Tomb Raider Review


Ever heard of a gaming series that continued to decline in sales and popularity and later on getting rebooted because of the fresh approach applied to it? Tomb Raider is one of such games. Thanks to the entire development team of Square Enix’s western studios that has made it possible.

In this game, Lara and her team gets trapped on an island while exploring it. There is a saying that once a plane or a ship reaches the island and tries to return back, the thunderstorms tear them apart. The only thing left to do here is: explore the hidden secrets of this island and  somehow find a way to get back home. This is the place that turns Lara into a strong woman who learns different skills, so as to survive in difficult situations. It’s the responsive controls that make all the combat sequences enjoyable. This time Lara is skilled with all the acrobatic moves and shooting techniques, required to bring down enemies on their knees. Luckily, the “Bow” and “Arrow” are the first two versatile tools that Lara will be using. Whatever weapons Lara finds on the island are auto upgradable, which is quite interesting.

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Using “Axe”, she can climb rocks and can open doors as well. Handgun, Shotgun and Assault rifle are some other standard weapons that can be upgraded to do some more damage. At a few points, the game will let you experience the true survival. You will be seeing Lara shooting a deer for some meat. Tomb Raider features a lot of scripted events that gives it a Hollywood movie feel, which is good for such games where exploring activities are available in huge bulk. The entire island has been designed with realistic features to make it look more real and natural. By killing enemies, you can assign skill points and can upgrade your weapons, so as to make Lara stronger. While exploring the island, she will learn new attack moves. Lara will be getting proper items at regular time period for upgrading mechanics and weapons.

Tomb Raider features a complete mix of favorable and unfavorable points. At some point you may feel disappointed with the entire Lara’s crew as they have got nothing much to do. All the puzzles are poorly done and can be resolved in few minutes. “Here is what to do” buttons makes it easier to solve all the puzzles. It’s quite a lengthy game that lacks pace at some points. All the stunts and shrieking things suit best with the difficult situations, she has to undergo.

Even though there is a multiplayer option available, you would not find it that special. To enjoy this feature, you will be asked to choose any one between the Island Inhabitants and the Survivors. You can even customize things as per your satisfaction.

Overall, Tomb Raider turns to be an adventurous game as you can use traps and other stuffs to come over your opposite team. So either you play it solo or with your friends via multi-player option, you are definitely going to earn some new experience.

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Diablo III A Taste of Gaming Hell


Diablo 3, by Blizzard Entertainment is a dark fantasy, horror themed game is one of the fast selling PC games. This third installment of the diablo franchise is pretty solid. The game requires you to be online unlike other single player campaign games, even if you are playing it on your own.

 


 

Because the game requires you to be online, you are supposed to update the game before you can begin playing. The main problem is that most of the time, the update files get corrupted which forces you to download them all over again. Apart from this tragic part, the game is just superb.

In the game you either don the role of a monk, barbarian, wizard, witchdoctor or a demon hunter to hunt the daemons of hell and to prevent earth from being captured by the lords of the underworld. The game is pretty straightforward and doesn’t require you to have any knowledge of the previous games of the franchise.

In terms of game play, you can control your character almost completely with the mouse to defeat the minions of hell and to move across the dungeons by clicking either the left or right mouse buttons to unleash blobs of damage. Apart from these, there are other skills that include passive bonuses to key attributes such as magic for the wizard to fight moves like, being able to make a guard arrow gun on the combat zone as the demon hunter. As you keep killing beasts you will progress through the story, and your character will gain practice to unlock skills.

In terms of graphics, the Diablo 3 looks fantastic despite of your PC configuration. It looks just as amazing on the highest possible settings on a three year old PC without any problems whatsoever.
Speaking of effectiveness in the battlefield, it is just amazing when battling out with friends. Diablo 3 just shines in co-op mode, where you can play with up-to 3 other players. You and your friends can roam the medieval lands and destroy anything that comes in your way. The character class is different and supplements each other just perfectly, so much so that everyone would want to play the game all over again by donning on another character.

All in all the game is really addictive and can get you hooked for several hours together. Apart from the troubles faced during load up which is quite frustrating, the game is quite impressive. It is however ludicrously expensive.   But if you think you have superhuman patience and have been waiting for a taste of gaming hell, then the Diablo 3 is a must have!

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Play Happy Wheels Online


Happy Wheels is today’s highly rated online game that has become a mega hit that requires a computer system with an internet connection to play it.

 


 

You can now experience the action that millions of players are enjoying daily.  Happy Wheels has various characters out of which, player has to select any one of their choice to begin the game. Player has to complete the task allotted to them within the time limit. You will go through different levels in this game and if played well, you may be lucky enough to unlock new characters and higher levels in this game. Ultimate goal of the player in this game should be to win the crown of the fastest racer of Happy Wheels.

If we talk about the graphics used, I would say that the designers have worked really hard and have perfectly matched graphics with the theme of this game. Players are allowed to choose their vehicle from two wheeler bikes to wheel chair in order to start the race. Happy Wheels has a feature named as Happy Wheels Level Editor that allows you to create your own level and if it is worth enough to be added in the real games, you can send this newly created level of yours to the developer team for the reconsideration. In this way you can show others, how well you know this game and the standard it has maintained.

Controls of this superb racing game are quite easy to understand. Press “Left” arrow key to lean left side, “Right” arrow key to lean right side, “up” arrow key to move forward and “down” arrow key for break/go backward. “Z” button is used to eject from the bike, “Shift” and “Control” are used to move your legs and arms once you eject from the bike. One should always try different things in Happy Wheels as it has lots of features for its players. There are some crazy elements available in this game that you can’t imagine in any other game. Think of an old man, paralyzed and sitting on a wheel chair that has the ability to use boost in his wheel chair to win the race. A well suited man who has the ability to jump and a father along his son riding a bicycle has the ability to apply brake. An obese lady riding scooter jumps her scooter and reaches the exit point on time.   Such characters are available in this game and developers are trying to bring more such funny characters so as to raise the popularity of this game.

Every character has their own skills and powers that you will get to know once you press the space bar. While racing you have to perfectly balance the vehicle and have to avid dangerous hazards that are available all over the map. Even a fall from some height may result in your broken leg, so try not to loose your control while racing.

One can not consider Happy Wheels as a car based game as the characters and their rides are completely out of imagination. Every character plays this game differently and it’s you, who has to understand their driving skill and special abilities that can be used to complete the level successfully.

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