It is a sad commentary when a game featuring masterful puzzle and platforming sequences is best known for the cup size of its main character. Unfortunately this has become the case for Tomb Raider
. However, our sex-crazed society isn't solely to blame for this. After a phenomenal debut game, the series slowly began to focus more on Lara's physical attributes rather than the things that made the first game so great. The series finally hit rock bottom with Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness
, which if I had kids is something I would strongly consider as a form of discipline. With Tomb Raider: Legend
, the series made a comeback as powerful as its debut - a trend Tomb Raider: Anniversary
is looking to continue.
Tomb Raider: Anniversary isn't an entirely new game in the series, but calling it a remake isn't entirely true either. Although Anniversary follows the plot and features locales from Lara's first adventure, it takes these familiar aspects and infuses them with more "modern" gameplay mechanics, giving the game an entirely new feel. It is like someone telling an artist about a painting and the artist giving his own take on it.