Tomb Raider: Anniversary retraces Lara Croft's original genre-defining adventure — globe-trotting 3rd person action-adventure in pursuit of the legendary Scion artifact. Using an enhanced 'Tomb Raider: Legend' game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara's adventure and pursuit of a mystical artifact known only as the...
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Release Date: Jun 5, 2007

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Tomb Raider: Anniversary retraces Lara Croft's original genre-defining adventure — globe-trotting 3rd person action-adventure in pursuit of the legendary Scion artifact. Using an enhanced 'Tomb Raider: Legend' game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara's adventure and pursuit of a mystical artifact known only as the Scion right up to today's technology standards and offers gamers a completely new gameplay experience. Re-imagined, Anniversary delivers a dynamic fluidly and fast Lara Croft, massive environments of stunning visuals, intense combat and game pacing, and an enhanced and clarified original story.
  • Epic Exploration - The lost city of Atlantis and ancient Egyptian pyramids are ripe for discovery: explore every hidden dark crevice and impossible heights; enter into strange, undiscovered lands and solve their deepest, darkest mysteries; open doors to new realms, uncover great rewards and unearth secrets to Lara's past.
  • Acrobatic Gunplay - Deftly leap around charging enemies while you unleash a hail of bullets from your trademark dual pistols.
  • Lethal Predators - The wilderness awaits with a wide range of bestial predators—from bats to wolves to bears—ready to defend their territory from human encroachment. New and improved AI means that all enemies will exhibit a more diverse behaviour set, providing improved combat challenges for the player.
  • Supernatural elements are used sparingly to provide a mystical allure around the world, while maintaining the world's grounded core. The awesome T-Rex and intriguing Atlantean centaurs suck you in to the wonderfully intriguing and mysterious world of Tomb Raider.
  • Death-Defying Environmental Playground - Leap over massive gaps, cling onto rock ledges, and swim through underground tunnels.
  • Solve the Diabolical Machinery of the Past - seek to outwit the brilliant ancient designers of many epic puzzles and vaults in order to uncover their secrets. Be warned that they do not take kindly to 'meddling', and as such, the price of failure is extreme.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Microsoft Windows Vista, 2000, or XP, Pentium 3 1.4Ghz or Athlon XP 1500+, 4GB free space, 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64 MB 3D Accelerated Card with TnL (GeForce 3TI / Radeon 9 series), 512MB RAM (Windows Vista) or 256MB RAM (Windows 2000/XP), Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible), 100% Windows 2000/XP/Vista compatible mouse and keyboard
    Recommended: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Pentium 4 3.0Ghz or Athlon 64 3000+, Microsoft Windows XP/Vista compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible), 1GB RAM, 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64MB 3D Accelerated Card with Pixel Shader 2.0 (GeForce 6000 series / Radeon X series)
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75 of 76 people (99%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Introduction: Tomb Raider Anniversary is a love letter to the fans of the original game who for many years saw a decline is the quality of titles being released for the franchise being developed by it's creators CORE. This is the second title developed by Crystal Dynamics, who were given the task to return the series to it's once respected and celebrated roots atop the action adventure genre and they not only accepted this great challenge but, as we all now know have continued to exceed gamers expectations as to what's to come from our most eye pleasing raider of tombs. If you truly wish to see exactly how the series progressed to what is now considered by many as the only franchise able to challenge and possibly best the Unchartered series as reigning action adventure royalty, Tomb Raider Anniversay although the second title released by Crystal Dynamics is where the evolution of their titles truly began.

Overview: Tomb Raider Anniversary is a remake of the original classic game released on the Sega Saturn, Sony Playstation and PC. Now many years after the originals release, it not only began to show it's age but, seem more like the grandmother of gaming instead of it's symbol of female stregnth, resolve and sexuality. Crystal Dynamics has returned our once royalty of the action adventure gaming scene to her original glory by completely overhauling the graphics and gameplay for the modern age. They have successfully retained the gameplay elements of the original all while enabling the player with a more fluid and responsive control scheme for combat and navigation.

