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Blue Blood

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  1. The 2013 Tomb Raider reboot is such a good game. For some reason I get the urge to replay it this time every year. It's just one of those games that's really good to re-experience from start to finish every so often. 

    But the sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider? It's so bloated. Bigger is not always better. Despite some genuinely improves mechanics, it's generally much worse to play. And the story sucks. It's dreadful. Not to mention Lara herself is such an entitled, selfish and self-centred brat in it. She was such a good character in the first one. 

    All of the problems I have with Rise have turned me off the idea of playing Shadow. 

    1. Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Jovahexeon The Undyne

      Shadow doesn't really fix the issues. Some might argue it makes them even worse. Add in to that, disappointing payoffs for the trilogy as a whole, what with it being the finale.

    2. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Shadow is by FAR the best gameplay wise imo.

    3. Wraith

      Wraith

      I've only played Shadow and tapped out after about 5 hours lol

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      What's Shadow like in terms of combat? The over-abundance of shoot-outs is my main sticking about the first one. That, and the relatively small number of tombs that were all very easy. The one thing that I think Rise improved upon was the complexity and size of the puzzle tombs. But it had way more combat against generic army mooks and more systems designed around it. If the original had too much already, Rise really made things a LOT worse. 

    5. Wraith

      Wraith

      I can't speak for how it holds up in comparison to the other Tomb Raider games but it has way less shootouts than I was expecting. Mostly puzzles and exploration with combat being a bit rare.

    6. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      There's a lot more tombs and puzzles, a ton more platforming, and waaaay less combat. Like, barely any, really. It really, really focuses on the Tomb Raiding aspect and it's great.

    7. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      That's really nice to hear. Maybe I should check it out? I mean, it's not expensive at all these days. There's so little exploration to be done in Rise. In the first one there's lots of exploration to do, even if you're guided through most of it. In Rise, there's not so much and the areas that you do explore and much less fun to do so. 

    8. Sonikko

      Sonikko

      Shadow is the best of the trilogy gameplay wise, it has the most puzzles and exploration.

      It's the most Tomb Raider feeling of the bunch and I appreciate that.

      The plot starts out strong and just goes into meh territory pretty quickly, but the game looks pretty, is fun up until the end and there isn't much combat which is always a plus imo.

      The combat that is there tho lets you choose if you want to be stealthy all the way through or plow through enemies, whereas the previous games gave you the illusion that you could be stealthy but always pushed you to shoot your way through.

      It also has the best environments in the reboot trilogy imo!
      Play it, it's dirt cheap most of the time anyway. I suggest getting a complete edition cause there's ~10 big puzzles locked behind DLC and they're mostly good and the best part of the game, so there's that...

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