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jamie cowdell
23-01-10, 00:13
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Tomb Raider: Timeline 1996-2009
1996
Tomb Raider: 1
1997
Tomb Raider: 2
1998
Tomb Raider: Unfinished Business (TR1 Expansion Pack)
Tomb Raider: 3 Adventures of Lara Croft
1999
Tomb Raider: The Golden Mask (TR2 Expansion Pack)
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (TR4)
2000
Tomb Raider: The Lost Artifact (TR3 Expansion Pack)
Tomb Raider: The Times Exclusive (TR4 Bonus Level)
Tomb Raider Chronicles (TR5)
2003
Tomb Raider: The Angel Of Darkness (TR6)
2006
Tomb Raider: Legend (TR7)
2007
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (TR1 Remake)
2008
Tomb Raider: Underworld (TR8)
2009
Tomb Raider: Beneath The Ashes (TRU DLC)
Tomb Raider: Lara’s Shadow (TRU DLC)

Tomb Raider: Evolution Videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHvaLRLTomc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10TPAkg4LpE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CGmp3swmuk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2FzUcrXkzo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y7ESWkYH1g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lysCxdFgS5M

Tomb Raider: Soundtrack
Tomb Raider: 1 (http://www.youtube.com/user/stripedlady#g/c/5682F5CBDE00DB56)
Tomb Raider: 2 (http://www.youtube.com/user/stripedlady#g/c/F83EC69A36E2F657)
Tomb Raider: 3 (http://www.youtube.com/user/stripedlady#g/c/AAEE7BD4E632C476)
Tomb Raider: The Last Relelation (http://www.youtube.com/user/stripedlady#g/c/2B6873139F8D78A7)
Tomb Raider: Chronicles (http://www.youtube.com/user/stripedlady#g/c/1675A678CAD2F4B1)
Tomb Raider: The Angel Od Darkness (http://www.youtube.com/user/stripedlady#g/c/3A74AA4762D130C1)
Tomb Raider: Legend (http://www.youtube.com/user/stripedlady#g/c/7EDC80A827D2AFFB)
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (http://www.youtube.com/user/stripedlady#g/c/18E270F9F6DED6CC)
Tomb Raider: Underworld (http://www.youtube.com/user/stripedlady#g/c/79A08A3089D6E5D8)

Tomb Raider: Ending Cutscenes
Tomb Raider: 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuWjLPael4o)
Tomb Raider: 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNkyDxK4eaw)
Tomb Raider: 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry_a93uLu2M)
Tomb Raider: The Last Relelation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoPVqpgdw1c)
Tomb Raider: Chronicles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNJrUh-7juo&feature=related)
Tomb Raider: The Angel Od Darkness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkLOpCnMTG8)
Tomb Raider: Legend (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVggGmzAH0w)
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnVL_1GXDJs)
Tomb Raider: Underworld (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV8vwJRUedU)

Tomb Raider: Voice actresses
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Shelley Blond (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/lara/shelleyblond/index.html)
Tomb Raider: 1
Judith Gibbins (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/lara/judithgibbins/index.html)
Tomb Raider: 2
Tomb Raider: 3
Jonell Elliot (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/lara/jonellelliot/index.html)
Tomb Raider: The Last Relelation
Tomb Raider: The Angel Of Darkness
Keeley Hawes (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/lara/keeleyhawes/index.html)
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Underworld

Voices Of Lara Croft (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UwYy3f5pxQ&feature=related)

Lara Crofts Original Biography
IDENTITY
NAME: Lara Croft
TITLE: Duchess of Saint Bridget
NATIONALITY: British
BIRTH: Febuary 14th 1968, Wimbledon, England
MARITAL STATUS: Single
BLOOD TYPE: AB-
HEIGHT: 5' 9"
WEIGHT: 115 lbs.
BUST: 34D
WAIST: 24
HIPS: 35
HAIR COLOR: Brunette
EYE COLOR: Brown
DRESS SIZE: 8
SHOE SIZE: 7
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 9mm Pistols

PRE-LEGEND LARA CROFT BIOGRAPHY (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/lara/old_bio.html)

Lara Croft Early Concepts
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Lara Croft Evolution
http://i45.************/99gzdy.jpg

http://i54.************/2d9o45i.jpg
(Made by TRJTA)

http://i53.************/30t48zr.jpg (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/12/06/lara-croft_3a00_-the-evolution.aspx)

Lara Croft Bikini Evolution
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http://i50.************/10nw3ns.jpghttp://i50.************/2igmz4x.jpghttp://i48.************/2irom4y.jpg

Natla Evolution
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Tomb Raider: 1
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Tomb Raider: Anniversary
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Tomb Raider: Underworld

Natla Mutant Evolution
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Tomb Raider: 1
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Tomb Raider: Anniversary
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Tomb Raider: Underworld

Doppelganger Evolution
http://i45.************/v4b2hu.png
Tomb Raider: 1
http://i49.************/v66s6o.jpg
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
http://i47.************/2gsjvvn.jpg
Tomb Raider: Underworld

Amanda Evert Evolution
http://i50.************/2i7qpo4.jpg
Tomb Raider: Legend (Young Amanda)
http://i45.************/jauses.jpg
Tomb Raider: Legend
http://i49.************/zwlwlw.jpg
Tomb Raider: Underworld

Winston Smith Evolution
http://i56.************/2zdskmb.jpg
Tomb Raider: 2 & 3
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Tomb Raider: Chronicles
http://i56.************/2lbgp55.jpg
Tomb Raider: Legend & Anniversary
http://i51.************/2d1tik6.jpg
Tomb Raider: Underworld

