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Lara Croft: GoL

CrimsonBasterd | April 21, 2011 | Review of Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light

Lara Croft first came into the gaming scene in 1996 during the first Tomb Raider game and after success of the first installement the follow ups mainly went downhill. But now with a spin-off title developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix is Lara back to regain her popularity?

The first and most noticeable change within the game is the new isometric thirp-person point of view. The game is a platformer, making Lara go through poison-plant infested jungles to spider infested tombs, and as expected from any Tomb Raider game it has its fair share of puzzles. Combat is another heavy factor of this game. Lara is capable of carrying up to 4 weapons with her at once ranging from spears to rocket launchers.

The co-op aspect of this is what makes it thoroughly enjoyable. A friend is able to join you as Totect, the mayan warrior. Within co-op mode a lot of the puzzles and platforming within each chapter will change in order to make the most out of the co-op mode as these challenges require both players to help each other. *It should be noted that the online player base is sadly very poor and if you're interested in co-op make sure a friend has a copy as I spent hours trying to find a match the fist time I got the game.

When this Lara Croft title was announce I wasn't exactly very excited as I recently played all Tomb Raider titles and to be honest they were quite... meh. But I still decided to pick this title up over christmas and I don't regret it at all as it gives the whole franchise the break it needed. Overall it's a great game let it be for single player or co-op and for the curren't price it's well worth it. Playing it was a joy, and I loved how the developers were able to put a new spin on the series whilst keeping true to the franchise. After completing the whole game and finding all the artifacts, weapons and other collectable all I can say is that Guardian of Light never got dull. And ladies and gentlemen... Lara is back!