Summary: I personally think that this ungrateful game is giving the tomb raider games a bad name. When I played it I got stuck on so many things cause of its interface. (interface means to follow the directions given) There was no interface what so ever, and I had to figure it out all by myself. Another bad thing is the graphics. When you look close up to a face it'll come out all blurry. Another bad thing is the aiming.
Summary: I can give you a little quiz that should tell if you like this game. Did you play any Tomb Raider game from 1 to 5 (we don't talk about TR6 in civilized society) and hate it? You'll probably like this. Played one of those and loved it? You'll probably be disappointed. New developers have taken over the Tomb Raider legacy and they've changed a lot of the things that us TR fans loved and TR haters couldn't stand.
Summary: Let me begin by saying I love the Tomb Raider games. It's awesome to be able to play a strong female character in games. The graphics were great, the game play was classic Tomb Raider style with a few new tricks. I really enjoyed the motorcycle racing, but the game was over far too quickly. For the price of the game new (when it first released) I really expected more game time for the money paid.
Summary: I can't understand why this series is so popular -- I guess just because the main character is a buxom woman with guns. Based on its wild popularity, I have tried to play several installments of this franchise. They all suffer from terrible engines. This one, at least, has abandoned the engine of the PS1 installments, which has a horribly counterintuitive movement system.
Summary: While i had fun playing this game, i didnt have THAT much fun. Everything in this game has been seen or done better before. The guns go 'pop' instead of 'boom' and feel grossly under powered. Especially when a panther or a human takes 15 bullets from point blank range... The jumping 'puzzles' are pretty fun though thanks to the games awesome controls. All of lady Lara's moves are simple to pull off. Though there are more worthless moves than useful ones.
Summary: This is actually my first real experience with a Tomb Raider game. Other than the first couple of games on the PS1, they all got pretty bad reviews, so I never bothered with them. Then I saw that this latest game got much higher scores than usual, so I played a demo to try it out. It looked good, so I rented the game since I had heard it was fairly short. The game had its good moments, but unfortunately, there were a lot of bad moments in between.
Summary: I feel short changed. Well, so this is the new Tomb Raider....after all those sequels which were derided for apparently lowering the quality of the game every time (I actually quite enjoyed most of them, with only a few exceptions), Tomb Raider Legend has been lauded as the return to form. Well in my opinion, it's more like an expanded demo of a potential return to form.
Summary: I'm a diehard Tomb Raider fan so I was very excited about the game and couldn't wait to play it. I popped it into the PS2 and to my surprise it was more like the TR movie then the game that I knew and loved. Although the graphics and controls are good I am a bit disappointed with the game. First it's very short. 8 small levels is all you get. You can finish the game in about 10 -12 hours and that includes finding all of the rewards.
Summary: I have been a huge fan of the Tomb Raider series since the very first one came out. Like most Tomb Raider fans I could not wait for Legend to come out. This game falls way short of my personal expectations. The major problem is that the game is way way too short and surprisly easy. I would expect that with a title name of "legend" this would be of far great superiority than the rest but it fell way short.
Generic brainless 3D Platformer, no return to past glories :(
15 April 2006
Summary: Tomb Raider 1 (On Playstation) was a landmark. Tomb Raider 2 was breathtaking. Tomb Raider 3 spoiled the formula somewhat with too many 'sudden death' traps and overly complex levels, but was still generously huge, engaging and varied. Then they gradually lost the plot, and the rot had truly set in by 'Chronicles'. 'Angel of Darkness' was a major disappointment, being the first serious overhaul of the series.