Lara Croft Evolution Renders
http://i46.************/eb50ls.jpg

http://i48.************/1zz1bvl.jpg

http://i50.************/fd6ao5.jpg

http://i47.************/2dbl6k7.jpg

Evolution of Lara Croft (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H24VuKx9W_U)

Tomb Raider Logo Evolution

http://i53.************/67m5o9.png

Game Sales Evolution
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Tomb Raider: Timeline 1989-2003
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Croft Manor Evolution
http://i53.************/2uy20ax.jpghttp://i55.************/xlz77m.jpghttp://i56.************/de9qfq.jpg

http://i55.************/wmmr68.jpg

http://i45.************/2zpp3k0.jpg

http://i47.************/244z1qd.jpg

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http://i48.************/2u5z9km.jpg


Laras Mansion Comparison (TR:1 TR:2 TR:3) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDI_2F0uxN4)

Weapons and Gear
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Tomb Raider: 1
http://i50.************/b68sph.jpg
Tomb Raider: 2
http://i46.************/358t3bd.jpg
Tomb Raider: 3
http://i46.************/121a8if.jpg
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
http://i49.************/ohmhyc.jpg
Tomb Raider: Chronicles
http://i51.************/sctg1u.jpg
Tomb Raider: The Angel Of Darkness
http://i52.************/317fr4l.jpg
Tomb Raider: Legend
http://i51.************/dcc7sw.png
Tomb Raider: Anniversary

Model Evolution
http://i52.************/118zyxj.png

Lara_Fan_33
23-01-10, 00:16
AOD = My fav :cln:

jamie cowdell
23-01-10, 00:19
AOD = My fav :cln:
Me to.

just*raidin*tomb
23-01-10, 00:23
AOD= awesomeness :D

I love seeing the "evolution" of the series. A gameplay evolution video would be really great! ;)

ajrich17901
23-01-10, 00:30
AOD was the most dramatic change and best in my eyes :cln:

jamie cowdell
23-01-10, 00:33
AOD= awesomeness :D

I love seeing the "evolution" of the series. A gameplay evolution video would be really great! ;)
Gameplay evolution video has been added.

Phlip
23-01-10, 00:36
I don't call the last 3 "Lara's" progression.

And my favourite is AOD.

just*raidin*tomb
23-01-10, 00:36
Gameplay evolution video has been added.

Cool! *watches*

jamie cowdell
23-01-10, 00:45
Cool! *watches*
What do you think of the video? Any ideas what i can add to the thread?

just*raidin*tomb
23-01-10, 00:48
Looks good to me. :)

Lara_Fan_33
23-01-10, 01:08
actually I think Underworld Natla had the best face model of the all the characters in Underworld :tmb:

dinoslayer
23-01-10, 01:13
actually I think Underworld Natla had the best face model of the all the characters in Underworld :tmb:

hmmm :\
has anyone modded her to look like lara?

jamie cowdell
23-01-10, 01:14
actually I think Underworld Natla had the best face model of the all the characters in Underworld :tmb:
I agree.

tranniversary119
23-01-10, 01:17
actually I think Underworld Natla had the best face model of the all the characters in Underworld :tmb:

Ditto. I think it's pretty bad when the villain looks more realistic and attractive then the main character. Sad indeed...

jamie cowdell
23-01-10, 01:18
I have added a Tomb Raider Documentary.

KC Mraz
23-01-10, 01:19
And Tomb Raider 1 is still the best.

All the other games > Chronicles.

Lara_Fan_33
23-01-10, 01:20
Jayme you should add pictures of the CG Laras in too! It would be much appreciated :tmb:

jamie cowdell
23-01-10, 01:21
Jayme you should add pictures of the CG Laras in too! It would be much appreciated :tmb:
Do you mean renders?

Lara_Fan_33
23-01-10, 01:23
Do you mean renders?

yes :) try to find simular poses if possible, or at least ones where you get a full view of Lara :)

larafan25
23-01-10, 01:39
Lara looks so buff and awesome in her BTA bikini:p just her stance makes her look cool:)

nice idea:)

Lara_Fan_33
23-01-10, 01:42
Lara looks so buff and awesome in her BTA bikini:p just her stance makes her look cool:)

nice idea:)

you should add one of the CORE bikinies :)

larafan25
23-01-10, 01:43
^lol, not sure where to find one:p

Lara_Fan_33
23-01-10, 01:45
^lol, not sure where to find one:p

http://www.planetlara.com/Download/pocketpc/wallpapers/bikini_red.jpg

Evan C.
23-01-10, 03:18
Dear god,looking her evolution without being so critic and listening the Main Theme bring me so many memories.This just can make me cry easily.Now I remember why I am a fanatic of this saga,and I so happy for yet having her between us :o
We should just shut up and enjoy a little more.

just*raidin*tomb
23-01-10, 03:19
I loved those Retrospectives! They were extremely interesting. Lara is narrorating them! :p

jamie cowdell
23-01-10, 13:38
Hello im adding a new section which will contain the best cutscene from each Tomb Raider game. Any ideas?
EDIT: This section now contains the ending cutscenes from each Tomb Raider game.

dinoslayer
23-01-10, 14:32
Hello im adding a new section which will contain the best cutscene from each Tomb Raider game. Any ideas?

end of legend
mummy scene in underworld
the torso scene in anniversary
the dino scene in anniversary
and i have to go play some of the classics :ton:

Tombraider95
23-01-10, 14:47
Hello im adding a new section which will contain the best cutscene from each Tomb Raider game. Any ideas?

