This is quite a strange launch. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light has been released on other platforms before Android. Even the Blackberry PlayBook has it. Strange that Android is last, behind a tablet that was ultimately a sales failure. Not only that, it’s also exclusive to the Xperia Play, meaning around 15 people will be able to play it, while the rest of the world will have to wait. Now, the Play is definitely a nice phone, but it didn’t even sell well. Why create an exclusivity deal when you’re blocking out 99% of your customers? Oh yeah, Sony’s big check.
Bitterness aside, this could be a great game when released for other Android phones. Word of warning: its permissions are a little weird. It has the right to access your contacts and receive and send SMS messages. Games don’t need these kind of permissions. It isn’t suspicious because they could just be sharing features, but it is completely unnecessary for games to have many permissions. Some game devs for Android make it their goal for their games to need as few permissions as possible, some needing none. Not a big deal, at all. If you’re an Xperia Play owner, hit the source link to the Play Store to grab this game.