Summary: When a gaming franchise moves on and evolves, you would hope that continuing sequels would bring more to a game, all the while still attaining features offered by previous icnarnations. As a self confessed fan who completed the fiendish original Tomb Raider on the Sega Saturn, and the brilliant Last Revelation, I deeply admired Lara's manouvrability, ranging from her side jumps to her somersaults, sprinting abilities and reversal spins mide air, to name a few.
Improved controls, excellent graphics but still not quite up to scratch!
R. SMITH "RS", amazon.co.uk
14 January 2007
Summary: The controls have improved a great deal on Tomb Raider Legend. No longer do you have the awkward system of moving round as slow as anything or having to get in a perfect position before jumping. This game is so much easier. Unfortunately, this game could've been so much better. Angel of Darkness had the dodgy controls, but overlooking that, it was a lot longer length and more puzzles. That game was such good value because it took me yonks to complete.
Summary: As a standalone game this is pretty good. Graphics are good, character movement is fluid, and once you get used to them the controls are fairly intuitive. The problem is that this is not a standalone game - it's Tombraider, and therefore it comes with a certain amount of expectation. Yes, it is better than the more recent offerings that it follows, but then so is Space Invaders. The bottom line is that next to TR 1 or 2 it is poor.
Summary: Yes, the grpaphics are superb and the control system is much improved frm Angel of Darkness yet this in my opinion has totally failed to bring anything new to tombraider fans. The plot is pretty thin with most of the puzzles solved by use of a tiresome grappling hook. One of the main elements of the old games was the exploration involved; his game has none and feels completely linear.
Summary: This game is very nice! But man is it SHORT! So i give it 2/5 for value. Its a nice game with the best graphics in the tomb raider series! This game is the 2nd tomb raider i could complete so its the most easy one too! With loads of unlockables and stuff it keeps u in it BUT only for some hours and its already OVER! SHORT AND SWEET!!!!
Summary: I love Tomb Raider and have all the games and was greatly disappointed by the last one although struggled through it. When I heard that this game was coming out, I was extremely excited and prebooked it through Amazon. When I first started playing it took a while to get used to the new controls - not completely different than before, certainly more updated, but I never have been able to quite get the hang of the camera angles since they changed them in the last game.
Summary: 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. However it looks great, and as I started playing, I was hoping for the thrill of the very first game to come back to me.
Summary: If you've already read the reviews you'll be mostly led to believe that this new Tomb Raider outing is a true return to the previous form shown by the original classic. True in part, but as with all game reviews they are done quickly by journalists who usually end up playing the odd level of two. From the outset, the game is truly beautiful, and the overall level design is excellent: gone are the original game's block-based levels.
Summary: Basically compared to all other Tomb Raider games this is the best so far when it comes to graphics and operating Lara. She looks and moves better than she has ever done, I find during gameplay the camera is better for seeing Lara in action and seeing all the new things she can do - which are alot of fun! The grapple is awesome, being able to throw a magnetic grapple onto shiny objects and pull them is great and moving objects is very realistic.
Summary: PROS. The graphics are excellent. The controlls are easy and intuitive. The FMV voices are well acted (fortunate as there are many of them) The game is fun, and the levels are well designed. CONS. Far too easy. I finished it in under 6 hours, albeit without unlocking everything, but even so I expect more. (my mum finished it in 3 days on hard, having collected all hidden treasures- took her 2 weeks to finish the last Prince of Persia in a similar fashion) Its too short!