Conclusion: The last information that gamers need to know is that the Xbox 360 version is the superior one with two exclusive episodic chapters coming before the start of the spring via Xbox Live. “Beneath the Ashes” will arrive by the end of December and “Lara’s Shadow” will show up on the service by mid-January – both only accessible on the Xbox 360. So after completing Tomb Raider Underworld, players are guaranteed to have replay value added on within a few short months.
Excerpt: Lara Croft is probably the best known female video game character in the world but, similar to the situation of Anna Kournikova in tennis, it’s not necessary because of some high quality performances, but because of well shaped boobies (which get better and better with every new release). And to be honest, that was the only reason I kept playing Tomb Raider games – which, as embarrassing as it might sound, it is true.
Conclusion: I decided to post this overview to better compare both DLCs and because I think it is a bit complicated to access a DLC review. I am sorry that the other review was deleted but too much time has passed since I have played the retail game and I do not feel prepared to write a review for it. Please leave a comment below. Thanks.
Excerpt: Lara Croft is one of a dying breed of video game icons from the mid 90s. She was once seen as a pin-up for PlayStation and helped convince thousands (if not millions) of gamers that they needed to ditch their 16-bit consoles in favour of a shinier, more powerful 32-bit monster. Needless to say, the rest is history, with Tomb Raider now standing as one of the most popular video game series ever created.
Review: The Shadows of the Underworld (Microsoft Xbox 360)
15 March 2009
Summary: The Shadows of The Underworld starts out with promise. An eerie exploration below the Antarctic shelf quickly puts you in a fight against entities that were old before man was young. Some neat story ideas, clever graphics, and fun sounds can’t save you from the horrors of the gameplay though. Despite the ability to bring a friend along for the madness, it is hard to find redeeming qualities in this title.
Summary: This Tomb Raider is no step forward for the franchise. It has potential to be something great, but the old girl needs to have a clean slate and start something fresh to breath life into the series. Underworld shows more or less the same stuff we’ve seen, but here’s to hoping for the future.
Excerpt: I remember the first time I played a Tomb Raider game. I took my original PlayStation to my girlfriend’s house (who is now my wife) to play some games and I found myself amazed by the 3D adventure playing out on the TV in front of me. Solving puzzles, fighting various enemies, and swimming in shimmering blue water was great back then as it was fresh.