I just played this on PS3, a friend of mine lend me her copy.
I hated this game. I found it to be a simple Uncharted rip-off, with a boring plot and boring gameplay.
On Hard the game is easy as hell, there is no challenge at all.
There aren't puzzles, it's an "on rail title", and this is bad, because I really love old TR games (excluding the "new" trilogy). There are too many collectibles (but well, I just skipped them), the fake RPG system is simply boring.
And...there are TOO MANY cutscenes!
Oh. My. God. There is one cutscene per second! You walk, and BAM, cutscene.
You shoot some enemies, cutscene.
And Lara too, is the worst character I ever seen in the past five years... "Oh My God, what I've done"...PAM, and she kill a man with her axe in his head.
Ha, someone else who shares my opinion. I thought I was crazy or something.
It's the worst Tomb Raider game ever made. I can't even agree with the people that rattle on about its graphics - it's terrible (more polygons a beautiful scene do not make). The old Tomb Raiders has some really awe-inspiring vistas - the new one looks like Far Cry (hardly a work of art, but some people like that, I guess).
There are no real puzzles.
Tombs are tacked on just because and take 5 minutes to complete (there are half a dozen or so).
They have absolutely butchered one of the strongest female characters ever created in a video game. Props for sorting out the stupid anatomy, but the rest of her character was actually inspiring (Tomb Raider was one of the few titles with a majority female playerbase). She is now nothing more than someone doing what must be done to sruvive, which involves shooting indiscriminately like Bruce Willis having a fit, before turning into Mary Poppins after the fact. LARA USED TO VALUE HUMAN LIFE FFS - THAT'S WHY SHE WAS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!!!! No moments of psychological tension when she faces off with the enemy and puts them in their place - using her intelligence, power and wit. Tomb Raider is now a 3rd person shooter, plain and simple.
It's a boring game of paint by numbers, so of course it's the fastest selling Tomb Raider ever. Tomb Raider fans beware - Angel of Darkness is the better game!!!
Probably not the correct place to rant, but it's been eating me up badly since I completed it a few days ago. =D