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: "...construct a more human like Lara instead of being metal Mickey's sister (hope you remember that show, makes me sound old). She needs to be more agile and less rigid. Before playing the game I had just completed The prince of Persia, the sands of time. I think this is why I disliked tomb raider so much, the prince is like operating a brand new car that hums, Lara is like the engine on a petrol car that has just been filled to the brim with diesel. ...
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: "...has gotten worse. It's pathetic. Lara handles like a shopping trolley, with three wheels........on ice. It's more or less the same old game, with a couple of features to beef it up. One of these being a new RPG type element where she has to build strength in her arms and legs. Personally I found this annoying and stupid. Annoying, because you get to a ledge and she says "I can't make that jump" so you have to look for a big crate to push before ...
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. The game does feature ...
Pros: New Character
Cons: Same as Tomb Raider : Chronicles but with slightly better graphics
Excerpt: "...on PS One. You play Lara Croft framed for her mentor's murder Verner Von Croy. As with all Tomb Raiders you have frustsrating puzzles to solve and bad guys to kill but the thing that really lets this down is the controls. The controls have been given a radical overhaul for this title and they are for the worst. You used to jump with the square button for instance and now you press the circle button to jump. And it's little things like that that ruin ...