The Gaming Outsider – Episode 052: Rise of the Tomb Raider Discussion

It’s Monday and we’re all recovering from our turkey and shopping hangovers this week so stop on by your favorite podcasting platform and grab the latest episode of The Gaming Outsider podcast. In episode 52 Scott, Josh and Robbie welcomes returning guest Shawn Iams Fuller from The Horrible Gamerz and Horribly Awkward podcasts to discuss the currently Microsoft exclusive title Rise of the Tomb Raider. We discuss what makes Lara’s latest outing different from the previous one, the plethora of things to do in the game and how we feel about the narrative of the game. Halfway through the episode we shift gears into a spoiler section where Josh, Shawn and Robbie discuss the game’s ending and the future of the franchise. Don’t worry, we will warn you before the spoilers begin. Head over to iTunes, your Stitcher Radio app or listen directly below using our embedded media player to listen to the show right now. Thanks and enjoy!

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 2:15) Welcome/Introduction

(2:16 – 3:09) “Rise of the Tomb Raider” General Information

(3:10 – 9:35) What makes the rebooted so intriguing?

(9:36 – 18:28) Story Discussion/Mechanics

(18:29 – 22:56) Collectibles/100% completion

(22:57 – 32:32) Graphics/visuals

(32:33 – 48:29) Spoiler Discussion

(48:30 – 51:48) Closing



Josh Faulkner

Josh is a native Ohio-an who grew up in a small town that had very little for kids to do. As a result, Josh picked up video games at a very young age. Video games played a huge part in his childhood and continued to do so in his adult life. Starting out on an Atari 2600 when he was 3 years old, gaming has sort of grown up alongside with Josh and continues to be his biggest hobby. As an IT technician by day, Josh is an aspiring gaming writer by night who founded a few websites including 16 Bit Heroes and Too Busy Gaming, while also dabbling in retro gaming YouTube videos and live streaming events.