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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Re-skin of The Tomb Raider

Re-skin of The Tomb Raider

Since the recent conclusion of my adventure with the most excellent Rise of The Tomb Raider, I’ve been playing the earlier entry in the rebooted Lara franchise, Tomb Raider (2013). Not having played it before, I was concerned that – as often seems to happen when you play a series out of order – it would prove to be a lesser experience. Less polished, less presentable, less friendly, less… less. But on the technical front, which is the biggest stumbling block for backwards-playing gamers, I’ve been very pleasantly surprised. With Rise I experienced only one problem, which was most likely [...]

March 9, 2016 Neurotic Editorials, Varia 1

Review: Rise of The Tomb Raider

Review: Rise of The Tomb Raider

I’ve been playing computer and video games for almost 40 years, and Tomb Raider games specifically for about half that time. Games and writing are my two things, and I’m lucky to be able to combine them in work that either pays money, or rewards me in other ways. One of those rewards – perhaps the best one – is the occasional game that comes along and actually does what all escapist fantasy has aspired to do, from Beowulf to The Force Awakens, and takes me on a journey. Most games are memorable and rewarding in all kinds of great [...]

February 22, 2016 Neurotic Reviews 2

Most Anticipated Games of 2016

Most Anticipated Games of 2016

From the dying embers of lackluster 2015 we look ahead to 2016 with hope, hope that finally shit is going to get real, hope that Ubisoft is going to deliver on its promises, hope that these f@cking rigs we built with our bare hands are going to get punished by some motherfunking bitching gaming awesomeness. And what gives us this hope? these mofo’s right here…….. Cyberpunk 2077   Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming ARPG that was announced back in 2012, based on the Cyberpunk 2020 series of tabletop role-playing games. It’s currently being developed by those those busy boys and girls at CD Projekt [...]

February 6, 2016 J.J. Costello Editorials, Impressions, News 0