The demo for the new tomb raider game is available on Xbox live, the animation looks great! I'm so looking forward to this game...
Ok, I played through the demo and these are my thoughs:
It looks really good! Ignoring the obvious improvements in the graphics, lara moves more naturally especailly in her kicks and climbing. As she runs through jungle, she reaches out to swat aside branches or plants that get in her way.
Theres also the fact that as you jump around, fall off, etc Lara gets muddier and after swimming about, she stays wet for a while. Speaking of falling off places, Lara seems to take far more damage from much smaller falls than she did previously.
Theres a few new climbing moves she can do as well.
For a start, when shes swinging around a pole, if you press down on the stick while shes at the top of her swing, she drops onto the top of the pole and steadies herself there, ready to jump off.
Theres also 'beams' scatered around that lara can walk across like a gymnast. But as she walks she may start to topple off to one side, in which case you use the direction stick to steady her.
Thirdly, if you have a narrow chute then you can climb up it by jumping at one side of the chute, then pressing jump again causing her to push off and hit the other side. You can continue doing that until you reach a high ledge that you wouldnt normally be able to reach.
I was intrigued to see a non-lethal weapon in your arsenal too - Lara has a tranquiliser gun in the demo. Which is very useful against tigers!
Your two helpers make an appearance in the demo too, so they'll be back obviously. Sensibly, they're back home where it's reasonably safe
Edited by Hawkeye, 29 October 2008 - 07:36 AM.
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