Lara Croft Tomb Raider thought to be a dying series, rises from the ashes and proves to be a legend as its best.
madltu2005 wrote this review on .
Breath of Life in Lara
Tomb Raider Legend is 70% adventure and 30% Action. The freshly modeled Lara looks over 20,000 polygons better. There are more humanity to her. She gets hurt and she tells it like it is, thanks to voice acting by Keeley Hawes an astounding british actress lends her voice to this action packed adventure. Lara felt more human and can now be related a real person. They paid such great detail to her clothing, when she gets wet you will actually see drips in her skin. The look for Lara looks good in all systems but better for the Xbox 360 because of the finer lighting the system has to offer.
The game start you off to Bolivia and flashbacks occur before Lara begins her adventure. All the places you travel somehow relate to each other. The story captures the player as you feel a sense of aggression in Lara voice as she discovers what she now holds a legend unfolding. The level of detail in the game is tremendously soft in the eyes. Very easy to look at, very wonderfully designed. Each level breathes in a new life and gives you a great feeling of adventure. This time around you really do want to make her live. The water detail flows like a dream and the 60ft waterfall in Ghana looks amazing. CD also added some elements of Angel of Darkness, very briefly she will speak with a bartender in beginning level in Tokyo (actual game-play) However, the level are not as long as her past adventures. Some levels will take you 24minutes to play through second time. There are time trials where you can replay the level and can beat it in 15minutes. When you complete a level you may get new costumes for her to wear in the Croft mansion or past missions. Moreover, this truly proves that it’s not about quantity but the quality of the game and Tomb Raider Legend proves that.
Nevertheless, Tomb Raider Legend is a great action packed adventure that leaves you wanting more. Crystal Dynamics wets their hands in their first development of the series and does an excellent job. Lara Croft Tomb Raider Legend is a game that must be played by anyone who enjoys action adventure games. As you traverse in the mysterious world of the past we begin to realize that the world is a huge place to discover and that Lara still proves to be a great tourist guide