Gaming: Tomb Raider
I’ve done it again – played a Tomb Raider game. Since my first contact with Rise of the Tomb Raider, I took a break and did some puzzle solving with the Witness, just to return to the first game of the new Lara Croft trilogy, simply called Tomb Raider.
Published in 2013, so in computer terms an age ago, I was surprised that the graphics quality and game play wasn’t that much different from the Rise. Sure enough, not as much details, but still stunning.
On one of her long rides (actually one without much killing) I was reminded of Riven, from one of my most beloved game series.
But the sunshine of the ride disappears quickly and atmosphere changes back to bleak and grey. I always wonder about whether the script writer did live here in Ishikawa with all the rain, thunderstorms, and bad weather we have here 😉
As someone living in Japan, I somehow enjoyed the story of trying to bring the old Yamato times of Japan back alive, including all the monsters and onis that have lived back then.
I did like it. I think the riddles were a bit more difficult than the ones in the Rise of the Tomb Raider. Fighting was also more difficult, actually the most dreaded part for me. But all in all I think a great game.