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Tomb Raider 1. The oldest game.

Post by Anna27 » 09 Oct 2010 16:34

Why we can't come back for a while and remember the old, good times? Tomb Raider - the game which it got big popularity. And how Lara was looking before. Despite the many years, this game is remembered with big fondness. My favourite leves are: The city of Vilcabamba, The great pyramid.
How you perceive this game now?

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Re: Tomb Raider 1. The oldest game.

Post by JesseG » 12 Oct 2010 16:46

TR1 was actually the last of the classic games (tr1-5) that I got around to. I got the gold version, and even though stuff from the later games spoiled me a bit, I still enjoyed it, because of course it still had the TR vibe to it. Plus the storyline was well done. I especially liked the extra levels, they were well built and challenging. :2thumbsup:
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Post by justin » 14 Oct 2010 18:40

Loved it, was my favorite game until Anniversary came out. I really enjoyed Vilcabamba and Midas (that level took me like 3 hours if I remember correctly). It was thankfully the first TR game I played, on the Saturn, back in 97'
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Post by Blue43 » 29 Oct 2010 04:25

I still get a little sentimental when I remember how I ran down the caves for the very first time, back when the game came out. And I even remember how I killed Lara once by mistake for the first time: A safety drop had gone bad from the building in the City of Vilcabamaba :-o :( . I felt devastated :blank:

TR1 was the first computer game that captured me enough to actually finish it. My favorite levels were "The lost Valley" and I absolutely loved that tall room in St Francis' Folly . I have bought every Tomb Raider game since, but none had me as excited as the first one. I enjoyed TR2 and TR2 Gold but after TR3 (and it's frustrating bugs) I had more or less lost interest in Tomb Raider games and was into playing First Person shooters like Unreal Tournament, America's Army or Racing simulators. Still, every time a new TR was released I did buy the disk, installed it, played a little but around with it for a while, but never got back into playing again on a regular basis. I never liked the mouse controls of AOD and everything that followed later, although I felt that the graphics were great. For the last 3 years or so I basically didn't play any computer games at all.

Back to the roots:
Last winter I was bored one evening, so I build a computer with spare parts I had laying around and put Windows 98 on it. A good old Voodoo3 card and a Soundblaster 16. Not knowing what to do with it , I installed TR1 and there was that old exciting feeling again. I kept playing for the next couple of days and played the whole game again. That event was pretty much what got me started into playing Tomb Raider again and this time I stuck with it. After playing through the whole series until TR5 I discovered the Level Editor. Never figured out how to use it, but while searching I found TRLE.net . That's how I ended up here :)

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Post by rjb » 29 Oct 2010 11:30

I agree entirely with your first paragraph, there, Blue and right up to "St Francis Folly", too :2thumbsup:. I get the impression that a lot of us here weren't so keen on the later games (beyond TR5, and even that didn't seem to have the energy put into it of the earliest games). Then we found trle.net by various routes, and discovered that there are a remarkable number of talented amateur :builder: :builder2: :builder: :builder2: :builder: :builder2: that are every bit as good as the original programmers, and some would suggest that several are even better. How fortunate we are.
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Post by bene » 29 Oct 2010 13:56

And I would be one who would say that some of our builders are better. :2thumbsup:
Anyone remember all the bugs and crashes of the originals?
I remember wondering how many bugs would be in every new game before I played.

Ahh TR 1 - I still get sentimental whenever a game has snow and caves!
I was amazed at the auto aim and the moves.
I still am.
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Post by Anna27 » 16 Nov 2010 20:32

For you, bigger challenge was to fight with Torso or with Natla?

Is the first part meant that you began to get interested in the history or mythology of visited sites? Many places there are really, for example: City of Vilcabamba or Colloseum(don't confused with Colloseum in Rome). Did anyone know the mythology about Midas?

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Post by justin » 16 Nov 2010 21:32

The Torso was pretty tough, Natla was a piece of cake (just shot endless amounts of uzi bullets at her)
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Post by Will Raider » 22 Nov 2010 04:39

I always hated the gigantic rats!! And the demons from the Atlantas levels, the centuars really scared me in the old days lol. The Legacy of Core Lara will always live within our hearts and Eidos can go to hell! :)

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Post by JesseG » 23 Nov 2010 01:26

justin wrote:The Torso was pretty tough
It sure was. Lara could blind someone with those knockers!
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Post by Will Raider » 23 Nov 2010 01:34

That was just another reason why I liked the old Lara Croft haha XD

She was indeed one of the biggest game sex idols around! I remember having posters of her all over my room when I was a kid, ohhh the good ole days!

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Post by Scottie » 23 Nov 2010 11:25

That's not the reason, why I play Tomb Raider. I like to play with only one person. And I hate it, when I must use all Keys on the Keyboard. That's the reason why I play Games like Max Payne, Indiana Jones, Call of Duty, Tomb Raider or Games like Gothic :D
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Re: Tomb Raider 1. The oldest game.

Post by justin » 23 Nov 2010 13:01

Jesse wrote:
justin wrote:The Torso was pretty tough
It sure was. Lara could blind someone with those knockers!
:lol: good one
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Post by Jorge22 » 24 Nov 2010 14:36

TR 1 plays permanently indoors and in ruined settings - not exactly my cup of tea. I much prefer 2 and 3 and 4 (despite the ruins but it's quite different) and 5. TR 1 may have been *something* way back when but I hadn't even been born yet! :)
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Re: Tomb Raider 1. The oldest game.

Post by Will Raider » 24 Nov 2010 20:56

Really?! What age are you anyway Jorge, but yeah im 23 and I was young when I first played the TR1 demo haha :]

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