When Lara was only 16, she was tutored in archaeology by Professor Werner Von Croy, a world-famous archaeologist. Skip forward now, to find Lara in Egypt, minding her own business until a pool of quicksand pulls her underground, deep into an ancient tomb. Here she unwittingly releases the evil god Set, and for the rest of the game her ultimate aim is to recapture him and return him to his prison. Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation follows her quest through 43 levels, all set in the same underground world, so the story moves as seamlessly and effortlessly as the famous Tomb Raider herself.
In Tomb Raider Chronicles, Lara is still missing in Egypt and there is no word about her whereabouts. Fearing the worst, her closest friends arrange a service in her honor and to share their insights about some of Lara’s more mysterious exploits. Tomb Raider Chronicles offers new insights into the past adventures of Lara Croft along with a host of new weapons such as the grappling hook gun and a sniper rifle. If you feel creative and want to make your own adventures, the official Tomb Raider Level Editor is included with the game.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
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Posted on 2012-07-19 07:45:32 byKainKlarden:
While this is strangely not a universally accepted thing, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation is the best classic Tomb Raider game. I know, i know. The ropes were implemented in an awful and annoying way, the game takes place pretty much only in Egypt... I know this complaints, but is tand by my words. It's the best classic Tomb Raider.
I guess, it comes down to the personal preference,read more but for me Tomb Raider was first and foremost about, well, |tomb raiding". It was about some seemingly unexplored places, *you* can explore, filled with deadly traps and hidden treasures and secrets. The first Tomb Raider game was about that - it felt like an adventure in exploration, with the storyline only reinforcing the adventuring spirit and need for exploration. But the first Tomb Raider feels outdated, it lacks the agility and moves later classic titles have, it feels more clumsy. Which is not surprising given its age, but that's the thing - it deserves respect for what it did and what it started. But it's not that fun now.
Tomb Raider 2 and 3? People love them. And i can see why. Because i also do. But they focus on other things. They are still about exploration, but action more often than not, becomes the key. You shoot a lot of enemies, and enemies are often people. And rather often they have all the right to shoot you too. That's the thing about TR2 and 3 - the games' locations are cities, military bases, science laboratories. With you shooting guards, not just some "bad guys". Sure, TR2 and 3 did some cool stuff, it was fun to see the underwater sections and explore sunken ships. hell, even the urban exploration thing, like the London non-used underground station was kinda fun. But it ultimately felt like developers just had a list of cool places around the world the wanted Lara to visit, and they just threw them in the game without much rhyme and reason.
The Last Revelation, however, does the opposite. It's a focused and much more agile and fun return to the Tomb Raider 1 feel. Which is exactly why some people might not like it, thinking of it as a more boring, lacking of "epic adventure action" experience. But, in my opinion, it was the return to what Tomb Raider does best - exploring the tombs, finding secrets, solving puzzles and figuring out ancient prophecies. It wasn't without bad parts, sure. The ropes i already mentioned, and there was a simply too tedious part with a motorcycle closer to the end of the game. And Alexandira part is a tiny bit too open for exploration, while having only one correct path of events. But it's still great at what it does right, and what it does wrong just makes it a tiny bit more annoying, not bad.
And Chronicles? It's actually rather good. It does some new things but feels more like TR3 with an episodical structure. And the last episode is a bit more annoying than it should've been, thanks to the fact, that TR engine just couldn't do spy stealth gameplay right. But other episodes are quite fun. Especially the one with young Lara, who dosn't have a weapon throught the entire episode, thus making it a heaven for people who love the exploration, acrobatics and puzzle-solving parts of Tomb Raider. Chronicles just tried to do episodic structure 5 years too early and on a wrong engine. I'm happy, at least Chronicles didn't suffer from "episodic turned into one game" problem as much as something like Fahrenheit.
But that was it, the glorious end for the classic Tomb Raider. On a pretty high note, with Chronicles being more of an "eplilogue". And while i love Underworld and like Anniversary (don't get me started on Legend, though), while i mourn the complete failure of brilliant ideas in Angel of Darkness, when i think Tomb Raider, i think about The Last Revelation. The best classic, and probably the best overall, Tomb Raider game.
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Posted on 2012-07-19 10:07:01 byxenonemo:
The Last Revelation is the game that brought the Tomb Raider series back to its roots, and it some ways, is even more of a tomb raiding experience than the first game. Gone are the "Lara as James Bond" levels, replaced by pure tomb raiding goodness. The entire game DOES take place in Egypt (apart from a training level in Cambodia), and while that might sound boring for a seriesread more known for its country to country hopping heroine, there's actually plenty of variety in the levels. Lara explores Old Kingdom locations all the way through to the Egypt of the Ptolemies (including Cleopatra's palace) and the alleyways of modern Alexandria, giving you a good idea of just how many cultures Egypt influenced and was influenced by. Oh yeah, and since this is Egypt, Lara gets attacked by mummies! :) REAL mummies this time, not those fake ones from TR1. The game does take some departures from the series formula, such as Lara being able to travel back and forth between level sections instead of only being able to progress forward. If you're stuck in a certain area, it might be because you need to backtrack to an area you were at a couple of loading screens ago. Lara can also combine items in her inventory in this game, a feature which is necessary for her to progress through the game. For example, in one level, she combines items to make a pole with a hook on the end so that she can use it to obtain an item that's locked up in a cage.
As for Chronicles, well... it's a mixed bag. For every step that TLR took forward, Chronicles took two steps back, and unfortunately gave us the return of James Bond Lara, even going so far as to have her break in to a rival's high tech fortress to steal an artifact there. To make matters worse, the levels don't really live up to the quality of previous games, giving them a "fan made" vibe. It's still a fun game, especially if you like Lara's more high tech antics just as much or more so than her tomb raiding escapades, but just don't expect TRC to be of the same quality as TLR.
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Posted on 2012-07-19 09:43:16 byULTIMATEMALE420:
I played Tomb raider 4 on my sega dreamcast 10 years ago. It is one my favourite games of all time and my personal favourite in the series. It is the most balanced of the tomb raider games. Tomb Raider 4 the last revelation has a intriguing story line and balanced difficulty. To put this dfficulty into perspective. The original Tomb Raider game was too hard, the second wasread more too easy and too short, the third was slighly harder but still to easy and the 4th game was jus about right. It had memorable charcters in Set and Von Croy. The voice Acting was good and Lara maintained her cheeky personality not seen much of the newer more modern games. The sountrack was OK and Lara had been given new moves. The Fourth game really felt like it desered the name "Tomb raider" As you spent nearly the entire game raiding ancient egyption tombs. The puzzles in Tomb Raider 4 are quite intriguing and some of the most memorbale in the series.
It is hard to talk about the 5th game chronocles without spoiling the ending of the 4th one. however I will say this if you fancy diving deeper into Lara's history and finding out more about her relationship with previous characters in the series then tomb raider 5 is another good adition to the series. It has faily good puzzles too and good level design albiet not as good level design as tomb raider. Considering Tomb raider 4 is the best is the series you should realy consider Tomb raider 5 as an additional bonus and more bang for your buck. Lara has a updated 3D model in this game making her looking more realistic for the 32bit generation then in the previous Tomb raider games. She given a few new abilities like dive rolling whilst running and the ability to put half and half together to make a whole item to be used later on the game. this how puzzles in tomb raider were further advanced. Tomb raider 4 and 5 is not just about pulling levers and jumping platform to platform it much more then that. With DRM free you truely cannot go wrong. A must Purchase game in my opinion, espcially if you have not played it before as they simply do not make games like this anymore you owe it to yourself to try it out.
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