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Tomb Raider (DOS)

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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4394)
Written on  :  Nov 02, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

A classic you either love or hate.

The Good

This is a really cool game, very innovative for the time and reminds Prince of Persia as it's generally based on the same concept, only 3D.

This game's 3D engine amazed me at the time - it's the kind of graphical quality you'd expect from a demo, not a 3D unaccelerated DOS game. The engine looks good and is damn fast too. The graphics are very good (though I guess they could've made Lara a bit more.. shall we say, proportional :-)), the sound effects are OK and the game is genuinely fun (at least at first).

The Bad

Hmm... you just grow tired of it after a while, and Lara -- well, you either love her or hate her, and frankly I prefer the later.

The Bottom Line

A real classic you'll probably enjoy for quite some time.