I am a true Tomb Raider Fan and the graphics on this game will blow you away. Never mind the negative reviews, try this game for yourself. It is fun and addictive and Lara is looking sexy as ever....especially on the XBOX 360.
I gotta say, though, when I first started, I wasn't having much fun. THEN CAME JAPAN. I loved the level Japan Because It was at night, very nicely animated, and it was the only level in which there is a part where you play as the civilian lara.
This game was well thought out, the rewards were fun to find, and as the title says, It was an Ultimate blend of action and puzzle, and the fighting became more fun once they introduced the melee aspect.(Jumping on them, kicking them, grappling them)
Great Environments+ Great Combat+ Great Sandbox-style croft Manor= GREAT GAME!!!!!!!!!!
Let me preface this review by saying I'm already a huge fan of the Tomb Raider franchise, so my review will be somewhat biased. That being said, it's an awesome game anyway. I was trying to think of a reason why it isn't perfect. I COULDN'T!! Graphics are gorgeous, the controls for Lara Croft are easier to use than they've ever been, and she can do a lot more than she used to, such as using a magnetic grappling hook that's very versatile. Lara looks super-hot, the story and voice-acting are superb, and the puzzles aren't quite as hard as the older games' puzzles were. They're still good brain-teasers, though. A perfect game!