Tomb Raider Underworld
No Words are Escaping...This Game is Breathtaking!
Seriously?! :O I don't get what most of you are talking about! This game is outstanding! Picture perfect. 10 out of 10! :D You get to freely roam around and explore just like a ROCK solid adventure game should have \m/ And like all Tomb Raider installments it presents somewhat of a challenge, but adds an original twist to it and steers towards something different ;) which in my opinion, makes it a whole lot more FUN!!!XD So don't believe all those negative reviews, and people claiming to be lifelong Lara fans because if they really are who they say they are, then they would be more open, not comparing and complaining, and not hating on this game! Gahh!! >.< If only closed minds came with closed mouths. I mean, when you go into something with a bad attitude, then you're going to have a bad time. Plain and simple! :)
I love Tomb Raider games but this one lacked what I love about them...fighting/shooting and flipping around. All you do in this one is run. Run down corridors, run around the house, run bla bla. There aren't even any bosses to fight. Also I don't know if it was just my game, but i found it difficult to control Lara. She was always jumping the wrong way or walking the wrong way and then she would fall off a cliff. Not cool Lara. Not cool.
probably the best tomb raider so far. its just so cool
way to ausome!
i love this game its everything! the adventure is really fun, although there was a part i couldnt get past, its still ausome!
From a life-long fan...
I've grown up playing Lara and beat every game a few times each. So of course I was super hyped about the next in the series that was suppose to answer a lot of questions the last one left us off with along with getting chills from an interesting title like "Underworld" leads to what plots and landscapes would be next. Well...it did answer our questions...but that's about all it did to hold the name of a true Tomb Raider game. The graphics took a major step back, you only kill a handful of push-over enemies, 90% of your time is running down halls or on your bike down one way trails with no sense of adventure at all. This was more like an interactive movie than a game. With dozens of perfect openings for great old-school Lara beat-downs replaced with movies sucked half the fun out right there. Being a life-long Tomb Raider fan, knowing it's difficult puzzles, amazing landscapes, witty humor in characters and classic plot twists, I was highly disappointed in this game. Heck....Angel of Darkness was more interactive than this (and that's a whole other story of disappointment...) So unless you're playing and collecting as a fan, don't waste your money. I truely hope they can bring Lara back up to her previous glory as a respected title among gamers.
Playstation 2 Rushed
I think that this game is far better on both Playstation 3 and XBox. So please don't take this as a review of ALL formats. Even Wii looks more challenging and entertaining. Very boring on Playstation2....too much running down halls. The monsters are easy to kill and the perspectives are difficult if not annoying. They add nothing to the game. The puzzles are incredibly easy and almost not worth having (the few that are in the game). By far the worst Tomb Raider on Playstation 2. It's like they dumbed down the PS3 and XBOX versions. By this ONLY AS A USED GAME for PS2 or for heavens sake, go back to Tomb Raider III and play it again. Don't waste your money. My son has an XBOX and I'm planning to trade this bomb for the XBOX version even though I'm not comfortable with the XBOX controls. Eidos should be ashamed of this one.
TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD
To tell you the truth Tomb Raider: Underworld was wakity wak.The graphics were alright. But lara's image when you got a close up on her she was horrible looking. In the other games TR:Legend and TR: Anniversary she looked great. I guess they rushed the game to come out.Umm at the end when the very last ending the graphics were awesome if you look closely it's just like the one in the PS3 and XBOX 360. But the little cutscenes between the game were kinda weird looking , i guess the makers put to much new things they had to take out other old things like Lara's light , acrobatics , and the the thing thats on her ear from before, when she would talk to zip. Oh!! and they changed allot of things ummm, like in thailand it's supposed to be like a forest , the part where you get to the four armed lady it was a temple and just a temple no plants at all and it was wikked easy to figure it out. oh and when in the big ship the sun and the clouds looked awfully weird. and why did alister have to die. and the whole mother thang was sad and funny at the same time lol. there weren't a lot of things or people to kill you didn't even get to fight natla she just threw the damn hammer boom she died ha ha lol. the out fits were cool but the best game they have ever made was definitely TOMB RADIER : LEGEND that game had it all it was eye catching and very addicting. Lara in TR: Underworld was not good looking like i mentioned before her eyes looked drawn. Once you've finished the game. You could choose what kind place you wanna go to and outfit, but like in TR: Legend when you chose a certain outfit when the little scene came up that outfit would be on Lara but in this one , like yesterday i chose to where a white bathing suit for lara in the mediterranean sea , the octopus scene came up she ended up wearing the black bathing suit. And i thought i was going to fight it but no i just dropped a spiky thing boom it died, that was lame. <PEACE, LOVE, AND CHOCOLATE CRUMS>
IS SHE LOSING HER TOUCH??
I really love lara. BUT THIS GAME DIDN'T WORK OUT FOR ME. the controls sucked, you died if you jumped off a short cliff,the graphics really sucked. ii have been following her my whole life and she is my role model ilove her but sorry lara this game isn't your best i was really angry when i beat it. i was hoping it would be longer and harder. The producers of this game should ashmed of themselves!! i give this game 5 out of 10 stars sorry lara. but hey if they make another it has to be better. (btw the cutsencs look like burned dvd's which really made me mad!) ugh i just wanted a better tomb raider game. i got my hopes up and Crystal Dynamics let me down. hopefully next time they'll take more time out and plan it out in a better way. i love you lara but this isn't your best
I have have played just about all the tomb raider games, and beaten all of them. So I'm used to a game that takes a long time to complete. But this one was too easy. I beat the whole thing in just about 4 days playing a few hours everyday. Where as with Legend and Anniversary it took me over a week or two to beat it and was far more addictive. I was expecting this whole big thing when I found out that Underworld was going to continue the story line of Legend. Then i started playing it and found out Anniversary was tied in to the mix i thought cool. But after a while i was like wow this is boring. The story line was way to short , the levels were way to short, and there were no boss guys like in Legend and Anniversary. Come on i was expecting at the end to fight Natlia or the Midgard Serpent or something else big after fighting a T-Rex in Anniversary and then there was nothing it was just a machine at the end. Also the interactive sequences where horrible for one u could barely see where you were going and then was nothing that promoted you what to do next or Lara falls to her doom. yeah the graphics looked more realistic but i think the previous ones were better. The only thing I liked was that she got some new moves but thats it no new equipment. Plus the whole health thing was bad. You didn't collect any thing it regenerated by its self and if you did fall from a high place you were dead instantly not that it took a big chunk of health. Also i was expecting that since it was delayed for so long that there would be more to it. It looks like they just wanted to get something out and thats it and just make it look good. hopefully they come out with another game in a few months to make up for this. One that is just as good as Legend and Anniversary. Because i was very disappointed with this game especially after waiting so long for it to finally come out for the PS2.
Could be better....
I was expecting it to be amazing since they put off releasing it for about 3 months. I just started playing it yesterday and I am highly disappointed. The controls are easy and very much like the ones in the other games. But if you are expecting this to be another Legend or Tomb Raider: Anniversary, it is not. First, you do not go around gathering supply & if your health gets low in about 3 seconds it fills up on its own. You get 2 guns and a grapple/some sticky bombs. You do not get the flashlight/ any of the other items you would have in the PC/PS3/XBOX360 games. The graphics aren't nearly as good as in the Legend & Anniversary game. I've played about 4 levels and only had to kill 5 or 6 things at the most. I watched youtube walkthroughs for the PC/XBOX game and if you think you're going to have little bats jumping out/great graphics and running through the rain-you have another thing coming. Basically, this game was rushed out and the makers only cared about how great it looked on the newer systems. Therefore, you will not all the features and you won't have sneaky little animals chasing you once you've pulled a lever/solved a puzzle like in the last games. I haven't run into any "bugs" so far, but it's almost like you're buying a walkthrough verison of the game. Lara's movements are limited--she can't do hand-to-hand combat like in the last games. The camera view is third-person, but sometimes moving the camera to view your surroundings can be difficult. Overall I give this about a 4 stars out of 10. Hopefully, if the makers come out with another Tomb Raider game they will give the PS2 game all the same freatures/better graphics that they did for the other systems.