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Old 27-07-17, 01:08   #1
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Default Tomb Raider IV, through the eyes of a modern gamer

In early 2014 I decided to challenge myself to play all of the classic Tomb Raider games without any walkthrough as they would've been experienced in the 90's as I was motivated by my interest in what made the classics so special that they're able to keep so many fans infatuated with them so many years after they were first released.

Having completed the original three classics I decided it was time to dive into Lara's 4th adventure. Starting this 4th game was a little different, however, to starting the first three. By this point in my Tomb raiding career I was well aware of what made a classic Tomb Raider game. I already had many amazing experiences with Lara. I had fought dinosaurs in the Lost Valley, scaled St. Francis' Folly, escaped the Temple of Xian and unearthed the secrets of Aldwych. For the first time, I had high expectations for a Tomb Raider game. I knew the formula of the games and what mechanics worked and also what didn't work. Tomb Raider III was my favourite Tomb Raider game, so this sequel had a lot to live up to, On top of all this, I entered the game as a modern gamer, accustomed to the gameplay and graphics of the 21st century. I had high expectations for The Last Revelation, and I will use this thread to tell you if I think the game did or did not live up to these expectations.
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Hello everyone and welcome to this review of sorts for TRIV. This thread is a sequel to my similar review of TRIII. In this thread I will be viewing The Last Revelation without any rose tinted glasses and giving my opinion on whether I believe the game is better than the modern games, as most old fans would say, but as well as this I'll be comparing the game to its predecessors (My thoughts on TRIII are well documented in my previous thread, which I will link below). Structurally, this thread will be slightly different to the last thread in that I'll first be speaking about each section in detail in the opening couple of posts and then comparing the game to modern games and also it's predecessors similar to the structure of my previous review. The game is so large that I believe that a section-by-section overview and then a general overview of the game will allow me to express my opinions in a more detailed and accurate manner. The first post of this review detailing the Cambodia section will be coming soon. Thanks for reading this introductory post and I hope you enjoy this thread!

Link to the TRIII review: Tomb Raider III, through the eyes of a modern times gamer.

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Old 27-07-17, 01:31   #2
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Good luck with the most boring classic!
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Old 27-07-17, 02:46   #3
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Look forward to your review! I will try to share my feedback as much as possible. I dig these type of threads for the Classic games.
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Old 27-07-17, 04:49   #4
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Good luck with the most boring classic!
Good luck with the most rage quitting classic!
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Old 27-07-17, 08:40   #5
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Good luck with the most boring classic!
Says a Chronicles fan

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Good luck with the most rage quitting classic!
Says an AOD fan

Joking guys , don't take this too seriously

Looking forward to your analysis Newraider75 I'll try to keep up with this thread as much as I can .
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Old 27-07-17, 09:32   #6
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Is it only me or this man in the GIF looks like a real life Von Croy ?
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Old 27-07-17, 12:48   #8
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I must say, if you managed to complete TR3 without throwing your PC out the window, then TR4 gonna be like a walk in the park.
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Old 27-07-17, 13:03   #9
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This game is very different, have fun!
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Old 27-07-17, 14:33   #10
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No it's not you, just add round glasses and a fedora and you have the real life Werner.
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