Tomb Raider VI: The Angel of Darkness
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A series of grisly murders brings Lara into conflict with a sinister Alchemist from the past, and a secret alliance of powerful individuals shrouded in mystery. Accused of the murder of her one time mentor, Werner Von Croy, Lara becomes a fugitive on the run. Pursued by the police, she follows the Alchemist into a dark world of blood, betrayal and vengeance where it is up to her to defeat this unholy alliance, and stop them from unleashing their incredible powers on the world.
An unfinished modern classicSpeed4Runs | Aug. 11, 2013 | See all Speed4Runs's reviews »
TR: AoD is an AMAZING game, but it could be a real masterpiece, if it didn't get rushed up (it got released too much early and it wasn't finished). I'm amazed to see how developers kept all classic and fantastic "items" of classic Tomb Raiders and blend them with some modern gameplay. All crazy Lara's jumps and movements which made older games fun (because they were DIFFERENT from reality, instead of newer Tomb Raiders which are just too much realistic, and that's how games should be: fantastic and different from reality) got improved and they're now more realistic and natural. So, you can still do all cool huge jumps and you can still be a really strong woman, but more "naturally" and you will have to improve your strength, stamina, etc. during the game. The Angel of Darknes represents the classic Tomb Raider games in a complete version (in terms of gameplay). The bad point is that it was released too early and some cool parts were cut, so that, sometimes, you will feel just as there is something missing. The plot is amazing, deep and has some twists. Graphics are AWESOME, it's unbelievable how a 2003 game can be that good looking. Amazing reflections, DoF, good textures, effects, good shadows, and a lot of things... ... but it's also unbelievable how a 2003 game can lag on a 2010 computer. In fact, it's poorly optimized. Oh, and soundtracks are mind blowing, probably the best featured on all Tomb Raider games!
Graphics + performance: 6
*Graphics: 7.75 - unbelievable
*Performance: 3.75 - very bad
It's very good and deep. I really enjoyed it.
It's somehow innovative, because it merges classic gameplay with a modern and a more realistic one.
It's long enough, but it could've been even more, if it didn't get rushed up.
AMAZING soundtracks, or better, mind-blowing! Dubbing is very good.
Final score: 63 Very good game, I recommend it to anyone!
Has potential, but let down by poor qualityConorEngelb | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »
Angel of Darkness had the potential to revive the Tomb Raider series. Fresh graphics, new mechanics, a continuation of Lara's story. Sadly, it was let down by abominable controls and camera angles, which often left you in the lurch in awkward moments, and a companion who can't swim. Worth picking up for the sake of completion, but only if you're really feeling confident.
Last of the Tomb Raider chroniclelok0812 | July 26, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
This is the last installment of the Tomb Raider chronicle before it moves on to a brand new directions of the Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld Trilogy. In this installment, the graphic change would be the first thing player will noticed of the change, it looks cleaner and crispier of all the previous installment, which it is a plus to the entry and that is the only improvement. Gameplay and style it is till the same except this time it is less dark tomb exploring and more city escaping from the police. The only point of this installment is really the storyline, everything else is better left forgotten.
Still good despite being the worstSabi96 | May 10, 2013 | See all Sabi96's reviews »
I bought this game here because it reminded me of my childhood. But now i notice bugs that i didn't when i was younger. It has really terrible controls and a number of bugs a human could not possibly count. The story is this game's biggest strength, as it is darker and it has a lot of detail you could watch out for, unlike previous titles, where you just explore without actually having to know what you are doing. It has a lot of plotholes, and more than half of the originally planned levels scrapped, due to the game being rushed to be released.
The gameplay style is similair to the previous tomb raider titles, with some new moves for lara added, like the commando crawl or stealth. Lara can no longer hang around for life, she has a new grip meter, which indicates how longer Lara can hold onto a ledge. There is also a new playable character for three levels.
If you are a player that can play games and endure the endless bugs it contains, i can then only recommend this game, but it is still pretty enjoyable.
The worst TR title...Cavalieroscuro | April 30, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »
...just because Core can't complete it well. In fact, in this game there are new mechanics (like the "rpg" system when you must perform an action before perform another, ie to open a door you must strenght-up Lara), but there are also some problems too. The lag input, the non-sense story (it never explain properly why Lara is still alive), a lot of bugs. This game could be much better then this, but it is only a mediocre title.