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Thursday, November 7, 2013


How it was in 1997?

Lara Croft. Unless you've been in a coma for the past year or two, you've probably heard that name somewhere. For those of you who experienced the first Tomb Raider game, the second one will be pure enjoyment. In Tomb Raider 2 you again take on the identity of Lara Croft, but this time you take on a totally different story line. This time Lara the great adventurer seeks another artifact: The Dagger of Xian. Legend says that the one who drives the dagger in their heart, acquires the power of the Dragon. But this time, three other people want this artifact, so Lara must fight off whatever comes in her way, including; dogs, tigers, pirhanas, huge snow creatures, and many more enemies than ever imagined in the first game.

Tomb Raider 2 basically has the same controls as the first game. Except for some new moves such as being able to climb up walls (you'll need that in the Venice level of the game), being able to wade in shallow water unlike in the first game where Lara swam no matter what. Tomb Raider's Game Engine (the thing that runs the game and shows all those cool things) has been meagerly tweaked by Eidos to allow better special effects such as Dynamic Lighting (used to make flares and stuff), and to allow the gamer behind the controller to move Lara with better response.

This time around Lara gets equipped with some new weapons along with the originals, the new weapons are: a harpoon gun for the sunken ship level, and an M-16 for blasting the living whatchamacallit out of those tigers, and maybe even some other weapon that we haven't seen yet. In the first game most of the bad-guys were animals, and some dinosaurs, but thankfully, in TR2 we finally get more human foes to blast, as far as I know they're guys, but there might be females. Once again Eidos has done an extraordinary job with the stages. The stages include; China, Tibet, Venice, and an underwater level (Lara in a wet suit!). Each stage consists of a couple or more levels, but don't worry, you wont go through this game like you have through some of the others, this game takes time (time that's worth it). Tomb Raider 2 is a must get for anyone who has played the original and for anyone who hasn't played the first one. Tomb Raider 2 is available for both PC and Sony PlayStation. Suggested retail price: $49.99

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