REFLECTING ON TOMB RAIDER III
ADVENTURES OF LARA
[ 09 September 2017 ]
When the sailors
reached the altar where the meteorite was still locked
into the earth, they found and unwittingly looted the
four artefacts placed there. One of these sailors kept
a journal as they headed back to England. Only he was
to make it home.
and a research company has started to make excavations
deeper into the ice. Readings taken from the rock indicated
traces of a previously unknown material. This material
appeared to have the potential to multiply and alter
hock genes - the genes which determine the make-up of
living organisms. These alterations were therefore capable
of evolving a greater diversity of life.
rock were the next most important findings in genetics
and evolution since Darwin - a progression that he ironically
just missed when they uncovered the body of a European,
perfectly preserved in the ice. Scratched on his tombstone
was the name of the boat he sailed on. Following this
information, they located the shipmate's journal and
set about searching for the artefacts lost by the sailors.
meanwhile is in India searching for one of these artefacts.
Unaware of its true history, she only knows that in
local beliefs it was supposed to hold great powers and
has been revered by tribes there throughout the years.
III combines the best elements of its two predecessors:
Tomb Raider's atmosphere, vast locations, puzzle-solving
and exploration elements and Tomb Raider II's action
and use of vehicles. The combination of these elements
offers the player an environment that features more
of a 50-50 balance between exploration and action elements.
III's non-linear levels present the player with more
than one route to complete each level. There is also
a new structure for the order of gameplay: Tomb Raider
III contains 5 separate 'adventures' which link together.
After completing the first adventure, the following
three may be played in any order, before the fifth level
brings the game to its conclusion. A new save-game system
has also been implemented, offering 'easy' and 'difficult'
intelligence allows more sophisticated combat techniques
since enemies react far more realistically - they may
even run away when initially approached. It is now possible
to sneak past some of the enemies and duck behind objects
As well as
a completely new landscape system that allows far greater
detail than the previous games, Tomb Raider III incorporates
a variety of new elements such as multi-coloured lighting,
weather effects and more realistic execution for flames,
explosions and water surfaces. All elements have been
designed to give the game more depth and the player