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.
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.
Conclusion: It was the arcade version, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light , which had excellent gameplay, but was short on story and visuals. I was pleased to see so much consistency between the gameplay elements of both games, while also enjoying a more story-oriented experience, and with visuals and sound...
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.
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.
Excerpt: The previous couple Tomb Raider games were met with a cool reception, to say the least. They were simply missing something that made the older Tomb Raider titles work. Legend has dialed the series back to basics, but without going patronizingly retro.
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.
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...