TR1: Bike Chase
TR2: Temple Of Xian Escape
TR3: Helicopter Escape (last cutscene)
TR4: Laras Death
TR5: VCI escape
TR6: Von Croys Death/Police chase
TRL: Last Cutscene
TRA: Natla/Torso cutscene
TRU: Second Natla Visit (On the ship)

jamie cowdell
23-01-10, 17:41
The cutscenes are up.

just*raidin*tomb
23-01-10, 20:37
Jamie, this is cool. Makes me appreciate that the series is still running after such a long period of time. :)

jamie cowdell
23-01-10, 21:50
Jamie, this is cool. Makes me appreciate that the series is still running after such a long period of time. :)
Thanks im thinking of adding a croft manor section. What do you think?

Dr. Willard
23-01-10, 22:02
Thanks im thinking of adding a croft manor section. What do you think? I say go for it!:tmb:

Dominic_raider
23-01-10, 22:17
Wonderfull topic! Thank you :tmb:

Lara_Fan_33
23-01-10, 22:23
agreed :) thanks for this, and keep adding more stuff :cln:

hmm why dont you add a level evolution section, like showcasing parts of levels? I hope im making sence im tired lol

just*raidin*tomb
23-01-10, 22:37
Thanks im thinking of adding a croft manor section. What do you think?

Sounds great!;)

jamie cowdell
23-01-10, 22:42
Sounds great!;)
Im looking for someone to help me with this thread. You will need to be able to find pictures and edit them. Just PM me

Lara-Thomas
23-01-10, 23:32
Thanks im thinking of adding a croft manor section. What do you think?

That would be good :)

Wonderfull topic! Thank you :tmb:

Ditto, great idea!

You should show the change in Lara's signiture guns to, coz they have changed loads tbf.

Great work.

Lara_Fan_33
23-01-10, 23:57
Im looking for someone to help me with this thread. You will need to be able to find pictures and edit them. Just PM me

What kinds of evolution pics do you want? Im sure i could find some good ones for you :)

sexygoth579
24-01-10, 00:29
I don't get it. Why do people blame CD for damaging the series? I mean the sales crashed WAYYY before CD was in the picture. Whatever might have happened?

Lara_Fan_33
24-01-10, 00:33
I don't get it. Why do people blame CD for damaging the series? I mean the sales crashed WAYYY before CD was in the picture. Whatever might have happened?

Thats not why people dislike Crystal, they may have brought attention back to the series, but in doing so they sucked all the life out of it, and took away most of the elements that made it what it was. Maybe one day theyle bring life back to tomb raider, but this isnt the thread to talk about that ;)

jamie cowdell
24-01-10, 00:37
I believe that the developers got lazy after Tomb Raider 3. They did not add any new features and people got fed up of playing.

January_Snow*
24-01-10, 00:38
I don't get it. Why do people blame CD for damaging the series? I mean the sales crashed WAYYY before CD was in the picture. Whatever might have happened?

People hate on CD because their games are more focused on Lara herself, most of people love that, the critics, and the sole fact that TRL resurected the series from ashes, then again there are people who for some odd reason feal how they took away elements that were acctually gone years ago (read Angel of Darkness)...

I for example have been with the series since the classics, and I feel TRU is the first real TR since The Last Revelation...

Anyway, great thread Lara Fan 33, I loved the documentary on TR :D :D :D

Lara_Fan_33
24-01-10, 00:42
People hate on CD because their games are more focused on Lara herself, most of people love that, the critics, and the sole fact that TRL resurected the series from ashes, then again there are people who for some odd reason feal how they took away elements that were acctually gone years ago (read Angel of Darkness)...

I for example have been with the series since the classics, and I feel TRU is the first real TR since The Last Revelation...

Anyway, great thread Lara Fan 33, I loved the documentary on TR :D :D :D

lol this is jayme cowdels thread :) and jayme do you like the croft manor pics i sent you?

January_Snow*
24-01-10, 00:44
lol this is jayme cowdels thread :) and jayme do you like the croft manor pics i sent you?

OMG Im sorry :D :D :D :D :D

Jayme Cowdels great thread :D :D :D :D

TombRaiderFan.
24-01-10, 00:45
I believe that the developers got lazy after Tomb Raider 3. They did not add any new features and people got fed up of playing.

Take a look at the documentaries from your own thread that you posted.
Core worked REALLY hard, and it is completely unfair to say they got lazy. In fact, by watching those videos I realized that the fans played a big role on making AoD a failure. Core tried to do too much in too little time. Legend did the opposite and it did great, the game was short but it was all action-ed packed and a copy of PoP game-play which is why the general public (not so much TR fans) loved it.

January_Snow*
24-01-10, 00:47
a copy of PoP game-play which is why the general public (not so much TR fans) loved it.

It was the same situation as with AOD, half of fans liked it, half didnt, except Legend was a succes in every aspect :D

jamie cowdell
24-01-10, 00:51
lol this is jayme cowdels thread :) and jayme do you like the croft manor pics i sent you?
Yes thank you they are great. Are you going to get the other pictures?
The Croft Manor section is up. What do you think?

TombRaiderFan.
24-01-10, 01:02
It was the same situation as with AOD, half of fans liked it, half didnt, except Legend was a succes in every aspect :D

It was a success in your eyes and some other fans. To me and many other fans it was a failure as a Tomb Raider. AoD felt more like a Tomb Raider than what Legend did, and that's saying something.

