Among the new additions to the Tomb Raider gameplay formula is skill management. In this game Lara posses three different types of skills, related to the three main aspects of the game: surviving, hunting and fighting. The skills are really diverse and all serve a certain, useful purpose: leveling them up will be bring some good advantages whenever you level them up. In the end it all depends on your playstyle: some gamers may be better and uncovering treasures and areas or discovering enemies while some other may be better in the combat sequences of the game. You can improve these skills to improve your abilities in your best field or get some help in some other field where you are not so good. We’re not talking about role playing game level of customization but having a choice is better than having none at all! The inclusion of skills also makes the gameplay experience somewhat deeper. To improve your skills you’ll have to fill Lara’s experience shield, obtaining a single skill point used to improve unlocked skills or unlocking new skills. You will have to invest 7 skill points in rookie skills to unlock the higher tier; to unlock the final tier, seven more points must be used. Get as much experience as you can and you will be able to unlock most skills in the game as soon as possible.
- Survivor Skills
Climber’s Agility is an advanced skill which allows Lara to climb rock faces faster. This skill also allows Lara to fall from steeper heights without being killed. Even with the improved climbing skills there’s no real advantage or need for this skill. If you press the jump and reload buttons Lara will start climbing faster than usual even without this skill. Even the falling protection is pretty useless since, as a general rule, it’s better not to fall at all! The faster climbing is not even required to complete the game and you may need it only for a couple of situations which can be solved even without it. Adding the fact that you’ll need quite a bit of skill points to unlock this, it’s better to invest in some other skills and leave this one for last: as we already said, it’s not too useful and it’s required at all.
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