Friday, August 27, 2010

Video game number two hundred and forty six: Tomb Raider: Legend

Video game review number two hundred and forty six in my 365 Games in 365 Days project is "Tomb Raider: Legend"

After playing and reviewing the newest Tomb Raider game the other day, I decided to go back and try a few of the old ones, just to see if I was missing anything good. After all, I kind of liked Guardian of Light, it's pretty fun.

This was a bad one to start off with.

First of all, the graphics are definitely sub-par. I suppose that's because the one I chose is from 2006. Back then, this kind of game might have been decent. By today's standard's (or at least, by my standard's), it's looking pretty crappy. It's also not very fun at all.

The game begins with jumping puzzles galore. You start out on a cliff, you climb the cliff, then you climb some vines, then you shoot some people and climb some more. After about 20 minutes of climbing, I was already sick of this damn game, and I know I was only halfway through the first level.

Luckily, I had been picking up the shiny gold things, and just about then....I unlocked my first achievement, as well as a nice little dilemma to go along with it:

Technically, I have fulfilled the requirements for the challenge. I've played the game long enough to get one stupid achievement, and I already know I don't like it. At least so far. I now have two options.

Option 1: Continue playing, see if the game gets any better...and spend more of my precious gaming hours on a game I'm not really enjoying.

Option 2: Call it a day for Tomb Raider Legend, and try a different, possibly better game.

Seeing as how I have a fat stack of different (possibly better) games waiting for me this weekend....I am going with option 2.

Overall Score? 4/10. No, I didn't play this one very much...but I don't think you have to drink a gallon of rotten milk to know it tastes bad. The camera was shit, the graphics were blocky, it was nothing but a bunch of jumping....and I want to move on to something else. This won't be my last Tomb Raider game, just my last one for tonight.

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