Deep in the wilds of Siberia lies a forest that no man will enter, where a Soviet expedition vanished without a trace. Lara enters the Wicked Vale in search of a missing man, but she finds a nightmare that defies explanation. Is the witch, Baba Yaga, haunting the forest? Or is there more to the myth? Featuring three hours of new gameplay, Lara will face new adversaries, explore a new tomb, solve a decades old mystery, and face off against an ancient evil. Includes a new outfit, and a new bow
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This essentially starts off as another "help the natives" side mission: you offer to help Nadia, a young Remnant, track down her grams who's off to kill the wicked witch of the Vale. After a few basic tasks, the story turns into something more?it's an additional 2 hours (taking your time) of enjoyably spooky gameplay. A decent narrative, if a little short and on the nose. Worth it on a sale if you're eager for some more TR action. Pros: More Tomb Raider action is never a bad thing; New supernatural elements offer a refreshing twist on the usual formula; A good excuse to revisit some previous areas; Completing the DLC adds some fun perks (weapon + outfit); Decent boss fight and some challenging puzzles. Neutral: Not much in the way of changing up the usual gameplay (the only weapon that could have is received upon completion). Cons: Not enough content to justify the current price tag; Story is obvious from the start; No challenge tomb.
Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch is based on an European folklore but sadly it hasn't been done right for the asked price and i'm not asking for the DLC of the length that CD project RED introduced in Witcher 3 but the developers at least could show some decency and make it last longer than 2 hours in which the first is for story and second for collecting what you missed along the way.
Lara Croft goes supernatural, and faces syberian folklore. This DLC is actually the only one really worth it since it features a new "tomb" to explore. Not just one of those optional tombs you find in the main game, but a larger one with different sub-missions. The DLC expands the main game area and gives you a new one with its own design, challenges and collectibles. I liked the story, and liked the gameplay mechanics in it. Nothing brand new, but totally different from the main story. It was fun, so, if you liked Rise of the Tomb Raider you won't regret buying it.
If you enjoy the base game, this DLC is quite a treat to play through. The story is very entertaining, the new scenery and set-pieces are great. The only downside to this DLC is the short length. Because Baba Yaga campaign definitely left me wanting it to last a lot longer. Definitely worth the purchase though for fans.
Rise of the Tomb Raider continues 2013’s Tomb Raider series with excellent gameplay, story, and visual, but both games suffered from a lack of supernatural thrills that the Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light/Temple of Osiris presented in spades. Thanks to Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, the supernatural is back. In this admittedly short DLC, Lara Croft is looking for Baba Yaga the infamous witch with the chicken leg house. Throughout the story, Lara comes across various new creatures and locations that seem to break conventional logic (and physics). At times, the game feels like it’s a horror thriller with its disturbing visuals; there is little scarier than a skeleton that looks at you, except for maybe a skeleton that looks at you and moves its bony skull to always be looking at you. Add some decent completion bonuses and an ending that makes you ask just how much of what you just witnessed was an hallucination and how much was actually supernatural going ons, and Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch is a decent piece of DLC. Pick this DLC up if you are in the mood for a bit of a scare.
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