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Original Devil May Cry released in 2001 was one of the best games of the last decade. It was meant to be Resident Evil 4, but it made Resident Evil look like a SLOW ZOMBIE. Knowing it won’t fit in the resident evil franchise developers gave it its own plot, story & hence a new franchise was born and born with it the whole new genre of action games. There were 3 more games released in that series and it inspired a lot of new games like God Of War, etc. It’s a benchmark for 3D action games even now. Well to be honest I haven’t completed the first the original Devil May Cry ( I was hoping Capcom would release the HD collection on PC also, but sadly they didn’t yet ) but I have played the 3rd and 4th game in the original series and they were unlike anything I had ever played.
I just started this game without much expectation (it’s a very old game after all) as I didn’t have anything else to play that time. And of course like many others I have also heard it was a good game, etc. But after couple of hours of game play it sucked me right in & I can’t stop playing it. It’s an amazing game and over next couple of weekends I finished it & here I am writing my thoughts on this amazing game.
I am mostly a PC gamer and used to keyboard + mouse for shooters for years. For Tomb Raider, I used Xbox controller for change, also because I found it easier to control 3rd person characters with a controller in games like Assassin’s Creed, Batman, etc. Though aiming with a controller was challenging.
Tomb Raider is an action-adventure game about a girl looking out for adventures. Their ship gets wrecked on a mysterious island and then first 60 to 90 minutes is about the struggle to survive and finding the other crew members. This initial part is focused more character development of Lara Croft and game might feel little restrictive/slow at this early time, but it opens up later on. I really like this character development part, how all this cruelty on the Island and this struggle to survive contributes to her growth as a character she’s famous for. There’s not much focus on other crew members, but you get some detail about other characters in the form of these documents that you will find while exploring the Island.
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So I am starting a new section on the blog about my thoughts on the games I play mostly single player for now. I have been thinking to start this section about my thoughts on Games I play from quite some time now but I in past 6-8 months I haven’t finished any other single player game other than BlackMesa but to do justice to black mesa I have to spend some more time in that game and maybe some time in original HL1. So that has to wait for sometime. But I will be posting tomorrow about my thoughts on Tomb Raider that I finished recently and again only single player that I finished in last 6-8 months.