Anniversary is the only game from CD that feels like a Tomb Raider to me, and Underworld to an extent if it wasn't for how short it is, and the plot of the game.

jamie cowdell
24-01-10, 01:06
Take a look at the documentaries from your own thread that you posted.
Core worked REALLY hard, and it is completely unfair to say they got lazy. In fact, by watching those videos I realized that the fans played a big role on making AoD a failure. Core tried to do too much in too little time. Legend did the opposite and it did great, the game was short but it was all action-ed packed and a copy of PoP game-play which is why the general public (not so much TR fans) loved it.
I understand what you are saying. But i believe that the developers could have done more to upgrade the game and add new features. For example in this documentry the developers said that lara would have a knife in Tomb Raider 3. The knife was not put in to the final game along with no other new features.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McI_G_JU0Ak

January_Snow*
24-01-10, 01:06
It was a success in your eyes and some other fans. To me and many other fans it was a failure as a Tomb Raider. AoD felt more like a Tomb Raider than what Legend did, and that's saying something.

Anniversary is the only game from CD that feels like a Tomb Raider to me, and Underworld to an extent if it wasn't for how short it is, and the plot of the game.

It wasnt just a success in some fans eyes, I was trying to say how between fans AOD and Legend were accepted the same, but with the gaming comunity Legend is the one that pulled it off...

AOD feeling like a TR, or any other game feeling like a TR is just a matter of taste, it isnt saying anything but players likes and dislikes...

Lara_Fan_33
24-01-10, 02:17
yes jayme ill be getting some new pics :tmb: what would you like next? I was thinking the pistols?

dinoslayer
24-01-10, 02:23
i cant find pictures of the pistols anywhere :mad:

Lara_Fan_33
24-01-10, 02:31
Im just adding the pictures while im searching :tmb: expect more soon :)

Anniversary pistols
http://www.feralinteractive.com/data/games/tombraider/images/inventory_pistols.png

Tomb Raider TLR and Chronicles Pistols
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QKtfjYz1L._AA280_.jpg

Tomb raider Legend and Movie pistols
http://www.speedytoys.com/images/UA956CH.JPG

Tomb Raider I to III (ingame) pistols
http://www.tombraiderwiki.com/images/5/5f/DualPistols.jpg

Tomb Raider IV and V (ingame) pistols
http://www.tombraiderwiki.com/images/d/d6/Pistols_whitebackground.PNG

Evan C.
24-01-10, 05:01
I just finished watching the whole Tomb Raider Documentary;amazing :)....and Tombraiderchronicles.com appears there :D
By the way,I wonder if there is another story-teller vid like this but wich also included Tomb Raider Underworld.

dinoslayer
24-01-10, 05:14
http://www.tombraiderwiki.com/images/thumb/a/ab/TR3_Guns.png/250px-TR3_Guns.png

i dont know if this will help...
whatsoever...

laracroftswest
24-01-10, 05:21
AOD is my favorite change and favorite game!

Lara_Fan_33
24-01-10, 05:23
http://www.tombraiderwiki.com/images/thumb/a/ab/TR3_Guns.png/250px-TR3_Guns.png

i dont know if this will help...
whatsoever...

YES! thank you Dino! :D Can you PM it to me and I will PM all of the pics to Jaymie :)

Lara_Fan_33
24-01-10, 07:11
Ok jaymie i have scooped up a bunch of great evolution pics for you including, Pistol evolution, Shotgun evolution, Backpack evolution, some much better Natla pics, Amanda Evolution, Egypt Evolution, among others. I'll keep them coming too :tmb:

Laras Backpack
24-01-10, 07:31
This is a fantastic thread. I could browse the links in the first post for ages :tmb:

Lara_Fan_33
24-01-10, 08:47
This is a fantastic thread. I could browse the links in the first post for ages :tmb:

yes it is :) Lara sure has come a long way, and i have a feeling shes not going anywhere any time soon...

jamie cowdell
24-01-10, 18:16
Thanks to dinoslayer and Lara_Fan_33 for the pictures.

T-Sex
24-01-10, 21:46
My favourite is TR2, Lara looks the best in game and in renders in it, and its got the best levels in any TR game.

Dominic_raider
24-01-10, 22:30
This one isn't official, but it's a remake of the original Lara's Home Swimming pool, made by a fan. It's amazing and I think it will look good in this thread.

You can see it here (http://trld.mintrasystems.com/remod/)

jamie cowdell
26-09-10, 20:18
I should add Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light.

larafan25
26-09-10, 20:20
I should add Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light.

It's not a tomb raider game.

If you do add it then you may as well go add all the other games that are not main games, as well as the DVD games.

jamie cowdell
26-09-10, 20:22
It's not a tomb raider game.

If you do add it then you may as well go add all the other games that are not main games, as well as the DVD games.
Good point larafan25 i wont add it.

Rai
26-09-10, 21:05
This is great to see so much info put together like this. You (with the help of a few others) have obviously worked hard on this. It's really fascinating to see the evolution of Lara and Tomb Raider. Thanks for doing it and good job, Jamie :tmb:

robm_2007
26-09-10, 21:10
I don't call the last 3 "Lara's" progression.

And my favourite is AOD.

you cant be talking about her looks progression; personality progression, maybe.
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great OP!

leglion
26-09-10, 21:12
Thanks to dinoslayer and Lara_Fan_33 for the pictures.

just to let you know, me(dinoslayer) got a new account. ;)

robm_2007
26-09-10, 21:13
just to let you know, me(dinoslayer) got a new account. ;)

thats illegal. im going to report you!!!!111!!ONE!!!III!!! (go back to being Dinoslayer, i rather dont like this leglion :()

:ton:

leglion
26-09-10, 21:31
thats illegal. im going to report you!!!!111!!ONE!!!III!!! (go back to being Dinoslayer, i rather dont like this leglion :()

:ton:

i got permission :tea:

Doctorb
27-09-10, 08:10
They did not add any new features and people got fed up of playing.

