Shadow of the Tomb Raider – A Powerful Tale of Personal Triumph

Publisher Square Enix
Platforms PC, Linux, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One
Price $19.79
Size 24.8 GB
Latest Version 1.0.291

Shadow of the Tomb Raider continues the reboot’s focus on telling a more personal tale, offering a window into the heart and mind of a young woman discovering her inner strengths.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider shows us a new, more confident Lara.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the final entry in this modern trilogy that reimagined this simple series about an ill-dressed, oversexualized adventuress into an introspective character-driven tale about family, destiny, and self-fulfillment. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is shockingly critical, both of its heroine and of the legacy of its Tomb Raider name; Lara in her obsessive search for peace-of-mind by following in the footsteps of her globetrotting, artifact collecting parents, has destroyed countless artifacts and cultural sites in the name of preservation.

Continuing where Rise of the Tomb Raider left off, Lara Croft continues on her journey to stop the shady global organization known as Trinity, and her searching has led her to Mexico. Within an ancient temple, she discovers an old dagger that just might lead her to the location of a hidden city.

Despite being forewarned of a curse tied the relic, Lara takes it anyway, triggering an epic chase through the Cozumel that ends with its destruction and the dagger falling into the hands of the nevarious Trinity group. As she pursues Trinity into the deeps of the Amazon Jungle, her plane crashes in  Peru. Tired, bloodied, and barely alive, Lara crawls her way to the hidden city of Patiti where Trinity have already arrived in search of the hidden treasures within.

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The new Lara is much more violent than the last.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay gets a little touch of Far Cry style can be seen from the settings and gameplay. You can explore Patiti Village and take on side quests, encounter wild animals, or just scavenge for materials to craft equipment. One more addition is that there are traders where we can buy goods or sell goods. At the start menu there is also a choice of Combat difficulty, exploration difficulty and puzzle difficulty where we can adjust according to taste.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is still an action theme where the stealth side will be very important when doing missions. The scene when stealth is very cool and we can try several ways to do stealth kill. Complete the puzzle and find a way will remain the main thing in the game Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

We can upgrade the Lara Croft skill, Survival Instinct is one skill that can be taken and will be very useful to scan objects that are around us. Lara can also use Grapple to swing to reach high places. Another cool thing when killing animals like cheetahs is we can also take the skin, make costumes to get additional status. a glimpse of Lara’s action in the game when swinging and jumping reminiscent of the Prince of Persia game.

The graphics in the Shadow of the Tomb Raider series are amazing, ranging from the movement of water when Lara swims, the faces of each character, the stunning cutscenes and the surrounding environment can also be said to spoil the eyes of graphic worshipers, sounds made in This game is also not random, making exploration in the middle of the Amazon wilderness is very real.

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For a game called Tomb Raider, it spends a surprisingly little amount of time in actual tombs.

The overall gameplay of Shadow of the Tomb Raider might not be too bad although it seems rather boring looking from the mission mission. The story is still about the Trinity organization. Fortunately this Shadow of the Tomb Raider chart can be said to be exceptional, and might reduce boredom when walking the streets or maybe swimming looking for hidden items in the village. It is still a mystery where Lara can communicate with residents in the “hidden” Patiti village and how can the residents also understand Lara?

Shadow of the Tomb Raider continues the new, more serious tone of the previous game, showing us a new, more vulnerable Lara. She’s no longer the almost idol-like, infallible character she was in the Playstation originals; we watch young Lara as she eventually becomes the strong icon of female strength she is through sheer power of will and an unparalleled tenacity. Everything great about Rise of the Tomb Raider is reinforced and improved upon in this sequel, and we can’t wait to see her eventually fulfill her destiny.

The Verdict
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider explores a young, vulnerable Lara finally embracing her personal strengths. It tells a story of personal triumph and though she spends the game defeating larger, more physically imposing enemies in physical combat, it's her small, psychological victories that stand out. The combat is much like it was in the first game, if slightly refined for a greater focus on stealth, but, hey, don't fix what ain't broke. It's no Uncharted, but Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a fantastic game in its own right and one worth trying out.

Editor's Rating:
4