Modern Tomb Raider has been one of my favourite franchises of the past few years, but there are aspects of its first two games that prevented them from being universally celebrated. The first was a commercial hit and a game I enjoyed a lot, but it also leaned a bit too heavily on the Uncharted playbook. I felt that the sequel took the right steps towards bringing the game back towards its roots, but it was still a bit too heavy on the gun play and the game was largely overlooked due to it being a timed Xbox One exclusive. Third time’s a charm? Shadow of the Tomb Raider closes out this era of Lara Croft with an adventure that is as high stakes as it gets.
SPOILER ALERT! Click through to watch the final chapter of Shadow of the Tomb Raider! Full review coming soon!
Lara and Jonah find themselves deep underground as Shadow of the Tomb Raider takes a religious turn. I really should have paid more attention to the pamphlet or paid more attention in church to solve these Jesus-related puzzles!
In this Shadow of the Tomb Raider let’s play, Lara delves deep into the Hidden City in order to get the Box of Ix Chel. But is she able to get there first before Trinity?! Also, join me and my viewers as we talk about the Tomb Raider franchise as a whole, Pokemon Go, the Far Cry series, and more!
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Happy New Year! Not exactly a New Year’s Resolution, but after months of collecting dust on my shelf, let’s get back to Shadow of the Tomb Raider! This time, Lara has discovered a hidden city and must get the box before Trinity does! Also, tune in to watch how badly I suck at Tomb Raider!
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In her quest to try and prevent Trinity from their ultimate goal, Lara Croft might have triggered the apocalypse! Tune in for the roller coaster introduction to Shadow of the Tomb Raider!
With the busy season for video game releases in high gear, it’s inevitable that you’ll run into a scenario where you’ll end up with multiple games you want to play at about the same time. Generally speaking, this is awesome! For me, I got Spider-Man and Shadow of the Tomb Raider within a week of each other. But how do I split my time between a number of games at once? I don’t.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve held a lifelong disdain towards the Tomb Raider franchise. At the time, I hated the fact that it played a major role in gamers adopting the PlayStation One in droves, which did not sit well with my Nintendo fanboy self. I also just thought that the few experiences I had with a few of the games in the series didn’t strike me as anything interesting or special. The last time I tried to play a Tomb Raider game was Legend on the Xbox 360, which I grew bored of after an hour of playing the demo.
Regardless of the validity of my claims against the Lara of yesteryear, they don’t apply here. The new Tomb Raider is awesome.
Mat tries to lead our Grand Theft Auto retrospective, but the conversation is repeatedly derailed by Jett’s dreams of creating the ultimate drug dealing simulator. Jason also goes into great detail about his time with both Dragon’s Crown and Shin Megami Tensei IV.