Gameplay: The gameplay of Tomb Raider Anniversay is a blend of the previous entries with a more modernized execution. Gone are the tank like controls of the original which are now replaced with a scheme more suitable for a three dimensional space. The player will now be able to comfortably navigate our protagonost Lara through her adventures with a fair amount of ease and grace. Traversing areas overall feels much more natural than before as you perform platform jumps and general movements (combat etc.) throughout each level. With that being said, there are some areas which you will encounter less fluidity such as the under water sections which, in comparison to her ground level areas seem much less intuitive and a less than perfect camera that can at times make the journey a bit frustrating yet, even with it's flaws won't ruin the experience.

The puzzle aspect of the gameplay is kept fully intact retaning the original elements that many considered the series stregnth and are executed on a much more professional scale than the 1996 release. With the change to a more intuitive control scheme comes less headaches when trying to place objects in their necessary positions along with a free camera which will assist you in getting a better look at the challenge at hand. The puzzles are of increasing difficulty and can at times seem like a daunting affair which only heightens the experience. As you solve the puzzles, you will marvel at the the genius displayed by the develpers and see why this game is considered such a figurehead in the industry. It's this very element that Tomb Raider Anniversary displays time and time again throughout your adventure that makes it easily understandable once again why Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider Series are considered one of the most influential games created.

Graphics: Crystal Dynamics has done a fantastic job at bringing the original Tomb Raider into the modern gaming age. The entire world that you may or may not remember from 1996 has been painstakingly recreated with surprisingly beautiful results. Although anniversary saw it's initial pc release in 2006 the graphics are still something to behold. The indoor environments specifically can at times leave you in awe and shock that this was now released nearly ten years ago. Developed on a modified Legend engine which was first seen in the 2005 release Tomb Raider Legend, Crystal Dynamics have displayed their knowledge gained and applied it masterfully within their newly crafted world.

There are a variety of features found in the graphics options to suit the pc gamers taste and configurations. From resolutions of up to 1080p, multiple aspects ratios and an assortment of graphics features such as anisotrpic filtering, multiple AA, shadows etc., Tomb Raider fans can rejoice that their title will remain relevant and playable for years to come. The only feature lacking which, oddly enough was found in Crystal Dynamics initial title Tomb Raider: Legend released in 2005 is an option to turn on high end graphics effects. Why they chose to limit the options available are beyond me but, regardless even without these, it still remains a beautifully constructed world.

Sound: Within the first few seconds of launching anniversary, you will be welcomed back by the easily recognized soundtrack of the original remastered. For gamers who had the privilage of playing the original 1996 title, this will immediately send a chill down your spine and emit feelings of generations past. I immediately felt like a child again upon hearing the woodwind instrument solo echoing during the intro and it set the stage for an incredible adventure to come. The sountrack found within anniversary is perfectly suited to eash sequence at any gven time during your adventure and a stregnth at every turn. The sound effects serve their intended purpose and are general standard fair. The only sounds a bit lacking are during gun fire which, show their age in comarison to more current titles. They simply lack an ability to give the player a sense of power while weilding the many firearms found in game.

Story: In Tomb Raider Anniversary you play as the protagonist Lara Croft, an archeologist and adventurer whos beauty and athletic grace is matched by her intellectual abilities which, serve her well whilst traversing the many dangerous ruins found across the world. The story takes a back seat to the gameplay aspects but, serves the game well. It establishes a sense of purpose and creates a nice sense of pacing to ensure you continue further into your adventure without feeling forced. Simply put, the gameplay is just as much of the story as any dialogue found within it as any true action adventure game should be. Balanced and not overbearing, it exists and knows it's role at all times.

Replay Value: The replay value of anniversay is all dependant of the player. There are many hidden artifacts to discover if you wish to let your inner completionist enjoy a bit of obsessive compulsiveness during your adventure. There's quite a bit to discover along the way and overall it's a fairly legnthly adventure. That being said, like any action adventure title, there are some that will get more out of it than others and that all depends on what you're looking to achieve within the game. Although there is a seperate standalone mini-adventure that extends the content, what it adds isn't really geared towards the standard player and the gameplay found within it is mostly puzzle based. So overall the replay value found here is moderate but, most definitely worth the asking price.

