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3 Oct 2010 : Guardian of Light #
Guardian of Light It's been a long time since I wrote anything in this plog, but I guess some things just warrant waking up from a slumber. What's the big new? Well, I've just completed the latest Tomb Raider game. Actually, scratch that as it's not a Tomb Raider game, it's the latest Lara Croft game: The Guardian of Light. It's a lot different from previous instalments in the series, in that rather than being third-person following Lara, it's third-person bird's-eye-view 'isometric'. I don't think it's true isometric because they left some perspective in, but you get the idea. It was an enjoyable game (I finished pretty quickly for me, which says something), but compared to the previous ones I found it easier to forget that I was playing as Lara Croft. The puzzles were good, and ironically I thought the combat was much better than in the 3D-view games. It's just a shame that there wasn't more dialogue and story elements to keep the game grounded in the Tomb Raider world. Guardian of Light Anyway, I'm glad I played it, and that the series is continuing with the same energy. I had to finish it after all, just to keep up my Tomb Raider completion rate. Eventually I still plan to go back and complete Unfinished Business (I only have The Hive to do, but it really is still unfinished business); I console myself with the fact that this was really an add-on for the original game.