Tomb Raider Starter Tips: Traveling

The new Tomb Raider game is quite different from the past entry of the series: the game requires a lot of skill to survive the harsh environments of the island and the tricky puzzles found in the temple. While the game is not overly difficult, there are some elements new to the series that players need to know if they want to play the game right and enjoy the game to the fullest. Tomb Raider clearly stresses out the survival aspect of the new Lara Croft adventure and we’ll be going over some basic tips to guide you in the wilderness of the jungle and survive all the dangers. Most of these tips will help you in reading the environment better, as well as improving your combat skills. As already stated, Tomb Raider requires quite a bit of skill during all moments of the game so knowing everything about your basic actions can make you go a long way. After we’re done with the basics of the game, we will be delving deeper withing the game, also covering in details all the skills that Lara can learn during the course of the game: managing these skills is fundamental in surviving the huge jungle and conquering the game.

  • Traveling

Being a game where survival is stressed, traveling through the areas of the game comes with a certain risk. It’s not only enemy ambushes you should be looking out for but also the environment itself, which can cause Lara’s death. Watch out before jumping over some opening on the ground to reach another platform: while getting on the edge, the game will tell you when to press the jump button, meaning that you can jump safely. Still, you need to keep focused as Lara can move in the air slightly and it can messs up your jump. Make sure you save as often as you can before exploring a new area as not all jumps are going to be safe and a fall always means death.

Also be careful when jumping into rivers and pools: contrary to what you may expect, the fall will end up killing Lara as they are not deep at all. The only way you can survive from a high jump by landing on a zip line, which actually makes descents faster. Still you won’t find them everywhere and you’ll still need to be careful about your jumps.

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