Posted: March 24
I was kind of shying away from this game at first because I thought it would be chock-full of puzzles and fast paced shooting combat. I played the original tomb raider years ago, and I don't care for those games where it's just puzzle after puzzle and getting lost after getting lost. I also wasn't looking forward to lots of first person shooter type, or over the shoulder type, combat.
I finally got this when it was on sale for like four dollars.
I finally tried it out, and I was blown away! I'm running this game with max settings, and it is absolutely freaking gorgeous! Holy freaking cow this game is beautiful!
As for the game play, I'm at about 40-50% and so far it's not what I expected as described above. I'd say this game is more action/adventure as opposed to puzzle solving. It's fairly open world, but not so much that you get lost easily. There is shooting combat, but it's not like a fast paced FPS. The combat is more like you hide behind stuff and have a shoot out with groups of enemies, or you can sneak and do stealth attacks.
Additionally, to my surprise, there are RPG elements. You get skills to put into skill trees and you collect parts and stuff to modify weapons.
I would highly recommend this game for anybody who likes adventure games.