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Just finished my runthrough of the new Tomb Raider, thought i'd throw out my opinion of it.
Score: In terms of general gaming (If you've never played a tomb raider before) this game is solid 8/10.
In terms of an actual Tomb Raider game, i give it a 3/10.
Besides the names of the characters, there is zero in common with an actual Tomb Raider game. The puzzles take up one room, are sparse, and require almost no thought outside of very common sense. The scale of the tombs themselves is disheartening. Whereas in past games a tomb was literally a whole level, with multiple rooms to explore and complex puzzles to work out both within a room and between the actual rooms themselves, this game has made tombs into a very short, tacked on sidequest, with a tiny entrance, a room with the 'puzzle', and the tiny little room with the chest. When comparing it with the Tomb Raiders of old, i am very dissapointed.
When looking at it as a standalone game( pretending it isn't TR) the game is pretty darn good. If you liked the Uncharted series, this game is the one for you, and going in with that mindset will leave you with an enjoyable game experience.. While linear as F***, the corridors you venture down are packed with on your toes action, shooting, and if you fail, punishing deaths. The gunplay is smooth, the enviroments are beautiful, and the upgrade system is okay. Rather than finding your weapons in hidden areas, you'll gather salvage from around the island and use that in turn to purchase your uprades, as a sort of currency.
Replay value is a little lower than i'd like. My first playthrough complete, I ended with 82% completion rating. I'm not sure what all goes into that, but i have little urge to play through again. Perhaps for another look at the story, or going back in to find any tombs i may have missed, but overall, a one time play for me.
Wrappin-it-up: If you are thinking about buying the game, think about what you are buying it for. Do you want some classic Tomb Raider puzzle platforming madness? I'd pass. Do you want some action filled, bullet spraying, QTE quick timing adventures in the vein of the Uncharted series(Closest game i can make the comparison to)? Then this game might be right up your alley.
The Deep Web is sca-ry.