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Crystal Dynamics’ recently announced that the Rise of the Tomb Raider is now the best Tomb Raider ever. According to a new press release, it will have more tombs to raid and a crafting system. The game first came out in the early months of 2013 and was highly commended by gaming outlets because it shines a new light onto Lara Croft’s profile and her tomb raiding adventures. The game is more about woman vs. wild, instead of the expected “badass” Lara Croft.
Lara is back in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Those who were present during a recent public game demo had a good sense of the game’s new features and its future. Windows Central says the game’s landscapes and vistas are breathtaking enough to create excitement as people wait for its release this fall on Xbox One.
Lara Croft was trapped on a strange island in the last Tomb Raider, and there was no escape. She had to take down supernatural force that kept them active. In the sequel, Lara wants to prove that Earth has places which are natural.
Fans will recall that the 2013 version of Tomb Raider focused on getting off of the island. For the gamer to raid a tomb, there must be a mission to do just that. The tombs are secret areas and raiding each would give the gamer extra points to salvage for their own survival. Tombs will take the forefront in the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider’s game, and raiding them will require the player to avoid traps while trying to figure out an environmental puzzle. The further the progress, the harder to solve the tombs, just like in the past installments.
Lara will have new abilities in the next game to help her solve the difficult puzzles. She can hide in bushes, swim, even climb and traverse trees. Most importantly, she can craft items while on the go. The crafting skill goes from simple to complex. She can make arrows out of chopped woods, and hunt a deer for its hide to make a shelter for a camp. Her crafting is pretty extensive, but no details were given as to how many items she will be able to craft.
She can craft poisonous arrows to take down the most difficult foe, or choose a bow that she likes. Gamers who love quick-draw bows with a shorter range can keep them at all times while those who are fond of bigger bows with a longer range that require more time to draw, will have that option as well. It is not specified how many types of bows will be available to gamers, but allowing one to choose is much better.
The Rise of the Tomb Raider will have more tombs to raid and a crafting system, as developer Crystal Dynamics tells gamers that they have been reviewing player feedback from the first game, but did not announce anything about hardcore gaming in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Windows Central already imagines a hardcore version that will work with the new crafting system.
The Tomb Raider of 2013 is regarded as good, nevertheless, many agree that it has the potentials to be great. On one hand, the gaming world found that it was not able to provide easy gameplay. While on the other hand some players discovered that the most difficult mode was a breeze. “That said,” people in the gaming world feel that the upcoming Tomb Raider video game will definitely exceed its predecessor and will perhaps become the most rewarding tomb raiding experience ever. The Rise of the Tomb Raider will come to Xbox One on November 10, 2015, with a $60 pre-order price.
Microsoft Corporation put out some bucks to get a timed exclusivity of the Rise of the Tomb Raider. Therefore, it may take another 12 months for the new game to land on other platforms. Lazygamer.net said it does not benefit the consumers at all, as those who own non-Xbox consoles have to wait for an entire year to play as Lara.
In summary, Rise of the Tomb Raider will have more tombs to raid and a crafting system. Additionally, it is rumored to land on PS 4 in the fall of 2016. It is interesting that Square Enix, who will bring the game to Sony’s console, is finding ways to make up for the long wait backlash. According to reports, the game will be offered at $40 for the long wait, said Lazygamer. The Know said that the Rise of the Tomb Raider for PS4 will be announced middle of next year, and will come to PS 4 in November of 2016.
By Judith Aparri
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