Well I finally finished my first Xbox 360 game. Usually, I don't finish a game that is made in the same year (with some exceptions) but I've been trying out my new LCD TV and it really has brought my 360 playing back to life.
This game was great, and if you have a choice of platforms you don't want to play it on anything other than the 360. The texture detail is incredible, although you can tell the engine in the background is not really next-gen as there was some slow down. Seriously, with that much horsepower there should not be.
Some people have complained about the motorcycle sequences... well there are really only two of them (of any significance) and they are not that long (although the train one seems to go on longer than it needs to). I thought they were just fine and broke up the gameplay a bit.
My biggest complaint is that the game is quite short (which in some ways I don't mind because I get that sense of accomplishment easily) but the difficulty spikes a lot. In most cases, the game is way too easy -- occasionally, there are some places where things have to be so precise that it's frustrating. A better mix is needed.
Overall, Lara returns in a big time positive way with this one and I'm looking forward to other Tomb Raider games from Crystal Dynamics. 8 out of 10.