I finished tomb raider legend a month ago in preparation for this game coming out. I got it when it came out last week for the pc (I am using a control pad) and beat it last night. I ended up getting it for free, because a friend of mine picked it up for me, but then went across the country without ever asking me to pay her back. I have to say that while I do like it, graphics not withstanding, the original is much better. this version relied too much on the grappling hook and pole swinging techniques, and much less on the ridiculous leaps of faith that the original version had. that coupled with the larger areas of the original are what made it so endearing to me. yes, they revisited all of the areas of the original, but it seems like they greatly reduced the size of said areas in anniversary, as well as simplified many of the puzzles. I also was not too keen on the boss battles, and their insistence on using that infernal rage/target lock thingy for extra damage. I do feel that the game did do a nice job of adding in lara's newer moves to the older game, and if that's your cup of tea, then great. it's also hard not to mention the ridding of the "grid" system of all of the pre-legend games. that alone does a great deal for adding realism to the game, a great improvement in my book.