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tiann 05-07-13 16:03

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Originally Posted by dream raider (Post 6843330)
Anyone noticed the TR trend- all blondes are evil! Natla, Sophia Leigh, Amanda (grey area "evil" for me, but still...), Whitman, Mathias. Kill the cliche please! We don't even have one goodie blondie! :rolleyes:

Karel from AOD was blonde wasn't he? He was quite good looking though :cln:

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Originally Posted by Patrick star (Post 6843369)
well , most of them are blonde :p still we have Marco poli , Willard , Voncroy, Eckhardt ....they are not blonde as I remember ;)
but yeah , we dont have any goodie blonde ....oh wait , there is Sarah and Jason , they were Lara's friends in the flashback in Legend and they were killed by the unknown entity ...
I guess they are the only goodie blondie in Tomb Raider :p

You forgot Janice, the friendly prostitute from AOD :p

Patrick star 05-07-13 16:06

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Originally Posted by tiann (Post 6843382)
You forgot Janice, the friendly prostitute from AOD :p

well we don't know if she was friendly, she might be Karel's sister :pi::p

FreakRaider 05-07-13 16:50

^ They probably took Steph out, because she was a blond goodie :p

Patrick star 05-07-13 16:51

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Originally Posted by FreakRaider (Post 6843432)
^ They probably took Steph out, because she was a blond goodie :p

I was thinking the same :p

Love2Raid 05-07-13 16:58

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You're welcome.

Spong 05-07-13 17:19

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Originally Posted by Love2Raid (Post 6843441)
Tomb Raider is currently on sale till Monday (XBL Marketplace): http://majornelson.com/2013/07/04/xb...-sale-day-4-2/

You're welcome.

You made me look at Major Idiot's website :mad:
Also, those offers seem incredibly American, what with all the prices being in dollars. Are they actually global offers?

Mikky 05-07-13 17:35

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Originally Posted by Patrick star (Post 6843369)
well , most of them are blonde :p still we have Marco poli , Willard , Voncroy, Eckhardt ....they are not blonde as I remember ;)
but yeah , we dont have any goodie blonde ....oh wait , there is Sarah and Jason , they were Lara's friends in the flashback in Legend and they were killed by the unknown entity ...
I guess they are the only goodie blondie in Tomb Raider :p

Marco who now? Marco BARTOLI! :ohn:

Baratheon 05-07-13 18:02

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Originally Posted by Mikky (Post 6843474)
Marco who now? Marco BARTOLI! :ohn:

Damn right, sister. :ohn:

Evan C. 05-07-13 19:00

Hey guys, I knot this is a bit random but I wrote this as I imagine Lara would react after the events of Yamatai, building her into what I think is the Lara Croft I love. I've posted it on it's proper section but there are way many visits so hope it doesn't bother that much :)

An e-mail from Samantha to Jonah
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Dear Jonah

Excuse me for writing you in such unexpected way and in the middle of the night but, since certain time ago there’s something that worries me. As you know, after what happened to us, none of our lifes went back to their normal courses. I’ve been thinking that most of survival stories are tell with certain ammount of honor and pride, sometimes they are so great that general audience feels touched by them and documentaries, books, even movies are made based on such stories. However, our story didn’t had the same luck but all the oposite.

When we just putted a foot back on civilization, the first thing we did was spending hours making statements to police officers about what happened with us, and with the rest of the missing crew. Of course, they didn’t believed a single word. But who could? An island from wich there’s no records about, with insane survivors adoring a sun queen on a non-existing cult... even myself, almost two years after, still wonder if all of that actually happened or if it was a terrible nightmare. It’s logical they didn’t believed what we said, not them neither Alex, Grim, Roth and Whitman’s relatives . If we didn’t went to prision was because there is no evidence to proof that we are guilty of their dissapearence... of their deaths. And despite that, we’ve been very lucky, Jonah. We’re still alive. However, the reason because I’m writing this it’s not to re-tell all what you already know but something else. And that reason is Lara.

Being her best friend I feel shame to admit it but… I am not sure what’s going on with her. Sometimes I feel that her former self is still on that island and she won`t ever escape. As you know, Lara took the worst part of all this. If barely avoiding jail and carrying with a guilt she feels over her shoulders wasn’t enough, she felt obligated to use her family heritage’s founds to voluntary pay to the ones which survived and to the families of those who didn’t. And it’s not giving her money what bothers to her, it’s feeling she’s betraying herself because always wants to do everything on her own, without any help. Not even the one from her parents she legally inherited. But there was something even worst and more painful to her, and it was the fact she had no evidence to sustain all her amazing discoveries: Kingdom of Yamatai’s location, Queen Himiko’s Tomb and all the records from her archaelogical success were completely gone. And even she tried to organize new expeditions to Dragon’s Triangle to support both what we and she said, they still haven’t found a thing. Now her fellows academics believe she’s a joke and a spot to Croft’s legacy believing she set all this as a cheap montage to valídate her lies. And that is the result of being Whitman’s protegee. She barely could deal with all that.

