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Old 05-07-23, 09:49   #11
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"Legend > Underworld!"

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Old 21-08-23, 11:06   #12
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If you absolutely have to play only 1 Tomb Raider game this is the one I'd recommend (followed closely by Rise of the Tomb Raider) nearly all aspects from presentation to gameplay works very well. just a bummer that it was a bit too short.
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Old 14-09-23, 07:19   #13
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I was very fond of TRU until I played TRL. Although TRL is a short length game, but I enjoyed it lot due to its smoothness, outfits, story, characters, bosses, environment, locations, graphics, battles on motorcycle etc. Moreover, I find Lara more beautiful in TRL than TRU and TRA.
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Old 17-09-23, 16:50   #14
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Old 18-09-23, 22:20   #15
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I would just about favour Underworld over Legend, although it's been a few years since I've played either. If I played them both again this week I could easily change my mind. I think my decision is partly influenced by the fact I've still got a really cool strategy guide for Underworld.
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Old 19-09-23, 08:28   #16
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Default Tried Playing Tomb Raider Underworld Again... and Nope!

The other day, I decided to give Tomb Raider Underworld another shot. You know, just to see if my opinions had changed over time. Well, guess what? They haven't! 😅

I started up the game all excited, reminiscing about the adventures of Lara. But man, oh man, I couldn't get past the first level after the diving section. The controls are just as clunky and stiff as I remember them, if not worse. It's like trying to tame a T-Rex with a stick!

I mean, let's be real here. The controls were never the highlight of Underworld. But as the game gets older, they feel even more frustrating. It's like trying to make a graceful swan dive into a puddle of mud! 🦢💩

I really wanted to relive the underwater exploration and epic tomb raiding, but those controls just killed the vibe for me. Maybe I'm spoiled by the more polished and responsive controls in modern games, but man, I can't help but miss the smoothness of Tomb Raider Legend.

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I would just about favour Underworld over Legend, although it's been a few years since I've played either. If I played them both again this week I could easily change my mind. I think my decision is partly influenced by the fact I've still got a really cool strategy guide for Underworld.
Hey Scottlee! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It's always interesting how our preferences can change over time, especially when it comes to revisiting older games. I totally get the sentiment, and it's cool that you have a strategy guide for Underworld that can definitely enhance the experience and make it more enjoyable.

Feel free to give both games another go when you have the chance, and who knows, your perspective might shift again. At the end of the day, what matters most is the love we have for Lara Croft and the adventures she takes us on, whether it's in Underworld or Legend.
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Old 19-09-23, 10:33   #17
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I personally find Underworld to be the weakest TR entry of the franchise wtih TR5 just above it, so this is fair

(Not to say I haven't found enjoyment in them!)
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Old 19-09-23, 18:14   #18
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Hey Scottlee! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It's always interesting how our preferences can change over time, especially when it comes to revisiting older games. I totally get the sentiment, and it's cool that you have a strategy guide for Underworld – that can definitely enhance the experience and make it more enjoyable.

Feel free to give both games another go when you have the chance, and who knows, your perspective might shift again. At the end of the day, what matters most is the love we have for Lara Croft and the adventures she takes us on, whether it's in Underworld or Legend.
I would absolutely play Legend and Underworld again if they released them on PS5. I wouldn't go out and deliberately buy an old console for them though. My hope is that the new TR1-3 remasters will be successful enough that they will then want to port all the games to the modern systems.
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Old 04-10-23, 21:04   #19
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I'm honestly still upset about the fact that Legend set up this super interesting plotline about the Dais', the Monomyth, King Arthur, Queen of Tiwanaku, Merlin, Sword in the Stone, etc. I was really invested in this plotline, and the cliffhanger at the end of Legend really had me wanting more.

But then Underworld just kind of.... dropped it?
The whole Norse connection and the underworld theme kind of felt like it came out of nowhere. Besides the same characters and the Amelia plotline, the plot of Underworld really felt disjointed from Legend. Even the ending scene felt like they just stuck that dais in the corner of Helheim just for continuities sake lol.

I remember the HUGE amount of hate for Legend Lara on here back in the day (I was part of it, Classic Lara forever. Mixed feeling on Legend Lara), however replaying Legend years later really made me appreciate it for what it was. A fun adventure! I feel like the devs took at lot of the Legend criticism and tried to go the other way direction in Underworld. She definitely feels a lot more....bitter. Angry. Despite Legend being a different direction than Classic TR, I did miss the more lighthearted aspects of it in underworld a little bit. I know that sounds contradictory, but my point is I appreciated Legend for what it was, and Underworld really went the other way with that.

That's not to say I didn't like Underworld. Not true at all! I actually enjoyed the game. I just couldn't shake off the change in tone and story direction from Legend.

Mind you, I am not a fan of Reboot Lara AT ALL. Despite whatever flaws Legend Lara had, she was still Lara at her core IMO. A slightly softer version, but she still had that badass, larger than life aspect to her. Something I found lacking in the new trilogy.

Anyway, Tl;dr: I really liked the plotline and mythology in TRL, but TRU kind of dropped that in favour of the Norse thing which I didn't like.
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Old 19-10-23, 19:47   #20
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Courtney Ross has a good point, TR Underworld dropped the ball on the Legend story line.
My issue with TR Underworld is not only the storyline issue, there are no boss fights like in TR Anniversary or TR Legend.
Heck even the old Core Tomb Raider games had boss battles.
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