Tomb Raider Legend is a refreshing taste of the old school Lara Croft at her finest. Combat system is cool, nothing groundbreaking though. The true test of this game is the challenging puzzles and beautiful environments mixed in with that classic tomb raider feel. A bit short in length, with moderate replay value. A perfect gamefly rental.
Lara's about what she's always stacked up to be in this release with a couple more tricks up her sleave except replay value. I liked the game, I wish there was a greater story to it, but if this is just the first in a line of legend stories.. god help me.. I don't know if i want to be swinging branch to branch and locking buttons with big stones for another $120 bucks down the line.. never bought the game, but you know what I mean.. bottom line.. --yet another-- RENTAL!! YAY!! enjoy
I was skeptical. I have to admit, I did like the updated Lara Croft design, but I still never thought Tomb Raider would be good again.
Then I played the demo. Four times. There's just something about this that pulls me in.
So I bought the full game. It turns out that, the control is good, the levels are cool, the design is beautiful, the story is well done... holy cow, this is actually awesome! Attention to animation is such awesome icing on the cake. Just go and do a swan dive off the high cliff over waterfalls, then do a bunch of gymnastic handsprings in a row and you'll see what I mean.
After beating it, there's new outfits to find and treasures that reward you for exploring.
It could be longer, yes. Maybe in the sequel. I'd also like more open exploring, like in the Croft Manor level (which is awesome). Oh, and, on a nit picky note, next time can you let use turn off the help text boxes???
In the end, I loved it. This is the DEFINITIVE Tomb Raider. Thank you Crystal Dynamics, now give us another!