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“Today, it’s all about the Xbox 360, the only device that brings together all your entertainment all in one place,” said Don Mattrick, president of Interactive Entertainment, but what good is this for Gamers?
The last few E3 expos have been, arguably, a little disappointing. The focus for Xbox has been Kinect and now the newly announced SmartGlass. These are to improve the system’s entertainment experience, appealing more to families and amateurs rather than the hardcore gamers among us.
The new reboot from Crystal Dynamics is coming soon where we see Lara in a younger form, could they be trying to compete with Uncharted this time around? You decide.
I bought this game shortly after it came out, I think it was the promo screen shots involving the Kraken that made me get it  the underwater temple looked amazing and I refused to be put off by my last experience (not a good experience) with Tomb Raider which was Chronicles on PC . So, if I bought it nearly a year ago, why am I writing about it now? Well, as you may remember, last year Q4 was a bit packed with games, so even though I bought it back then I didn’t play it immediately (I was somewhat distracted by Fallout 3 and Left 4 Dead). Before I got round to Starting on Underworld I had also bought the Eidos collectors pack on Steam which included the two prior Tomb Raider games, Legend and Anniversary. Earlier this year I played Tomb Raider: Legend (Comparisons to Underworld will be made later) but didn’t jump straight to the next one (you can have too much of a good thing). When I finally felt like playing another Tomb Raider game I decided to go with Underworld as the plot caries on where Legend left off (it even has a “Previously On” video to catch you up if you need it), as it turns out there are some also some references to events I believe are in Anniversary, so with hindsight I probably should have started that one first…
I have to kept spoilers very minimal (and are plot rather than puzzle spoilers) but I don’t want people complaining that I ruined the game. If you are bothered stop reading now