Personally, I think that's what killed TR and why we're on the 3rd reboot already. Instead of presenting a new story with the same gameplay (buy a sequel want the same gameplay, new story) the series has been under constant demand to change into something else, basically from people who don't like it (or the Lara angle) anyway. The first couple of sequels added some obvious improvements or additions (run, monkey bars, crawl etc) which benefited the gameplay. AOD went overboard, adding features yet removing gameplay aspects at the heart of the TR experience. That tradition has continued to this day, and with TR9 on the horizon it doesn't seem like it will end.

People got fed up playing Tomb Raider because they never got a consistant gameplay experience from the very first sequel.

Drone
27-09-10, 08:28
Yup Lara changed so many times. While casual players care about polygon count or textures but not only her looks changed, her personality did too. I always find interesting her personality change from TR4-5-AOD. And most appealing I find her looks in AOD, that's lush and that's that.
She looks really nice and realistic in TRO art. Let's see that in action.

CiaKonwerski
27-09-10, 10:23
Fantastic opening post. :)

I adore Tomb Raider in any fashion. any way. :)

MMAN
27-09-10, 14:40
I understand what you are saying. But i believe that the developers could have done more to upgrade the game and add new features. For example in this documentry the developers said that lara would have a knife in Tomb Raider 3. The knife was not put in to the final game along with no other new features.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McI_G_JU0Ak

Reading between the lines, this video actually offers some other interesting insights into TR3.

Namely on the backstory of the London section and its evolution; in the video it says something like "You go from the rooftops to the sewers and Subway to break into a skyscraper to get an artifact that was stolen from the British Museum". This heavily suggests that the "Damned" plot and Sophia's semi-immortality weren't parts of the plot originally. Plus there are very few sewer elements in Aldwych (Lud's Gate and Thames Wharf have more "sewer") yet the name of that level on the PC disks is "sewer", which suggests its concept changed quite a lot.

It also suggests that the Museum section was more important to the plot before (E.G. Lara infiltrates it to find the artifact and discovers it was stolen). Shame it offers no insight into the Masonic temple in Aldwych (maybe it was ripped from a more substantial British Museum section to spice it up after the plot was changed?). And I just realised how well All Hallows fits with it originally being a transition into Aldwych considering you descend into some sort of sewer at the end (probably cut because London would be the longest section with that).

xmamacitax
07-10-10, 00:27
me to.

me 2!!!

H4RR7H
07-10-10, 00:31
Tomb Raider Main Themes
Tomb Raider Legend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-uyBViwAVw&feature=related
Tomb Raider Underworld
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi2GDY_cUKw&feature=related

Digitally remastered equivalents :tmb:

Ksecwo4f5uc
qCWa6SfuNaE

xmamacitax
07-10-10, 00:32
It was the same situation as with AOD, half of fans liked it, half didnt, except Legend was a succes in every aspect :D

ehm no... when I played legend I was like hu is this lara croft? I didnt even know about core design .:P....

Mr. Giraffe
07-10-10, 13:49
Lara Crofts Original Biography
IDENTITY
NAME: Lara Croft
TITLE: Duchess of Saint Bridget
NATIONALITY: British
BIRTH: Febuary 14th 1968, Wimbledon, England
MARITAL STATUS: Single
BLOOD TYPE: AB-
HEIGHT: 5' 9"
WEIGHT: 115 lbs.
BUST: 34D
WAIST: 24
HIPS: 35
HAIR COLOR: Brunette
EYE COLOR: Brown
DRESS SIZE: 8
SHOE SIZE: 7
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 9mm Pistols


I noticed that her weight is extremely low in this bio. In America should be assumed be underweight by quite a bit because she is so tall. And as everyone knows her breasts dont match her other measurements. She should be a cup A-B at that size, not a 34D.

larafan25
07-10-10, 16:44
I noticed that her weight is extremely low in this bio. In America should be assumed be underweight by quite a bit because she is so tall. And as everyone knows her breasts dont match her other measurements. She should be a cup A-B at that size, not a 34D.

I, a 16 year old skinny guy in high-school, Weight more......than Lara Croft...who is taller than me, has more muscles, and has boobs.

Who the heck decided she weighed that much o.O!?

tlr online
07-10-10, 16:49
Great thread idea. :tmb:

Mr. Giraffe
08-10-10, 04:09
I, a 16 year old skinny guy in high-school, Weight more......than Lara Croft...who is taller than me, has more muscles, and has boobs.

Who the heck decided she weighed that much o.O!?

men

Lukass
08-10-10, 04:23
^ I've read in the official TRU guide in behind the scene chapter that Lara never was supposed to look realistic. She was meant to be a creature actually (said by CD's). Also they said that they don't want to and are not going to change this idea too much. So who knows what creature-ish surprise they have for us in TR9.

jajay119
08-10-10, 07:00
^ That's right although CD's Lara's dimensions are significantly more realistic than Core's were in the classics, particularly TR4 and 5. Toby Gard said in an intervieew that he initially wanted Lara to have an over-sized head, to be cartoon like, but other members of the team refused and later on someone 'accidentally' blew up Lara's breasts by 200%. And there, ladies and gentlemen, is who decided Lara's dimensions and why!

