Reviews and Problems with Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
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16 July 2004
Summary: Okay, personally, I liked what I played of the game. I've played it occasionally with my friend and I used to be a Tomb Raider Addict, I had all of them and only ever beat Chronicles because of the vast amount of cheats that were helpful. Now, AOD is a pretty good game, but I agree with most when saying it's not as great as it could've been. I really loved her new outfit, and the fact that she was framed for the murder. The plot was very intruiging (sp?).
Summary: The latest in the long line of Tomb Raider games, Angel of Darkness has a reputation that no game developer would be envious of producing.... that of a bug laden, uninspiring game. I'm not here to tell you that it's completely untrue, but it's certainly not the gospel either. Those familiar with the series since it's conception will attest that the games have always had awkward controls. Angel of Darkness is no exception.
Summary: Tomb Raider. Oh, what is there to say about Tomb Raider...? Well, let's start from the basics. Tomb Raider is the story about a girl and her guns, and she just so happens to raid tombs. Tomb Raider 1, 2, 3, Revelations, Chronicles, Unfinished Business, 2: Gold, The Lost Artifact, and the first game boy game all seemed to follow that story line. With that, Tomb Raider gained a wide amount of success. A true money maker, Lara Croft was.
Summary: Tomb Raider is a great video game series and now they have released the first game onto the PS2. Now I know that it sounds great but there are a lot of flaws in this games. But first the good qualities in the game: The storyline is real good, and keeps you going. Instead of being a retrieval quest like most of the originals, this one plots Lara in her darkest adventure yet, her conviction of murder.
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: For the record, I have played the previous five TR games and am a huge Lara fan. That is partly what makes TR6 such a big disappointment. I used to put up with the control problems and animation problems, because I thought those were the limitations of a Playstation2. Since then I have played Prince of Persia - Sands of Time, which has such seamless flow and ease of control, that I have been forever spoiled.
Summary: no matter how bad you think a game is. if you claim you are a never ending die hard fan of lara croft and her phenominal tomb raider series you will never diss her. obviously the game is not the best in the series but its still acceptable. and is only the first of 2 more games to come in a trilogy. the graphics are hott as is lara. the controls you get used to and don't blab about unless you a little whimp and the bugs don't even exist to a fan ever so loyal to lara.
Summary: In this day and age, are we as gamers really expected to put up with this level of crap? Possibly the biggest disappointment in the history of videogames since the Sega Saturn, 'Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness' is the first next-gen outing for the intrepid Ms. Croft. Stuck in development hell for the best part of 2 years, Core and Eidos should be very, VERY ashamed of themselves for allowing such a bug-filled, poorly thought-out piece of software onto the shelves,...
Summary: My friends and I have played all the ps1 TR's and really enjoyed the challenges of each one. We liked the second TR best because you could save during it at anytime. This last TR(AOD)was highly disappointing. The puzzles were too easy, the controls too difficult. You spend more time trying to align things up and when you're in a critical part of the game it's frustrating to have to work with a joystick when you have to move quickly or line up for jumps.
Summary: As a huge TR fan I bought this game thinking that it would be one of the best ones out because it was on the new PS2 where it allows for better graphics and more complex actions. However, I start out the game and the controls are all messed up, you can't adjust Lara as easily in the previous games. Then as I start to see the story develop and am beginning to get into the game I discover that I can't continue.