Tomb Raider: Legend
Laras return to respectability
Ever since Tomb raider 2, Lara had been going downhill. This game brought her back from being on life support. The game is by no means a masterpiece but it does bring Video games sexiest character back to respectability. The Graphics for its time were nothing special but they get the job done. The gameplay is actual more fun than old games where Lara was like controlling a tank. Lara's new control/gameplay scheme is more like Prince of Persia. Thats good. The story is pretty good but is rather short considering you can beat this game in as little as 5 hours. There are 8 levels and some can be completed in as little as 20 minutes. The puzzles are pretty easy. The game in general is pretty easy to beat.
this game needs work
i dont like this game because the graphics are terrible and the gameplay is to short.
I've always been a hardcore TR fan, but this game really made me love the series that much more! New places, interesting puzzles and a great story behind it that made her feel human. Beautiful graphics, esp. for that time. Great voice actress. BUY IT!
I bought this game thinking it was T.R. Anniversary. When i popped it in i was a little disappointed it wasn't, but soon found out i like the game! Anniversary can be downloaded via ms points and played off of the legends disc, this made me happy that i got pretty much two games in one. The movement graphics and gameplay is good. I now have my girlfriend who doesn't even play video games wanting to play it and Anniversary. The controls are simple(nothing is to difficult) and the environments are rich in detail and puzzles. All in all for $7 you can't beat it with a stick! I'd pay $30+ for it! Great Game Eidos did a great job on this title!
Beyond what you'd expect!
So recent tomb raider games before this one haven't been to good.When i saw this, i thought"oh god,no." but then i saw my friend playing it and it was fun looking so i bought it. When you play this,it's like one big adventure.The the feeling you get is"oh yeah,this world is mine." The use of the analog stick works beautifuly,as every jump, turn and sprint is under your control. The controls are not difficult at all,however when trying to use the camera it can get all over the place.This is not a problem because this rarely happens. I think the best feature is being able to explore by climbing.When you climb you can do all sorts of these crazy jumps and things.There's even context sensitive areas where it requires you to press a certain button(much like RE4). The graphics are very detailed, colored and pretty.Many areas are dark..and you really get that feeling of fear. The combat could have been better,but it can get pretty fun killing things. The main thing you do here is explore,which never gets old and is very fun. the puzzles are NOT difficult.You may need a walkthrough but if you want a challenge but without getting furstrated this game is for you.
I've been a Tomb Raider fan for a LONG time, and this game feels just like the good old days of the original. It has an exciting story line with an ending worth sticking around for. Some of the traps and obstacles may become somewhat repetitive, but not enough to be annoying at all. The characters are all pretty fun, especially the always lovely Lara Croft. She may have had her downs in the past, but in Legend she truly shines. From high mountains to underground caverns to climbing about skyscrapers, Lara is fearless. The controls are pretty easy to get the hang of and aren't awkward. Music is well done and the graphics are amazing, especially the cut scenes. Landscapes and environments are full of life and realism. The game is a bit too short, however, but if you really need a Lara fix you can go about adventuring in Croft Manor. And who knows what goodies you might find if you look deep enough. Love this game. I recommend it to ALL Lara Lovers and new comers.
This game isn't just a pretty face after all
You know, one of the best feelings you can get from a game is the joy of finding that you completly misjudged it and that it's much better than you expected. And with Tomb Raider Legend I got to for the first time in year experience that surprise. This was the first time I ever played a Tomb Raider game. I was expecting crap and nothing but sex appeal. I'm sure most of you saw the advertisement from past games. It played it up almost as much as the DOA advertisements do. But beneath the media lies a truly great game. Tomb Raider Legend is the adventure of Lara croft, an acheologist as she sets out to find artifacts and such. I wont go into detail, partly because it would take to long, but the story is actually really good here. Not just some half assed Indianna Jones crap. This actually goes into Lara's past getting involved in past friends and family and mixes in some past legends we know about. You should really just play and find out the story. Gameplay: Imagine the Legend of Zelda style puzzle with alot of fun climbing and you have Tomb Raider's bulk of the game play. You'll spend most og your time in this game just solving some tricky puzzles and it's pretty. I've got to admit though, the climbing in this game alone was my favorite part. You'll be scaling all sorts of things in the game and it never gets old. And it only gets more challenging as you go. Theres also combat, which I have to say is the only downafall of the game. So the combat isn't horrible or anything, it's just kinda dull. You just hold down the left trigger to lock on to an opponent and hold down the right trigger to shoot at em till their dead. And do some strafing and dodge rolls here and there to get out of the way of enemy fire. And throw soe grenades to take down large groups of enemies. The enemy AI isn't all that great either. Most enemies will just stand and shoot, not avoiding your shots at all. There are some nice things here and there though, like some objects i nthe area will have a little Y button symbol on it. This means you can press the Y button and you'll automatically shoot it and somthing awsome will happen. Like say it's a pillar. You press you and you shoot it and it comes chrashing down on an enemy. There are also boss fights and they kinda make up for the normal enemies. Their much more challenging and smarter than the other guys. Thats not to say their amazing though. It's just that they really help pick up the slack. There are a couple of bosses in the game though that are really good. Legend picks up a new trend of context sensitive cutscenes. In some cut scenes you'll have to still do some timed button pressing to keep Lara alive, RE4 style. And not to leave it out, there are also some really cool motor cycle scenes where you get to battle on bike. It's a reaqlly nice touch and it only helps to make the action better. Graphics: It looks surprisingly good for a multiplatform game. The character models look awsome, especialy Lara.... Yeah, she's freakin' hot, I'm sure you all already noticed from the screenshots. And surprisingly we don't have the hyperactive boob physics like you see with almost every game with a female lead character in it. Which is a good thing. The enviroments are amazing. There really aren't games that quite compare. Although the game does look really really good, It doesn't look like it wasn't possible on the original X-box. I can't really tell. Things could have looked a tad softer to. But still, this is a really nice looking game. Sound: Voice acting is superb. And the dialouge is great. I especialy enjoyed hearing the mid game dialouge between lara and her support over here head set. The music is also top notch and fits well with the adventure. The atmosphere is great here. The sounds fits perfect with the surroundings. Very convincing. Value: While this is a really fun game, it wont last to long. You'll beat the game in a week or less. And once you beat it the only reason you'll go back is for the achie