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Old 29-09-16, 07:57   #5711
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That's what I loved about the traps, you never see it coming
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Old 29-09-16, 08:19   #5712
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Yes but to me that's only a level 1 answer. My (rhetorical) question was more concerned about why things seem to be getting dumber and dumber generally...ie, is the world getting dumber... And if so, what is the cause. I also have concerns about feedback loops... the dumber the stuff you feed people, the less stretched they have to be, the dumber they want it, the less stretched... and so on.

Which leads to me to wondering if in fact elitism in the arts, etc, albeit exclusionary and pompous, has a role in dragging the population forward in terms of creativity, innovation and what-have-you. That's what I always liked about the BBC in the UK - it isn't reliant on advertising revenue as funding and so can divorce itself from "mass popularity". And because of that, doesn't always create content for the lowest common denominator, as such, just because it generates a wider audience. But this is not appropriate for discussion here. Although that sentence I highlighted in the Core proposal made me muse on these things inwardly. :/
You can't really have this with video games as long as they're mostly financed by their sales. AFAIK the BBC is funded by the government, right? We've similar TV channels in Germany and they also can create programs that aren't suited for the masses. But that doesn't work with video games, at least not yet. Crowdfunding is one solution of the problem, but it's kinda risky for the consumer as not every project gets finished and it never happens with triple A titles.

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I think you could see it a bit with AoD too - I felt that game isn't anywhere like the difficulty / complexity of TR3 - although the Hall of Seasons bits (and others) had their moments.
It's already there in Chronicles. I'm currently replaying it and the game is like a walk in the park. Even enemy wise it's not as heavy as TR I-IV. An example: When the dragon in TR II spits fire on you, Lara will burn until she dies or gets into one of the water holes. The serpents in Chronicles have to hit Lara a few times before she ignites and the serpent battle isn't even as hard as the dragon battle since you can hide at the sides of the building and the water hole is pretty close by.
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Old 30-09-16, 14:26   #5713
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I just read the Tomb of Ash thing and now I just want to crawl into a corner and cry for what never was. Like ugly cry.

Also, Lara's younger, sexier, dodgy cousin?

So Bimbo Raider?
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Old 30-09-16, 23:23   #5714
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I'm sorry but that document didn't sound too good The whole multiplayer aspect and trading treasure sounded ok but it seems really out of place given what kind of game Tomb Raider 1 even was.. Those aren't the changes I wanted to see and knowing they were using "updated" 1996 assets and "updated" AI from Tomb Raider 4 and "updated" classic controls sounds like a hot mess waiting to happen.

Melissa Croft just sounds lame too. Some of the updated assets sounds embarrassing too, resampling the original FMV sequences? Eh I hope this is fake.
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Old 30-09-16, 23:26   #5715
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Remember it was an early document. The game eventually became a fully fledged remake when it was planned to just be a spit and polish. The original fmv's would have been an unlockable extra according to later interviews, we have some storyboards showing the revised versions of the cutscenes.
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Old 01-10-16, 00:02   #5716
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Remember it was an early document. The game eventually became a fully fledged remake when it was planned to just be a spit and polish. The original fmv's would have been an unlockable extra according to later interviews, we have some storyboards showing the revised versions of the cutscenes.
Can you link me to these? I'd greatly like to see this.
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Old 01-10-16, 01:11   #5717
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I'd love to but my hard drive (containing a ton of irreplaceable files and all my compiled TRAE stuff) got corrupted near the beginning of the year. Best bet is to search on here for them. The released storyboards are for the intro explosion and the cafe with Larson.
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Old 01-10-16, 08:17   #5718
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Ouch. That makes my heart hurt for you.

I'll dig around. Thank you!
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Old 05-10-16, 03:15   #5719
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Oh lord...

Why is the future not bright, but dumbed down...

Who knows, they could have planned on adding harder difficulty levels and options to remove some of the hand holding like the last chance grab.
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Old 05-10-16, 10:41   #5720
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Oh lord...

Why is the future not bright, but dumbed down...

Because they want other people who don't play as often or not at all to possibly also enjoy the game?
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