I’ve never been much of a gamer. The only time I’ve ever played were one or two abortive attempts at a Super Mario Bros game on my cousins’ television as a clumsy 10-year-old. Yet, even for me, the name of Lara Croft has been ubiquitous. The sex symbol
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There are two ways to see Tomb Raider: as a much-needed reinvention of an ageing franchise, or as dumbing down and actioning up of a much-loved series in a sop to the latest fads in a fickle gaming market. It’s a game that is extremely good at what it does
The gaming industry is getting 2013 off to an explosive start, with a range of highly anticipated games hitting the shelves in the first quarter of the year. Here’s a small sampling of what to expect in the next three months, building up to 31 days of March madness that could leave you flat broke
Crystal Dynamics may have made a conscious choice not to sell the new downloadable Lara Croft game under the Tomb Raider brand name, but don’t be fooled. Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light is the best Tomb Raider game that this console generation has given us. The game eschews the third-person camera of traditional Tomb Raider games in favour of an isometric view on the action. Despite the change in perspective, this is a Tomb Raider game in every way that matters, from the devious environmental puzzles to the treacherous traps and precarious platforming.