Sarah LeBoeuf of Gamervision.com writes: "I was excited when Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was announced as the franchise was in the midst of an overhaul, with the downloadable title meant to satiate fans until the next retail Tomb Raider release. The addition of cooperative play to the series for the first time added to my interest level, though I was concerned that adding another player might feel forced and unnatural. When I first got my hands and eyes on Guardian on the E3 show floor, I wasn’t immediately sold. Though it looked great, the isometric view was really jarring after playing the third-person adventure series for so long, and I was worried that it wouldn’t really feel like I was playing as Lara Croft. After trying out both the singleplayer and cooperative modes, however, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light does seem to be in the same vein as the rest of the franchise, just on a smaller scale."