Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review (PlayStation 4)
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review Pros:
- Gorgeous graphics.
- Platinum trophy.
- Initial tutorial section with ongoing help.
- Looks good, Has some really nice varied environments
- Online/Offline co-op
- While the level progression is the same, Doing it in co-op means you do it a different way. A more varied and rewarding way
- Upgrades available such as more health and ammo
- Challenge rooms can be found to up the puzzle count
- Hidden collectibles.
- Loads of collectibles as you would expect, Artifacts, treasure, etc
- New weapons can be found and used, Also new outfits
- Has a score attack mentality that while often mission-based, Leader-boards are present for competition
- Still has the whole Tomb Raider atmosphere
- A lot of replayability value due to the collectibles and high score runs
- A refreshing pick up and play approach
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review Cons:
- Die-hard fans may not like the new style of play
- Levels while varied in looks can feel the same puzzle wise
- DLC Just skins or a few extra challenge rooms
- Aiming can be fiddly and awkward
- Jumping and climbing detection can be really bad. A wall you should be able to climb on doesn’t register
- A lot of cheap deaths. Deaths cost you points which in turn up the rage meter
- If it were not for YouTube you would easily get stuck and frustrated. The puzzle difficulty mix is a bit off
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light:
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
PlayStation (currently unavailable)
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 8/108/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
In summary, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a good game to play in short bursts. Prolonged play will highlight its problems and shortcomings. Co-op eases the frustration somewhat as if nothing else it gives you someone to blame! I like how they have taken a game and managed to integrate it into a new genre and it works really well, I loved the puzzles and how the co-op was executed. I could easily go through the game again and again as the environment, The atmosphere is all wrapped up such a neat bow that it’s hard not to fall for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light charm.