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Buffy the Tomb Raider,
This review is from: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Xbox) (Video Game)
If you're a fan of the Buffy television show, you will love this game. it features all the original cast members voices, except Buffy's (although her stand in does a very good job) and locations from the show (the school, the Bronze, Angel's mansion, etc.). It is set during the shows third season and has a great story involving the return of the Master. The graphics are fairly good, especially the animations on Buffy herself. The gameplay starts off well, but later descends into a Tomb Raider clone (find switch, kill bad guys, do precision jumps etc.). This does not mean this is a poor game, it's just a shame a bit more imagination couldn't have gone towards the level layout.
The one area this game really does excel is in the combat. At close quarters, Buffy can punch, kick and use combos with the best of them. The combat is very intuitive and it's obvious a lot of thought has been put into the controls.
Overall, if you're a fan of the show, get this. It's worth the asking price just to beat up Spike. It's just a shame it couldn't have been a more original title.