View Full Version : Would you count tomb raider games as horror?
I think some can be looked at as mild horro, there are some scary bits on some tomb raiders, and some very jumpy bits too.
Tomb Raider has always been Action Adventure.
The closest Tr ever got to horror was in Kurtis' levels in AoD, but that's as close as it's gonna get.
I may have said it rong. I did not mean classified as horror, i ment like, do u find in some places it can be like horror, as it can be jumpy and quite scary.
The kurtis levels were freaky! LOL
Sorry, I misread your post. My bad.
Oh and if that's what you meant then yes. This game has some jumpy and surprising bits in them.
Tr1: any of those panther mummies and those atlanteans coming out of nowhere!
Tr2: any dark area and any non-human enemy gives me the willies.
Tr3: Those BIG mutants in RX Tech Mines scared my so bad, I was paranoid of that level.
Tr4: Anything you CAN'T blow up is freaky and makes me nervous.
Tr5: Only the monster in the Labyrinth (sp?) level made me nervous.
AoD: first time I went through the Kurtis levels. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif
I don't think Tomb Raider falls anywhere near the Horror category. It's a pure Action/Adventure, and it'll always be that way. I agree though, the Kurtis levels in AOD were the scariest! :eek:
Indeed TR don't belongs in the horror category , anyway there are always some scary moments , but on my opinion that belongs to a TR game !
Not really no... Tombraider is action/adventure, it's been classified that way since it first came out. I think the people making the game have a pretty good idea what they wanted to achieve, and until now I haven't heard anyone trying to class it as something else. However AoD did seem to try to be more 'horror'ish than any of the previous games.
Dungeon Siege has undead rising from the ground and throwing pieces of their own rotting meat at us, some only having their torso and still stalking us down to scratch us with their tomb durt filled claws, grunting with their demoniacal throats in a loud putrid chorus and isn't considered a horror game, so...
Not really. There may be certain parts in some of the games that could seem or feel creepy to someone, but this isn't what dominates in them; the dominant elements are those of adventure and discovery http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
[ 05. August 2005, 20:19: Message edited by: Nicky ]
IF TR games are horror,what about the rest!looooooooooool!
NICKY what an avatar!i love that eyes! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif
[ 05. August 2005, 22:18: Message edited by: nikos ]
Originally posted by Nicky:
Not really. There may be certain parts in some of the games that could seem or feel creepy to someone, but this isn't what dominates in them; the dominant elements are those of adventure and discovery http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Exactly http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Tomb Raider is not horror in the slightest, it may have jumpy moments but even those parts arent really "horror".
Its action/adventure, thats all http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
@ Niko: thankies! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
TR is very much grounded in the action/adventure genre. Yes it has scary bits (Kurtis levels freaked me out - the music/atmospherics being mostly to blame) but things like skeletons leaping about aka LR didn't come close to frightening. Startling, but not frightening http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif
Just partly. Imagine antarctic levels in TR3... hooorror! :eek: I like that. :D
You guyes are all misreading the title. Is what you think it is or could be, not what it already is lol http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
Originally posted by tombraider123:
I think some can be looked at as mild horror... That part is why everyone else is misreading your post. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif
Originally posted by tombraider123:
Is what you think it is [...] not what it already isAnd I think this part actually causes misreading...
Anyway, if it's on whether TR could be horror, no thanks, I very much prefer it within action-adventure style.
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