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By Sarah Lynch | @sarahgrinch on January 30, 2013 at 3:21AM PST
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And he call himself a gamer? He should definitely should choose a different career.
@Sergsky He is trying out a game that has an antique physics. When you're used to playing the games of today, Tomb Raider 1996 is horrible.
@AtotehZ Exactly, the game is that old, and it is one of the first full 3D third-person games ever made, so it was an incredible feat for its time. This guy is acting like a kid that never played anything before 2009. Next time he'll say something similar about Metal Gear Solid o Mario 64. So why waste our time watching and listening to someone so stupid. It is insulting; like watching someone mocking movies from the 50s.
o but you will johnny YOU WILL
no johnny you don'y have the appreciation of badly rendered boobs
Talk about an overkill with the bear. lol
"Johnny has never played Tomb Raider before" It looks like he never played any games before. Jump then press action key, wtf was so hard?
Johnny, not only you don't have the patience but you also don't have the skill of a 10 year old in the 90s to play such a game. Also this isn't kinect, voice commands don't work. lol
@not_wanted Funny how you are missing the point entirely. He's saying he's enjoying himself, which is the point of games. Whining at other people for their "lack of skill" isn't enjoyable for anyone, so please stop.
I could hear this guy speaking all day long haha. (btw this game sums up my childhood and he DEFINITELY didn't get the hang of walking/jumping lol)
"It hardly had ANY story"
You weren't paying attention, or don't respect the macguffin.
"acting was suspect"
Acting? lol. The cut scenes were fine.
Bad? Sometimes. Worst? no.
TR1's controls were geometrically precise...if you learned them adequately. Sounds like you didn't.
TR was CORE, and the CORE games were legend. CD might have continued in that tradition had they not denigrated TR with "humanizing" Lara, stupid quicktime events, and stupid story retcon. It's telling that anniversary is the best TR game CD has made (minus the shoe-horned new story retcon). TR needs to rediscover its roots in those early heady days.
In conclusion, you can go ahead and join the other guy in the "what's wrong with gaming today" club for your lack of historical perspective:p (jking)
@Saspisa Calm down mate, its just a bit of fun, poking fun at games this old is allways good fun, i have no idea these days how i managed with Mario64 that was a frustrating game
laughing the whole way through this, your soul was visibly sapped throughout this.. and i loved every second
I must say, after seeing this, you realize how poor this looked on the Saturn. Not to say i didn't love it though.
Aw man you quit before the T-Rex...
There was a technique to nailing the jumping, if you didnt get it, the game was rough.
I think this was the first 3D game I played...possibly... it was at a friend's house. We were about 6 or 7 and pretty scared of the bears. We had to get his older sister to deal with them.
never had a problem with the controls myself, but then i always played it on the PS1 lol
This was entertaining. Now I remember why I never got very far in these games.
I remember the frustration of this game until you really got the hang of it, even when you got the hang of it, simple jumps used to take a million attempts! His anger isn't unjust!
Wow some people here are taking this way too seriously. I for one think it was hilarious, and really made my Monday morning, cheers Johnny! :)
While I did love this game, the controls were horrible if you were not used to them, and I can imagine playing them for the first time AFTER you have played third person games of today with pretty much perfect controls, you would find Tomb Raider controls infuriating.
Will you be playing through the second Tomb Raider next? ;)
I don't think people need to pay that much attention to what Johnny says or the way he expresses his humor something, so much so that to criticize him. What we've got here is one of the greatest games ever. I suppose most people including myself who have played the original Lara Croft Tomb Raider didn't play it much better than Johnny back then, well... if not worse. Seeing videos like this reminds us of our childhood and the glory of a series that once shined back in the day, and how we struggled with keyboard/controller when we first played it. And those feelings are awesome, which I believe is the true essence of this video that may seem awkward at times. :D
I don't see why everyone keeps bashing him. I think he's funny as hell, and this was just a flashback to all the control issues I remember so fondly from those old Tomb Raider games.
Well that was painfull! :D ..............Although awesome!
not sure what ur doing, it's not really funny, that game was awesome when it came out and even then i didn't have control problems, mb ur holding the controller wrong or just not trying now who ever wanted to play this game will not cause he will think the controls are bad +_+ good job
Johnny you are a knob and not funny. I was expecting an intelligent video on what is considered one of the greatest games of all time. Your lack of skill and talent showcases your inexperience with video games. I bet your first console was a N64 and Mario is you favourite game. Go back to reviewing DS games.