Vinkula
08-10-10, 12:10
Legend and Underworld <3

larafan25
08-10-10, 19:24
^ I've read in the official TRU guide in behind the scene chapter that Lara never was supposed to look realistic. She was meant to be a creature actually (said by CD's). Also they said that they don't want to and are not going to change this idea too much. So who knows what creature-ish surprise they have for us in TR9.

Humans are creatures, so Lara could look ultra realistic and still be a creature simulation.

Lara_Zoz2006
31-10-10, 19:29
Hey that concept drawing of Lara (2nd one) is mine lol :) I drew Toby Gards version :) got my sig at bottom susie Hampton lol x x x

Wana b like Lara
31-10-10, 19:47
Love this thread!! :yah:!! Legend!! :D

Supernova
02-11-10, 21:26
Awesome thread, although the sales aren't correct, TR II is the best sold game out of the series with around 8 million copies sold. Also, Legend has sold around 4 million copies :)

lord gaga
02-11-10, 22:58
This thread brings tears to my eyes! People could say they grew up with castlevania or mario(my mom) but i'm so lucky to grow up with tomb raider:hug: LONG LIVE LARA CROFT!

Ahmad
02-11-10, 23:48
Lara Crofts Original Biography
IDENTITY
NAME: Lara Croft
TITLE: Duchess of Saint Bridget
NATIONALITY: British
BIRTH: Febuary 14th 1968, Wimbledon, England
MARITAL STATUS: Single
BLOOD TYPE: AB-
HEIGHT: 5' 9"
WEIGHT: 115 lbs.
BUST: 34D
WAIST: 24
HIPS: 35
HAIR COLOR: Brunette
EYE COLOR: Brown
DRESS SIZE: 8
SHOE SIZE: 7
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: 9mm Pistols


you forget to mention that she was a writer:p

the only 2 game I don't like TR5& AOD, great thread btw

the ancient
03-11-10, 07:30
Wow amazing thread

realy good :tmb:


:pi: -----> Winstons evolutions <-----

StarCroft:AOD
03-11-10, 15:34
Thread of the century !!:tmb: very very very good work.






http://i45.************/v4b2hu.png
lmfao!!! :vlol:

jamie cowdell
03-11-10, 23:24
Thank You !!!

TaminAngel
04-11-10, 16:12
Very good job :)

Mikky
05-11-10, 13:27
Wow, great presentation, jamie! Good job! :tmb: A great post worth of a great series! :D

the ancient
07-11-10, 09:50
Winstons evolutions

Tomb raider 2
http://i53.************/290zsp5.jpg
Tomb raider 3
http://i56.************/33k3wgh.jpg + http://i52.************/aoanhe.png (thanks to Lord gaga :D)
Tomb raider chronicles (Cutscenes)
http://i56.************/2ccrlz6.png
Tomb raider Legend + Anniversary (think they are the same)
http://i54.************/b9ht7d.jpg
Tomb raider Underworld
http://i51.************/2z74l21.jpg
concept art from Underworld
http://i51.************/14dlqh2.jpg

lord gaga
07-11-10, 10:26
You forgot to put a picture of winston after you pick up the gun in tr3!:p

the ancient
07-11-10, 10:44
You forgot to put a picture of winston after you pick up the gun in tr3!:p

Sorry XD

but I can't find them all :p

lord gaga
07-11-10, 10:46
Sorry XD

but I can't find them all :p

I was just joking! It's the same in game model just a different outfit!

the ancient
07-11-10, 10:48
I was just joking! It's the same in game model just a different outfit!

ow :p

lord gaga
07-11-10, 10:56
Yep! I'll take one later anyway.Now i'm gonna put some amanda's!
Tomb raider legend Amanda
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/762/tomblegend17t.th.jpg (http://img261.imageshack.us/i/tomblegend17t.jpg/)



Tomb raider underworld Amanda
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5779/amandacrv.jpg (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/amandacrv.jpg/)

leglion
07-11-10, 11:50
Don't forget the other version of Amanda in the underworld alternate ending(if the funky hairstyle counts) ;)

lord gaga
07-11-10, 15:51
Hey guys! Took a picture of winston after you get the guns in the manor in
TR3.

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/3390/tomb32010110710102693.png (http://img560.imageshack.us/i/tomb32010110710102693.png/)

the ancient
07-11-10, 18:22
I will edit it in my post so it would be easier for Jamie to copy :)

thanks :D

jamie cowdell
07-11-10, 19:22
Thanks guys I updated the first post with the Winston Evolution and some other cool stuff. I was wondering if anyone wanted to create a banner for this thread containing the title of the thread: Tomb Raider Through The Ages

lord gaga
09-11-10, 22:45
Do you like my lame photo of winston? Thanks for putting it!

xb4b1x
09-11-10, 22:47
Do you like my lame photo of winston?

I did :tmb:

the ancient
10-11-10, 14:17
Do you like my lame photo of winston? Thanks for putting it!

I liked it :D

thanks again

moodydog
10-11-10, 18:18
I was just reading this...

'Do you ever wonder what things would be like now if Eidos had decided to handle things differently with its Tomb Raider series? For instance, what if Tomb Raider II, III and The Last Revelation were never released and the basic game engine that we now have with this, the fifth Lara Croft adventure, was actually the first sequel to the original Tomb Raider?

If this were what happened, the chances would be quite good that Tomb Raider Chronicles would be this year's biggest and most highly anticipated release for PlayStation. It might also be conceivable that gamers would even look at this game as a suitable sequel to the first game, because if you directly compare Chronicles to Lara's first adventure, you'll find that it has improvements in many key areas, including its use of cameras, the raw number of Lara's abilities and the basic look of the game.'

Tomb raider chronicles review... and have been thinking the exact same thing recently.

