Lara Croft Tomb Raider Anniversary - Prima Official Game Guide by David Hodgson
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Anniversary (Sony PlayStation 2, 2007)
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While mostly true to its template, it differs in having new puzzles, later generation graphics, and also an altered storyline. Anniversary was made to celebrate Tomb Raider 's 10th anniversary. At first the Anniversary Edition was supposed to be a PSP game made by Core Design , but that version was cancelled after an working prototype already existed. Finally Eidos Interactive announced that Anniversary was being made by Crystal Dynamics ; the new game shared the controls and gameplay of the previous game Legend. It was released in March The Xbox version is playable also on the Xbox One through the Backwards-compatibility feature. The story's prelude begins in in Los Alamos, New Mexico; a mushroom cloud engulfs an abandoned town, uncovering a crystalline structure, sending an unidentified winged creature flying out.
When Tomb Raider first hit in , it was nothing short of groundbreaking. When the game industry was experiencing a sea change from predominately sprite-based 2D graphics to polygonal 3D graphics, Tomb Raider was a shining example of the sort of immersive atmosphere and exploration-based gameplay that was possible. There simply weren't strong, serious, and highly competent female protagonists like Lara Croft, though in a way, Lara Croft's role as a protagonist was almost outstripped by her roles of cover girl, female role model, and spokesperson for the maturation of video games. While years of sequels that ranged from unremarkable to borderline offensive did a lot to tarnish the Tomb Raider name, developer Crystal Dynamics undid a lot of damage with last year's Tomb Raider: Legend, which focused on the strengths of the series--exotic locales, thoughtful puzzles, and incredible acrobatics--while modernizing the gameplay and streamlining the whole experience. Crystal D continues its good work with Tomb Raider: Anniversary, which effectively goes back to the original Tomb Raider and rebuilds it from scratch. Tomb Raider: Anniversary isn't as groundbreaking as the original Tomb Raider, but it's undeniably more playable. This is one of those rare cases of the remake being better than the original.
The 3D game design, controls and graphics were truly ground breaking for their time. Furthermore, gamers were also presented with a unique, female human playable character with which they could become emotionally attached, Lara Croft. The original Tomb Raider sold over seven million copies and is still heralded as an absolute classic and one of the best action adventure games ever. Tomb Raider defined the PlayStation and changed the way that people played games. In tribute to this and to celebrate and commemorate the continuing development of the Tomb Raider franchise and its central character, Crystal Dynamics are developing a new Tomb Raider adventure for Lara.