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Rise of the Tomb Raider

I really liked the rebooted Tomb Raider game from a few years ago, and was really looking forward to this sequel, but couldn’t play it last year because I don’t have an Xbox One (it was an X1 exclusive). It finally came out on PS4, and having played 3-4 hours, I’m loving it. If you compare it to Uncharted 4, there’s no denying that U4 is a better looking game on all levels, with characterization that you just can’t beat, but what I like about this Tomb Raider game is that it seems (at least so far) to have more puzzle/exploration, which is my favorite part of both series. Just like I did while playing the very first Tomb Raider game 20 years ago, it’s so fun and satisfying to enter a huge environment, having to figure out what you need to do to traverse it. The snow setting in Rise is nice too, makes for a nice contrast to all the jungle environments we’re used to seeing in these. Very happy to be playing this.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.