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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Crystal Dynamics have taken a step in another direction with the Tomb Raider franchise, adding some life into what has so far been a good nine games that are essentially the same thing - third person puzzle/adventure games. This time a fixed isometric camera view, like an arcade platform-shooter. It may be a spin-off, but it doesn't really stack up to the main series. The gameplay is dumbed down, the story is non-existant, graphics are good for what they are, but definitely can not be compared to 2008's Underworld.

Lost Planet 2

Lost Planet 2

So you'd only play Lost Planet 2 for one of two reasons:

1. Like me, you play every action game released, even if it is a complete turd.
2. You love co-op over single player.

So what is good about Lost Planet 2? I guess some of the bigger enemies and bosses can be impressive. And the design, despite stupidly short levels, is often good enough for a 2010 game. That's about it.

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

Overall, L4D left me disappointed because I was expecting a classic game based on the reception it got. Possibly the best release of 2008, and Valve isn't expected to do merely "good".  Instead it was a very good Half-Life 2 mod. Valve have taken over but instead of really improving it or making an actual sequel, they've taken the same game, added a few extra bits and pieces and built a fairly short set of campaigns. Of course they did port the original L4D levels over to L4D2, meaning I really shouldn't have wasted my time playing the original at all. This isn't a sequel, it's just a really good Ultimate Edition of L4D. I enjoyed it more than L4D, but only because my expectations were no longer so high.

Legendary

Legendary

Legendary was a game I was really looking forward to in 2008 from Spark Unlimited. Then reviews came; IGN a 2.5/10, Gamespot 3.5/10, Eurogamer 2/10. The game was completely rubbished and, as such, barely sold. How could this happen when the graphics and monsters all looked so great in the promo material? Clearly, Spark hadn't paid the top review sites enough for positive reviews because this is the single most under-rated game I've ever played.

Left 4 Dead (Game of the Year Edition)

Left 4 Dead (Game of the Year Edition)

To be honest, from a single-player perspective, this is a bit average. Average graphics and design for 2008, but it does have some very fun, although repetitive, gameplay. Like I said above, this is a game made popular for multiplayer, not single-player. I might like the sequel better...