Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tomb Raider

the first review goes to .....

the first TR game was released in 1996, it was a bomb! since then 8 additional games were released.
"The level of sophistication Tomb Raider reached by combining state-of-the-art graphics, an
atmospheric soundtrack, and a cinematic approach to gameplay was at the time unprecedented.( Blache III, Fabian; Fielder, Lauren (2002), The History of Tomb Raider: The Games,GameSpot )."
"The resulting sales were consequential, topping the British charts a record three times,[7] and contributing much to the success of the PlayStation ("Lara hit in The Face: Article by Miranda Sawyer"; Blache III, Fabian; Fielder, Lauren (2002), The History of Tomb Raider:

Lara Croft wealthy archaeologists is the main character in this game. She is smart, well spoken, educated, beautiful, and on top of all she has excellent combat and gun usage skills.
Lara is not an average girl but she is what many women want to be:). Throughout the games Lara visits many places in the world where ordinary people would never go
(South America jungles); she fights dangerous and even extinct animals (T-Rex for example:) ) and she always looks flawless in her green tank-top and short shorts.
why do i love the game? and why you should try it if you haven't already.
Tomb Raider is an action-adventure type of the game with the 3rd person shooter which means camera is behing Lara. this way we can see Lara in all her glory and we are able to admire her acrobatic skills.
Tomb Raider takes player on a journey through wonderful and dangerous places. Every corner hides some suprises and the player has to be prepared for everything. Game is filled with different and interesting quests that require you to seriously use your head.
I think Lara is the first female character that kicks ass and still looks gorgeous. Playing female character helps you associate with everything that is happening to Lara.
Controlling Lara on the PC is quite harder than on the XBox360, at least in my opinion; hovewer, i masteredthe conrolling since I walked throught all of the first 8 games on the PC and only the last one Underworld I played on the XBox.
Here is an iteresting pic showing how Lara's appearance changed through time:)

here are some cool websites:
walkthrough, tricks and tips: http://tombraiders.net/stella/

Labels: , , , ,


At May 8, 2009 at 12:47 AM , Blogger dhoine said...

I have to agree, that Lara is the best ever female game character! What more TR1 is the best part of the series for me.

Nice image-comparision different LARAs :)

BTW. Have you played "Beyond good and Evil"? This game is very unappreciated, but definitely worth to play, and good to know JADE (main female character).

At May 8, 2009 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Kasia said...

i haven's but it is definately on my list.
about TR - did you like the remake of the first one- Anniversary? I thought it was really nicely done. but i think i most enjoyed playing the last revelation where game is set mostly in Egypt.

At May 8, 2009 at 7:14 PM , Blogger Stella's Tomb Raider Blog said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

At May 8, 2009 at 7:15 PM , Blogger Stellalune said...

Hey, Kasia. Great blog and great review. TR1 and Anniversary are my favorite Tomb Raiders. Thanks also for the link to tombraiders.net. I appreciate that. :)

I'm actually about to launch a blog of my own. Do you have any tips or suggestions? I've never written one before.

At May 8, 2009 at 8:31 PM , Blogger Kasia said...

hi Stella, thanks for visiting! it's nice to meet another TR fan, Lara rules! :D
honestly, this is my first blog too and as you can see i just started:) just post whatever interests you and go with the flow. i think every blog needs time to grow:) good luck and visit me often!

At May 9, 2009 at 1:15 AM , Blogger dhoine said...

Kasia: TR:Anniversary is a good one (I've tried it on PS2), but 1st part is the best and it is unquestionable.
Maybe it is because I am a huge fan of old games and not far ago I played again TR1 on my PSP (great portable platform, that emulates almost everything what is old and cool :)

Me waiting for new posts - new games to discuss.

At May 9, 2009 at 11:49 PM , Blogger dhoine said...

BTW. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6R6EN-soJ0

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is coming!

At May 10, 2009 at 9:34 AM , Blogger Kasia said...

i love it and it's gonna be released on xbox360.:)


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home