GSY REVIEW | PC, Xbox One Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 10:25 AM

We reviewed RofTR Baba Yaga

We reviewed RofTR Baba Yaga

PC players will soon be able to discover Rise of the Tomb Raider but until then, the Xbox One version has been granted some more content with the release of the first story-driven DLC, Baba Yaga: Temple of the Witch. After completing it in less than two hours (and we were slow), we can say it is quite a disappointment, even at its price ($9.99/€9.99). While Crystal Dynamics could have pushed the hallucinogenic aspect of the DLC, there are actually very few WTF sequences (two actually). Also disappointing is the fact that the game forces you to backtrack to the Soviet Installation hub two times to loot some ingredients in an area we know by heart. The new story element isn't interesting either, with a particularly ridiculous ending (have your tissues ready). The main attraction of this DLC is the new area to explore with a new puzzle to solve, but it's not much.
Note: If you intend to play the DLC, just watch the first two videos.


On the plus side


+ A new area to discover
+ A new puzzle to solve
+ Pretty good atmosphere


On the down side


- Too short
- Not much content to go with
- Story is weak
- Backtracking to the Soviet Installation twice, really?
- Very few hallucination sequences and it's a shame

Gameplay #1
Gameplay #2
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Gameplay #4

All comments

Commented on 2016-01-27 11:14:48
Лара Крофт летает в ступе и ест маленьких детей? GOTY 2016
Commented on 2016-01-27 11:17:29
So we're supposed to learn Russian now? You're kidding right? :p
Commented on 2016-01-27 12:37:26
Well this is a shame.. 2 hours only.... Played the game on the One but Like I said before, waiting for the GOTY edition to try all the extra stuff. I will get the PC GOTY if there is one.
Commented on 2016-01-27 12:38:55
Commented on 2016-01-27 12:44:33 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
So we're supposed to learn Russian now? You're kidding right? :p
Nope! :)
























jk
Commented on 2016-01-27 14:25:18
10 dollars for only two hours is a bit steep. I have yet to finish the game itself though. So i am not even going to worry about that.
Commented on 2016-01-27 15:47:51 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
10 dollars for only two hours is a bit steep. I have yet to finish the game itself though. So i am not even going to worry about that.
i'd be more worried that it's 10 dollars for a disappointing 2 hours. are they planning any more story DLC? hopefully that turns out better. after all i need a reason to buy the PS4 complete edition.
Commented on 2016-01-27 15:57:37
The game itself is great, so that is already worth the price.
Commented on 2016-01-27 16:07:34 In reply to Moonwalker
It's not really the point here, is it? The DLC is not worth the money they ask, and even considering the whole Season Pass, what has been released so far is average at the very best. It has to be said because it's a real shame we can't enjoy more quality content.
Commented on 2016-01-27 16:36:50
I heard it was 2-3 hours long but i was hoping it was more like Tlou left behind. This dlc seems lazy and should have been $5 at most imo. Such a shame because this is the only story dlc too, right?
Commented on 2016-01-27 16:59:39 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
The game itself is great, so that is already worth the price.
i mean if the DLC is meaningless shite, then by the time the PS4 complete edition comes around at what will undoubtedly be full retail price, i may as well just buy the xbox version used for 5 quid. unless of course the visuals are better/no input lag/etc. but even then i think it's a sacrifice i'd take for the 30 quid saving.
Commented on 2016-01-28 07:24:46 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
Like I said before, waiting for the GOTY edition to try all the extra stuff. I will get the PC GOTY if there is one.
Ditto.
Commented on 2016-01-28 14:39:40 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
So we're supposed to learn Russian now? You're kidding right? :p
C'mon, just do it like Lara, start reading Basic Russian text and slowly go to Intermediate and then Advanced. =P

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