Tomb Raider The Prophecy
Genre Action -> Adventure
Today's Rank 11522
USA
Date 2002-11-13
Publisher Ubisoft
UK
Date 2002-11-15
Publisher Ubisoft
United Kingdom 
Retail Box ArtOf course the GBA isn't quite up to emulating the 3-D glory of the original Tomb Raider games, but it does make a quite admirable attempt to portray the same action and atmosphere in the palm of your hand. The Prophesy's typically non-complex story has the lovely Lara Croft looking for the Black Stone, which as usual translates as a weak excuse for defiling lots of ancient tombs in exotic places. Starting out in Sweden, the game features a forced-perspective viewpoint which is not quite overhead and not quite proper isometric 3-D. It works very well, though, in enabling the same sort of level design seen in the original games. The control of Lara is generally excellent and despite the radical change in graphic style it still feels like the Tomb Raider of yore. Even the combat is the same, right down to the penchant for including endangered species as enemies. Of course it goes without saying that if you don't like Tomb Raider you won't like this, since it does absolutely nothing different than the previous titles, but if you're a fan you'll love it. --David Jenkins
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