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Tomb Raider

Out of the shadows

Published November 11, 2018

Out of the shadows

When we watched the new Tomb Raider film back in July, I was quite inspired by some of the behind the scenes footage that showed Alicia Vikander getting super fit to play the role. I wanted to be super fit like that too! Get to the gym, lady, and sort it out! It worked, for a bit. But how funny, then, that it’s also the fault of Lara Croft that my workout schedule has been interrupted in recent weeks.

Tomb Raider's long shadow

Published October 6, 2018

Tomb Raider's long shadow

The third release in Tomb Raider’s recent reboot emerged into the wild last month, and I can honestly admit to being completely obsessed with it. I’ve enjoyed the previous two games, but it’s taken me a while to get fully to grips with this new Lara and her rather more complex adventures. Everything is rather more realistic, far more brutal, significantly more graphic and eventually, a lot more fun, than the Tomb Raiders that have gone before.

Rise and shine

Published October 24, 2016

Rise and shine

Up until this year, when a certain motorsport game came out that replicates the 2016 F1 season, I called our Playstation 4 “the Tomb Raider box” because that’s pretty much all it was good for. I’m not a big console gamer but Tomb Raider has always been a huge love of both mine and Mr C’s, so it was only natural we grabbed the new Rise of the Tomb Raider game as soon as it became available (which was a year later than on the Xbox, thanks peeps).

Definitive is a pretty strong word

Published February 18, 2014

Definitive is a pretty strong word

Recently, we’ve been playing Tomb Raider, the definitive edition on the PS4. It’s the game that actually made us interested in the new generation consoles in the first place, and it’s a highlight in what has been a very quiet early market for this new Playstation. I was intrigued by the game trailer when we saw it so very long ago, it looked good but I was concerned about the level of screeching and pained noises that Lara was making.

Tomb Raider 1 makes a comeback

Published December 20, 2013

Tomb Raider 1 makes a comeback

The chaps in charge of Tomb Raider these days, Square Enix, have in their infinite wisdom released the first installment of the game for iOS devices for just 69p. I was always more of a fan of Tomb Raider 2, but getting access to any of the early games has been tricky of late. Now, the game that made Lara Croft famous has been released for next to nothing and it looks great!

Tomb Raider at E3 - too realistic for its own good?

Published June 4, 2012

Tomb Raider at E3 - too realistic for its own good?

That E3 stuff is going on right now, and with it comes a bumper crop of Tomb Raider goodies. Except, I’m not finding them so good. Watch this trailer for the actual gameplay (I watched the trailer, and then muted the rest to ogle the goodness without the commentary). Is it me or is this just too realistic? I don’t get how you can play it. I was watching the scenes thinking: “Yea, I want to see this movie.

Unexpected Tomb Raider from a lifetime ago

Published October 29, 2011

Unexpected Tomb Raider from a lifetime ago

In my school days, one of my very best friends introduced me to two important things. First, Doritos and dip. Mmm. That’s a staple of our Film Watch evenings these days, so if it wasn’t for that early introduction, I don’t know what we’d be munching on. The second thing was Tomb Raider. We used to wrap blankets around us, sit on the living room floor, and pass a laptop between each other, working our way through Tomb Raider 2.

Tomb Raider's next step - almost real life!

Published June 3, 2011

Tomb Raider's next step - almost real life!

There’s a new trailer out for the next Tomb Raider game and I have to say, at first glance, I thought it was real. Even if this is not gameplay, it’s not live action and I was somewhat flabbergasted! Of course, all the comments I’ve seen everywhere focus on the most important thing - whether this Lara is more attractive than any of her predecessors. I’m gonna have to say no, because that voice is just not powerful enough.

Longevity in gaming

Published June 10, 2009

Longevity in gaming

Apparently, the Sims 3 is breaking all kinds of records, and I don’t own it yet. Grr. According to this CNET story, EA are reporting that the game sold 1.4 million copies in the first week, is topping the PC gaming chart, and the iPhone app chart, plus it has been EA’s best game launch ever. Now, CNET suggest that whilst this is something of a surprise, it does fly in the face of criticism levelled at EA that they rely too much on long-term game franchises.

I was up late last night with a very pretty brunette

Published April 11, 2006

I was up late last night with a very pretty brunette

Today we got up feeling a little bit tired. The reason for this is a little thing, it’s called Tomb Raider. That’s right. Another game we’re obsessed with. It came out on Friday, and whilst I was at work, Mr C purchased it, played it and sent me an email saying how it was. It went something along the lines of “Controls a bit better, but not great. Graphics a bit better, but not great.