Because all of this she decided to leave her flat and go back to where she really should have been since day one, Croft Manor. Once there, she just hired one old butler loyal to the family, and even tough I suggested to consider more company she denies completely. Everytime I went to visit her, she was training on an obstacle course she made to construct on the Manor’s yard to keep phisical and mentally bussy, “on my own terms”- she said. The rest of time, she´s investigating her field both indoor and outdoor, but always on solitary ground, keeping away from people. Basically,the only thing she wish to do is gaining a respectable reputation, not because she’s looking recognition –she barely cares what her colleagues think about her- but to honor and clean her father’s legacy. And here relies my biggest worry.

Even considering -and you have seen it with your own eyes- she always had a strong, endurance and adventurer character, she’s now really close to being someone obstinate and ambitious. Her training is not only limited to gain physical and mental agility, she also adquired big interest and made herself with a big weaponry wich she will use –if she hasn’t yet- to get what she wants without hesitation. She never chosen the easy way, and she won’t chose it today less than ever.

I don’t wanna lose her, the girl I grow up with until that horrid experience, and I don’t want she becomes a cold hearted woman, lonely as a steppenwolf. I know you love her as a little sister of you, and I know too it will make her feel better if she sees you again. So please consider my invitation and come a few days to my home and then we can give Lara a pleasent surprise. You’ll understand what I say way better when you see her personally. It’s not that she went crazy or something like that, it’s just that I don’t want the guilt she feels because of what happened becomes the engine of her life and modify her behavior more than it should. I’ll be expecting anxious your answer. Thank you and take care
Sincerely; Sam.

P.S: Do you have any news about Reyes? I'm not able to contact her since last time, but something tells me such impossibility is a mere intention of her.

Patrick star 05-07-13 20:19

VERY VERY VERY INTERESTING EVAN C :tmb:
I felt sorry for Sam though :o:p

Evan C. 05-07-13 20:37

Thanks you a lot @Patrick star. I was trying to imagine how the experience would really affect her human side on a way it finally makes her who she is or to avoid controversy, how I feel she was. And solitude is one feature of her :)

Patrick star 05-07-13 20:56

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Originally Posted by Evan C. (Post 6843602)
And solitude is one feature of her :)

I have a feeling that that feature will return strongly in the sequel ...
I got that feeling form the Reboot's final cutscene ...:)

tomee 06-07-13 06:54

Ooooh, dat burn! I hope she will be like this in the sequel.
http://24.media.tumblr.com/3f04e25d9...2poao1_500.png

skylark1121 06-07-13 08:02

:vlol: I love that!

I can also see it like this:

Classic Lara: Ever jumped a pit of spikes?
Reboot Lara: Ever survived landing on one? I think not.

Because classic Lara always died when on contact with spikes. :p

Patrick star 06-07-13 09:14

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Originally Posted by skylark1121 (Post 6843937)
:vlol: I love that!

I can also see it like this:

Classic Lara: Ever jumped a pit of spikes?
Reboot Lara: Ever survived landing on one? I think not.

Because classic Lara always died when on contact with spikes. :p

THIS :cln::vlol:

tiann 06-07-13 09:50

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Originally Posted by skylark1121 (Post 6843937)
:vlol: I love that!

I can also see it like this:

Classic Lara: Ever jumped a pit of spikes?
Reboot Lara: Ever survived landing on one? I think not.

Because classic Lara always died when on contact with spikes. :p

AOD vs reboot Lara lol... someone do one. (i can't think of any jokes atm)

Evan C. 06-07-13 16:36

^ Not that funny but

http://fotos.subefotos.com/246c8f9bd...8e04a8f03o.jpg

:p

Mikky 06-07-13 16:54

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Originally Posted by skylark1121 (Post 6843937)
:vlol: I love that!

I can also see it like this:

Classic Lara: Ever jumped a pit of spikes?
Reboot Lara: Ever survived landing on one? I think not.

Because classic Lara always died when on contact with spikes. :p

And Reboot Lara is supposed to be the realistic one. :mis:

"Such delicious irony."

Ivy Valentine 06-07-13 17:06

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Originally Posted by tiann (Post 6843966)
AOD vs reboot Lara lol... someone do one. (i can't think of any jokes atm)

you reminded me of this pic :pi:

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...ll-d60by6g.jpg

No jokes tho :p

trfanX34 06-07-13 17:11

http://24.media.tumblr.com/53df499d4...q7tbo1_500.jpg
(Click on image for bigger version)

I love this! Reminds me of Mexico in TRU.

edit: Lara in a giant bunny outfit! LOL

Mikky 06-07-13 17:30

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Originally Posted by trfanX34 (Post 6844289)
http://24.media.tumblr.com/53df499d4...q7tbo1_500.jpg
(Click on image for bigger version)

I love this! Reminds me of Mexico in TRU.

