• Language
  • £
  • Login

International Women's day: Rise of the Tomb Raider Review

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 and to show that when it comes to gaming there is no gender dominance, we reached out to some of our customers to ask if they could provide us with a guest review of their favourite games.  

Rise of the Tomb Raider Review

The closest I've ever got to completing a game was getting half way through Super Mario Galaxy on the Nintendo Wii to fulfil the summer holidays as a child. Besides that, and the SIMS I haven't really played many single player games apart from just having a quick go. When you play Call of Duty and can’t get past level 5 because you're scared of the dogs it doesn't count right?

That in mind, I set Rise of the Tomb Raider to the lowest difficulty so I wasn't put off by being killed every two minutes. The game starts off with you getting to know the controls and as I chose the easy mode it's based a lot more on the story. After successfully climbing almost to the top of a snowy mountain peak you are thrown off by an avalanche and taken back two weeks in time to play out the story of how you got there.

Of course this game being based on Tomb Raider you play as Lara Croft, my childhood idol, seeking an ancient artefact her father devoted his life to find which could reveal the answer to immortality. The story leads you to different surroundings such as the Siberian Wilderness and The Lost City, everywhere you go there are resources to be collected which help you upgrade Lara and make it easier as you progress. The great thing for someone like me as not much of a hardcore gamer is that not only can you give yourself medical care when you missed a few too many enemies but you can fast travel to a past location and collect all the resources you need for the different challenges you face.

The challenges you are left with are pretty straight forward, especially if like me you're constantly pressing the right analog stick which uses your ‘instinct’ lighting up where you need to get to and which resources you need to complete your challenge. I will admit though that a few times I missed out on reading the task and had to seek out an online walk through or play about for a long while until I realised what I was actually meant to do. It wasn't that the game was unclear, more that I'm just ‘a bit blonde’. I can remember playing another Tomb Raider game in the past and just playing around Lady Lara Croft’s manor as I we unsure what to do.

It may sound extremely bias but as only an occasional gamer, this being the first console game I've played in about 6 years I can't really pick out many faults with the game except that sometimes there are slight glitches in the graphics, usually when I'm running into a wall to see if there is anything that I've missed. That being said I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who may be new to gaming that loves a good story; I almost feel it's like watching a film as the story takes many unexpected twists.

So if you’re an experienced gamer or not I definitely recommend this game for it’s great story line and focus on survival methods which make it a lot more realistic. Why not comment and recommend me another game or let me know what you thought of Rise of the Tomb Raider?

About International women’s day 

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialised world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. Find out more here


Edited On 08 Mar, 2016

( 0 )

Please describe the nature of the abuse: