Tomb Raider Anniversary
10? No way. 6, and that's being realistic.
I'm not a die hard TR fan, but I did enjoy these games back on consoles we now use as doorstops. I was pretty excited when I came across this game, allowing us to go back in time with enhanced graphics for new generation consoles.
A fool and his money were soon parted.
Make no mistake, this game was just as challenging as the originals, but I would have hoped some consideration would have been placed in the controls, rather than the graphics alone.
Oh, but those graphics sure do look nice. During gameplay, you can even unlock extras and one of them shows comparisons between the original game and this one. Stunning, the detail.
In addition, Eidos decided to include this new feature call "Adrenalin Rush" and it absolutely ruins this game. If the timing is off by just milliseconds, the AR fails and you're pretty much screwed.
What this system does is "slow down" the game so you can aim, fire, latch, or disarm your opponent, depending on what boss you're facing. If you'd like to see how frustrating this system is, head over to YouTube and do a search on "Tomb Raider Centaur" and read the comments of gamers thanking people for finally showing them why this feature is problematic.
With the game's controls not being adapted, plus this new system, don't expect a fun time. Though, perhaps this level of challenge is what people like? I did this with the originals and I did not enjoy the experience again.
I did manage to get through 60% of the game, but the level inside a pyramid-like building was the last straw as now, the camera gets in the way of jumping as it tries to switch perspective for you. If you're not aware of the camera angles smashing into game walls by now, well, you're one very lucky gamer. If you buy this one, you'll lose that luck.
If you decide to buy this game, I highly recommend two things:
-Practice the Adrenalin Rush over and over until you become so familiar with it, it's part of your game play (if I restart, I'll be doing this myself). If you don't, you're going to hate the T-Rex fight.
-Be a patient gamer because the controls, not the bosses, will be your biggest enemy in the game.
I hope this review was helpful to you.
A Refreshing Return to Lara's past
This game is definitely one of the best platforms out there, the game is well paced mixing up the shooting with the platforming and the new adrenaline doge is insanely fun once u master the timing, the game is hard enough to have u scratching your head, but never to the point of frustration. the controls are intuitive and Lara is built to withstand a lot, lol. the music is real good and has a epic feel to it, it will have ur blood pumping at just the right moments, Tomb Raider fanboys who have been there from the start will likely appreciate TRA's remixed rendition of the classic TR Theme, it really sets and also gets you in the mood. But there is one problem i have with the game, and its a problem that has plague all TR games till now. THE CAMERA!, yeah the camera can loose control and go a little crazy sometimes, especially at the most desperate moments, but rest assured it doesn't happen enough to get frustrating, but it will make its presents known at times lol. with that said if ur a TR fan u should definitely not let this game pass u buy, if ur a platform genre fan, its a definite buy, and if u love hot Pixel girls(Not saying i do or don't) u should definitely pick this one up, u wont regret it.
Did the original game justice
I've played TR since it came out. This remake makes the whole series shine. Beautiful graphics, awesome storyline, barely any glitches. BUY BUY BUY. Just amazing.
I luv tomb raider legend and unlocked everything. i just hope that they put that same touch of greatness in 2 this one too and didn't just port it from the ps2. i didn't wait this long 2 be disappointed.
I've been waiting for this game for a hot minute....after running laps around in Legends unlocking everything I'm ready to go to the next level. Who doesn't love Lara?? T.R. Games have to be my favorite of all time. I wish they would re release the old ones 1 - 3 for the 360. Especially T.R.2. Oh well....we can dream. In the mean time we have Anniversary!
Hopefully lives up to the original
I loved Tomb Raider back in 1996 on the original Playstation. The games were good until after Revelations,then they went to crap. Legend wasn't that bad but I've always wanted them to do a re-do for the original and now they have. It's been out on the PS2 but now we 360 owners are getting and I'm excited. It's going to have an "enhanced" Legend engine which means it'll look and feel alot better than TR: Legend did. Can't wait!
sucks AND TOMB STONE ROCKKKSS IK IT BORING BUT HEY ITS AWESOME GAME
i played this game on the ps2 and i can't wait to get it for my 360 the game was great it really in my opinion lives up to the original. this game is definitely for the 360 owning Tomb Raider fans.