Ok, I just returned Tomb Raider:Underworld and, having completed the game, let me tell you a few things...
First off, I'm not a hardcore gamer like a lot of folks out there. Having said that, I was surprised with this game. All the reviews made it out to be this terrible waste of time...and I disagree. Here's why:
1. Graphics and environments are amazing!!! Thailand, Southern Mexico, Medit. Sea, Valhalla, etc. all were spectacular to look...so spectacular that it distracted me on several occasions. If I don't like how the game looks I can't get into it.
2. The story (objective) I thought was interesting: discover the truth behind mother's disappearance, and mix in some Nors mythology. It kept me wanted to see what happened next--this is also important to me when playing games.
3. Gameplay was easy to pickup. This being my 1st experience with Tomb Raider I didn't know what to expect, but it was easy to learn...nothing too complicated. And the aiming mechanism was great. Melee was a little lacking.
All of these things are what keeps me playing a game. I only had a couple of complaints. 1) camera angle was annoying (like the reviews say), but I learned to control it and by the end, it wasn't a problem. 2) Running and jumping response was slightly delayed, but again, by the end I figured out how to control it. 3) there wasn't a final boss fight and the ending wasn't as BIG as I thought it'd be...of course, it's a puzzle-solving game with secondary action.
All in all, I was glad I tried it because it was a great experience for me. So, if you're on the fence about this game, give it a try and judge for yourself. I will say that it's more puzzle solving than shooting and killing, but was still worth my time and hopefully worth yours. Thanks for reading.
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Lara has been around for eleven years now and every game that comes out, always has new perks to it. In this game, she has tricks that people fantasized over eleven years ago! Pay no attention to any noob how says this game stinks. This game is amazing! The graphics are sensational! They are as good as Uncharted' s! Voice acting is superb, gameplay is awesome, and the new combat system is perfect! The puzzles are not as hard as Legends were, but are hard enough to keep you thinking. You have to buy this game and buy it for anyone who liked Uncharted, or whom is a Tomb Raider fan. This game starts right where Legend left off. But if you are new to the series, have no worries, there is a video under extras that gives you everything you need to know. The camera is better than Legends, but is still not perfect. There are few glitches at a few parts, but don't make a huge difference.
Pros: Amazing graphics, sweet voice acting. Characters are really cool, new combat system is the best. Storyline is sensational! Gameplay works really well, the puzzles are easier than legends were. Lara's new PDA is a whole lot better than her useless one in Legend.
Cons: Camera still is not perfect, there are a few super minor glitches, and once you watch the videos, you can't watch them again, there just gone.
Even with these minor flaws, this game earned a ten in my book! If you have not already picked up this game, then you should do so right this very minute. So what are you doing?! Go and buy this game right NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- !!!
I have been a Tomb Raider fan since the very beginning and although they may have revolutionary during their time, this one is not. First off the controls are amazing compared to previous. The scenery is stunning. The guns and other weapons are fun. However the downfall really drag this game down. The levels are really the crux of your adventures. You have to figure out on your own what you are supposed to do. That can sound challenging except for the fact that most of the time you really don't know what you're supposed to be doing. There is a menu option that gives a little help but I found myself wandering for HOURS. Not exaggerating!!! On a certain challenge I must have died at least 50 times before realizing the solution. Which killed any enjoyment I had up until that point. So if you are a glutton for mind-numbing monotony then I suggest you buy this game, if you're not then rent and ready yourself for lots and lots of yelling at the television.