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Lara in “Rise of the Tomb Raider.”

Whether it’s hunting for the Holy Grail or the Fountain of Youth or exploring some tomb in Syria in the latest Tomb Raider videogame, it’s the essence of exploring that intrigues me and probably you too. In Rise of the Tomb Raider , Lara returns to our consoles and gaming devices to explore some more which releases on November 10th which concedes with Bethesda’s Fallout 4 which releases on the same day. Outside of Fallout 4 , Rise of the Tomb Raider actually excites me as the gritty, realistic reboot of Tomb Raider.  And where’s why Rise of the Tomb Raider actually excites me.

There’s a new setting for us to explore from the icy mountains to the deserts of Syria which is different then the rain soaked island and different that what came before in the earlier versions of Tomb Raider, in Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara is looking for immortality by going to Russia and beyond.


Artwork from Game Informer's feature of Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Artwork from Game Informer’s feature of Rise of the Tomb Raider.

One thing that excites me is that some of it is based on a true Russian myth that existed in Russia in the 13th century, the myth is about two cities. Searching for Immorality is a great plot point for several reasons and it isn’t too cliche for me at least, for a person that has played alot of videogames over the years, I haven’t really played a videogame where the main questline or the main story was about immorality or most of it is based on a true myth of the real world. Unless you’re playing a historically-accurate war videogame or historically accurate videogame, there isn’t much videogames about history and I’m not a fan of History but it’s interesting to see.

We’ll have to wait for Rise of the Tomb Raider’s November 10th release on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 to see if Lara is proves to be a pure of heart and soul but traversing the lost tombs and exploring mountain sides will challenge Lara Croft but it’s interesting to see a true to life unknown myth. Rise of The Tomb Raider releases on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10th and in 2016 for Playstation 4 players and PC Gamers.

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