Mr. IAD MCINTYRE

"Iain"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (54 of 62)
Location: North Yorks, UK

 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,001,205 - Total Helpful Votes: 54 of 62
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PC DVD) by Eidos
You would have thought that a player would be equally able to control a game on any platform and controller combination. Apparently not. After the disaster that was the keyboard/mouse control system in Legend, you would have though Crystal Dynamics would have cared enough to overhaul it and make it more player friendly. Apparently not. Given the number of people suggesting that players buy an "X-Box 360-type controller" to play this game, I am left with no doubt that the designers care little for the PC market: Anniversary, Legend and Underworld are so obviously designed for the consoles that those people might as well have said "buy an X-Box 360".

Question: why should I be… Read more
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (PC) by Mastertronic Ltd
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This game is the first in the so-called Next Generation of products featuring Lara Croft. As such, there are some great features and brilliant ideas which possibly work well on a console but which do not transfer at all well to the PC.

First, the good: the textures are well conceived and programmed; the storyline is intriguing and well thought out; the new Reward system is an excellent extension and development of the old Secrets, and you can replay levels to retrieve missed Rewards; finally, the Time Trial mode will appeal to speed junkies. The ability to choose costumes is also a nice idea, but you can only use them in Replay mode or Croft Manor, not during main game play… Read more
Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness (PC CD) by Mastertronic Ltd
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the bad-mouthing!, 20 July 2009
Many found this game to be awful, a waste of time, the end of Lara, etc, etc... Ignore all that: this game is highly enjoyable and a worthy addition to the canon.

So want is all the fuss? For one thing, you must play as a new (male) character in three levels, not as Lara. This is odd, admittedly, as the game is billed as "The Adventures of Lara Croft" not "...plus Kurtis Trent". His character has odd disabilities, too as you'll find out! (He also has very weird abilities...)

Other "problems" are the new system of in-game icons, the dialogue sequences, and the ability upgrades (effectively replacing the old Secrets). I found these odd to start with, but soon got… Read more