||Apr 03, 2001
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the first one's always fun..
Tomb Raider was huge when it hit the shelves, and it's easy to see why. Quite frankly: Lara's hot, she has guns, and there are plenty of things to kill. I actually enjoyed this first installment (so sue me) because of it's platformer style. It may be hyped as an action/adventure, but when you get right down to it Tomb Raider is merely another Mario or Commander Keen.
The puzzles were fun, but soon became redundant. It's sequals were just addons to the first game and added nothing in the way of gameplay or graphic innovation. It was also quite hard dealing with the fact that you never actually get to see Lara naked in the game. That feature would have made a whole lot of the other little flaws dissappear.
The Bottom Line
If you enjoy platformers give this one a try. It's by far not the best, but it's a nice time killer. Whatever you do: if you buy this one don't get lured into buying another in the series.