In “Tomb Raider,” you play as Lara Croft, the female version of Indiana Jones, equipped with all the right assets, gadgets, and weaponry a hot female protagonist could ask for. Your mission in “Tomb Raider” to recover the Scion, a fabled treasure that can possess incredible powers for whoever claims ownership of it. You will travel the globe and face challenging encounters in your journey to retrieve this valuable item.
Despite all of the obvious glitches that you may notice while playing “Tomb Raider,” the graphics of this game were pretty decent for the time of its initial release. The one most obvious glitch is being able to spot things before they happen (i.e. a floor and walkway that’s about to break in half) or things that you’re not supposed to see yet (i.e. a hidden door). With that having been said, all glitches aside, “Tomb Raider” is a game that houses a lot of diverse environments to play in. It’s impossible to become bored while looking at this game. There’s tombs, underwater crypts, jungles, caverns, and so forth. You can’t say that these are some pretty adventurous graphics.
“Tomb Raider” presents to players in the third person perspective. This is an action/adventure video game that spans many international environments. Being that Lara Croft is like a female Indiana Jones, there’s a lot of physical gameplay stuff involved, as you might have expected. You’re going to be performing a lot of jumping, running, climbing, dodging, pushing, swimming, pulling, shooting, and even a little bit of puzzle-solving. All this makes the game as exciting as its concept is. When moving Lara Croft around, like say as if you were trying to have her jump to reach a ledge up above where she is, you can’t just simply jump up. Your jump has to be strategic in order for her to successfully reach it. For instance, if you go back some and do like a running jump, that gives her the right amount of momentum to perform a higher jump. As for enemies, you’ll find that they are quite varied here, most of them are animals like bears, wolves, gorillas, lions, rats, and even dinosaurs. Then there’s your supernatural enemies like mummies and zombies and there’s some human enemies as well.
The upside to all of these old Playstation games are that their controls were rather simplistic. In “Tomb Raider,” there’s only like four crucial buttons that you have to remember. One is for jumping, another for shooting, one for opening doors and stuff, and so on. It’s quite easy to get the hang of so learning the control mechanics should be the least of your problems.
“Tomb Raider” comes from a period of ground-breaking video games that spawned franchises, many of which are still around to this day like “Resident Evil”, “Metal Gear Solid,” “Tenchu: Stealth Assassins,” “Twisted Metal,” and “Grand Theft Auto” to name a few. To play this game is like taking a trip back in time to that wonderful period of video gaming. If you’re the adventurous type and you don’t mind third person graphics that are a couple decades old, then you may find “Tomb Raider” to be a enjoyable experience.