What if

TR 1 came out in 1996 exactly how it was.
TR 2 came out in like 2000 - 2002 with unreal tournament 2004 type graphics
TR 3 came out in 2006 - 2008 and was a mix of underworld and TR3.
and we are currently awaiting tomb raider origins.

How much of a positive impact/ anticipated could it have been, if that was the case. I believe and I have done for some time... they have pretty much destroyed TR through money! But we all love it anyway :ton:

FOOLS THEY CALL US haahaaahaaa :p

TR9 must be a fresh start if it ever want's to be a high target (most parts of me believe it never will be)

Avalon SARL
10-11-10, 18:53
Very nice thread indeed :)
thxxx alot

And this got me thinking, now seeing this, especially observing Winston, dont you think that all these CD games and tales exist before the Core games :)

I mean they could have changed his character alot, but no, he just seems younger:)

won't it make some sense :)

jajay119
10-11-10, 19:00
Very nice thread indeed :)
thxxx alot

And this got me thinking, now seeing this, especially observing Winston, dont you think that all these CD games and tales exist before the Core games :)

I mean they could have changed his character alot, but no, he just seems younger:)

won't it make some sense :)

Finally, someone else who thinks the same way I do on this, I was beginning to think I was all alone in the world!

the ancient
10-11-10, 19:36
^ no I understand you guys too I have the same idea :D



This thread should be sticked :ohn:

EDIT: what about this pic with mutant Natla?
http://i55.************/efs3lh.jpg

xb4b1x
10-11-10, 19:40
Very nice thread indeed :)
thxxx alot

And this got me thinking, now seeing this, especially observing Winston, dont you think that all these CD games and tales exist before the Core games :)

I mean they could have changed his character alot, but no, he just seems younger:)

won't it make some sense :)

Maybe he used anti-ageing cream? :p

Blackmoor
10-11-10, 19:49
Hey guys! Took a picture of winston after you get the guns in the manor in
TR3.

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/3390/tomb32010110710102693.png (http://img560.imageshack.us/i/tomb32010110710102693.png/)lol. Is it me or is it this kind of style that's missing from the new TRs? It's really hard to define but I know it intuitively when I see it - this is very perculiarly British in resonance. I think you'd have to be intimately familiar with British culture to realise it - Dad's Army, and Monty Pythonesque style of the ever devoted butler wearing a target whilst also bringing tea to the lady... class status-itus and all that.

I'm not really into British-isms and all that stuff. It makes my toes curl. But since TR went to Crystal I have really noticed a different approach to the whole game in ALL aspects of execution. Some bother me more than others. I don't mind them Hollywood-ising the game in general because I love Hollywood and think it is something mostly to be praised not diminished, but.. but... It's the quirkiness displayed here that I miss from the design elsewhere... if that makes sense. There was an intelligence in the Core games before than isn't in the Crystal one's. A subtley that discretely references things with a side-wink not a huge pointy arrow. The difference between a BBC or Channel 4 documentary and a Hollywood blockbuster. I can take the cutscenes being Hollywood, but I prefer my gameplay BBC / Channel 4 documentary style... if anyone else out there understands me.


:confused:

lord gaga
10-11-10, 20:28
FINNALY! it's been stickyed!

jamie cowdell
10-11-10, 21:22
FINNALY! it's been stickyed!
Yay !!!

lord gaga
10-11-10, 22:11
Yay !!!

CONGRATZ!But you didn't use my winston picture :pi: Just kidding :p
You should do one with all the bad guys from each game :D

larafan25
10-11-10, 22:44
lol. Is it me or is it this kind of style that's missing from the new TRs? It's really hard to define but I know it intuitively when I see it - this is very perculiarly British in resonance. I think you'd have to be intimately familiar with British culture to realise it - Dad's Army, and Monty Pythonesque style of the ever devoted butler wearing a target whilst also bringing tea to the lady... class status-itus and all that.

I'm not really into British-isms and all that stuff. It makes my toes curl. But since TR went to Crystal I have really noticed a different approach to the whole game in ALL aspects of execution. Some bother me more than others. I don't mind them Hollywood-ising the game in general because I love Hollywood and think it is something mostly to be praised not diminished, but.. but... It's the quirkiness displayed here that I miss from the design elsewhere... if that makes sense. There was an intelligence in the Core games before than isn't in the Crystal one's. A subtley that discretely references things with a side-wink not a huge pointy arrow. The difference between a BBC or Channel 4 documentary and a Hollywood blockbuster. I can take the cutscenes being Hollywood, but I prefer my gameplay BBC / Channel 4 documentary style... if anyone else out there understands me.


:confused:

It's because CD is in America, they can't help but have an American-ish approach, as well Hollywood is American. It would be worse if they tried to recreate what they think is a British feel.

the ancient
11-11-10, 10:41
It got stickyed :D :jmp:

Shark_Blade
11-11-10, 13:37
This thread title reminds me of Quidditch Through The Ages for some reason. :p

Blackmoor
11-11-10, 17:48
It's because CD is in America, they can't help but have an American-ish approach, as well Hollywood is American. It would be worse if they tried to recreate what they think is a British feel.This is true. And in fact I think sometimes they did try to make things have a "British" feel - sometimes the dialogue they give Lara seems a bit dud to me.

the ancient
11-11-10, 18:12
Shoudn't TRU natla after falling into the eitr be with the mutant natlas?

jamie cowdell
11-11-10, 18:33
First post updated.

the ancient
12-11-10, 15:55
WOW realy good work!

