Lara Croft strikes back
There are some videogame characters that go beyond the game's boundaries and become almost part of our culture. Lara Croft is undoubtedly one of them, and she's back – again – with yet another exotic adventure.
Tomb Raider: Underworld is the latest episode in the franchise and it remains truly faithful to the series' principles: mysterious locations, varied puzzles and challenges and a more acrobatic than ever Lara with her usual tiny pants and tight tank.
Tomb Raider: Underworld requires both logical skills and physical abilities, I mean, physical in the sense of keyboard dexterity. The game's fully interactive environment provides you with many paths to explore the area and different ways to move around. However, the game is probably better managed with a gamepad, rather than the usual keyboard and mouse combination.
One of the most outstanding features in this new Lara Croft adventure is its astounding graphics. Characters, objects and especially landscapes are rendered with plenty of detail. Pay attention, for example, to tree leaves or water: they're so realistic it makes you feel like touching it. Of course, this means that the game has really high system requirements: another reason to play it on a console instead.
Tomb Raider: Underworld is another episode in the Lara Croft franchise, which will please Lara's fans but which will probably be boring for those of use who don't really like the character.