Final Review Score: 8.1/10 After being passed the torch, Crystal Dynamics successfully resurrected a franchise that was quickly being destroyed by it's creators CORE. In Tomb Raider Anniversary, Crystal Dynamics re-established the series as a viable contender for the action adventure crown and have done so since this 2006 release time and time again. Although Tomb Raider Anniversay isn't the incredibly polished title the most recently released Tomb Raider (2013) reboot was, it is very much so a classic example of how a remake can be achieved successfully without alienating it's fan base. If you're a fan of the action adventure genre, Tomb Raider Anniversary absolutely deserves a place in your library.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
THANK YOU EIDOS!

For the longest, I've spent ages wondering why in the world left didn't mean go left and not turn left. The same thing that has HAUNTED my experience with this as well as resident evil. But for the latter I was perplexed as the publisher pushed out games like gex 2 and 3, akuji the heartless, legacy of kain, meanwhile this game was carrying this annoying movement all the way through angel of darkness. Why is beyond me.

Tomb raider anniversary takes the experience and intensifies it without making it as atrocious as not having ammo in the regular games. You get all of the fun whilegetting the experience you were supposed to get from tomb raider in my opinion. Dedicated exploration, optional puzzles, and a world and character worth looking at, and very playable to boot.

I wonder why everyone turned their face at me when I mentioned how I loathe tomb raider because of the clunky movement control. They changed it, and now it is another entry to worthwhile platform games that everyone should give a try. You probably won't find everything on your first go, but taking a nice stroll through it and trying everything will do the trick, as well as stump most normal platform gamers who think that everything that happens is accessible and valid instantly. Where that is not always the case here.

I'll probably enjoy tomb raider games from here on for sure. Because I couldn't get enough of the older eidos platform games. And this is just tomb raider that moves just like the rest of those games. I couldn't be more pleased with that. As the rest of the game is or should be self explanatory.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
Basically the original Tomb Raider, except with controls and graphics that are more friendly with computer users. Tomb Raider is amazing if you like puzzles and puzzling boss fights.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
I remember playing this game when i was only just a boy on the Playstation 1 and the game was amazing, i was worried about the Anniversary game because most remakes of classics are pretty awful, but i suppose i should start eating my own foot because this game still is that amazing classic game.

If you played the Playstation 1 version, then this is EXACTLY the same but with better graphics and more flexible control. Tomb Raider at its best!
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
Some frustrating camera/jump problems taint the expereince. The AI is abit braindead. But, the slower pacing and puzzle solving is very enjoyable. If you want more of a exploration/puzzle game this is a great game. Don't expect to be in firefights every 5 minutes though, very rare.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Another great installment of the Tomb Raider series. This is an awesome remake of the first game from 1996 (The name itself explains that),most of the original stuff is included but with way more advanced graphics and systems. The story itself is original,never seen before and a must play! Some puzzles and parts may be frustrating but after you solve them you feel a great amount of happiness and relief. 10/10 would play again after 7 years of the release
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
A faithful recreation of the original Tomb Raider game, but has a few gameplay issues, ranging from artificial gameplay lengthening to confusing map layout, and forced checkpoints (but with a manual save feature?)

Platforming is generally more solid than Underworld, with less "♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥" moments, but the game is still very easy. Dying gives you all your HP back, so why even bother with medkits?

I still enjoyed it despite my gripes, but keep a walkthrough handy, or you'll find yourself frustrated, A LOT.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Quitensential Tomb Raider and how a remake (not really a remake more an update) of a classic should be done (now we just need that Final Fantasy 7 one). Greatly visually updated (even looks pretty great now), tight controls, intelligent puzzles and platforming (the type that makes you feel smart when you figure it out and progress / find that relic).

The game offers that same great sense of adventure, puzzling and challenge mixed in with mild combat and treasure finding as any great Tomb Raider-eqse game should.

NOTE:
It is pad native and works great but not screen native (shows the keyboard keys instead of the xbox buttons) but it's easy to figure out what is what unlike in say FF7 where it's consistently a nightmare.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Hard to recommend. It's very similar to the original game with a few things tweaked or added. Still has a decent sound track and some tense platforming. Controls are sooooo much smoother than the older games. Overall its enjoyable but its still kinda buggy. Huge no-no for a platforming game. There are a few spots where you will die because she decided she can't grab a ledge until the 5th time. Save somehow got corrupted lost all my progress and all my unlocked stuff, since it lacks steam cloud it officially screwed me over. Needs some more polish and man I wish it had cloud support.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
There was always a certain aspect of horror that made this game absolutely terrifying to play as a kid.