Dian
21-11-10, 14:39
I really loved the video-- the music from 1, 2 and 3 reminded me of when I was a little Tomb Raider (no really-- like 7.), lol. :] Anywho, that was actually really interesting. :o

jamie cowdell
21-11-10, 16:41
I really loved the video-- the music from 1, 2 and 3 reminded me of when I was a little Tomb Raider (no really-- like 7.), lol. :] Anywho, that was actually really interesting. :o
I’m glad that you liked it.

Lara_Fan_33
21-11-10, 20:44
good to see the thread finally got stickied :tmb:

paulwork
24-11-10, 17:27
Wow. What a journey we’ve been on over the years…

I really liked the comparison of units sold. For all the “reboots” and releases of TR since AOD, it looks like there has only been marginal differences in units sold.

I wonder when (in which year) Eidos stopped counting income and units sold for TR1. For sure TR1 is still available today, but units sold would have stopped being counted at some point. Of course it’s the TR product which has been on the market the longest, so no other TR game is ever going to catch up and outsell TR1.

I’m guessing TR1 was still flying off the store shelves when TR4 came out. After TRC I can barely remember seeing TR1 in the stores at all.

TheRCroft
08-12-10, 00:59
I think you could find some use for this: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/12/07/lara-croft_3a00_-the-evolution.aspx

TRLegendLuver
08-12-10, 01:16
It's because CD is in America, they can't help but have an American-ish approach, as well Hollywood is American. It would be worse if they tried to recreate what they think is a British feel.

Excuse me? Just because CD is in American doesn't make them all American. You make Americans sound like idiots. :mad:

TRJTA
13-12-10, 15:23
Hey, jamie_cowdell, maybe you could add this to the first post? :D I made it.

The last few days I've been working on a real perfect comparison between all ingame Lara models from all pillar releases. I've made the pictures in XNALara. (Oh now I'm so eager how the Tomb Raider (2011) model will look compared to all the others!)

The comparison chart is below, click to enlarge.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z103/journeytoavalon/LarasEvolutionChart.jpg (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z103/journeytoavalon/LarasEvolutionChart-1.jpg)

I've also made a video about this, in which Lara blends into the next model each time, so a real evolution :)
kBgLBATWO_Y

Perhaps you could also add this:

Here are all the logo's, you can download them below in a nice organised .rar. All logo's come with PSD's and transparant .PNG's :D Have fun, I hope you can use it.

These are the logo's included in the package. BTW, I noticed that the TRU logo from tombraiderchronicles.com is different from the final version, it seems like it was some kind of beta version. SO Justin, if you see this, maybe you could update it :D Or add an additional logo which is the final one?

DOWNLOAD LOGO PACK (http://www.mediafire.com/?ch9p5pyrjhtazco)

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z103/journeytoavalon/TR1.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z103/journeytoavalon/TR2.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z103/journeytoavalon/TR3.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z103/journeytoavalon/TR4.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z103/journeytoavalon/TR5.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z103/journeytoavalon/TR6.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z103/journeytoavalon/TR7.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z103/journeytoavalon/TRA-1.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z103/journeytoavalon/TRU-1.jpg


DOWNLOAD LOGO PACK (http://www.mediafire.com/?ch9p5pyrjhtazco)

larafan25
13-12-10, 22:22
Excuse me? Just because CD is in American doesn't make them all American. You make Americans sound like idiots. :mad:

HEHEHEHHOOOOHOHOHOHOHAHAH

I'm American...well Canadian...American similar.

I provided a reason as to why the British-ness of the game and Lara was more Hollywood than realistic British, I'm pretty sure the writers were American though.

TRLegendLuver
13-12-10, 23:18
HEHEHEHHOOOOHOHOHOHOHAHAH

I'm American...well Canadian...American similar.

I provided a reason as to why the British-ness of the game and Lara was more Hollywood than realistic British, I'm pretty sure the writers were American though.

Being a Canadian is not being an American. It's not American similiar at all. You implied though that Americans weren't intelligent. That is why I thought the comment was unnecessary.

In relations to Tomb Raider, I think could of done better with some of the games, but they were great all the same. :)

larafan25
13-12-10, 23:23
Being a Canadian is not being an American. It's not American similiar at all. You implied though that Americans weren't intelligent. That is why I thought the comment was unnecessary.

In relations to Tomb Raider, I think could of done better with some of the games, but they were great all the same. :)

Ya they were great all the same, I did not imply that they were not intelligent. They managed to make a video game.

TRLegendLuver
13-12-10, 23:28
Ya they were great all the same, I did not imply that they were not intelligent. They managed to make a video game.

You can be unintelligent and make a video game. So you're pretty much saying what you said before. :p

Enough of useless banter. I think that they did better than most game industries. I hope they remake TRII.

peeves
14-12-10, 13:57
TR1-4 were the best IMO. but it's a pity how Crystal Dynamics took over and now the TR games are terrible now. :(

TheRCroft
14-12-10, 18:55
TR1-4 were the best IMO. but it's a pity how Crystal Dynamics took over and now the TR games are terrible now. :(

I don't see the point of only blaming Crystal for the downfall of Tomb Raider. Core had its part of fault too.

FloTheMachine
14-12-10, 19:38
Thanks for the effort :D

Mikky
14-12-10, 19:57
I don't see the point of only blaming Crystal for the downfall of Tomb Raider. Core had its part of fault too.

Thank you! :tmb:

Lara Croft!
14-12-10, 21:32
Very nice thread. The collages are great!

jamie cowdell
15-12-10, 19:59
Thanks for the comments everyone I updated the first post a little. Let me know if you have any suggestions.