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Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider description

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Developed by Eidos-Montreal, Crystal Dynamics and Nixxes Software, Shadow of the Tomb Raider has been published by Square Enix on the 14th of September 2018 and is offering the player an immersive experience upon unforgettable places such as beautifully designed forests and jungles.

Taking you into a journey towards becoming a Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is going to present the heroine, Lara Croft, racing in order to save the world from a threatening Maya apocalypse, following her destiny this way and honoring her father.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Story

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The story of Tomb Raider is so complex and has such an inspiring potential that it has determined a movie to be made after the game plot, starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, the main character in both the game and the film.

 The game story, anyway, is presenting this time a journey that Lara Croft is taking towards Latin America, with the intention of learning more about her father and about the researches he has proceeded for his entire life. In her way, she will be discovering secrets from the Order of Trinity, exploring pyramids of Aztecs and Mayans and other ruins of several ancient civilizations holding rich cultures and mysterious histories. In order to provide a more responsible, risky and dynamic adventure than ever in previous games, the developers have decided to include an impressive number of plot variations, offering an even more complex story, according to the decisions that the player aka Lara Croft will be taking during the gameplay, each leading towards a different consequence, taking Miss Croft’s adventure spirit and story to the next level.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Mechanics

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The game mechanics aren’t radically changed in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, although there are some quite impressive new features added. The perspective, anyway, will still be a third persons, yet exploration will be much more intense this time than combats, developers focusing mostly on creating an enjoyable environment with realistic and authentic graphics, mesmerizing surroundings and detailed landscapes. The challenge, more than on fighting, will be about solving mysteries and discovering the secrets of the ruins, investigating everything from the Shadow of the Tomb Raider universe.

 You will still have to pay attention, anyway, to traps that might occur during your exploration, while your climbing, diving and jumping will be amazing abilities that will offer amazing acrobatic shows during the games. You will also encounter wild animals during your travel on a huge land of jungle, in the Latin America, and this will be a reason why you will have to develop your character’s survival skills by hiding behind trees or bushes, using mud in order to get camouflaged or using any other advantages that you might get inspired by, from the surroundings. In order to eliminate enemies, you will be able to craft traps or to fight them directly, while a wide range of resources will allow you to heal your wounds by crafting bandages, to craft tools and weapons for your explorations and to stay well fed.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Modes

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is coming in a single player mode, yet offering a unique experience in both terms of high quality visuals, details, textures and vibrant colors enhancing some breathtaking landscapes, and regarding the immersive soundtrack that will keep you engaged during your gameplay.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Technical Issues

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As for the technical issues, unfortunately there were a few disturbing performance issues encountered by players, as well as a few bad transitions in certain animations and a few bugs causing to lose control over the character or to miss spots, fall and die even after making the most correct and spectacular jumps. A weak performance of the artificial intelligence, according to some players, and a few interruptions in the audio have also been reported issues, yet other players had smooth and more than decent experiences with none of these problems encountered, which certainly demonstrates that the platform on which the game is played and its capacity and specifications are highly influencing the gameplay quality.

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Available on: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

Game Platform: Steam

Publishment year: 2018

Gengre: Action, Adventure