Tomb with a view For all the bruisings, beatings and impalings that Lara Croft endures in the recent rebooted trilogy, the real victim was Tomb Raider’s sense of scale. Everything became crushed down to deliver fidelity. There were temples, sure, but you viewed them from cramped tunnels as you scurried past guards, and towering structures were only seen from the extreme close-up of a climbing wall or the long-distance photo op as you were shepherded along ziplines. Yamatai, Siberia and Peru are vast landscapes you view from a thin corridor of interaction. And even then control is wrestled away with endless QTEs. Returning to Tomb Raider: Underworld’s gargantuan locations is like stepping off an EasyJet flight and feeling the blood rush back to your ankles. The opening level has you diving to the seabed and watching a temple loom out of the murk. Later there’s a temple entrance so big you need to use a motorbike to navigate smaller temples around the outside of it. … [Read more...] about Have You Played… Tomb Raider: Underworld?
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In an increasing effort to make older games more accessible for its fans, Xbox now has a list of over 500 Xbox and Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible on the Xbox One. Just in time for the release of the latest Tomb Raider game in the long-running series, titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider, next month, Xbox has now also added two classic Tomb Raider games to its list of backward compatible games. As of yesterday, Tomb Raider Legend and Lara Croft Tomb Raider Anniversary, which were both released on Xbox 360 more than ten years ago, became available for purchase on Xbox One. Tomb Raider Legend is arguably one of the best Tomb Raider games starring the old version of Lara Croft before the series reboot in 2013. With its smooth combat, wide variety of locations that Lara visits, and her extensive wardrobe in the game, it has become one of the fan-favorites in the video game series.Lara Croft Tomb Raider Anniversary is also a notable game in the series, as it is … [Read more...] about Tomb Raider Legend and Anniversary added to Xbox Backward Compatibility
The gaming community has been anticipating Shadow of the Tomb Raider and their wait is finally going to end next month. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is ready for launch on September 14 on PC, PS4, and XBox. Unfortunately, if you were hoping for it to release on Nintendo Switch, we have some bad news. Heath Smith, the Lead Game Designer at Eidos Montreal revealed in an interview that they have no plans for a Switch version. Although Lara Croft is a globally admired character and fans from every gaming platform expected to Shadow of the Tomb Raider, it is not going to happen for Nintendo handheld users. Furthermore, Smith established that as of now Shadow of the Tomb Raider just didn’t fit the Nintendo handheld as it should. However, he admitted that he was himself a fan of the Nintendo Switch. I’m always a fan of the Nintendo systems, in particular, they really push interface design, and from a game design perspective it’s fun to play with new interfaces. Having said … [Read more...] about Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Won’t Release On Nintendo Switch
By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:11 GMT A new week beings, and the weekly list of deals for Xbox One and Xbox 360 gets a refresh. As with every week, this week’s deals feature discounts on a wide range of games big and small. Deals are available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360, including on backwards compatible titles. This week, we have a decent collection of discounts on bigger titles like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 3, Dark Souls 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Dying Light, and more. You’ll also find a bunch of indie deals, including discounts for Black The Fall, Tesla vs Lovecraft, ChromaGun, and a couple of others. Deals are live now through Monday, March 12. Check out the whole thing below: Xbox One Black the Fall – 40% Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Ultimate Edition* – 67% Chromagun* – 30% Dark Souls 3 – Deluxe* – 70% Dark Souls 3* – 70% Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – 75% Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – … [Read more...] about Xbox Live deals: Dark Souls 3, Just Cause 3, Tomb Raider, Deus Ex
Locking snooty butlers inside freezers. Appreciating some seriously decadent architecture. Putting antique garden ornaments in peril while running an athletic obstacle course. Down the years, Lara and I have been involved in all sorts of hijinks while exploring her opulent English mansion, but we’ve never teamed up to take on anything quite like this. Rise Of The Tomb Raider’s 20th anniversary celebration DLC sheds an entirely different light on Croft Manor, and this time things are personal... and, y’know, a teensy bit dead. I recently dove into the £7.99 expansion after enjoying the hell out of Crofty’s Siberian adventure when it launched in 2015. So it may have been a while since I dropped in on Lara and her grizzly bear chums, but I’m pretty sure she didn’t have quite so many problems with the undead when our paths last crossed. Yes, this DLC has a vaguely derivative zombie mode – enter Lara’s Nightmare. Stop rolling your eyes, … [Read more...] about Breaking out the party hats and cake for Rise Of The Tomb Raider’s undead birthday celebration