I did what I swore I would never do, I bought a collector’s edition of a game. Yes, Tomb Raider suckered me in and got me to spend an extra 40 bucks.
The Tomb Raider series holds a special place in my heart. It’s one of few games that both my father and I have played over the years. His not-so-secret crush on Lara Croft is one of my favorite things to pick on him about. So maybe I justified this splurge with the fact that I can share this with him? Not sure, but I feel that what I got was well worth the extra money.
Here’s what you get in the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition:
*A copy of the game.
*Play Arts Kai Lara Croft Figurine — Posable figurine with over 40 points of articulation.
- The dirt on her body and clothes have been realistically recreated to tell the tale of Lara’s fierce fight for survival on a desolate island in her first and most harrowing adventure.
- Comes with alternate set of three (3) hands, bow and arrow, shotgun, handgun, and climbing axe.
- Figure Size: Approx 8.0″ Tall
* Endurance Survival Kit Packaging — Worn and weather-beaten steel tin recovered from the Endurance shipwreck.
- 15″ x 19″ Double Sided Island Map and Poster — Discover Key Landmarks from the mysterious island of Yamati, where Lara Croft and her fellow castaways were marooned after the Endurance shipwreck. On the reverse is a poster size image of the box art.
* Lithographic Print — 5″ x 7″ heavy stock lithograph print with matte frame, designed by Crystal Dynamic’s Senior Art Director, Brian Horton, painting by Brenoch Adams.
*Experience Shields — 3 Iron-on badges of the game’s key icons
- Animal Instincts
- Climbing Axe
- Fire Arrow
*CD soundtrack — Tomb Raider Original Soundtrack ‘Survivalist cut’
- A collection of 10 tracks totaling over 60 minutes of music from the game
*Downloadable Content — Weapons Pack
- A selection of weapons to help Lara survive against the island’s inhabitants.
I’m only a few hours into Tomb Raider, but I can already tell you…I’m in love with this game. The story, graphics and sounds all work together perfectly and make me feel like I actually am Lara. I cringe when she gets injured, which happens a lot. Last night I had to force myself to stop playing, and it has been a long time since a game has been able to pull me away from everything else and completely have my attention.
Originally I was hoping to play through Tomb Raider and then gift it to my Dad when I was done, but it looks like I’ll have to buy him his own copy. Keep an eye, or an ear, out for Episode 31 of The Mommy Gamers podcast. Elaine and I both picked up the game and will have plenty to say about it I’m certain.