Developer Crystal Dynamics seems to be paying attention to what people are saying about Rise of the Tomb Raider. First there was the previous video released, which highlighted Lara Croft actually discovering and exploring a hidden tomb. Now comes this latest video playthrough highlighting the stealth mechanics present in the game.
Yes, any gamer’s concerned with the fact that Lara appeared to be raking up quite the high body count with arrows to the eyes and knives to the throats of mercenaries, can see that resorting to violence isn’t the only way to play the game. As noted in the playthrough, there exists scenarios where direct confrontation is necessary, but sometimes a good cup throw distraction is all it takes to get the job done.
While I usually find myself going in guns blazing in most situations, I appreciate the fact that stealth is a viable option. Continuing to highlight different aspects of the title has been a smart move to steer away from skepticism. I know the more I see of this, the more I look forward to playing it.
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