and these people are reconnecting after a walk in the park.-
There is not much to do but reach your destination and shoot stuff on the way. you have like 4-5 guns throughout the campaign and you are able to increase their stats but that's it. Skill system isn't the greatest either. It is there just for the sake of it being there.-
yep. the illusion of control. numerous times.
its true that i haven't completed this game yet (played 5 hours). i keep procrastinating because it isn't really interesting or anything new. it becomes just so frustrating when something quite anticipated happens but your character is completely aloof. snatches the fun out of any good game for me.
As you can see i don't have a lot of good things to say about this game but it sure is fun to laugh at. It isn't everyone's niche. Don't bother buying it if this franchise use to P-O you for some reason(s). i'm pretty sure those reasons still are valid. and to others i say buy it on sale. it certainly isn't not worth spending $20 on.