REVIEW USING FREE GAME FROM SQUARE ENIXTHE GAME IS PLAYED ON IOS[dropcap style=”style1″]F[/dropcap]amous brand on PC and console coming to mobile is not a strange thing in recent years. We have witnessed the transform of Warhammer, Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil… To “catch” this movement, Square Enix also put their “daughter” Lara Croft in her own platform mobile by an endless runner game – Lara Croft: Relic Run.
For many people, when mention an endless runner game is a simple task to run, jump and… dead. Therefore, the launch of a endless runner game for Lara was a “risky” movement.
- Developer: Square Enix
- Price: Free
Lara Croft: Relic Run is an endless runner game, along the way there will be obstacles appear. You will have to control Lara to avoid them and collect artifacts or coins in the game to boost your score. The amount of gold in the game is used to buy weapons, upgrade equipment for Lara. Along with professional “parkour” skills, Lara can drive 4-wheels motor, swinging ropes like spiders and shooting. Besides, the traps often appear quite suddenly which can make you quite “overwhelmed”.
Once gathered enough of the ancient relics, you’ll gradually unlock chapter in the journey (you always can use real money to open). The new section will be gradually updated in the future.
A little bit of “cocktail”
For the writer himself who had watched the footsteps of Lara Croft in game as well as on movies – the most worring thing with Lara Croft: Relic Run is the game can lose the “soul”, which made up success of this series when turned into ‘endless runner’. However, after only a few levels, that thinking is totally disappear.
Still just a “running forever” game, but Lara Croft: Relic Run is harmony mixed of different game types. You should recognize a bit from the action game, some of third-person shooter and adding a little “spice” of the racing game. All blended together to create a fantastic ‘cocktail’ of Lara Croft: Relic Run![su_icon_panel background=”transparent” border=”1px none #cccccc” shadow=”0px 0px 0px #eeeeee” icon=”icon: forward” icon_color=”#1f6dc9″ icon_size=”70″]
Based on the Unity 3D graphics engine, Lara Croft: Relic Run looks very real and beautiful. Not only the “big” things as the stone totem, walls and waterfalls … even the smallest details such as leaves, rocks, patterns details on the walls are incredible.
On the adventure road of Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Relic Run, you can see the leaves swaying in the wind, the water jets appear when it hits an obstacle, or sunlight shines through every leaf … Even when you hit a roadside tree, they will automatically turn back the old position. All these things have contributed to a reality sense to the player.
Replay your gameplay anytime and anywhere
Another interested point is that Lara Croft: Relic Run allows players to review their game screen through the ‘Replay’ function.
With other mobile game, players can only review the game screen through the use software tools from a third party. But for Lara Croft: Relic Run it will automatically record and you can see easily watch again anytime.
In additional, this Replay function allows players to freely edit video for uploading to social network Facebook or Twitter, by using a tool called ‘Every Play’ for the Unity 3D mobile game.[su_icon_panel background=”transparent” border=”1px none #cccccc” shadow=”0px 0px 0px #eeeeee” icon=”icon: coffee” icon_color=”#1f6dc9″ icon_size=”70″]
- Adding new chapters
- Fixing the existing bugs
- Adding new costumes and weapons for Lara
- Changing the background music to be more exciting
A few disavantages
Unfortunately, the iPhone version of Lara Croft: Relic Run faces a “silly” error with Game Center. Like other games developed on iOS, as player login to the game, the system will automatically login into the social network Apple’s Game Center to share and “compete” with friends. However, when logged into Game Center, players will encounter a horrible bug, causing the game to be “freeze” in a few moments after a successful login.
Unfortunately that the process of “lagging” is not fixed, this scenario can occurs even if you have started the turn to run, lead to an “unpleasant” death to players. To solve this problem, you can turn off the wifi and 3G networks while playing. However, this is only a temporary solution if you “suddenly become professional” in a unique gameplay and want to share to your friends. Hopefully in the future, problems with Game Center will be the developer quickly resolved.
Another limitation of Lara Croft: Relic Run is “death position” of Lara. Although created with realistic 3D images with the realistic movement, but when hitting the obstacles, Lara fell like a doll, not a real people.
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