Gorgeous artwork! :D

Want as a DLC outfit. Along with the Pengiun Pyjamas. :pi:

larafan25 06-07-13 17:59

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Originally Posted by Mikky (Post 6844300)
Gorgeous artwork! :D



Want as a DLC outfit. Along with the Pengiun Pyjamas. :pi:

IS THAT THE REAL BUNNY OUTFIT!?D:

ISS

Can you link me to where this was posted? D:

trfanX34 06-07-13 18:05

http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/53...-that-the-tomb

larafan25 06-07-13 18:10

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Originally Posted by trfanX34 (Post 6844315)

I wanna play as it sooo badhttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...pseebbaead.png

NO STOP.

Imagine it in cutscene D:

"I don't think I'm that kind of Croft".

D:

CEDE RELEASE IT

Mikky 06-07-13 18:29

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Originally Posted by larafan25 (Post 6844318)
I wanna play as it sooo badhttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...pseebbaead.png

NO STOP.

Imagine it in cutscene D:

"I don't think I'm that kind of Croft".

D:

CEDE RELEASE IT

Lmao, you loco. But yes, I want this too.

Patrick star 06-07-13 19:19

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Originally Posted by Mikky (Post 6844273)
And Reboot Lara is supposed to be the realistic one. :mis:

"Such delicious irony."

well TReboot thin small spike which went through some fat and skin is NOTHING compared to the giant thick bloody spikes in the classics :p
these spikes gives me the creeps until now !!

dream raider 07-07-13 10:32

What do y'all think are the major problems of TReboot?

For me it's that it's based around combat, and the poorly written story.

trfanX34 07-07-13 10:35

Exactly what you said. The horrible storywriting annoys me the most though, the combat is fun.

LNSNHGTDS 07-07-13 11:05

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Originally Posted by trfanX34 (Post 6844315)

Tanooki? Cool, those "raccoon-dogs" are symbols of good luck and are usually depicted holding a bottle of Sake and having oversized testicles. I wonder how they came up with the bunny outfit though :p ! And I do want it as DLC :tmb: :p !

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Originally Posted by dream raider (Post 6844696)
What do y'all think are the major problems of TReboot?

For me it's that it's based around combat, and the poorly written story.

The terrible writing. The concept of the story is really nice but other than that it was terrible, Lara and Roth kept repeating themselves and at some points and some of the actors didn't "sound" right.

For example: Lara and Roth kept repeating "I was afraid you were going to say that! " and "You can do this Lara. " respectively in every possible situation and Reyes, when Roth died, was like screaming at Lara and all and then all of a sudden "You're right, I shouldn't have said that... " that was like the worst moment of the game.

dream raider 07-07-13 11:14

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Originally Posted by trfanX34 (Post 6844699)
Exactly what you said. The horrible storywriting annoys me the most though, the combat is fun.

Yeah, it was fun at first, but I found it exhausting in the next 2/3s of the game! I really hope TR doesn't have the same high-paced action this one does! Also, more animal predators/mythical creatures vs human enemies would be amazing!

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Originally Posted by LNSNHGTDS (Post 6844729)
The terrible writing. The concept of the story is really nice but other than that it was terrible, Lara and Roth kept repeating themselves and at some points and some of the actors didn't "sound" right.

For example: Lara and Roth kept repeating "I was afraid you were going to say that! " and "You can do this Lara. " respectively in every possible situation and Reyes, when Roth died, was like screaming at Lara and all and then all of a sudden "You're right, I shouldn't have said that... " that was like the worst moment of the game.

The writing seems to be a common issue with people here! If they'll continue the focus on narrative, they should care about it more next time! I feel like if TR will ever be amazing to me again, it will be in the next TR!

Tonyrobinson 07-07-13 11:21

The story was a bit of a disappointment to me I had guessed the outcome a long time before the game was released and they really bigged up the story the had in place which in my opinion as I have stated in the past was the movie Silent Hill on an island setting. :)

Patrick star 07-07-13 15:52

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Originally Posted by LNSNHGTDS (Post 6844729)
Tanooki? Cool, situation and Reyes, when Roth died, was like screaming at Lara and all and then all of a sudden "You're right, I shouldn't have said that... " that was like the worst moment of the game.