Was one of my favorites, nonetheless.

From what I'm seeing so far, this is essentially an HD re-embodiment of that same experience.

Definitely worth picking up if you were/are a fan of the original Tomb Raider!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
I need to start with the the bad first, because while not changing the fact that I definitely recommend this game, I feel it really needs to be stated.

The bad aspects of this game really come down to one thing: it makes too many assumptions on what you are trying to do VS what you should do.

Let me explain.

The bad

You can say what you want about the original, requiring quite a bit of precision with its blocky walls and ledges, where most of the moving around was made by jumping and grabbing ledges that where always facing each other. But it was clear when and where to jump to and from. The game knew what it did, and didn't make any assumptions of any kind on what you were trying to do. When you died, it was entirely your fault and your fault only.

The Anniversary edition has gone beyond that and allows you to grab onto a ledge while jumping from another perpendicular ledge. While this is welcome and freshens up the game feel most of the time, it gets tiring when the game does not agree on your trajectory and lets Lara fall off to her doom without having her trying to grab said ledge. Next time, you try an identical jump and surprisingly the game now agrees to it.

This is but an example. Overall, what happens is that the game does not allow you to do things it is not expecting. The most infuriating aspect of this is when the game decides wrongfully what is allowed and what isn't.

You can reach that pole from where you stand? Lara won't grab it because you are expected to pull that cage over there to be able to reach that ledge over there that will in turn allow you to grab the pole.

This leads to some really cringe-worthy moments were you will fail sequentially until the game finally decides to let you do what you actually are trying to do.

Finally, and this is more of a detail, but still thought I'd mention it.

Remember that animation in the original, when Lara lands on her feet and hands when she falls off a high platform? That is an animation that tells you "this is as high I can fall from" and you're like, "phew, that was close". You could really feel that fall through Lara.

In Anniversary, Lara falls off, lands on her two feet like nothing happened physically, still yells and loses some health, but that animation is not there anymore. Tough falls do not feel like tough falls (except those you die in). Too bad.

The good

All of this being said, this remake of the first Tomb Raider is everything a remake ought to be: it freshens up the original with new ideas and does not try too hard to be like its predecessor.

New graphics (2007-wise, but still look good in early 2015) and environments. If the sensation of vastness was there in the original, Anniversary builds on top of that and adds a more detailed architecture that improves that sensation of vastness.

New controls that use the gamepad perfectly (don't know about keyboard, playing with a xbox 360 controller).

New combat system that works way better than the original's jumping around. You still jump around here, it is just more dynamic overall. Even though combat is not frequent, there are enough to break the slow going pace of the puzzle solving. Also, boss fights! That means you have to find that specific thing to do to beat them.

New cutscenes, cinematics and new voice acting. Some cutscenes have QTEs, but this remains very rare and anecdotal and does not add much to the game except giving you the impression of control when Lara does some badass stuff on screen.

Collectibles that will have you rummage through the levels if you want to get all of them. These unlock rewards such as new costumes, artworks, developer commentaries, etc. There is also a time trial mode in which you must complete a level in one go, without checkpoints or anything: you fail, you restart entirely.

Some of the old puzzles have been replaced by new ones, but old ones that worked well have been kept. In the original I sometimes found myself wandering aimlessly until I eventually came across all the pieces needed to solve a puzzle. I never felt that in Anniversary. It was almost always a straightforward but still rewarding experience.

In addition to the ability to jump to perpendicular ledge, there are other new gameplay elements such as a grappling hook, swinging poles and climbable poles, all of which open up new possibilities for exploration and puzzle solving.

I played Anniversary along with the original to fully appreciate the differences, and in my opinion, Anniversary is a great reverence to the original. It stands out on its own, with fresh ideas that definitely make sense for a game like this, while not casting any shadow over the original which has its own merits over Anniversary.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
as a remake this game is great, i have played a little on both PC and console. I do reccomend this game to anyone that wants to play the original Tomb Raider but doesn't like the graphics or controls.

