Summary: Parents need to know that Lara's outfits tend to emphasize her physical attributes, but her portrayal swings widely between a gun-toting femme fetal and a brainy archaeologist. The combat sequences can get intense but lack close-up blood and gore, with defeated enemies fading quickly away. The game's puzzles have little to do with actual archaeology, but they do present a challenge and a welcome break from the reflex-heavy action sequences.
Excerpt: To start with, as you probably know, the last few Tomb Raiders have been horrible. Terrible story, terrible controls, terrible everything. They just couldn’t get back what the first Tomb Raider had which was a great story, great controls, great everything. So, this series has been in a ditch for a long time. That is, until Legend. Legend takes Lara Croft, the star of the game, back to her roots: The raiding of tombs.
Excerpt: Returning to a past instalment of the Tomb Raider series after playing Legend provides you with contrasting experiences, whilst they both share the same concept, Lara’s latest is a significant improvement. Since the likes of the fluid Prince of Persia: Sands of Time arrived on the scene, the controls of past Tomb Raider games began to make controlling Lara feel like a tank opposed to an athletic female.
Conclusion: While Tomb Raider: Legend doesn't manage to quite make it to the upper echelon of the current crop of action-adventure titles out there today, it's definitely a step in the right direction for the franchise. Hopefully now that Crystal Dynamics has overcome the major hurdles the franchise has faced, namely clunky controls and boring and rather frustrating combat, they'll be able to focus more on innovation and story on the next outing after Anniversary hits later this...
Conclusion: It might take a bit of time and effort for the other 200. People's biggest complaints are going to be: 1. It's to simplistic 2. Graphics aren't very good 3. It's too short For those that just appreciate good platform gaming this is a very good choice for the price. I would say rent it before you buy it, but you just may finish it first.
Excerpt: For one of the industry's most recognisable characters, Lara hasn't appeared in that many great games. 1997's tomb Raider II was her last quality outing, with her adventures since then being rather mixed. Expectations for Legend, then, were mixed, as the title could have gone in either direction. Thankfully Eidos and Crystal Dynamics have come up with the goods, delivering a Tomb Raider game fans will love, and a next-gen version to boot.
Excerpt: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend, an introduction. There can be little doubt that the Tomb Raider series has had a massive impact on the games industry. The original game is often claimed to have been one of the key reasons for the success of the first PlayStation console but it was also a game that was important to PC gaming.
Excerpt: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend is the seventh instalment of the hugely popular series that has seen various movies and merchandise spin-offs resulting from the successful games. This time Lara is searching for a South American relic, but everything changes dramatically when she comes across a deadly character from her past - the peroxide-blonde, tattooed Amanda Evert - and then finds herself in a dangerous pursuit to find one of history's most famous artefacts.