Tomb Raider Rises, Beats Expectations

I’m not a proud man. I don’t stick to my opinions even when I’m wrong and if I make a mistake I apologise.

So, with that in mind I’ll say this: I was wrong about Rise of the Tomb Raider and my low expectations. I was wrong. There, I said it, but don’t get too excited because I wasn’t completely wrong. There are still a lot of shallow elements to the game, stuff that seem at home in the Uncharted series but feel oddly out of place in Tomb Raider. But I’ll leave those for another article and now focus on the good bits. Continue reading Tomb Raider Rises, Beats Expectations

Classic Play – Tomb Raider: Legend

Last week I finished my Anniversary run, not knowing it was Legend’s birthday! So this week I’m making up for lost time and playing my favourite game and the first in the LAU trilogy, Tomb Raider: Legend!

After the disappointment I felt over The Angel of Darkness and Chronicles before it, this game was the best that could’ve happened to me as a Tomb Raider fan. It revitalised my love for the series and not only gave me back the Lara I had always known and whom I loved but it gave me the first chapter in a wonderful story that would continue in the games I’ve already played through as part of this series. And it’s Tomb Raider’s take on Arthurian legends, what more could you ask?

Much like I did with Anniversary, I will update this article over the next few weeks when a new video is ready! For this run you will have my (not-so) lovely commentary, because my voice has returned! If I haven’t mentioned it before, my voice left me behind after playing the really cool voice-activated title In Verbis Virtus, which I will review soonish!

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Part I – Bolivia & Peru

Part II – Japan

Part III – Kazakhstan

Part IV – King Arthur’s Tomb

Part V – Finale

Classic Play – Tomb Raider: Anniversary

Last week I finished the playthrough for TR Underworld so it’s time for Anniversary! All part of my plan to play all the Classic-Lara games in reverse order.

For those unfamiliar with this game, it’s a remake of the first Tomb Raider, but with story elements adjusted to fit those of Tomb Raider Legend, which I’ll be playing next as part of this series!

For the first video I did some commentary, not only about the game but the series in general as well as some random musings. The rest of the segments have no commentary as I’ve been playing the voice activated Action-adventure In Verbis Virtus, and now my throat hurts quite badly.

Be sure to check out the polls below and tell me what you want for the rest of the Tomb Raider Classic Plays and what game series I should tackle next. If it’s not listed n the poll, you can add one!

Part I – Vilcabamba

Part II – Greece

Part III – Egypt – Temple of Khamoon

Part IV – Finale – Natla Mines & Atlantean Pyramid

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Classic Play – Tomb Raider: Underworld – Complete

Two weeks ago I decided I would play through all the Classic Lara Croft games, starting from the last one Underworld–which I’ve been recently told isn’t considered a Classic TR, nor are any of the other two LAU Trilogy titles–and I posted the first of my playthrough videos. I hoped you enjoyed watching me die repeatedly.

For your further enjoyment, below you’ll find the complete playthrough. I finished the game and even played it again to record the first segment–it’s why I don’t suck as much on the first couple of locations. I’d already gone through there. But I still die a few times so don’t you worry.

Also, to the THREE evil, evil, heartless people who vote on the poll…I will have my revenge on you someday! But in the meantime I will play through the appalling Tomb Raider Chronicles and the atrocious Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness.

But I still have time before I need to play those. Next week I’ll be going through Anniversary and then Legend. It’ll be awesome to compare Anniversary and the original Tomb Raider when I finally get there! I might even stream some of the gameplay soon, so keep an eye out and make sure to follow my twitch channel!