Square Enix Montreal is at the forefront of leading the publisher’s mobile gaming division. The small team that has created hit titles like Hitman GoLara Croft Go and Deus Ex Go are also gradually bringing these games over to console. Hitman Go was made available earlier this year. Now joining the ranks of Go titles on PS4 and Vita is Lara Croft Go.

The title which originally made its debut on mobile is now out on PS4 and PS Vita, and it is a heck of a fun time for those console gamers out there who have been itching to get some Lara Croft Go in their lives. The game’s price of $9.99 provides excellent value, particularly if you have a Vita because its a cross-purchase title.

Lara Croft Go asks gamers to plunge into the depths of unknown caves and eerie dungeons to find artifacts, jewels, relics and more. I love how this game makes your mind work in a variety of ways. You, of course, have to problem solve your way past enemies and obstacles. At the same time, being able to think about where hidden gems or pieces of gold are also benefits you.

You can zip through each level and finish them as fast as possible for speed’s sake. Then you can come back to the levels later on and find all of the treasure. There are some different ways to play through Lara Croft Go, but as a perfectionist, I always chose to play methodically as I problem solved and sought hidden treasure.

As is the case with each level of Lara Croft Go, there are environmental elements and enemies to consider. The further you go, the more difficult levels get. This forces you to overcome multiple enemy types as well as many perilous environmental obstacles all at once. Objects of the latter can be made up of a moving saw blade, breakable ground, stone poles and much more.

Thinking ahead of just your immediate move will certainly help you solve tougher levels. Killing an enemy, however, isn’t always the best idea. Sometimes you’ll have an easy kill in front of you but later learn you needed that enemy to move a platform for you by them stepping on it in their movement pattern. Not always going with what’s most obvious will ensure you make correct decisions more often than not.

The PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of Lara Croft Go come with a new chapter called “Mirror of Spirits.” This new chapter is filled with plenty of new levels for gamers to enjoy.

Now, if you are new to Lara Croft Go and have not had the chance to play it before, then you should finish all of the chapters before this one. Gamers, if they want, can just go straight for “Mirror of Spirits,” but the levels might seem confusing to a newcomer.

For those wondering about how the new chapter plays, it is easily the hardest set yet. These levels will challenge you immensely, and they bring together all of the game’s parts together. Everything from its enemy types to obstacles to weapons; it’s all there in “Mirror of Spirits.”

Considering the price and the amount of gameplay in-store, this is certainly worth picking up. Gamers who own a PlayStation Vita will gain free access to Lara Croft Go through their PS4 purchase. “Mirror of Spirits” gives experienced players a healthly amount of new content to bite into, in addition to a very challenging new set of levels.

Folks can now pick up Lara Croft Go on Android, iOS, PS4, PS Vita, Microsoft Windows and Windows Phone. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on video games. Square Enix provided We Write Things with a PS4 code of Lara Croft Go for the purposes of this review. 

About Steve Ruygrok

Gaming, Spirits, and Craft Beer enthusiast. If you say you don't like beer, then you just haven't had the right type yet. Great spirits keep away the bad ones. Video games are kind of amazing, just do it...or something like that.