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Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One) Review

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“If there exists a single mainstream video game (and it is certainly alone as a console exclusive) which acts as a reflection of modern society, it is Rise of the Tomb Raider. While not an encompassing portrait, the exaggerated narrative is an unforgiving interpenetration of media flare ups over Kentucky license clerks, school prayer, and what some view as religious persecution. Konstatin has no greater purpose other than enacting what he sees as God’s will – he’s the Westboro Baptist Church of the scenario. It’s a loaded sentiment and displayed without sensitivity toward prejudiced conservatism.”

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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One) Review

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Tomb Raider is a seamless world, the island pieced together by cavernous World War II ruins and fettered gunplay. Solarii feel less like captive victims of this isolated ocean encampment and more like wildlife, spread wide across Yamatai landmarks in impossible numbers. Crystal Dynamics hoists firearm battles on the smooth back of capable aiming mechanics and satisfying bursts of bullet impacts. There is a rawness and rush of survival within each skirmish. Polish is impeccable.”

Read my full review of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition at Classic Game Room

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