Hello I’m Louisylou and up until the other day I had never played a Tomb Raider game.
I don’t know why but the fact that I had never played as Lara Croft has been really bothering me, for a little while anyways, and almost a little shameful. So I felt like I just had to state this fact at the start. Tomb Raider is a classic after all.
When I saw that Rise of the Tomb Raider was on the list for the Xbox Game Pass I knew that I would give it a go. I did actually buy the Tomb Raider definitive edition a while back, but kinda forgot about that – but I’m glad that Rise was the first one I played as I ended up really enjoying it. I am not sure why I thought I wouldn’t – these types of games are probably what I play the most I guess. Also I am quite lucky that I had no spoilers, considering the game has been out what – a few years??? So although I guessed one ‘twist’, there was another that made me go ‘oooooh ok’. The ending you could have guessed at actually, but I don’t really want to think too much about things like that when I am playing so that I get the full experience.
BUT it has no photo mode – which is such a pain! Honestly. Some the environments are prime picture taking scenes and you just can’t do it justice. And I get the feeling that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will not have it either. With that, here are the pictures that I did take, it would have been so many more if I had the photo mode option. No spoilers in this set (I hope, and I’ve tried to keep the order of the pictures as close as possible but some may not be correct in the game timeline).