By contrast, Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s exploration and platforming elements are well-executed and Lara has an assortment of abilities and equipment to aid her through every situation. However, there were several times where I wasn’t sure where to go or what to do next; not because I couldn’t figure it out, but rather a case of something not being clearly marked. I spent a half hour swimming around a pillar that I knew I had to dislodge and finally realized that I hadn’t been in the proper position for a quick time event to initialize. Speaking of swimming, the underwater sections of the game are a welcome addition and make for some interesting exploration and puzzle elements. The suspense of swimming through an underwater cavern and managing Lara’s oxygen while she avoids a school of flesh-eating piranhas is both fun and tense. However, when it comes to the game’s puzzles, I was a little disappointed. I have come to expect near perfection from this franchise in this area, but there were many instances where the route to the tomb was more exciting than completing the puzzle within it.
Day: September 13, 2018
Variety is reporting that a live-action television show based on the supernatural video game Alan Wake is being shopped around to networks.