I havent played any tomb raider games since the training run at laras mansion, but the series seems to be taking steps in the right direction with their platforming. The game takes Lara through huge underground tombs and feels like youre smack in an indiana jones adventure. Great graphics and atmosphere add to the experience. The fighting seemed a little shallow to me, but still fun in the mix, not too much, not too little. The acrobatics and wall climbing was very intense, almost too intense at times when the camera has some issues. But that only seemed to bother me early in the game. It was a short adventure but i wasnt trying to find all the treasures. I still had alot of fun with this as a rental title. It was a pick up and play title, and the mechanics were a hit to me as i was a big fan of assasins creed.
Wow I was hoping this tomb raider was going too put the fun back in the game, but I guess EIDOS had other plans. I take it as Eidos likes sucky glitchy games. The game has good graphics and a decent story, but the camera SUX BIG TIME. Most of the time you don't have a clue as too what too do. Take this example of a sucky camera, I'm looking around and spot some jars near some rocks across the room. I do some jumping and climbing and finally reach the jars, I smash them open find a treasure. So now I try too get back too where I was jump jump, urrr I can't maybe wait maybe this will work this jump jump, yeah I made through the rocks no wait I'm stuck , no wait I'm in the wall.
So ive been a fan of Tomb Raider since the beginning. It was so unlike anything else id played. Basically the first one was awesome..there has been some hit and misses since then and not till they re-made the first Tomb Raider did I Feel that awesomeness again. Well i felt that with the TR underworld. ive heard alot of bad things about it before i played it but i dont know they must have had a wack version of the game cause mine was good. Ive heard about bugs and glitches, I didn't experience any. The only thing bad about it was the Camera but thats always been a problem. But it wasn't that bad. Graphically it was a gorgeous game. espically on an HDTV, very nice! Mechanics were a bit off, Id jump some were i didn't want to and die. But other than that it was fun. Good story, places and puzzles made since. It didn't seem like they took a tomb and just added things to make it hard. Seemed like the puzzles and booby traps were really suppose to be there. My only complaint was that it was way to easy! and to short! It seems to be a common theme among games these days, or im just that good at games haha but i doubt that. but all and all it was a fun game and worth a rent. I wouldn't buy it. There isn't alot of replay value. I found most of the Treasures on my First go around. Oh and Just for beating the levels you get a bunch of Gamer Points so thats cool..I was like wow 100 points just for beating one level..But ya..def play this one