Reviews and Problems with Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness
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31 August 2004
Summary: Back in 1995...or was it 1996...well anyway, Tomb Raider was was of the most popular PC/playstation games in history. Well, she's back and Lara may look good, but how does she play? There are many problems with TB:Angel of Darkness. For one, it suffers majorily from glitches just like that other HUGE dissapoint Enter the Matrix. When I first played AOD I was expecting exciting action game with great visuals and controls.
Summary: In the game industry, when a game is tested, it goes in two phases: alpha and beta. Alpha stage is the very beginning of testing in which the game is still under development and there are still many things missing, things needed to be added, and numerous bugs still present in the game. Tomb Raider, AOD, was obviously still in alpha stage but was released anyway, probably to synch with the release of the film.
Summary: Well. Ive beaten the game and ill tell you what I think. I did like the game. People complain and whine about the controls. I had no problem with the controls. Acctualy, they were quite easy to use. Lara is not that slow. C'mon, why would you want to zip through the game? You're not sonic the hedgehog. About the glitches: the game does slow down quite a bit at times, but its nothing to scream over. The camera has never been a problem for me.
Summary: TRAOD is a new kind of Tomb Raider experience, so they say. The controls are completely different from the old TR games. The new control system is difficult to get used to and is just atrocious. The camera movements can cause control difficulty and are just plain annoying sometimes. The feature of moving between areas (like in tomb raider 4) is annoying because of the stupid loading screens. The graphics are good, obviously on next gen console.
Excerpt: Hard-core Tomb Raider fans and other patient players should be able to overlook the game's flaws and enjoy its engaging storyline, death-defying action sequences, and impressive locations. One of the most successful video game series of all time returns from a hiatus with Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. This latest adventure starring modern-day adventuress Lara Croft sends her to Paris, Prague, and a number of dangerous, ancient, subterranean catacombs.
Excerpt: I have been a tombraider fan since the very start of the playstation hitting the market. Tombraider the original was the reason I purchased a playstation in the first place. HISTORY.... Lady croft hit the computer world by storm a female with guns that in a round about way steals artifacts. The first game was huge some rather annoying glitches but hey this game was still fantastic.
Pros: Smooth graphics, Atmospheric, Its tombraider .
Cons: Quite hard, They changed alittle to much, Controls a knightmare .
Excerpt: Have chose to review this one. I did not realise the spelling mistakes and errors Well where do I start. I have completed all of the previous tomb raiders, and can honestly say that I enjoyed them. I therefore thought it would be a good idea to purchase the angel of darkness. I had just bought my playstation 2 and wanted to play it for ages as I enjoyed the other ones. All that I can say is that it was a huge disappointment.
Pros: Erm i cant really think of any well to say that you have completed it
Cons: the controls, the delays, the story the graphics the game
Excerpt: After playing all of the previous Tomb raider games, I thought how great it would be to buy the PS2 version. How wrong I was… I was so appalled at how absolutely rubbish this game was. The only thing different about it was a slight change with graphics, which itself is not as expected from a PS2 game. On the other hand, you can now punch, kick, and strangle your way through the game, which you could not before.
Excerpt: Tomb Raider 1 was a wonderful game, a fresh and intriguing Indiana Jones type adventure with a beautiful lead character. It captured the boyish imagination and brought out the 10 year old in men everywhere and it was a total success. Unfortunately, since then, they've commercialized the balls out of it. Every time they bring one out, it has to be released just before Christmas. And every time, it could do with a few months more work.
Excerpt: So, Lara Croft is back in Angel Of Darkness. Framed for the murder of her mentor and friend, Werner Von Croy, Lara must find the Obscura Paintings and the dark group who want them. This game features new weapons, moves, and a new character, Kurtis Trent. The game does have some bugs, but it is enjoyable to play. The controls are now on the left analog stick with the up and down arrows used to quickly select the next weapon.
Pros: New Character
Cons: Same as Tomb Raider : Chronicles but with slightly better graphics