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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light [Review] [Summer of Arcade]

Overall Feeling: 

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light feels like a rebirth for the Tomb Raider franchise. It is a reminder that this series was once a pinnacle of gaming, and could be again in the right venue with the right "vibe".

The Pros: 

The best Lara Croft-centric title in years. Addictive arcade-themed gameplay: challenge rooms, bonus objectives, score, and co-op. Best co-op experience for Xbox Live in quite some time. Plenty of content for re-runs both co-op and solo.

The Cons: 

After you've played co-op the solo campaign can feel a little lacking. Live co-op disabled 'til Sept 28th, wtf?

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
9

 

Microsoft's 3rd Annual Xbox Live Summer of Arcade Line Up Dated

Summer is upon us and that means it is time for Microsoft to roll out their Xbox Live Summer of Arcade extravaganza for the third consecutive year.

This year's selections represents a delightful mix of Xbox Live Arcade games to waste your Summer hours away that features everything from high speed nautical racing to the latest adventure from a famous gaming buxom heroine. 

This year's release schedule is as follows:

New screens from Lara Croft's latest adventure

In case you haven’t heard there’s a new Lara Croft game coming out this year. I know in this post Uncharted era it may be a difficult to grasp how Lara would top the adventures of Nathan Drake. But Square Enix/Eidos is taking a different approach with Lara’s latest adventure as it’s an isometric co-op game.

Details and images come forth for Lara Croft's latest adventure

This week Square Enix Europe announced Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, the latest entry in the long running Tomb Raider frnachise minus the actual Tomb Raider in the name. At this point most of us would brush aside the news of a new Tomb Raider game as Ms. Croft has been outdone by the antics of Nathan Drake but the fact that Guardian of Light is being released only through digital distribution actually garnered the game a fair share of interest.

Square Enix Europe announces the new Lara Croft adventure

Earlier this week some rumblings began that Square Enix Europe (the artist formerly known as Eidos) would be showing the upcoming Lara Croft game at GDC next week.  At first this news was more of a “we’ll see” type thing but quickly grew to become something substantial as more people continued to tip-toe around the subject. Now the cat is officially out of the bag as SE Europe today announced Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

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