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1.0 out of 5 stars
It's violence porn !, 25 Mar 2013
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars
Lara on Horror Island! That would be an appropriate title. Or rather CANNIBAL ISLAND? Anyway definitely NOT Tomb Raider!
TR should be full of secrets, full of amazing moves that you can do, and full of riddles and hidden paths. Reboot has none of that, it's just "now press this button". Plus there is nothing to explore, everything just falls in your path. Sure there are a very few optional tombs to explore, but those are mini puzzles and not really exciting. The main part of the game is killing enemies in a very brutal way :-(
Also there is NO swimming or diving in the whole game. Just run, shoot and a bit of jumping. A major disappointment!
The technique (an exact copy of the UNCHARTED engine) is breathtaking: Highly detailed graphics and subtle animations. However there is very little variety as most of the areas look like a giant scrapyard filled with bloody corpses and body parts!
Indeed, why does everything look so gloomy, dirty and run down? The previous games were characterized by stunning landscapes and mystical architectures. And here? Everything is broken, rusty, dark and NO mystical feeling! The feeling reminds me primarily of the newer RESIDENT EVIL games, both in graphics and gameplay.
The opponents act like zombies regarding the aggressive behavior. And it is very bloody and brutal. The programmers must have thought: Give the primitive people what they want! What is really missing is SEX. Why is still no sex in it? Everyone wants Lara's breasts anyway, so give the stupid people what they want! Maybe the next TR will be a gore and porno feast... It wouldnt surprise me!
And why are Lara's eyes so small? Otherwise she is well done.
Pity about the otherwise great technology. No, sorry, but when I need blood and gore I play the RE games or one of the dozen shooters out there. If I want a great action adventure I play UNCHARTED. And if I want Tomb Raider, I would rather play the beautiful old games again.
Shame on the designers for making just another ugly Horror game!