Review by Alucard517

"The beginning chronicles of Croft"

The beginning of the Lara Croft chronicles. This game you play as a young girl who has been asked to find a relic (basically anything sacred she will go get it). There isn't too much of a story to take place in the first Tomb Raider compared to the following titles. You basically get to go around shoot enemies with your infinite ammo and go through puzzles. Now even though you may have infinite ammo in your pistols you cant kill everything with it. You will see why when you advance later in the game. If you are new to the series then I suggest that you try some of the other titles as well. Each Tomb Raider game just gets better and better as you play them. And one of the best things is that in each of the games the controls are the same, so if you know what your doing in one of the games more than likely you know what your doing in another one.

Graphics 6

The graphics are really nothing to talk about. She has her pointy boobs, which thankfully they fix that in the later games, and she has her big lips. The main focus of the game is basically Lara even though it is about her. The thing to notice in the videos is she has very huge boobs. For those of you who have played this game you know what I am talking about. The animals you run into are nothing close to what they should look like. You will run into some wolfs bears and bats at the beginning stage and you don't know what the hell is going on. But other than the mess up on the graphics the details in the plains or “background” are probably the best out of anything you will see in the entire game.

Sound 8

Nothing can be better than hearing a sexy woman with a British accent. The voice acting is good in this game for one reason. That is because in the game the characters mouths only move when there are videos and those don't come around too much in the game. So during the game play there mouths don't move so you don't have to worry about the mouth not moving along with the voice. Since this game is so old I am sure back then it wasn't that big of a deal. Even though the animals don't have the best of details at least they tried on the noises they make. The wolfs howl at you like they should and the bear will growl at you before you get your head ripped off by it. So a warning before hand is to stay away from the damn bears.

Game Play 8

The best part of the game is the game play; you can run around with a hot chick and guns. They really do a good job on the adventure part of the game. The stages you go to are really big and can keep you searching for a while if your looking for an item. So keep your eyes peeled for anything that doesn't look like it should be there, because more than likely it is an item you need to help you advance later on in the level. And always ALWAYS look for the med packs. You will need them trust me, because like I mentioned earlier the bears will destroy your health. Other than the adventure, you get the shooting which is fun to just jump around in different angles and shoot the hell at whatever comes out at you.

Graphics 6
Sound 8
Game Play 8

Overall Rating 7

This is a really fun game to play when you are really bored and you want to go shoot some wolves or something of that nature. The puzzles aren't really hard but if you're not the brightest person in the world you might have some difficulties with the game. Other than that it is a fun game and you should get it if you can find a good copy of one.

Reviewer's Rating:   3.5 - Good

Originally Posted: 08/07/04

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