Tomb Raider: Legend

Last night, I finished playing Tomb Raider: Legend on PlayStation 2.

It’s been nearly eight years since I last played a Tomb Raider game, back then it was Tomb Raider 2: Dagger Of Xian on my PC, and it was a really nice game that I truly enjoyed.

Anyway, since then, even though I didn’t play any of the other installments of the game series, I heard it was getting crappy and boring, until I came across some reviews saying that this one, the 7th installment, going by the name of “Tomb Raider: Legend” was actually a surprise, that it was really good, and mostly that it was fun again.

So I grabbed the game and started playing it a few days ago, and it’s true, it’s a really fun game, the graphics are great and smooth, the puzzles are good, the action is cool, the controls are pretty fluid and intuitive and the story is a nice one.

Lara Croft looks a lot better in this game, more acrobatic too, taking some lessons from Prince of Persia. Her movements and abilities are also more realistic than previous installments.

This installment was developed by Crystal Dynamics instead of Core Design who worked on the previous six installments.

The only shortcoming of this game is that it’s quite short and is quickly finished. Though judging by its ending, there surely will be a sequel with the rest of the story, but I think they shouldn’t have cheapened out, and that they should’ve just finished the story with this one and made it a bit longer.

Anyway, I recommend this game to people who played and liked one or both of the first two installments, as well as to people who never played any Tomb Raider game and who want to give it a try with a cool installment.

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