redeem4 Sep 21, 2013 @ 4:04pm
Gameplay in the series already feeling very stale?
I just finished TR1 for my first time a few days ago and then I jumped straight into TR2 and at first, I really was enjoying TR2 too until about 3/4 of the way through the Underwater Ship levels where I just found the gameplay to really just become stale from this point and I find it hard to keep playing. I think it also might have something to do with how long these games really are...I believe it took me 15-20 hours to beat TR1 and I'm about 10 hours into TR2 right now and I'm thinking that might just be too long for games like these...although game length is usually a great thing.

I do plan on finishing this game though and I'm just curious if the other games are like this too or if this game's next set of levels are much better. I think maybe after I finish this game, I should take a long break before I get into TR3.
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Ikx_1 Sep 21, 2013 @ 4:12pm 
TR3 and TR4, Angel of Darkness might be the most likely the same as TR2 or TR1, Anniversary, Legend and Underworld might intrest you more.
redeem4 Sep 21, 2013 @ 4:16pm 
Originally posted by Ikx_1:
TR3 and TR4, Angel of Darkness might be the most likely the same as TR2 or TR1, Anniversary, Legend and Underworld might intrest you more.

Don't get me wrong; I'm still going to play these games in order, but I'm definitely taking a break after playing each one instead of playing them one after another like I planned on doing; if by your comment, I assume they didn't change much.
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Ríšule Sep 23, 2013 @ 4:29am 
Well, yes. But let me ask you, what did you expect? It's like with all those Assassins creed, call of duty or whatever. They come up every year and essentially it's just same game over and over slightly modificated and with some new elements thrown in. Just like these Tomb Raider games.

But the difference is, nobody is probably doing any call of duty marathon or something and beating one game after another. They take a break for a year. I bet they would feel pretty much the same about it.

And as much as I like old Lara's games I know I'm not able to start next one right after beating previous one. I need breaks, otherwise I would go insane :-D
Anya Sep 28, 2013 @ 3:40am 
TR 1-2-3 are all relatively similar (though 3 is somewhat more challenging). I don't know about 4 and 5 as I've never played them, but I expect they're similar. Angel of Darkness is a bit more different, but it's also quite glitchy and is not considered a high point in the series. The Legend/Anniversary/Underworld trio is a big revamp to the series though, with far more dynamic gameplay, so that should get you back into the swing of things (pun intended).
Fat Pigeon Sep 29, 2013 @ 2:47pm 
Tomb raider 1-2-3, play them then stop, its just a downward slope afterwards in terms of the way the game is, if your not looking to spend a while playing then dont go onto 4 because that is especially long, back to what you said orignally, tomb raider I was excellent, number 2 was somewhat the same quality if not better. (and more memorable imo) .Bear in mind if you plan to play III the level design is much less linear and will have you tinkering and spending much more time tyring to figure things out, not to mention the insane diffuculty you will have on some of the levels further on, its best to just finish the ship levels as they are probably the most stale missions in the game as you said, i reccomend playing 2 then having a break becuase 3 is also a very excellent game but is time consuming.
redeem4 Sep 29, 2013 @ 3:52pm 
Originally posted by Squiddly:
Tomb raider 1-2-3, play them then stop, its just a downward slope afterwards in terms of the way the game is, if your not looking to spend a while playing then dont go onto 4 because that is especially long, back to what you said orignally, tomb raider I was excellent, number 2 was somewhat the same quality if not better. (and more memorable imo) .Bear in mind if you plan to play III the level design is much less linear and will have you tinkering and spending much more time tyring to figure things out, not to mention the insane diffuculty you will have on some of the levels further on, its best to just finish the ship levels as they are probably the most stale missions in the game as you said, i reccomend playing 2 then having a break becuase 3 is also a very excellent game but is time consuming.

I just think it has to do with the gameplay being good, but not great enough to carry subsequent playthroughs through the games one after another. I just managed to get to the last underwater level after taking a break for a week...though I think I'll take another week or until I feel apt to play more of it, but I would have to agree that Tomb Raider 2 is probably better than the original game because of the level design and themes.
Fat Pigeon Sep 30, 2013 @ 7:53am 
Originally posted by redeem4:
Originally posted by Squiddly:
Tomb raider 1-2-3, play them then stop, its just a downward slope afterwards in terms of the way the game is, if your not looking to spend a while playing then dont go onto 4 because that is especially long, back to what you said orignally, tomb raider I was excellent, number 2 was somewhat the same quality if not better. (and more memorable imo) .Bear in mind if you plan to play III the level design is much less linear and will have you tinkering and spending much more time tyring to figure things out, not to mention the insane diffuculty you will have on some of the levels further on, its best to just finish the ship levels as they are probably the most stale missions in the game as you said, i reccomend playing 2 then having a break becuase 3 is also a very excellent game but is time consuming.

I just think it has to do with the gameplay being good, but not great enough to carry subsequent playthroughs through the games one after another. I just managed to get to the last underwater level after taking a break for a week...though I think I'll take another week or until I feel apt to play more of it, but I would have to agree that Tomb Raider 2 is probably better than the original game because of the level design and themes.

Dont worry man, thats excactly how i did it, the deck is very long winded and sometimes paniful to navigate, i would find my self taking 50+ mins on average to complete a big level and id take a break for around a week/few days, keep goin man you havent got long :D
✘RoyalT✘ Oct 19, 2013 @ 3:46pm 
A lot of TR fans proclaim TR2 as the best TR game in the series but I complete disagree. The game is great till the underwater levels begin and the it becomes stale and tedious, like you said. TR1 still remains to be the best of the classics, whilst TR2 is probably the worst.
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Tito Nov 12, 2013 @ 2:52pm 
I agree with the post above. In my opinion, TR2 is way worst than TR1.
TR1 delivered a much better sense of exploring the wilderness and the unknown. There was a lot of different animals to encounter. In TR2, the game begins delivering the same feeling on the first level, but it throws it all away from the second level. Altought the second level is a very good one, the rest of the game just presents a massive amount of humans and dogs. Where is all the wild that was presented in the first level? It takes ages to finally meet with something different. Also the level design in TR1 is more fluid and clever in teaching the player how to progress.
But as far as the OPs question goes, TR1, 2, 3 and 4 are pretty much the same, regarding gameplay. Chronicles and Angel of Darkness arent much different, but they are improved in some aspects. The others present a more and fluid modern gameplay
PookPunk Mar 5, 2014 @ 6:37pm 
I hated the offshore rig/ shipwreck levels! They are so boring so I can totally relate. It starts to pick up more in the Tibet levels onwards.
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