Game Review: Tomb Raider

It’s true that I play video games, but I only play a select few, of which I can typically name on one hand: Uncharted, Batman, Legend of Zelda, Diablo, and Tomb Raider. I do play other games occasionally with friends, like Just Dance or the like, but when we’re talking dedicating a lot of time, we’re talking just those few. Otherwise, I’d rather be writing.

Why do I like those games? Well, Diablo 1, 2, and 3 I played online with the brothers. The others, because of the story. I like that I get to take part in a story, like an interactive movie. Even the original Tomb Raiders had some decent story going on.


I’ve been waiting on this one for a few years. Since the last few games were less than spectacular (unless you count the anniversary title, which I especially enjoyed on the Wii). They wanted to give Lara a Batman Begins sort of treatment. And having watched the previews, it looked to be something awesome, like Uncharted was.

So of course, I sent a chunk of money to Amazon and had it waiting for me last week on release day. It also came with an art book, which is cool, although the game is what I was all about.

And hence began the wrecking of my sleeping patterns for an entire week.

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things i love: Uncharted


It’s been awhile since I did a things i love post, but I’m back and this time with a video game. Wait, seriously? Yep and when I’m all through here you’ll understand. But first let me shower some love around to all you other peeps who did things i love posts while my own were on a mini-hiatus. Too many things going on, you understand…

First up Daphne did a fabulous post on something she loves which is Victoria Frances art. Go check out her post and you’ll easily understand why. The Mystic Cooking ladies also had a couple things i love posts, one from Kati and one from Heidi.

If you want to participate in the things i love blog posts, it’s really easy. Tell us what you love and pingback to this post or the original post so I can send people your way with future posts. Plus, it lets me know you wrote one and, people, I want to read these things! Help me out! 😉 You may also use the things i love graphic in a post on things you love.


What is Uncharted you ask? Think Indiana Jones meets Malcolm Reynolds with a little bit of Han Solo sprinkled in the mix. (Brian, this article is for you.) hero is Nathan Drake, a bit of a scallywag, but a treasure hunter with a heart of gold. He’s the Indiana Jones of our day, though he is especially interested in the treasures and exploits of Sir Francis Drake of whom he claims to be a distant relation.


A lot of games these days are turning into a kind of interactive movie/game hybrid. The story and voice talent for Uncharted are epic Hollywood movie quality (if not better), and you get to know the characters as though you’re standing right there beside them.

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