[Game of the Week] Week #35 – Tomb Raider


Hi folks!

Here we are again with another entry, the thirty-fifth of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Tomb Raider for Xbox 360!

Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal, Nixxes Software BV

Publisher: Square Enix

Platforms: Windows, PS3, Xbox 360 (pictured)

Genre: Dynamic Adventure

Release Date: March 5th, 2013

Let’s be frank, I’ve never been a fan of Tomb Raider. It’s one of those successful sagas than everybody loves but me (like it’s for Mega Man for example) and in the golden age of PS1 I belonged to the Resident Evil party. When I’ve bought Tomb Raider for Xbox 360 sincerely I wouldn’t give it a cent but I have to confess that when I fired it up I was surprised. Maybe it is for the modern graphics and for a Lara Croft more beautiful than ever (even without the two immense boobies she got  at the beginning) but the adventure is extremely enjoyable and goes on smooth as silk. Maybe sometimes is a bit trivial, in that with a single button we can perform millions of actions as we were in one of the first interactive movies of the 90s, but in general is a very interesting games and I’m glad to have changed my mind about a series that never got me.


Parliamoci chiaro, non sono stato mai un fan di Tomb Raider. E’ una di quelle saghe di successo che tutti amano tranne me (come Mega Man, ad esempio) e negli anni d’oro della PS1 ero del partito Resident Evil. Quando ho preso Tomb Raider per Xbox 360 sinceramente non gli avrei dato una lira ma devo confessare che quando l’ho fatto girare mi ha stupito. Sarà anche per la grafica moderna e per una Lara Croft bella più che mai (anche senza le due poppe gigantesche che l’avevano contraddistinta agli esordi) ma l’avventura è estremamente godibile e fila via liscia liscia senza intoppi. A volte forse è un po’ banale, nel senso che con un solo tasto possiamo fare milioni di azioni, come se fossimo in uno dei primi interactive movie degli anni 90, ma nel complesso è un titolo davvero interessante e sono felice di potermi ricredere su una serie che non mi ha mai entusiasmato

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