Falling in Love with Lara: Tomb Raider
Join Johnny one final time as he makes a last-ditch attempt to fall in love with Lara Croft. Will he? (Heck no)
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The new Tomb Raider was boring. As from seeing this video, reminded me of how boring it was. I got it on the PC, it looks amazing in detail once pushing everything to max, but other than that, it just handles badly. Combat is annoying with the other the shoulder cross hair, and quick time events are thrown a little randomly. I did die to a good amount of them because I was soo bored of watching cut scene after cut scene, that I wasn't really ready to mash buttons once they appeared on the screen.
This game is a nice change to the old Tomb Raiders (keeping in mind, the last I played was Tomb Raider 3), but it wasn't for me.
I have never played a previous Tomb Raider and I have never played any Uncharted games. I am the perfect target audience for this game! The only thing I really don't care for are the QTEs, which I consider to be gameplay thieves. But they are mostly in the early game and seem to get weeded out as the game progresses.
For me TR is an great blend of platforming, stealth, combat, puzzle solving, exploring, discovery, all presented in a beautiful package with spot on controls and an excellent camera. I'm enjoying the heck out of this game!
I was never a huge Tomb Raider fan but greatly enjoyed the latest game. Johnny comes across as someone unable to look at the new game with some degree of objectivity, basing his play through almost entirely on his experiences with past Tomb Raiders.
I believe in credit were credits due and in my opinion the developers have successfully renovated the Tomb Raider series for the better. However Johnny is also entitled to his somewhat soured opinion.
I normally enjoy Johnny's work but it has to be said this was like watching a sulky three year old doing something he didn't want to do.If this was his own choice of series to make then he really needs to think why he bothered.On several of the games he failed to finish the tutorials which there is no excuse for unless he really was a three year old.Any game,film or book can be pulled apart if you really want to.
I am sorry if I sound like a troll as like I said I normally enjoy your work,but I found it hard when I was expecting this series to be a progression of the games over the last 20 years but was just a long griefing session.
My three favorite comments and a short song from Johnny :P
Johnny: 5 pounds says it's going down...(plane goes down)
Johnny: Wow..Thor hates that fucking thing.
Johnny: uh oh! It's a plane full of quick-time events!!
(Sing along!) Johnny: Everybody's gone surfinnng...surfing from a plane! :D
I couldn't stop re-watching that one scene from 09:19 to 09:47. It was so hilarious! Johnny, you are the most entertaining man in the world, maybe even better than Dos Equis himself I'd say :)
I think Johnny does a lot of funny videos, but man, please play a console game on video as soon as possible, your "gamer rep" is on red numbers lol....and I thought my grandma couldn't play pc/console games well...
Johnny, I love ya but you're a tit.
And by the way, that blue shirt doesn't work mate.
How's that for feedback?
What's next? Resident Evil 1-3? Max Payne 1&2? Half-Life 1&2? All of those have dated very poorly like the Tomb Raider series, when in their glory days they were outstanding games.
Tomb Raider is the best game ive played this year so far. Dont play Crysis 3, its pretty but terrible terrible game.
Firstly, I loved this game. It's one of the best action adventure games I have ever played. It's like Batman Arkham CIty + Uncharted + Farcry 3 all together on one disc. Yes, it is a bit more combat heavy than previous Tomb Raider's but the combat is so fun you won't mind! The only criticism I have is that the puzzles weren't hard enough but that could just be because I play a heap of puzzle games. This cynical video really doesn't do it justice.
I'm surprised to see a lot of hate in the comments for this game. I'm one of them butthurt Core Design fanboys who hated Legend, Anniversary & Underworld, but even I think I got my moneys worth here. It's at least better than the other 3 garbage games I mentioned previously in the sense you can actually take multiple pathways, branch off & explore, and WHAT'S THAT.. actually climb walls that aren't part of the objective path? Well damn. Only thing I REALLY HATE about this game is the fact it's an alternate storyline. NO. FUCK YOU CRYSTAL DYNAMICS. In all seriousness, I'm not going to pretend the other Tomb Raiders didn't happen when they release a sequel for this game, anyone else with me on that?
The fact that this video does not include a large helping of Chivalry, goes to prove that Johnny found it almost bearable, but not in a "want to play" kinda way :-)
I have this game - it's one of those games that you play through once, forget about for a few years and then maybe play through again. Deffo would not have paid full price for it though; £17 on Steam was all it was worth!
Baron Van Jonnehstein, I salute you for making it through this series without pulling your beard out and sewing a huge beard-wool "F*ck You!* embellished quilt for the TR developers! Though... perhaps that can be a feature in the next series... Johnny on gaming, and sewing rude quilts... hmmmm
God bless the man. He does make me laugh. I'd hate to mates with him though. Too damn cynical.
