Lara Croft GO
DeveloperSquare Enix Montréal
Release date27 Aug 2015
Lara Croft GO is a turn-based riddle experience set in a since quite a while ago forgotten world. Investigate the remnants of an antiquated human progress, reveal all around kept mysteries, and face fatal difficulties as you disentangle the legend of the Queen of Poison Franchise for comforts. Experience gorgeous designs and a spellbinding soundtrack, battle against compromising foes, beat risky obstructions and getaway savage snares. Gather antiquated relics and open new outfits for Lara. The steam form of Lara Croft GO offers boundless clues and all outfits are free.
About Lara Croft GO
Lara Croft GO is released by Square Enix in 27 Aug 2015. The game is designed by Square Enix Montréal. Lara Croft GO is a typical representative of the Adventure genre. Playing Lara Croft GO is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Adventure, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Lara Croft GO will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.
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Lara Croft GO - Analysis
For those who do not know the GO series, we can tell you that Square-Enix released games for iOS and Android devices set in the world of Tomb Raider, Hitman and Deus-Ex. A series of titles that enhance puzzle solving and being able to get out of the stage alive with any other factor. In the case that concerns us, Lara Croft GO, it starts from a very clear premise: the world is a board and we must move through it as such. We will see how Lara must move, step by step, through some squares. Our objective will be to find the exit and avoid all the enemies and obstacles that the game has in store for us.
Lara Croft GO offers us a relaxed adventure full of puzzles that, logically, will increase in difficulty as we progress. The first steps will be very simple but things will get complicated when enemies appear that move as Lara with one step, huge rocks and even blades. The difficulty curve is kept constant and progressively in each and every level. Speaking of the scenarios, we will find ourselves with relatively short phases -depending on whether we have to repeat the level- but with a lot of it. And it is that in Lara Croft GO we find more than 100 levels divided into several Temples. On a positive note, this version of Lara Croft GO comes to us in full. With all the original content and two expansions , one that has been designed for this occasion and the other that was added as an expansion and later on mobile devices. So the hours of play multiply as soon as it starts.
Although it is true that we will see enough variety in terms of stage design, however, we will always find the same mechanics. Everything is pivoting around premises already fixed from the start: Lara moves around the stage and pushes levers and switches and liquidating -or deceiving- enemies while dodging obstacles until she finds the exit. Said like this it may seem tedious or repetitive, but we can assure you that taking a few games to Lara Croft GO is a good method to forget about the stressful daily bustle. That if you can let go of the command, because the game invites you to complete levels and discover all its secrets. It is also worth mentioning, in case you are sometimes overcome by the difficulty of a level, the game has a system of clues that will help you very explicitly to complete the scenario and find the way to the exit.
And speaking of secrets, that's one of the interesting points of Lara Croft GO, getting all the jewels and relics that are hidden by the levels . Throughout the length and breadth of each and every one of the scenarios there will be hidden - sometimes not so hidden - vessels that we must break. Sapphires, rubies and pieces of relics everywhere that will extend the life of the title. We will almost always have to repeat some level because in a first pass we have not been able to see the vessels. In exchange for finding these riches, we will unlock outfits for our archaeologist, thus giving her some of the adventurous character of the Tomb Raider.
And you will ask us, what new features does this version bring to Sony consoles? Well, there are basically three: graphic improvement and, obviously, a control adapted to the buttons of the DualShock and those of the PS Vita . This version of Lara Croft GO necessarily flees from touch controls and adapts remarkably to a more classic control. With the left stick we will make Lara move through the boxes on the stage while with the right stick we will control a peephole that will be in charge of finding the vessels. And as for the buttons, these will be in charge of performing Lara's actions: move levers and shoot. We must say that, although the control is very well transferred from the touch to the pad, sometimes it can play tricks on us. And, if we are somewhat impatient, and move the stick excessively, we can find that Lara has made too many movements. This can take its toll when there are several enemies or obstacles on the stage. The biggest problem is that we are forced to repeat the level.
As for the visual improvements in this version, we will have sharper graphics and modeling. Lara Croft GO offers a "polygonal" look reminiscent of vintage Tomb Raider. Level designs inspired by temples and caves very well done. A visual aspect, in short, simple but very colorful. Delved into technical aspects we can tell you that the sound follows the same guidelines already seen in the other versions . And finally, the most notable improvement is the addition of an extra chapter called Mirror of the Spirits that has been developed by the Ko_Op team. A new series of levels that will add a few more hours to Lara Croft GO.
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JikerReview of the game Lara Croft GO - a gem in the atmosphere of the first installments of Tomb Raider
The review was based on the iOS version. Also applies to AND, WP versions
Hitman GO, released in the first half of 2014, was one of last year's nicest mobile surprises. The game where dogs were hanged at the time of the announcement turned out to be an excellent piece of code. It is not surprising then that when Square Enix announced to all and sundry that the developers responsible for the surprising, logical reworking of Agent 47's adventures are finishing work on Lara Croft GO , players changed the front and without delaying added an excellent puzzle with the famous archaeologist in the lead role to the list of the most anticipated items of 2015. And although something could always go wrong, the experience of the creators and the multimedia materials published from time to time made it possible to believe that the game would live up to the hopes placed in it. In this review, I will try to answer the question: has Lara Croft GO turned out to be a worthy continuator of the Hitman GO idea?
Lara Croft GO is - just like Hitman GO - a turn-based puzzle game. Together with the heroine of the Tomb Raider series, we visit forgotten, ancient ruins where the famous archaeologist is looking for a legendary artifact. In contrast to the mobile adventures of Agent 47, marked by the killer atmosphere of the brand, Lara Croft GO is definitely more adventurous. As in the first two installments of the series, we explore caves and mysterious structures of ancient civilization, trying to avoid death - as a result of falling into one of the traps installed every step or the mouth of beasts residing in the vicinity (with giant snakes, spiders and lizards at the head). Going to the treasure chosen by Lara, we collect various valuables and pieces of artifacts along the way, thanks to which we unlock alternative outfits for the main character.
Hitman GO surprised us with great gameplay mechanics. In their next production, the creators from the Eidos Montreal studio used its basic solutions, adapting them to the requirements of the new brand. One of the effects of this marriage is the more varied levels. Their greater interactivity results mainly from the specificity of the Tomb Raider series itself. Lara has to deal with various traps at almost every step and it is no different in Lara Croft GO . Suddenly opening chasms, arrows flying out of walls, rolling boulders, sliding platforms - activated by switches and buttons installed in the ground - have a positive effect on the fun. An integral element of the puzzles are also confrontations with opponents such as large lizards who follow Lara step by step. Despite this, the game is not the most difficult. Well, the first two chapters (out of five available) are trivial and if it were not for the adventure shell and cleverly hidden collectibles, the gameplay would be boring. Fortunately, over time, the game gets started, and the icing on the cake is the fourth chapter, in which we compete with previously only a powerful reptile following us.
Unfortunately, as soon as everything seems to be in place and the levels finally don't progress by themselves, the campaign is over. I saw the final inscriptions after about 3 hours , but if I insist, the whole thing can be completed on the first attempt even faster (e.g. by resigning from meticulous penetration of the levels in search of precious stones and fragments of artifacts). Of course, you can say that Lara Croft GO is a game designed for mobile devices, for which a campaign of this length is nothing new, but remember that you have to pay almost PLN 30 for the game. As a reminder, Hitman GO could be purchased at the time of the premiere for about PLN 18, and last year's hit - Monument Valley - cost PLN 15.
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