Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light
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"Guardian of Light still stands as one of the best multiplayer games available for download." - Gamespot.com
"In taking a chance with Guardian of Light, Crystal Dynamics rediscovered Lara’s latent potential. For those of you concerned with the direction this ancillary title has taken, rest easy. We now know that Lara Croft is as versatile as she is flexible." - Gamerinformer.com
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is an action/adventure game featuring Lara Croft. This brand extension combines the hallmarks of the Tomb Raider franchise including exploration & discovery, platforming, and puzzle solving combined with character progression, fun fast-paced combat, and elements of human cooperation and competition.
First downloadable only title from Crystal Dynamics, and first downloadable only Lara Croft game.
A classic formula of puzzles, combat, exploration, and breathtaking visuals put through the lens of an isometric fast-paced gaming experience.
A wide range of options for solving puzzles and traversing deadly environmental traps, offering players an unprecedented level of freedom to choose their own solutions and explore various paths through the dense jungles of Central America.
Crystal Dynamics' proprietary engine delivers sprawling environments with no load-times and unbelievable vertical gameplay through tombs reaching deep into the Earth.
Face off against a myriad of undead warriors brought to life by the evil Xolotl, including a number of boss battles that are not to be missed!
Great puzzle co-opjepherz | July 15, 2014 | See all jepherz's reviews »
I bought this a long time ago on the xbox 360 arcade to play with some friends and had lots of fun with it. Do note though that this isn't like the normal Lara Croft games where you are third person. You move around a 3D map with a bird's eye view. The puzzles aren't too difficult but still takes some cooperation and problem solving which helps keeps things interesting along with some combat in between. Storyline wise though I'm not sure what's going on, I never paid attention to the story of other Lara Croft games either though. To me the game already fun and engaging regardless of how the story is and I would recommend this to anyone who loves puzzle solving or a good Coop.
Not What I Expected, and That is a Good Thingcedarson | April 13, 2014 | See all cedarson's reviews »
I've been a die hard tomb raider fan since the first one came out on the PS1 years ago. Pretty much the formula has not changed much. So when this was announced, I was skeptical. I'm glad that my worries were alleviated in the first 10 minutes of playing. It is a scaled down version of Tomb Raider with a little more action and a top down view. The puzzles are challenging but not impossible, and the pace is really good. I recommend giving this game a look if you are a Tomb Raider fan or even a Diablo fan.
Good way to keep series freshSpecu | Nov. 27, 2013 | See all Specu's reviews »
That was good idea to keep the series fresh and prepare for bigger revolution. It's still the same concept of raiding the tombs, with different perspective and co-op friendly. I should thanks to the Crystal (developer) for that step because now control is better than original from old trilogy. There is also more shooting sequences but with better control and character movement it's now better and don't frustrate that much compared to older Tomb Raider. Puzzles are well designed (also scaled well with progress) and there is some that make a lot of fun when you can play with other player. Surgical precision or field for crocked tricks? It's all your way.
Decent puzzle gamesYugTaht | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all YugTaht's reviews »
Played this puzzle game with my gf, who picked it up for cheap online during a halloween sale. This game is very fun puzzle wise, and some puzzles even get fustrating because that's how hard they are (if you want to 100% the game). Personally, I don't really follow the story-line and am not that interested in it. The camera work in this game may get annoying as both players have to share the SAME screen, there's no split or "your own screen," you both share the same screen. So maneuvering around may be difficult. The puzzles do NOT get easier if you are on co-op, the puzzles are the same but modified slightly depending if you're playing solo or co-op; allowing you to complete it solo if you wish, but if you had a 2nd person, then you must divi-up the tasks. Graphics are pretty standard, for a top view game, graphics aren't usually the best IMO, but it doesn't need to be to keep you entertained because you'll always be running from a giant spike ball or a wave of fire coming up behind you.
An Amazing Co-Op ExperienceWiesler | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all Wiesler's reviews »
Good co-op games let you play with your friend without taking away any of the fun. Great co-op games make working together with your friend(s) fun. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light does this perfectly. Totec and Lara have to use their abilities to help each other through puzzles and platforming sections. Lara has a zipline for Totec to walk across and Totec has spears that only Lara can jump on, as well as a shield that doubles as a platform for Lara. The game has a good mix of combat and puzzles. The difficulty of both varies, but it is all fun. The many rewards that can be unlocked from playing the game and doing certain things add to the replay value. The items unlocked give some RPG qualities to the game because weapons and artifacts have various effects and statistics. This is probably one of the best co-op games you will play and it comes at a fine price.