A History of Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is a long running and well known franchise in the gaming community. However how about we take a trip down memory lane, to see how the games developed over time and appreciate what the franchise offered to gamers.

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DCfan1381d ago

Once a great series of games, now a clone of its clone.

TXIDarkAvenger1381d ago

The newest addition is easily the best game in the series, what are you talking about?

DCfan1381d ago

Im talking about how it went from exploration to straight up 3rd person shooter.

Imalwaysright1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Spoken by someone that doesn't know anything about the history of videogames. TR was made when 3D was taking its very 1st steps in this industry. TR set the template for pretty much all 3D action adventure games that came after it. While it is true that the new TR focused more on combat and had less exploration it still follows the same template that Core Design set 18 years ago. New TR is a clone of the original TR, just more focused on combat.


Fact? Is that supposed to be a joke? For TR to be an Uncharted clone, Uncharted would have to be a revolutionary game that did something that new that we hadn't seen before. Naugthy Dog has NEVER made such thing with any of its games. They never made a revolutionary game.

Core Designs did it with the original TR. You know the same TR that set the template that Uncharted very much follows. Also the only game from the TR franchise that isn't fairly linear is TR Revelations so I have no idea of what you're talking about.

DCfan1381d ago

Dissing at me won't change the fact that the reboot is an uncharted clone.
TR is miles better than uncharted so i dunno why they went the action route.

So you're saying that the first TR game was a linear game with no exploration.
Now we know who doesn't know the history of video games.

Matt6661380d ago

I agree with you, the PS1 Tomb raiders where amazing, then they got brought out and over the years it became more action based.

Clown_Syndr0me1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Those screenshots are funny, as the series progresses, her boobs get rounder. Damn they look dangerous in the original - Could poke an eye out on those jaggies.

Just started rebuilding my game collection after selling them all last year...
Found Tomb Raider 2, 3 and Lost Revelations but not the original yet! Great games.

-Foxtrot1381d ago

After playing on Tomb Raider II and Tomb Raider III it's really made me not like the reboot more. Great game but as a Tomb Raider game....Good God.

Honestly, reminding yourself what TR was like makes it sad why they changed the direction of the franchise into a full on action shooter.

Clown_Syndr0me1381d ago

Simply to appeal to the masses I guess, like most games these days. The majority are shooters/action.

Only 10 years ago, there was a hell of alot more variety, and then gaming went mainstream.

-Foxtrot1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Shame...because rebooting Tomb Raider but keeping it like the old games would of seperated it from all the shooters out there.

I'd prefer it if they went off the original Lara Croft backstory where he plane goes down in the Himalayas. Imagine the tombs and secret treasure that could of been hidden underneath the Himalaya mountains.

Instead we got an Uncharted clone with Hubs instead of chapters. I really think the majority of people who loved the reboot didn't like or even played the old games.

Kurisu1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Could be worse, it could be Angel of Darkness Remastered!

EDIT: Oh dear I hope I haven't just planted any seeds in Square Enix's head =p

Drithe1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Tomb Raider, the original game, was about the adventure. The game came with instructions on how to operate the character but that was it.

There was minimum music that only played when something happened to point you in a direction. I loved hearing echos and the sounds of the game itself. It was quiet and you focused on how to advance through the game by investigating and wondering around to solve the puzzles.

That was a great game. 2 was pretty good. The rest sucked because they wanted to BRAND Lara Croft and make the story about HER instead of the adventure. Like tons of Sony stuff, they OVERHYPED the later games about Lara and blah blah.

Tomb Raider was ruined forever.

For those us who loved the original game, you could have put a monkey to be the lead role and it would not have mattered. The game play was what made the game.

chrissx1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Tomb raider ii and iii were my favs and anniversary too.The reboot was so laughable,all I saw was an uncharted and hunger games clone.mainstream is killing all our beloved franchises

Kurisu1381d ago

I wouldn't call it "laughable". I found the reboot to be a very solid game and I enjoyed playing through it. This is only the start of her new adventure...did you see the Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer? "Take up a hobby". Hmm now what hobby could that be?! Could it be, TOMB RAIDING?! The first game was setting the foundations, let's just see where they go from here before writing it off.

chrissx1381d ago

I found it so bcos the gameplay was clearly inspired by uncharted,yet they cudnt even get it up to par,the story was obviously from lost/hunger games. It was all just so cliche I rolled my eyes tired. I'm a fan tho and lookng forward to the sequel hope its a great improvement

-Foxtrot1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

What I got from that trailer was

"So they are trying to say she became "Tomb Raider" because of a psychiatrist"

I figured she would of just went on more adventures because she got a taste for it when she was stuck on the island, now it's because she's taken advice from a psychiatrist.

Gee...thanks Doctor Penguin

Kurisu1381d ago

I love Uncharted, LOST and The Hunger Games...I guess I was bound to love this =p

One thing I will say though is that I miss the music from the original games.

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