Robert Wm. Gomez's

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light: Pushing Balls

Pushing balls around has never been more fun! I have really enjoyed the last few Tomb Raider games like Tomb Raider: Legend and Anniversary. This game takes the standard puzzle solving elements of Tomb Raider—pushing blocks and balls on to pressure plates and the like—but, rather than platforming, puts the emphasis on shooting enemies. In fact, the combat is not dissimilar from Robotron 2084 or other, more recent, twin stick shooters. Run with one stick and aim and shoot with the other. The gun-play is never quite as frantic or enemy-rich as Robotron or Geometry Wars, but it can get pretty challenging at times. There are also time challenges and item bonuses to try to achieve once you've played through the game once. I like this top-down, isometric perspective (I would love to see a Nox sequel using a similar engine).