Publicado: 13 de Diciembre
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is definitely a gem that deserves more attention. It's essentially an isometric Tomb Raider game with nice gunplay and puzzles.
The story is extremely simple, basically an evil being will throw the world into chaos if no one stops him (cue Lara Croft to save the day), but that fault is far outweighed by the well polished and designed gameplay. The shooting and doging mechanics never left me wanting and a well placed bomb can prevent enemies from swarming Lara Croft. The tools used to solve puzzles are usually the same, but the design of the puzzles are varied enough such that it never felt repetitive to complete them. Those who felt Tomb Raider (2013) was lacking in puzzles will find them aplenty in this game. Weapons and relics/artifacts (items that boost Lara's stats) are usually unlocked by either completing side objectives, such as beating challenges in each level, and never feel tedious to do. The only potential downside is that later weapons are clearly stronger than earlier ones, so those with an affinity with the earlier weapons might be disheartened to give them up. The levels are large enough that sometimes I wonder what it would be like if there was a first person mod available and see the expansiveness of the structures and fight enemies that tower over Lara.
Overall, those looking to learn more about Lara Croft as a character won't find much, but this game is definitely recommended for those who wish to do some shooting as well as some puzzle solving.