posted by 95impSS (AMERICAN CANYON, CA) Aug 10, 2006
Member since Dec 2005
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
One word : Horrible ! The controls will keep you frustrated in the most crucial areas of the game, especially when driving or parts where precession is needed but you are not afforded that because of the poor control scheme/ camera angles. Do not rent at any cost. I put my self through agony in finishing this game, just to say I beat it, definitely not worth it with the ending. Do yourself a favor and do not rent this title.
gamers (45%) found this review helpful
Well let me begin by prefacing this with a fact. I have played this game for the home console and it was pretty good, at least better than the last debacle of a tomb raider game. The game itself is a great game, in theory! Who wouldn't want to take Lara wherever they go? The reality is, sadly, a different story.
On the PSP, the graphics, while toned down for portability, are ok, no problems there. The main flaw of this game is its control! The fact that the psp only has one analog stick means for some bad control problems. Lara is hard to control and it gets very frustrating very quickly. The other main flaw is also due to the one analog stick problem, and its the camera. The control for the camera is clunky and feels like an afterthought. With so many jumps and turns, you will feel like hurtling your psp into a wall when dealing with this problem.
The game is basically a straight port of the ps2 version, so having played that, there were no surprises here. I would recommend avoiding this game at all costs simply because of the control scheme. Though graphically a beautiful game, the poor controls, bad camera, and massive lagging frame rate, make this, in my opinion, a avoid at all cost type of game.