@wondernova Uh...that's news to me that Tomb Raider is considered one of the best games ever. One of the most innovative, yes, bringing 3D games and 3rd person shooters to the forefront, but, as a fan of the series, I can safely say that it is NOT one of the best games and I have never seen any of my game-a-holic friends say so either. Hell, the original isn't even the best game in its own series and, unlike many other old games, has NOT stood up to the test of time, unlike a game of, say, Myst's calibre. Now, Mario DOES own several of the best game ever spots, especially SMB 3, as does some of the games from the N64 you seem to dislike so much, i.e. GoldenEye, Super Mario 64, Castlevania, and Star Fox 64. The original TR didn't even make the top 100 in a best-of list I saw on TV last year, and with good reason.
And before you wonder, yes, I played this game when it first came out and I still own my copy.
There's a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you. I been sayin' that **** for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your ***. I never really questioned what it meant. I thought it was just a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherf**ker before you popped a cap in his ***. But I saw some **** this mornin' made me think twice. Now I'm thinkin': it could mean you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous a** in the valley of darkness. Or it could be you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that sh*t ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be a shepherd.
@wondernova And you my friend go back to not commenting on GS. Ever again. Johnny you Rule!!!
Sorry did I offend you? Or did you get lost in what is considered a REAL game. No one holding your hand for this one. Figure it out on you own!
You know, my daddy used to say--"every man's got a devil and you can't rest 'til you find him". What happened back there with you and your girlfriend, I cleared that building. Hell, nothing in this town happens without my say-so. So I'm sorry if I spoiled your wedding plans there, friend. If it's any consolation to you, you have put a smile on my face. You got a lot of spirit son, I am gonna miss you.
@wondernova wtf are you talking about? Get back to me when you start making any kind of sense. Or rather dont since you probably never will.
the pedantic accent of this fellow is unbearable
This game gave way to any 3rd person shooter out there. This game is a classic. The problem is that it is almost 20 years old, so no shit you're going to find this game not up to today's standards. If you had played this game back when it was released you, like everyone else, would've loved it. Schooled!
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@TruSake You still have to admit that Tomb Raider has aged worse compared to games like Half-Life or Super Mario 64 and Thief.If you played these games today,you would still enjoy them.
PS: There's a button to slowly walk on the edges and then you can get the jump 100% of the time. It's all grid based so you can't miss...
Hmm... I still play part 2 it aged very well, still awesome big levels, and still didn't find all the secrets nealy 20 years later... Only noobs can't play these games, they control way better then most 3d games back then. It was copied for a reason, just like Cod, Halo, GoW, UC...
I can't watch this. I did have a lot of respect for you and your great british sense of humor Johnny but that kind of dwindled a bit when I started this video and realised you were just trashing the controls and animations of an all time classic simply due to the fact that it's not up to more modern standards. This game is not far off 20 years old!! Back in the day it was epic, obviously if you've never played it playing it now isn't going to have the same magical effect on you as it did on us back then, in fact it will seem kind of shoddy sure, but what I really don't get is how someone working in the gaming industry has never played any of the many games from one of the biggest franchises of all time. How does that happen!? And how did you get a job for gamespot with such a limited gaming background? :P
When I build my 1st PC ($1500), the local shop also gave me three games for free. Diablo, Red Alert and Tomb Raider. I still remember a lot of things from the game, like how to obtain the Uzi's or the epic atmosphere of Atlantis... These were the days when game developers were able to innovate...
edit: press "Shift" and "Up" after climbing somewhere :)
man i remember this one too... i never really was a fan of the series (or 3d platformers) but it had its moments... what i remembered most were the secrets hidden inside laras house, they were always fun (plus the shower scene, damn hormones during puberty, had me playing TR2 almost non stop crouching) :D
This game is an absolute legend that revolutionized the genre at that time. It's nothing less than epic and mesmerising in so many ways. Although I agree on the conrols being clunky, I must say that you would have had a much better experience if you had used a gamepad and taken some time to get a handle on the TR's mechanics.
you need to use a controller bro
this is surprising entertaining to watch :-)
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Honestly, not to disregard the cIassics as there wouldn't be a TR series without them. But since I started the series fairly late (first game being Legend on the GameCube), I ended up getting the remake on the Wii, which I think is great.
your should have read the controls before playing this game. I remember confusing with jumping mechanics and falling while playing it for the very first few times, but soon it was my favorite game. I enjoyed this series for years. It has very solid and intuitive controls. Once you learn them you only fall in haste.
Great Game Indeed.
I still have Tomb Raider for my Saturn and I absolutely love it! Controls are a bit awkward and don't stand the test of time very well, but still a awesome experience, which I enjoy repeating from time to time. Even the score was epic! I remember when I first encountered the Dinosaur, which caught me by surprise, and had me running rapidly for cover! Aaah. There's been some good ones, and some very poor ones( looking at you Tomb Raider Chronicles-Dreamcast), but this is still the best one IMO .