Modern Tomb Raider games are not as good as the originals.
I remember when my brother first started playing Tomb Raider on the Sony Playstation. He spent weeks at a time trying to solve the puzzles in that game. It took him a few months to get close to beating the game. Of course little brother had overwritten all of his data and he lost his progress. He almost lost his head too.
Modern Tomb Raider games are more like interactive video tutorials. They hold your hand on everything:
"Press the 'X' button to jump."
Duh? Or at least let me figure that out by myself.
They don't have challenging puzzles at all, and the game can be beaten in a day. There is no real sense of accomplishment in them anymore. My brother thought he was a real gamer, but when I told him to download the old Tomb Raider from PSN and play it, he couldn't get pass the first level. Complaints?"
1. Controls are bad
2. Graphics suck
3. Died 4 times back to back by a bear
4. Couldn't solve the puzzle
Is that why modern games are so dummified and give you achievement awards for doing simple tasks?
Question? What type of game do you prefer? Good game or good graphics?
Perhaps this is a societal issue. Perhaps people just want to be spoon fed and don't want to be challenged? Perhaps people just want to be told they are good, without having to actually be good?
Perhaps games are just an escape from all sense of reality? Oh, don't worry, if you die you can just respawn from your last save point (which was just a few feet before this point).
Somebody needs to play Sonic on the Sega Genesis. haha.
My brother downloaded the indie game "Contrast" (how ironic) and after looking at him play that I was like THAT'S IT! This is what is what I miss about games! That game had awesome puzzles that reminded me of the old Tomb Raider. It even had glitches! Hooray for glitches! Now all we need are some easter eggs.
The Tomb Raider devs can learn something from this game. A lot of followers. Few leaders. Smh.
(rant finished). haha.