Good Cop: Tomb Raider Review
Mar09

Good Cop: Tomb Raider Review

Nintendo should take note of what Crystal Dynamics has pulled off here.  In the face of the tremendous pressure that accompanies contracts with a faltering publisher and a supremely botched PR campaign during the final stages of development, they’ve created a sensible new direction for a venerated franchise. The methodology was clear: make a (short) grocery list of what still worked and jettison everything else, no sacred cows. Strong...

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Bad Cop: Tomb Raider Review
Mar09

Bad Cop: Tomb Raider Review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR-DodR4Fao Tomb Raider seems to suffer the opposite problems of a typical reboot.   So many others go through the mechanical motions of their predecessors while harboring affections for a different style of gameplay.  Crystal Dynamics, on the other hand, has conviction – they’re committed to the fresh start.  But the new gameplay implements aren’t listening, even if their heart is in the right place....

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