Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian
Rhapsody - Dawn of Victory
At 8/9/09 10:52 AM, IvanTuroc wrote:
Have you retired from flash? You haven't submitted any this year.
Right now, I'm on hiatus but the future is unclear.
At 8/9/09 12:02 PM, sushi13 wrote:
At 8/6/09 09:46 AM, Bahamut wrote:
I made a Top 15 Games I Played When I was 18 list the other night. :) Very long, though but worth having a look to see which games made the cut.That made for some interesting reading. Sadly my last year hasn't been so interesting, mainly pretty new games with one or two classics thrown in. And I have to praise your writing skills, it sure makes a difference after spending most of my day reading legal bullshit written by arrogant lawyers.
Thanks for that. I thought my writing went off for a few games but I'm glad others thought I did fine. Also, that sucks to hear. :(
Same here. I first played it when I was only 7, lol. However, I didn't actually get into the franchise until 2 years later. Back then, my parents were reluctant to allow me and my sister to play the games because of the 15 rating. However, we kept asking and were eventually allowed to play them. Sure, we were too young at the time, but better that than Grand Theft Auto.My parents used to go nuts over what me and my brothers would watch on TV but I don't think they ever realised that some video games have age ratings.
Heh my parents were aware of age ratings in video games pretty much since when I started playing video games. Quite possibly before, though due to controversy over certain games in the 90's.
My mum gave my little brother a copy of the original GTA for his 9th birthday and nobody ever cared that I was playing games like Doom when I was 8. Frankly I think the 15 rating for the early Tomb Raider games was excessive anyway, I don't remember there being any content that would warrant a 15 rating.
Sometimes the age ratings make no sense and if the original game was re-rated, it would only be 12+. 15 was probably too much, most especially since that was the age rating for Doom. The violence in the original Tomb Raider doesn't look like much now but Doom still looks gory even if it's 16 years old.
Haha, you've certainly put me and my friend to shame and we're big fans of Tomb Raider, most especially the first three games and Anniversary. My friend has yet to play Legend and doesn't intend to until he plays through The Last Revelation, Chronicles and *gulp* Angel of Darkness.Maybe he should skip Angel of Darkness, it might destroy his will to play Legend. I remember being rather apprehensive about getting Legend for this reason until I found a copy dirt cheap on eBay.
His brother has tried so hard to get him to skip Angel of Darkness but no matter what happens, he's going to play through Angel of Darkness. ;_;
Neither of us haven't gone as far as to getting the handheld games or even the expansions. Well, except for The Lost Artefact that I got since I was desperate to perform the quad bike glitch myself. I wanted to make a video so there I was. However, after this Tomb Raider discussion, I'd love to get my hands on Unfinished Business very soon. :)I can't say anything about the handhelds, other than they look shit, but I'd strongly recommend all the expansions. If you already own PC copies of TR1 and TR2 you can download the expansion levels for both games from Tombraiders.net, which by the way is an awesome site where I've been getting all my Tomb Raider walkthroughs from since the very beginning.
I'll need to get the PC copies of the first two games but I'm willing to get them whenever I have the urge to play them again which should be soon considering all this Tomb Raider talk I've had here. Also, hearing that I need the physical copy of the two games gives me an idea. If any release of the games are accepted, I could get the Double Pack and be able to play the bonus levels as soon as I get them. However, for nostalgia sake, I'd like to play through the games themselves before the bonus levels.
As for Tombraiders.net, I recognise that site before from when I was looking into the Tomb Raider Level Editor. I was wanting to design just a small level but the program was complicated and I wasn't sure if it did work in the end. Maybe my old computer couldn't handle it due to its resolutions but I did follow the instructions carefully and I still couldn't make my desired level. :( I guess I could give it a try sometime soon to see if it works better the second time round.
As for the secrets, I've yet to find every secret on my own in Tomb Raider 3 but I did end up cheating to get all secrets just to see what the extra level is like. I've managed to find all the secrets in the first two games but what really annoyed me was that if you get all the secrets, you don't get any bonuses. OK, in the first game you at least got extra pickups but in the sequel, it was just picking up the secret items which don't give you anything. :( I feel for going through all that trouble to find every secret, you should be rewarded with at least something at the end, which is why I appreciated Tomb Raider 3's All Hallows level.Yeah this is a sore point for me too. The secrets in the first two games should definitely have given you a reward. I busted my arse going out of the way to find all those bastard things expecting some really cool bonus. You can imagine my disappointment when bugger all happened.
Yeah, I put the effort into getting all secrets myself, even making many attempts to get the timing perfect for the slope secret in St. Francis' Folly and there was no special reward for all of this. Although Unfinished Business was released two years after TR1, it would have been nice if for getting all secrets, you were rewarded with additional levels to play through. That's why when I got Anniversary, I was hoping they put in the Unfinished Business levels for those who missed out on it back then.
That's why whenever I play Tomb Raider 3, I ALWAYS play Nevada first so I can get the inventory loss out of the way much sooner. Also, if I played the other two first, that only means more trouble for anyone. My friend actually played Nevada last and he had such a hard time completing TR3 as a result. :(Exactly. The Nevada levels are hard enough as it is. I feel sorry for your friend.
Yeah, I felt sorry for him too but at least he's beaten the game and now it's seeing how he does with The Last Revelation. If he's able to beat it thoroughly, I will be amazed as I always stop playing half-way through.
The setting in Egypt wasn't bad but I felt it was lacking a lot. And yeah, I did see parts of the levels in the second half of the game and there were a few too many pyramids. It should have been just the one like in the first game.I've been fascinated with Egypt since I was really young and the idea of setting the whole game there sounded like a great idea when I first heard about it, but after just finishing TR3 I was disappointed with the lack of colourful and varied environments.
Yeah, I had some fascination with Egypt myself when I was a kid. OK, maybe I'm not entirely into the mythologies and such but it makes a fantastic setting for these adventureous games/movies...And for children's card games. XP