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Tomb Raider 2.0,
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This review is from: Tomb Raider Survival/Collector's Edition - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
Got this collector's set and I'm far from disappointed...In fact this is the best collector's set I've ever purchased for a video game. I mean there is usually is something in one of these sets that makes me feel like, "I paid $99 for that???" In this case I feel I got my money's worth and then some. The Game itself retails for $60 (for right now) and for the extra $39 you get a beautiful Play Arts Kai figure (which can retail for $50 and up) that is exclusive to this set...a hardcover Art Book, 3 Patches, two different Download Code cards for skins, weapon packs, extra playable characters in multiplayer mode, as well as a new map, a huge poster/map, a 5x7 Lithograph (very nice), a CD Soundtrack from the game (actual CD, not a download), plus all this is housed in a large metal tin case. So for and extra $39 you get tons of swag which is a refreshing change for the fanboy or collector. I've only played about an hour or two into the game in single player mode and I can honestly say...it is by far the most visually striking game I've played in years. ...and I've been gaming since the Atari 2600...so over 35 years. Nothing to date has even come close. The controls are smooth and reactive, frame rates are incredible, Voice acting is top notch and draws you in, the story so far is extremely compelling, and the backgrounds and environments are lush, stunning, and beautiful...and there are times I find myself just having Lara stand there while I look around and check everything out. I imagine you could run through this game like a bat out of hell and go from one point to the next as quickly as possible...but why would you?? You would really be doing yourself a disservice by missing out on such a piece of video gaming art. So, 5 stars, 2 thumbs up, 3 snaps and twist...however you wish to rate it, Lara has all the makings of Game of the Year...and it's just March. I can only hope this brings Ms. Croft back to the forefront of gaming icons that has been in the need of such a reboot shot in the arm.
This my friends is as good as it gets. Just to give you an idea...My wife, has zero love for video games...none. She saw me put the disc in my PS3 and load up...and I swear I could see her sigh extremely hard. Then after about 30 minutes she was pointing out things like, "I saw something glowing over there...no turn around...up there...grab that, right there." Then the unspeakable happened when I shut down and saved my game...I heard, "Your turning it off now?...well are you going to play it tomorrow?"....so after I pick my jaw up off the floor...."Yes, hon...we'll play more tomorrow." The fist pump and loud "yes!" were all in my head, but it was just as meaningful as if I shouted it out loud. Yeah...it's a winner. ~ Jase
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Initial post: Mar 14, 2013 12:50:49 AM PDT
Corey Henderson says:
Amazon should thank you, I am buying this right now! Thanks for a fantastic review. I bought the regular edition on the day, but I simply need this one now haha.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 5:31:52 AM PDT
Thank you for the kind words...BTW...sorry I cost you more money but you won't be disappointed.
Posted on Mar 16, 2013 7:51:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 16, 2013 8:00:02 PM PDT
Hold on, I just need to confirm, the art book IS part of this bundle? I was looking at the equivalent bundle on EBGames (AKA GameStop) and it makes no mention of the art book, nor does it here. However if it IS included in the Amazon bundle, then this is a no brainer for me.
I don't care for figurines and statues, I'd mostly buy the special edition for the art book because I'd love that with everything else.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2013 7:30:00 AM PDT
Yes you get an Art Book, my full video review is over on YouTube.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J-PLylbfl
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