A different Lara Croft
To the old Tomb Raider player, this game is something quite different. It's very story driven, with emphasis on flow instead of getting stuck on puzzles. The gameplay could be described as a very interactive movie game, or a cinematic game with many cutscenes. You're not always sure if it's time for you to play again, or if you're still watching a scene. Technically it's perfectly made.
Lara Croft as such, is basically starting over fresh, no longer the seasoned adventurer and tomb raider with many moves and gadgets. However, without spoiling the game it can be said that she grows and progresses in a whole new way over time. Focus is more on keeping the story going, and with a lot of action, rather than challenging you with actually difficult puzzles. This isn't a hard game, but it's a beautiful one with good combat.
If this is a Tomb Raider for you or not, really depends on how much you want the tricky moves and puzzle solving, and how much you enjoy flowing action with foes at every other turn. Personally I enjoy this as a game despite the lack of difficulty and puzzles, mainly because of the world being really well done with amazing views and scenes, acting out a story that grabs you and can intrigue you. It's a well made action adventure, but it isn't really Tomb Raider.
There are many characters in this game, and the voice acting is superb, both on dialogues and when Lara is talking to herself, it's as good as can be. The sounds and music are also excellent, the whole experience really is like watching a movie while being in control of the lead character. The interface and the game itself is so smooth, but then again it's Feral.
It could've been a 5 star game, but since focus is on combat and cutscenes instead of puzzles and actual tombs, as a Tomb Raider game it's 4/5. Your skills aren't really being tested.
Story, acting, voices: 5
Graphics, sounds, music: 5
Gameplay, interface: 5
Character progression: 5
Action adventure movie game: 4
Tomb Raider feel: 3