I do agree about how he feels about the character, given you know what she'll turn into, but this is a reboot isn't it? Even if it isn't, that's how I see it, and so any subsequent games to come from this will hopefully have 'new' Lara.
The QTEs and cut-scenes did feel very prominent in the beginning, but it felt like they were watered down as the game went on.
Personally, I love this game.
Gotta agree with Johnny's points.
Button-mashing, FPS COD style combat, hand-holding storyline, quirky controls.
Another cash-cow for the corp's and another easy sell to the sheep that pay them.
Well that's surely an unexpected turn. The last Tomb Raider is bad as well! Watching you guys was extremely irritating. I feel so butthurt now I think I'll just go and take some ass cream. Thank you for making this serie. I enjoyed every bit of it except parts with that random medieval game(so like half or 3/4 of some of the videos).
lol, everyone's bitching down there because johnny doesn't like the game they do.
awww how *tragic*.
keep it up johnny, awesome job.
which series is next? alone in the dark? silent hill?
i like his stuff, especially Feedbackula and the previous tomb raider streams, but not this particular one. they sorta...didn't seem to "try" to like the game or play it even partially seriously.
and ya the QTEs are super frequent, but the important part is that they're cinematic...you can make a more spectacular sequence with quicktime...
anyway i thought it was a very good game! nothing close to bioshock, and not GOTY, but very good...
Sometimes stupidity is a disease and some of us being stupid makes it worse...Jony...do something useful...WTF crap it is? Do u watch this abomination?
Have to say, Johnny's hate for Lara was unfounded in this one. This game is definitely one of the best titles of this year, both narrative and game-play wise.
@PinchySkree lel @ not being able to use a controller
@Reaverking agreed. not showing off the game at all just skipping through random moments that don't make sense together and make the game look like qte after qte or killing random animals
@Reaverking creating the F***ing universe has no point... so whats your point mate?!!!
@Ledah I think you're wrong. Max Payne 1-2 have aged well. There are no games liked those today. Graphic wise, yes, they look like sh.....
@Ledah What's next is Combo Breaker - a new show starting today. I like the idea of the first Resi games though, I'll see if there's anything I can do about it. Thanks for the suggestion!
@DefinitivePlus Yeah definitely with you! I don't think they should have rebooted the entire franchise ... They could've still told an origin story within the same series timeline. But this game was AWSUM!
@PlatinumPaladin Yeah it is a reboot and it's been said this is "an origin series" So the new Lara is here to stay.
@Herbaceous Yes how dare those sheep buy games that they enjoy, wait wait...You didn't mean that?, I think I get it, they are not sheep because they spend money on something they like, they are sheep because they enjoy and have fun with games that you don't like. Now THAT makes sense.
@andruxandd yes i watch this and i like this because the more stupid it is the funnier it became, do you even watch it from the first episode...?
@rajwraith He's Johnny. What taste do you expect from one dressing such a ridiculous t-shirt and having a similar haircut? He probably eats burned toasts as well and consider them the top of European cuisine!!
In the naaavy!!! la-la-lalla-la IN THE NAAAVY!!!
@SHEETBIKE Good idea with the early Resi games. If you've never played them before, or you're just as shit at them as you are at Tomb Raider, they should be entertaining shows ! (I mean that in the nicest possible way) Are there any other major franchises you've never played ???? Silent Hill, Hitman, Crash Bandicoot, Duke Nukem, Gran Turismo, FIFA, or any of the other major EA Sports games. I could list a ton more, but being a game journo, I'd imagine you've played most of them.
@EtchoManiac lol, please don't let me stop you from having a conversation with yourself.
I stand by my initial response, even if you are having problems processing it....
@Errorcutive watch it 40sec and skip it...no need this
@EtchoManiac You fail to comprehend that there are a large number of Tomb Raider fans (myself included), that have been playing the series since its original conception. The first games were different and entertaining in a way that not many other games had tried. Exploring and puzzle solving being the primary focus - story/killing as a side-line.
So with the reboot, it was promised that we would experience the story of how Lara "the Tomb Raider" was created by her early experiences. Which they have managed to do in this... But...
In the process, they have taken an entertaining platform/puzzle game and bastardized it into yet another action third person shooter, with relatively limited player involvement and hordes of enemies to kill... Because that's what the gaming industry needs right? Another Shooter with quick-time event button mashing and hand-held adventure/storyline.
But hey, I'm happy that you are so easy to please!
Thx for the cookie...
@Herbaceous So people with different opinions than you are sheep, and when I replied to you by countering all the possibilities, that I could think of, of why people are "sheep", you assumed I have problems processing information.
Wow, what a very clever argument, you totally proved your point. I guess it was my mistake to argue with someone who thinks people with different preferences/opinions are sheep. You win, have a cookie!