Summary: Lara Croft's identity has changed drastically over the years, and her identity has consistently been the clearest example of how women are portrayed in video games and how that has changed over time.
Conclusion: This basically distracts from the purpose of the given game type and quickly becomes annoying and frustrating. I think it would be unfair to give this game a low rating based on the multiplayer issues, as I feel that the single player is fantastic.
Excerpt: Lara was reborn last year. She's been on the scene long enough to be one of the artefacts she spends her life seeking, but with the 2013 prequel Lara earned back her title as one of gaming's greatest icons.
Conclusion: It can all sound like a lot in print, but the parity between being able to explore on your own and always having a clear directive to follow works well throughout. In fact, pretty much everything about Tomb Raider checks out.
Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Review on PlayStation 4
7 February 2014
Excerpt: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is a definite addition for next-gen console game libraries thanks to a strong narrative, poignant character development, and enhanced connections with Lara Croft’s gear, motivations, and background.
Pros: includes all DLC/many extras, character development (Lara), gameplay variety, high replay value, challenging action-based puzzles, deep environments, solid origin plot, combat system, terrain movements, collectibles, multiplayer mode addition, music/dialogue cues, excellent graphics, Lara’s memor...
Excerpt: Last year’s Tomb Raider reboot was a beautiful release for both PC and consoles. It stretched the ageing Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 to their limits, and also provided PC gamers with one of the year’s greatest spectacles.
Summary: The notion of the reboot, or re-imagining, of a previously licensed property, across a variety of entertainment mediums, has become exceptionally routine; whether as a television show from decades past, a movie that had the right idea but failed to deliver, or a videogame franchise that became...