Reviews and Problems with Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light
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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
14 November 2010
Conclusion: I for one hope that Crystal Dynamics, Eidos and Square Enix take the lessons learned from this title and apply them to the next disc-based Tomb Raider title, but while we wait for that this is a game well worth experiencing.
Excerpt: Lara Croft is an icon of the industry but she has been mostly non-existent this generation. It seems Crystal Dynamics is working on a full-fledged installment for release some time next year – yet to be confirmed – but in the meantime, we’ve got a downloadable iteration of Lara’s latest.
Conclusion: Presented in a gloriously isometric manner, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light doesn’t need Lara Croft – it creates a big time, engaging action action-adventure experience that stands on its own merits. Whether or not the game needed an iconic character to succeed is irrelevant; it’s absolutely loaded with well-crafted dual stick gunplay and an adventure worthy of a full retail game.
Conclusion: At a nice price point and providing a polished product, Lara Croft makes a triumphant return from semi-obscurity. Clever level and challenge design with the promise of more to come makes this a contender for PSN Game of the Year status.
Excerpt: Focusing less on her tight tops and short shorts, Guardian of Light lets Lara do what she does best: kick ass, collect treasure, and decipher brain-bending puzzles. The addition of co-op and several other game-changing tweaks only serve to complement this can’t-miss formula.
Pros: A seamless blend of the series’ trademark puzzling, exploration and combat gameplay in a neat new package.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review (PS3, PSN)
Yet Another Review Site
13 October 2010
Excerpt: A new Lara, nothing like the old Lara…. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a new direction for one of gaming’s biggest icons. Leaving behind the full 3D of previous titles, GOL instead utilises an isometric view and a lower budget to try out a fresh approach to a series which has arguably gone stale in recent years. GOL is an action platformer of the old style, blending a good dose of combat, head scratching puzzles and jumpy goodness we have come to know and love.
Pros: Redesign is great, puzzles work, awesome multiplayer co-op, great replay value
Cons: Can feel a touch old fashioned, slight lack of variance with the weapons.
Conclusion: If you were going to spend 1200 MSP during this year’s Summer of Arcade, you will be making a hard choice between this and Limbo. But Lara Croft is certainly the one that brings the literal bang for your buck.
Pros: Great gunplay. Perfect pacing of action vs puzzles. Lots of options for replayability.