However i did uncover a slight glitch that was both funny but annoying. This glitch involed Lara Croft's ponytail, if you walk/run the ponytail will be left behind which will cause it to stretch until it realizes "i'm supposed to be here" then pings itself back to it's normal position; like i said that is both funny and extremely annoying. another bug involved the bats, if you shoot them they will die but before disapearing they'll go biserk and bounce around (like a bullet bounching of multiple walls). There is also a graphical problem where the screen will go a bit funny for a second or two then it will go back to normal.

i also don't like the control tutorial part, i was using a controller but the game was giving me the keyboard/mouse controls instead of the controller options. Other than these problems i still think it's a great game and worth a play!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
bought the tomb raider collection when it was on sale - found this hidden gem I'd somehow missed. It's more of the same, but it's challenging, pretty, and fun. In the end, that's what you want from a tomb raider.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Not Played to much of it yet, but I am enjoying this remake of the first classic. It changes up the level design just enough to give you a new tomb raider experience, but at the same time they leave a lot of the original game intact. One complaint may be that swimming controlls (at least while use a 360 controller) could be a bit tighter. Also, the camara may swing about it's own way but most of the time it works well. And thank the heavens they didn't keep that stiff controll from the original. I would score this (from what I've played so far) 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
I was but a wee lad when the Original Tomb Raider came out. I remember watching my brothers play it.
Though when it finally came my turn, I couldn't get around the clunky controls.

This game fixes that issue. While it is not flawless, the flow of control (Xbox360 Wired Controller) the game is much smoother. The Graphics are nice, the music and atomosphere is great. The game all round was a delight to play.
There are a number of cheap deaths due to glitches where you can grab a ledge or simply go through it at times. But those minor issues aside. I really enjoyed the game and would recommend it to anyone interested in some old school adventure puzzle platforming with a newage graphical revamp.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
It was a good idea to revamp the original title but I still wouldn't say it was a perfect one. The begining was pretty easy but as you go to the later levels it wasn't that the puzzles were hard, its that the usual horrible tomb raider camera angles with frustrating platforming that can really suck the fun out of you, expecially in a few areas. The combat wasn't bad though the boss fights forced you to use different tactics to win which kinda sucks. The game isn't bad but its a shame they didn't just revamp all the old tomb raiders instead of just this one. Still it is fun and I'm glad that the new tomb raider is such a fantastic franchise now. I don't know if I can stomach to play the really old tomb raiders from 2-7 but we'll see what happens. Maybe, just maybe I'll get a hankering to playing them. Until then, I would say this game is decent but not extremely great unless your into such things.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Mixing the great original story and locations with beautiful visuals and few new encounters. Though I have to admit some places may seem confusing and sometime it's frustrating when you get lost in some huge complex. So I would probably not recommend it to Tomb Raider virgins. Well but it doesn't change the fact, that it's really a great game!
Conclusion: Anniversary is a sweet tribute gift for Lara's fans. 4/5
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
I was only a wee little kid when I last played this (on the PS1).
I really had to rack my brain to remember anything.
The new look threw me off a lot.
I have to be honest and say that I spent a great deal of time googling and checking out Wiki articles to double-check it was in fact the same game I played ages ago.

It really felt like a new(ish) game.
It definitely is better than the original with the updated engine.
Only fragments of the game are there in my memory.

I do remember feeling that same old excitement you have for entering new areas to solve the new puzzles.
By the time I had to stop playing, it was well into the next morning when I realized how much time went by and how much sleep I lost revisiting this gem.

I would love to see the next 2 TR games remastered in this fashion.
I remember having played 2 more than 1 (as we lost the disc to 1).
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
As good as the pervious installment, this game is a remake of Tomb Raider I, the actual first Tomb Raider game in the series. The only thing that is interesting is that the developers edit the levels and combine parts of a level from Tomb Raider I to make the puzzles short, and replaces "fetch" objectives with platforming. So players that beat Tomb Raider I will recognize certain parts of the level and already know what to do. This doesn't mean you will finish the game fast, it still different than the Tomb Raider I, just a bit shorter since it is easier. 10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Responsive controls, fantastic puzzles, challenging boss fights and fun environments to explore. Plenty of replay value with tons of secret collectibles and rewards. Gamepad support. In-game developer commentary.

Basically, this is a great deal. If you want to get into Tomb Raider, there's no better place to start.

I couldn't recommend it more!
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