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TR5 is not a great Tomb Raider title for a couple of reasons
on 3 April 2018
TR5 is not a great Tomb Raider title for a couple of reasons.
Firstly the entire game feels rushed, as if the team needed to get out a title to make a studio some more cash. This comes with just 13 levels split across 4 episodes, each detailing a “job” of Lara’s.
Secondly the game is confusingly hard for no real reason. Whilst part of the first level has a pseudo tutorial it doesn’t cover everything, and you’ll find yourself running around wondering what the hell to do and that’s not fun gameplay. It’s stupid things like not realising the game has destroyable crates, or having doors “hidden” as regular wall/floor art. In some places you have to collect/combine items, for no real reason, other than bulking out the level but again no explanation of why you’re collecting it is given. There is a boss in level 2 which is ridiculously hard, but then you go through the entire of episode two (levels 4-7) without facing anything more difficult than a sniper.
Sadly these two reasons, coupled with the “slow” gameplay which blighted previous titles make for a poor entry in the TR series.