www.tombraiderforums.com

Go Back   www.tombraiderforums.com > Tomb Raider Series > Tomb Raider

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-09-13, 00:08   #21
Gracious Days
Archaeologist
 
Gracious Days's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: TX
Posts: 1,787
Default

As nostalgic as it is for many people to play TR1, it's a similar feeling I get to see another review series from you. After all, they pushed me to play the classics.

A quality start. Sometimes before I begin the game proper again, I'll play Lara's Home the intended way too. TR3's version still reigns supreme, though.
Gracious Days is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-13, 00:18   #22
Eddie Haskell
Tomb Raider
 
Eddie Haskell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: -6.101321, 105.426846
Posts: 13,682
Default

You know I actually never "used" Lara's Home at all. I do recall looking around very briefly when I first got the game all of those years ago, but I never really utilized it as it was intended. Did I miss very much? I don't think so after seeing what has been presented here.
__________________
A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now. ~Mort Sahl
Eddie Haskell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-13, 00:20   #23
ThatToastyBass
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Aboard a 'Trojan Plane' to Greenland
Posts: 2,706
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddie Haskell View Post
You know I actually never "used" Lara's Home at all. I do recall looking around very briefly when I first got the game all of those years ago, but I never really utilized it as it was intended. Did I miss very much? I don't think so after seeing what has been presented here.
Out of interest, why was that? Were you more keen to get into the game proper, learning moves 'on the job' so to speak?
ThatToastyBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-13, 00:21   #24
sheepman23
Relic Hunter
 
sheepman23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 8,514
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddie Haskell View Post
You know I actually never "used" Lara's Home at all. I do recall looking around very briefly when I first got the game all of those years ago, but I never really utilized it as it was intended. Did I miss very much? I don't think so after seeing what has been presented here.
Nah, not really. I just like it for nostalgic purposes. It lacks the complexity of the other two classic manors, and it doesn't have any connection to the story. It's just a really brief tutorial that gets you familiarized with the controls. And in that regard, it does its job pretty well.
sheepman23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-13, 00:25   #25
Eddie Haskell
Tomb Raider
 
Eddie Haskell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: -6.101321, 105.426846
Posts: 13,682
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThatToastyBass View Post
Out of interest, why was that? Were you more keen to get into the game proper, learning moves 'on the job' so to speak?
To be honest I was in a hurry to play the game. If I recall correctly, I thought that this was just a waste of time and a kind of sideshow to the game itself. And by the way, the C&C system of the game was not that hard to learn on the fly.

I do remember that it did take me a long time to just get through the caves for a variety of reasons, with the most substantial being completely astounded by the game world. It might be hard to understand today, but back then this game was as real as it gets.
__________________
A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now. ~Mort Sahl
Eddie Haskell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-13, 12:04   #26
sheepman23
Relic Hunter
 
sheepman23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 8,514
Default

Done with Caves and have the screenshots saved and resized, but I'm really busy today so I'm not sure if I'll have a chance to post the review. We'll see.
sheepman23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-13, 13:55   #27
mepsipax
Archaeologist
 
mepsipax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 1,936
Default

Blast from the past! Good to see you doing reviews again Sheepman, I loved all your past ones, look forward to reading this one too!
As for Laras Home, I haven't played it in so long... Don't remember what it's like in TR1. It was quite a novel idea though, I always thought.
__________________
I'm watching myself like an old movie on color TV.
mepsipax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-13, 19:48   #28
charliesewell
Archaeologist
 
charliesewell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Essex, England Gender: ♂
Posts: 1,427
Default

Yes! Another Sheepman review!

I really like the nostalgic angle you're putting on these reviews.

Loved your Lara's Home review, the screenshots and the captions.

I can't wait for more!
__________________
Reality Tomb Raider: Series 6 | Underworld Section | Join Now!
charliesewell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-13, 19:55   #29
Mytly
Tomb Raider
 
Mytly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: In the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy
Posts: 14,255
Default

Hey, Sheepman Reviews™ are back!
Mytly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-13, 23:12   #30
SrDanielPonces
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Portugal
Posts: 8,134
Default

I like you reviews !
SrDanielPonces is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 03:58.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.