Fresh from NY Comic Con, check out this video of a new look at some pre-beta, demo game-play from the intro to Crystal Dynamic’s upcoming title Tomb Raider.
(Apologies for the ad; such is what happens when you borrow from commercialized sites!)
The game is showing some true visual polish and seems very promising in that regard; the environment, lighting, and usage of water are suggesting brilliant levels of immersion for the gamer.
As for the gameplay, it’s easy to note the Assassin’s-Creed-esque nature of this specific cut. Here’s to hoping, however, that action and interaction with the environment are not overly cumbersome, repetitive, or heavyhanded; Croft’s movements did seem remarkably fluid, and the pacing of her trip just long enough to let the player enjoy the scenery before jumping back into an attention-filing task. My worries are, temporarily, quelled.
Really, I’ve found very little to pick at with what I’ve seen of the game thus far. It’s promising to be a new take on a successful franchise, but rather than fretting over whether it’ll be a new Duke Nuke’Em Forever, I’m entirely optimistic. Crystal Dynamics, don’t you dare let me down!
Release date: March 5, 2013
Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
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