Showing posts from November, 2015

Time to Rise and Shine

As of today in North America (EU release is this Friday, 13 Nov), this highly anticipated action adventure sequel is out as an Xbox One and 360 Exclusive.

It hurts to say it, but as big a Tomb Raider fan as I am, with my life in world-wandering limbo right now, I'm not sure when I'll be in a (hardware-owning) position to play Rise. For the record, PC release is scheduled, at this point, for sometime in early 2016, while PS4 owners should be able to play it just in time for Christmas next year. [info source]

In the past few months, as Rise of the Tomb Raider's release has approached, a crazy amount of promotional material has appeared online - a good chunk of it very spoiler-heavy.

The 30-second "Legend Within" TV commercial (below), however, is perfection as far as I'm concerned. No talking. No clunky exposition. Just action and adventure set to Karen O's wonderfully moody I Shall Rise, written especially for the game. I think the combination of song and…