Crashing waterfalls, deep pools of water, dank caves and of course, the requisite musty tombs are all present and accounted for in Tomb Raider: Legend. Lara's travels will take her globetrotting across Bolivia, Nepal, England, Russia, Peru, Japan, and Ghana. Each exotic locale is rich with color and detail. Lara looks fabulous as always and has a number of different costumes. Each level brings a new outfit and also there are many more that are unlockable by picking up treasures and finishing the game in Time Trial mode. One nice touch was that when you turn on the game, the menu screen shows the background of whatever location you are currently saved in, with Lara in the foreground wearing the appropriate costume. A nice little touch.
Now, I must say that I was truly impressed with the graphics, that is, until I saw this game on the 360. Then I was blown away. So if you have a 360, opt for the prettier of the two.
In the sound department, Lara's sidekicks, Zip and Alister, are a hoot. They provide a running commentary and are your eyes and ears during your missions. Needless to say, its a good idea to listen to their banter as they often provide clues. Background music is sweeping and orchestral and a perfect companion to the gameplay, whether you are shooting it out with enemies or calmly exploring a trap-ridden temple.