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Review: Lara Croft GO (Plus: Happy Holidays!)

Review: Lara Croft GO (Plus: Happy Holidays!)

Greetings, XP4Ts. There’s less than a week to go before Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus etc, and also that universal celebration of December gaming known as the Steam Winter Sale (22/12-04/01). I’m sitting here late on a Saturday night, relaxing with Lara Croft GO, which was released just this month by Squeenix’s Montréal, Canada branch. And as I sit here thrilling at my tiny, perfect, polygonal Lara, it occurs to me that I opened this year on XP4T with a review of Rise of The Tomb Raider and a bit of a flap about Tomb Raider (2013). So what better way to close the [...]

December 19, 2016 Neurotic Reviews 0

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

Week in Review (08/2015)

Week in Review (08/2015)

Bit of a slow week for us here at XP4T Towers. With Neoheresy still away on his top-secret mission to stop the Libyans from acquiring Play-Doh technology, the Crazycatlady busy tinkering with her new Alienware laptop (wooh, the lights!), DigBick up to his eyeballs in interviews and PsychoSyd lost in a world of quiz-making and RPG poll conducting, it has fallen to me to feed the cats, scrape out the microwave and write the news. Fortunately, it was a bit busier out there in the world of games. Let’s have a look at some of the highlights. Monday tumbled out of bed and staggered to [...]

February 23, 2015 Neurotic News, Varia 0