If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Well if we have one of these topics in the General Movie Shit category we should make one about games. Rate the games either by the ratings you see on The Loading Bar or from 1-10 or whatever kind of rating you want. No matter if you played a game appeared recently or if it's a game that is a couple of years old tell us what you thought about it. Here we go:
I give this film a Full Price.
Sounds like the original Bioshock.
The only real complaint I have against the game are the goddamn vita chambers. Thankfully you can turn them off in the PS3 version.
So if you die, you respawn....where?
From your last save point.
Yeah, I feel the same. The skyrails save it from complete mediocrity but the gameplay itself is nothing special. I also found the ending twist to be a bit convoluted.
Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game which brought back to life the franchise of the same name. This game is a much needed reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise and classifies itself as one of the "must plays" of this year.
The game is a straight up origin story of Lara Croft, the beautiful, intelligent and hazardous adventurer we all know. The premise of this game is that a group of people make sail on the ship Endurance to find the lost kingdom of Yamatai, the land formerly ruled by the "Sun Queen" Himiko, who supposedly is the ancestor of Lara's best friend, Sam Nishimura. Lara is a young archaeologist hoping to further satisfy her need for exploration with this expedition.
The game-play is really enjoying, with Lara starting off with just a bow to help her in combat, but gaining different weapons throughout the game. During the game you come across certain camp sites where the game is saved and also gives you the possibility to upgrade both your gear and your abilities. These abilities offer you more ways to defeat your enemies or allow you to collect more salvage which you use to upgrade your weapons. Some of these upgrades offer alternate firing modes like launching grenades from your rifle and so on. To further allow more upgrades to be done you have to find certain weapon parts which are more difficult to find than mere salvage.
I thought the beginning of the game was very abrupt, throwing you straight into the action, without much time to even process the small amount of information you are given at the start. But after playing the game for a few hours, I realized that this wasn't a flaw of the game, but actually the way it is played. It is a very fast paced game, jumping from one action scene to another, with the cutscenes being short of dialogue. Despite this, the story of the game is more than alright, surprising you with its inventiveness from time to time, although not too often. This being said, the action scenes are more than awesome and some of them are intertwined with quick time events which make you feel even more on edge.
The technical aspects of the game are all very well developed. The graphics are gorgeous and the soundtrack of the game, composed by Jason Graves really made me feel like I was living an adventure even while browsing through the stuff I had collected. And speaking of which, the collectibles in this game are very nice. The most important are some documents which shed some light on the mystery of Yamatai. Thus, the game drew me in and I found myself returning to certain points of the map to collect all that I had missed. Furthermore, as you collect more stuff in-game, you get access to some extras and I deemed it worthy to mention this due to the beautiful artwork presented in those extras.
The voice acting brings forth one of the negative aspects of the game. Almost all the actors give great performances, especially Camilla Luddington who voices Lara Croft. But the voice I can't get my mind off is the guy who does the fake Asian accent when reading the documents of a former general of Yamatai and a World War II Japanese soldier. That is definitely one of the worst interpretations I've ever heard in my life of any accent.
Another negative aspect may be considered the lack of tomb raiding in the game. Of course you have many optional tombs, but only a couple which are mandatory, and some of those may not even be considered tombs. But as this is an origin story, I can overlook that. But what I can't overlook is the fact that in tombs which are hundreds of years old you open chests and find weapon parts to upgrade your pistol, shotguns or rifle. That is plain dumb.
Moving on with the bad parts of the game, I find myself having to mention the presence of some moments which are devoid of emotion. There are some events in the game which have great emotional impact, but there are some which lack a certain sensitivity to them. This should not be an issue, especially that being an origin story, Lara is not used to such grim moments in her life. Unfortunately, this is most likely a side effect of the fast paced action of the game.
In conclusion, the message of the game is very clear and filled me with satisfaction at the end of this adventure. And although this game does not really have that much of a replay value, I really enjoyed the journey I took alongside Lara in her fight to survive and save the ones she cares about.
Better Than Sex!
Hey, everyone has different opinions on things. I do not see any reason to cuss you out just because u don't like something as much as I like.
"I do not see any reason to cuss you out just because u don't like something as much as I like."
But... but that's the whole point of the internet :P
btw when I put ':P' it generally means im not being serious.