I bought an XBOX 360 the other day, and a few days later – entirely by coincidence – the latest game in the Tomb Raider series (Underworld) was released. This was very good luck indeed, as the Tomb Raider series is far and away my favourite genre of computer game. Originally I was planning to wait until the game was available second-hand, and in the meantime play through the two preceding titles. But instead I wound up buying the Ultimate Fan Pack, which includes a copy of the game plus:
- a tee-shirt (about seventeen sizes too small for me);
- a cap;
- a satchel (which actually seems sturdy enough to be used as such);
- a very cool Lara miniature;
- a 2009 calendar; and
- “Collectible packaging” (which seems to mean that the box has a picture on it).
The calendar is particularly nifty. About half the pictures are renders from the game, but the other half are photos of Alison Carroll – the gymnast who mocapped all of Lara Croft’s moves for this game – dressed as Lara Croft and in typical Lara Croft action poses.