There's a movie going on in my head here, guys.
It seems like yesterday that I was looking at, on the wall of the video store where I used to play video games - and this was very common at the time - a poster for the first Tomb Raider game, in 1996. I was 11 years old and I was already passionate about games. And that revolutionary game marked my life forever.
How much has happened since then. In my life, but also in that of our British archaeologist, Lara Croft.
I remember that each game released had different expectations. It was I, II, III and so on. And reliving these moments, now with the remastered version of 'Tomb Raider I-III Remastered', on February 14, 2024, will be pure nostalgia.
Based on games from 1996, 1997 and 1998, we will not only have a return to the past, but a collection with significantly improved graphics.
Could it be a remake? It could, but the remastered version already makes us happy. Is not it?
February 14, 2024 will be the launch of a remaster, but also the resurrection of an epic journey, giving players the unique chance to rediscover and get lost in the archaeological mysteries of Lara Croft. For those who grew up playing it and for those who recently discovered Tomb Raider with the reboot, this collection is unmissable.
And speaking of resurrection, Aspyr, there in Austin, USA, since 1998, has a long history with our favorite explorer. They, in partnership with Crystal Dynamics, decided to team up to bring back the games that started it all. It was time to preserve the essence and put a modern spin on the classics.
They kept all the essence of the original games, but with a very interesting possibility that, for those who like nostalgia, is simply the icing on the cake: you can go back to the original appearance of the games if you want.
In terms of gameplay, the idea was to keep everything as it was. Every jump, secret, enemy and puzzle just the way the original creators planned. But they also wanted to surprise fans, so they added some extras, like modern control options and even a health bar for the more nervous bosses.
They collaborated with Crystal Dynamics to give that modern touch to the lights, models and environments. Lara Croft, of course, got a new outfit, but maintaining the iconic vibe. In fact, even some of the inexpressiveness, which we already knew due to technical limitations of the time, was maintained. Which isn't a problem, in my opinion.
Surfing the wave of trophies, the collection will have more than 200 to win, including the classic of trapping the butler in the freezer, and a photo mode for you to share Lara's epic poses in various incredible environments around the world.
So, everyone, get ready for this journey back to the past with 'Tomb Raider I-III Remastered', which is not just a collection of games, but a love letter to our childhood memories.