shortstufdan Jul 23, 2013 @ 12:46pm
Anniversary vs. the original
I just bought all 10 of the tomb raider games and I am wondering if I should play the original before anniversary. I am also wondering if it is worth playing both or if it would just be like playing the same game twice.
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Faunus Leigh Jul 24, 2013 @ 1:34pm 
If you play the first one you'd still want to play Anniversary since there are enough differences. And you would play the first one (a) if you want to play the first six and get quite a lot more gaming and/or (b) if you want to live what the Tomb Raider old timers lived. What I think I'd do if I had all the games and had never played any of them before is, out of weakness of will, spend up to an hour or two on each of the newer ones, just because I couldn't wait to get a sense of what they looked like and then, out of purist compulsive disorder, play all of the original set with the classics with minimal walkthrough help. Sometimes it'll be an extreme pain, but you'll definitely develop an unforgettable set of memories playing the first six.
shortstufdan Jul 24, 2013 @ 2:23pm 
thanks I will give it a try
CrazyCam Jul 24, 2013 @ 4:26pm 
is it a remake or a completely new game?
Faunus Leigh Jul 24, 2013 @ 5:15pm 
shortstufdan, np.

CrazyCam, it's a remake as far as the places you go and some of the puzzles in their general form. Some people find it worth it because of its updated graphics, controls, new elements, and modified levels. But I can see how other people wouldn't like it because some parts require that you don't have anything better to do except perform a sequence 20-50 times until you finally get it right (something I don't remember about in the first game).
CrazyCam Jul 24, 2013 @ 6:54pm 
ok thanks man
Mr.Werder Jul 26, 2013 @ 10:29am 
I think that there are not the same game, so I dont compare them.
Kakifrucht Jul 29, 2013 @ 3:16pm 
I*m unable to play the first 6 (5) due to Nostalgia. Leave the sixth out, trust me.
CrazyCam Jul 29, 2013 @ 4:17pm 
yeah heard 6 was really bad
Faunus Leigh Jul 30, 2013 @ 4:40am 
Nostalgia is what would draw me back to them. They were all eerie to me in one way or another including the sixth, and that's mainly why I liked them. Unfortunately, maybe they simply couldn't have that effect anymore (the most important effect imo) on some people playing the games for the first time when the graphics are no longer at or near top of the line....

btw, there are still a few thoughtful and positive reviews for the sixth: {LINK REMOVED - Please don't spam, and be wary of scams.}http://tiny.cc/amazonreview
Kakifrucht Jul 30, 2013 @ 7:40am 
I do not agree with you. I played Tomb Raider when I was about 7 years old, replaying it now would overwrite my past associations with this game and the music with the current time. Thats why I try to not touch the old ones.
Faunus Leigh Jul 30, 2013 @ 7:53am 
That wouldn't happen to me. I could see how it would with some people though.
Kakifrucht Jul 30, 2013 @ 8:06am 
Thats how the brain works. The synapses get overwritten. Happens to everybody.
Faunus Leigh Jul 30, 2013 @ 8:31am 
I can retain the associations I've made while making new ones or reinforcing old ones. Your memories wouldn't be precise enough for any potential tragic loss, and if they were (even though they're not) they would've already been overwritten without having anything to do with the game.
Kakifrucht Jul 30, 2013 @ 8:37am 
Well, I was 7. Here is a fun Phenomenon: If you listen to a Song you heard many years ago you will rethink of the times when you heard it and have these associations in your brain. However when in my case for instance, adding it to iTunes and listening the song very often those associations get overwritten by the new times you listened to the song.

Same thing applies to basically everything. Doesn't mean that it will ALL be gone, but most of it. I'd like to keep it in my brain like it is.

Also, this is pretty offtopic ^.^
Faunus Leigh Jul 30, 2013 @ 8:44am 
Yeah, I definitely wouldn't listen to any of the music outside of the game, especially TR1.... For the few times I know that I'll ever replay that game I'll always want that music to have the deep emotional effect it does on me....
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