Eidos has released a demo of their upcoming game Tomb Raider: Legend
on Xbox Live. The demo while not perfect indicates that Eidos has learned their lessons from the disaster that was Angel of Darkness and actually put together a very solid and very fun game. I played through the first part of the demo and it's actually a very good looking game although the model for Lara Croft looks a bit off. I'm not sure if this is an homage to the earlier games but it's a bit of a contrast to the wonderfully crafted world around her. The demo itself weighs in at a little over 630MB and features what looks to be the first level of the game. The controls are sharp and the gun combat is very nice. The only problems I had were some camera control issues and getting Lara to jump the right way on one of the chain puzzles, other than that it was a blast to play. BTW, are realistic physics puzzles ever going to get old? I'm not sure that they will for at least another year or so.