I thought that was a good reply for a mature woman...she just wanted to avoid problems :o

motoleo 07-07-13 16:13

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Originally Posted by Tonyrobinson (Post 6844744)
The story was a bit of a disappointment to me I had guessed the outcome a long time before the game was released and they really bigged up the story the had in place which in my opinion as I have stated in the past was the movie Silent Hill on an island setting. :)

How did you guess?

LNSNHGTDS 07-07-13 20:12

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Originally Posted by Patrick star (Post 6844909)
I thought that was a good reply for a mature woman...she just wanted to avoid problems :o

Oh no, I didn't have a problem with what she said, it was why when and how she said it.

To put it simply, the whole moment was like "Lara you're such an idiot and my BF is dead because of YOU... oh okay sorry, let's get out of here, I can fix that boat no one ever talked about before and I just randomly remembered that exists at the beach. " .

Patrick star 08-07-13 09:27

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Originally Posted by LNSNHGTDS (Post 6845090)
Oh no, I didn't have a problem with what she said, it was why when and how she said it.

To put it simply, the whole moment was like "Lara you're such an idiot and my BF is dead because of YOU... oh okay sorry, let's get out of here, I can fix that boat no one ever talked about before and I just randomly remembered that exists at the beach. " .

actually there was a period of time between the Reyes anger at Lara at Reyes idea to fix the boat ,the two situations weren't close . ....you know the screen fades to black then it's another cutscene after they finished the preparations of Roth when Reyes suggests to fix the boat . Reyes must have discovered the boat when they first washed ashore in the opening in-game cutscene...

LNSNHGTDS 08-07-13 10:35

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Originally Posted by Patrick star (Post 6845392)
actually there was a period of time between the Reyes anger at Lara at Reyes idea to fix the boat ,the two situations weren't close . ....you know the screen fades to black then it's another cutscene after they finished the preparations of Roth when Reyes suggests to fix the boat . Reyes must have discovered the boat when they first washed ashore in the opening in-game cutscene...

Whatever, the problem of Reyes shouting at Lara and then automatically changing to calm sad middle-aged lady is still there (that was actually my main problem) . I mean, Sam told her to zip it in a rather polite manner but it was still too random.

tiann 08-07-13 10:40

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Originally Posted by LNSNHGTDS (Post 6845463)
Whatever, the problem of Reyes shouting at Lara and then automatically changing to calm sad middle-aged lady is still there (that was actually my main problem) . I mean, Sam told her to zip it in a rather polite manner but it was still too random.

Reyes wasn't exactly warm to her until Sam got kidnapped (again) if I recall. I think the progression of Reye's character is pretty believable. the only time I feel that Reyes really forgave Lara / let go of her grudge was during the Chasm Ziggurat and Reyes radioed Lara saying, "we're not leaving without you"

Carbonek_0051 08-07-13 10:49

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Originally Posted by tiann (Post 6845470)
Reyes wasn't exactly warm to her until Sam got kidnapped (again) if I recall. I think the progression of Reye's character is pretty believable. the only time I feel that Reyes really forgave Lara / let go of her grudge was during the Chasm Ziggurat and Reyes radioed Lara saying, "we're not leaving without you"

Exactly.

Moon-Safari 08-07-13 11:35

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Originally Posted by LNSNHGTDS (Post 6844729)
Tanooki? Cool, those "raccoon-dogs" are symbols of good luck and are usually depicted holding a bottle of Sake and having oversized testicles. I wonder how they came up with the bunny outfit though :p ! And I do want it as DLC :tmb: :p !



The terrible writing. The concept of the story is really nice but other than that it was terrible, Lara and Roth kept repeating themselves and at some points and some of the actors didn't "sound" right.

For example: Lara and Roth kept repeating "I was afraid you were going to say that! " and "You can do this Lara. " respectively in every possible situation and Reyes, when Roth died, was like screaming at Lara and all and then all of a sudden "You're right, I shouldn't have said that... " that was like the worst moment of the game.

You're right. Now that you mention it I recall a few points in the game where I kept thinking "oh just get on with it" because they kept drilling the same point into our heads to make sure we got it.

Next time I think they need to hire TV writers that are good at telling stories over a period of ten plus hours. It's not an easy thing to do. Especially when developing a tightly knit character arch. I'd imagine its a very daunting task to undertake. But if they get the right people they could tell an amazing and cohesive story. I say get some writers from breaking bad and american horror story. Those are two amazingly high quality shows that take action and character writing to the next level.

Patrick star 08-07-13 16:18

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Originally Posted by tiann (Post 6845470)
Reyes wasn't exactly warm to her until Sam got kidnapped (again) if I recall. I think the progression of Reye's character is pretty believable. the only time I feel that Reyes really forgave Lara / let go of her grudge was during the Chasm Ziggurat and Reyes radioed Lara saying, "we're not leaving without you"

This :tmb:


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