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Tomb Raider

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2006-04-21 07:23:54

I <3 Lara

I just thoroughly completed Tomb Raider: Legend, accumulating every last 360 gamer point, something I rarely do with a game nowadays. This says two things: the game is somewhat short, and I really enjoyed it. I loved the original Tomb Raider (and its sequel to a lesser degree; it had too much underwater drowning lever-hunting futility), but the franchise pretty much fell from my good graces after that.

Legend fixed all that for me. The platform-adventuring gameplay doesn't quite reach the benchmark that the first Prince of Persia remake achieved, but it did manage to capture much of the original Tomb Raider's acrobatic spelunking exploration that was so much fun, with far less of the frustration.

Most of all, Lara Croft is scrumptious. I prefer Legend's redesign far more than the over-exaggerated cartoony versions of games past. She moves gracefully, is voice-acted with charm, and has tons of visually appealing unlockable outfits (although, for some reason, you can't use her swimsuit outside of Croft mansion). She's wonderful. Even my wife knows better than to badmouth my "girlfriend". Stop snickering.

Now Playing - must...finish...Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)

Xbox Live Gamertag - Vawce

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2006-04-21 09:43:35

Wonder What She Would Cost Now That She's Got a Hit Game Again

I just read on GameSpot that Acclaim had picked up the publishing rights to Tomb Raider for a measly $100,000 after the horrible Angel of Darkness game. Nuts, I could've raised enough scratch to outbid them. I would've been in hock up to my eyeballs, and would've needed to find investors to actually be able to publish, but Tomb Raider: Legend could've been a Direman Press product. Oh the knowledge that Lara couldst have been mine!

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