So, I’ve never played a Tomb Raider game before. There’s a reason for that though. I didn’t have a PS One and I completely didn’t really think about the game ever in my life. So, I was genuinely never interested in the franchise since I had many other things I preferred to play.
Some time last year, they gave out the first game of the reboot franchise for free on Xbox’s games with Gold. I recall playing it at some point and getting annoyed and rage quitting when I got to Shantytown.
Now the new game came out and after seeing Wesley play it on stream, I decided to start over the first one and just go with it. I made sure to try to get more upgrades, get the hang of everything and taking my time. I remember doing something similar in my first play through but that first ambush in Shantytown felt impossible.
I finally got through that ambush last week and enjoyed the game. I will admit the entire plot was extremely predictable (currently playing Rise of the Tomb Raider thanks to Game Pass and it’s the same issue) but I still felt satisfied once it was all over.
The game play was not terrible. I mean, I’ve been a huge fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise for years. Even after not being able to play the last couple of games because I am broke, it wasn’t that hard to adapt to the game play.
I preferred exploring the maps, getting the collectibles and raiding tombs over the story. Sure, the plot kept me engaged but I spent more than half of the game waiting for Dr. Whitman to get his. That was driving me nuts. Even Carlos was telling me to calm down. So, that was a thing.
The game was enjoyable. Now I’m making my way through ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ and so far the game play changes take just a bit of getting used to but it’s not terrible. I’ll discuss it in my next gaming post, unless Fortnite’s Halloween event takes importance.