BITZ ; Video Gaming [Newcastle Evening Chronicle (England)]
(Newcastle Evening Chronicle (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION (Nixxes Software, PS4, XBOX ONE) IS it too early to be going back to one of this franchise's finest hours? Absolutely not! The next-generation of consoles prove to be a superb shot in the arm to Lara Croft's already immeasurably adventurous life.
Going right back to where it all began proves to be a revelation, now realised in this 'Definitive Edition' in jaw-droppingly detailed HD graphics.
It continues to nail the perfect balance of old and new, offering up a wealth of action and exploration that sheds new light on the series - and the central character - through a beautifully realised exotic world and tightly knitted storyline.
Combat has already been finely tuned, whether you're attacking from afar with your bow or steaming in all guns blazing. The traditional 'tomb raiding' is as deliciously dank, dark and relic- ridden as it's ever been.
It's a fast-paced adventure with so much to offer and, while the graphical enhancements will take the top billing in this re-boot for 2014, it's still true to say this is Lara's best outing to date.
RATING: 8/10 - Stunning BARGAIN BUY: Pounds 34.98 at www.zavii.com WORMS: THE REVOLUTION COLLECTION (Team 17, PS3, XBOX 360) WORMS Revolution Collection contains the very latest outing in the bestselling series, plus all three DLC packs and Worms 2 Armageddon as an added bonus. Revolution is loaded with exciting new features and cracking 3D graphics but it still manages to retain the classic gameplay fans love.
Dynamic water effects, exploding physics objects and four different class acts to choose from all show how much things have moved on from the early days.
RATING: 7/10 - I Got You!
BARGAIN BUY: Pounds 16.99 at www.zavii.com
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