So I've been playing this as my main game lately and gotten about halfway through. It's really hard to play this game without thinking about Uncharted the whole time. The games are so similar. If there's any real difference in gameplay, I'd say that Uncharted has a slightly stronger focus on gunfights and climbing, while Tomb Raider has a slightly stronger focus on exploration and puzzles.
But that's not a bad thing. Uncharted is one of the best series out there, and it took heavy influence from the Tomb Raider series when it debuted in 2007. But it was a big improvement from those tired, old Tomb Raider games. So it only makes sense that the Tomb Raider reboot would take heavy influence from Uncharted to improve the series. I have yet to decided whether I prefer TR2013 more or less than the Uncharted games .. to be determined .. but either way it's a worthy competitor.
I never paid attention to this Tomb Raider reboot in 2013 because the older games were never my cup of tea, so I figured the reboot was more of the same. Glad I'm giving it a shot. Thanks for the recommendation Retrology. And since you say it's one of your favorite games, now you'll have to find a way to try Uncharted 2 or 4 for comparison someday...
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