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Gameplay: Tomb Raider

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Hey everyone, it’s Kern here, coming to you with a gameplay post. Recently we’ve been working through the Tomb Raider reboot series over on our Twitch channel. This is a series that we’ve been meaning to get to for a while now, and I’m glad to say we finally have.

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Tomb Raider released in 2013 as an action-adventure title. The game was developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. Technically, it is the tenth main series title in the Tomb Raider franchise. More importantly though, this game is a reboot of the series, and the first within the “Survivor” trilogy.

These days almost anyone can get their hands on this wonderful series. Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 saw the first releases of the game. Later it would be ported over to a wide variety of other consoles as well. An updated definitive addition was also released later on, which includes updated graphics and all of the DLC.

This particular play-through was done via live-stream in three separate parts. Later, like always, we put it up on YouTube. If you want to see us play these kinds of games live, please be sure to follow us on our Twitch account and make sure you have notifications on.

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Obviously, you’ll play as an inexperienced Lara Croft, as this is her origin story. Between high impact action-adventure sequences, quick time events, and gritty tomb raiding, you’ll have plenty to do.

Exploration, and survival mechanics are the names of the game here. You’ll be hunting for food, and collecting items in order to improve your weaponry. You’ll inevitably traverse between save areas (camps) that allow you further insight into Lara’s mind. There’s a lot of deeper content there, but there’s also just a lot Lara’s jumbled rambling too. She’s a tough-as-nails young woman, but she’s also fairly sentimental.

As you make your way across the island using footpaths and zip-lines the environment itself will test your skills as a player. The terrain is uneven and often treacherous. The game wishes to provide a high octane experience to the player and often succeeds.

As a possible downside, there’s a decent number of quick-time events, so take that as you will. The reboot series has just a little bit more grit than its older iterations, and a distinct lack of tombs compared to older iterations as well. That might be a downside for old fans, but there is a good story here that makes up for it.

I’d highly suggest you play the game yourself if any of that sounds interesting to you. Or, if you happen to be a fan of the franchise and don’t wish to play it yourself, at least watch the gameplay footage because this particular game is not one that you’ll want to pass up.

This has been Kernook of The Demented Ferrets, where stupidity is at its finest and level grinds are par for the course. I’ll see you next time.

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