Rise of the Tomb Raider has been a very controversial title ever since it was announced as an Xbox One exclusive 15 months ago. This controversy will now - albeit still partially probably - be gone as we have finally been able to play and complete the game and are now able to tell if Microsoft's bet has been the right one! Note: No new videos since apparently the NDA still forbids us to show you more than we did last week. It's odd, but we're not taking any chances.
As usual the full text of the review is available in the French version of the site, but we still translated our verdict and the plus / minus section.
We had a great time playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. It's a solid sequel of an already quite good title, and the new gameplay features help to alleviate the feeling that it's just more of the same with different environments. It took us around 15 hours to complete the with a 73% completion rate, with many things left to do in the open world zones. With a better story and a better framerate this would have been one of the best action/adventure releases in a long time, but as it is, it's still a very solid and enjoyable title to discover for all Xbox One owners!
On the plus side
+ Takes the solid basis of the reboot and makes it better
+ The open worlds and their many activities
+ The crafting really makes us go and explore
+ Some environments look amazing
+ A bit more puzzles than before
+ Some interactions with NPCs
On the down side
- The framerate can get bothersome
- The aliasing is sometimes very visible
- Predictable and pedestrian story
I can't really wrap my head around being dismissive of indie games. That's a pretty broad label. (1 Hour ago)
put and end to corridor/cinematic/c utscene/qte/playforyousoyouwon'tmissathi ousoyouwon'tmissathing ng experiences, and start to see more games like Prey/BotW and the sort. Nuts&Bolts is an awesome game, as well. We need N&B2 (2 Hours ago)
Prey, just reminded me when i used to lure headcrabs/zombies in Half-Life 1 (1%Hp/Suit), to lasers and eletrick shock cables to zap'em withou loss of ammo. It's like we needed a whole generation to (2 Hours ago)
Stranger Things is such a amazing show! Just finished season 2, episode 7 (I won't post spoilers). (3 Hours ago)
I mean, didn't you just buy an X to play the same games with better visuals? Your stance doesn't really seem very consistent tbh. (3 Hours ago)
If you have no Interest in either of those things your only option is to move onto some other hobby. Because you're not going to see any mainstream Dev making something truly unique...ever. (3 Hours ago)
@droezelke: whether I sound like a snob or not. It's the truth. The industry is all about playing it safe now. If your after original experiences you have 2 options. Indie or VR (usually also indie) (3 Hours ago)