We Got Some Trigger Time on Shadow of the Tomb Raider!

August 13, 2018
In which Lara finally becomes the titular Crypt Pincher.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third, and allegedly final, part of developer Crystal Dynamic’s reboot/prequel trilogy that began with Tomb Raider (2013) and continued with Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015). Thanks for the delightful entities at Bandai Namco, your humble knob twiddler/button pusher was able to play the game for four hours or so and I have many thoughts and feelings about the whole caper.

Without wishing to venture into spoiler territory before the actual review, I will say the tone feels downright grimdark at times, featuring stakes raised higher than previous entries. Also Lara is now a lot more confident with her merciless killing, and faces foes a bit more advanced.

If you find yourself having trouble waiting for the September 14 release date, why not check out this exclusive gameplay footage? Captured on a PS4 Pro by the mighty Grizwords, with me doing the playing, it will help pass the the month-long wait to flog priceless artifacts and kill grumpy fauna.

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