Tomb Raider – Review

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider defined the Playstation generation back in the 90’s.  The first game was a huge hit and a well-deserved classic.  The lovely Lara Croft could fight dinosaurs while exploring tombs rendered in 3D, and her AI was smart enough to auto-aim at enemies while the reliable over-the-shoulder camera managed itself (A technological miracle back when Playstation controllers had no analog sticks). The second game was even better, but the series very quickly degenerated due to the law of diminishing returns.  Other classic Playstation franchises like Resident Evil and Metal Gear managed to re-invent themselves over the years, while the Tomb Raider franchise struggled for innovations to its formula. A reboot of the franchise hit this week, seventeen years after the first game. With this new Tomb Raider, Lara Croft once again manages to define a generation of gaming.  Continue Reading


About charlesbattersby

Playwright/ Video Game Journalist/ Theatre Critic/ Actor New York City ·
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