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  • Storymode
    Storymode  7 ай бұрын +332

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    • dfgdfg
      dfgdfg 27 күн бұрын

      Easily one of the best Expleened!

    • Sylvia Plath
      Sylvia Plath Ай бұрын

      I want to force lara😊

    • Nicholas Brooks
      Nicholas Brooks 5 ай бұрын

      PLEASE tell me that you guys have played Prey. The TWISTS, I promise it'll be a good play and an even better commentary.

    • Cheburashka
      Cheburashka 6 ай бұрын

      this is easily one of my favorite ads within the I.H.I.T.F.S.M.A.C.C.U (internet historian, in the field, storymode advertisement cinematic universe)

    • Justalex.08
      Justalex.08 6 ай бұрын

      Yes

  • Huggbees
    Huggbees 7 ай бұрын +1190

    When this game came out I told everyone the story was stupid and nonsensical and no one believed me. This video gives me definitive proof.

    • Peter P-a-n
      Peter P-a-n 23 сағат бұрын

      Yeah, but most are absolutely cool with the rating of "DD".

    • SHellDie
      SHellDie Ай бұрын

      I know you from somewhere don't I?

    • Chill Hour
      Chill Hour Ай бұрын

      @james2529 then just play a Ubisoft game and just switch off the noodle

    • Chill Hour
      Chill Hour Ай бұрын

      Yeah these modern Laura games are rediculous stupid, it's all nonsense that wants to be taken seriously

    • Chip Chipperson
      Chip Chipperson 3 ай бұрын

      Game is great fun. Take a deep breath and enjoy things for a change

  • nochtczar
    nochtczar 7 ай бұрын +1648

    I'm glad you kept bringing up that rebar, it drove me nuts playing this game. They designed it around incredible climbing and jumping actions, so of course the first thing that happens to the character is a traumatic core injury that should have put her out of commission for months

    • dfgdfg
      dfgdfg 27 күн бұрын +1

      @David Breier popping domes into paste like a psychopath ⚰️

    • Urza Vectivus
      Urza Vectivus Ай бұрын +3

      Back when I used to frame houses a Mexican dude fell out of the trusses and impaled on a piece of rebar. he got carted off to the hospital and died so... always backup your save file

    • YAH21
      YAH21 Ай бұрын +2

      She"s just built differently

    • MKRocker94
      MKRocker94 Ай бұрын +1

      Yeah but as we all know, women are robots created by the government and not actually real

    • R D
      R D Ай бұрын +2

      @Ladderman Yeah, but don‘t people also go into complete shock from much lesser injuries? Where they lock up, freeze in place?
      And all it takes for her to end within a few short hours is the tiniest scratch in her colon. Which seems unavoidable in the place she got herself poked.
      The whole reboot series was just bad in that respect. According to them, physical integrity is optional in winning murder-fights. Lara gets crumpled up like a tissue, but still single-handedly takes out 20 burly men. Yeah. No. That‘s doesn‘t even require suspension of disbelief, it requires putting your brain in a drawer while playing this nonsense.
      Which is a shame. There was so much potential. But all three games ran by the exact same formula, and took Lara‘s original characteristics, dumped them in the trash, and instead turned her into a whiny sociopath. Old Lara was so much fun. New Lara is a stupid bitch. Unfortunately, they share a name. =/

  • SloppyStirfry
    SloppyStirfry 7 ай бұрын +1054

    The reward wasn’t the friends we made, but the culture we destroyed along the way.

  • Princess Stabbity
    Princess Stabbity 7 ай бұрын +2477

    You missed the part where Lara died at the end from all the untreated infections she'd collected along the way.

    • TheSRow
      TheSRow Ай бұрын +3

      The real treasure was the massive bacteria infection we got along the way ❤️

    • King Kool Kattz
      King Kool Kattz 3 ай бұрын +3

      it was literally an entire day she had that hole from the rebar in her side before it was cauterized--nevermind internal damage either

    • Joelynn Carter
      Joelynn Carter 5 ай бұрын +1

      @Xenogor Wraithblade true if enormous

    • Joelynn Carter
      Joelynn Carter 5 ай бұрын +5

      The real archeological findings were the untreated infections we found along the way.

    • Ross TheNinja
      Ross TheNinja 5 ай бұрын +2

      The real tomb was the infections we had along the way

  • The Professional Fence-Sitter
    The Professional Fence-Sitter 7 ай бұрын +1726

    Of course Lara has a character arc: She goes from "oh no! I killed someone" to "yay, murder" within just three games.

    • Marcin Szyniszewski
      Marcin Szyniszewski 28 күн бұрын

      She has a character?

    • Emperor Trevor Norton
      Emperor Trevor Norton 3 ай бұрын

      Even quicker in the original games locked the creepy butler in the freezer

    • Thomas K
      Thomas K 3 ай бұрын

      Actually, it takes her an hour in the first game.

    • Lobster with his shoulders back
      Lobster with his shoulders back 4 ай бұрын

      The first person she kills she says it was “surprisingly easy”

    • jamesvzfighter
      jamesvzfighter 5 ай бұрын

      They could have made the story arc custom, like games that allow you to use non lethal weapons or normal bullets. Based on that you could have a merciless character or one that tries to save everyone.

  • Tornike Korkotashvili
    Tornike Korkotashvili 7 ай бұрын +2322

    My favorite part from the game was when Lara said "It's Crofting time!" and Crofted all over their faces

    • Jop Mens
      Jop Mens 12 күн бұрын

      Get Crofted, you goddamn smurfs

    • anonymous singh
      anonymous singh 4 ай бұрын

      😂😂😂👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

    • Jacob Robison
      Jacob Robison 4 ай бұрын

      Lmfao. Same.

    • Johny No Way
      Johny No Way 5 ай бұрын

      she can croft on me any time

    • Flumbo Frommelkont
      Flumbo Frommelkont 5 ай бұрын

      I for one would let Lara Croft all over my face if you know what I'm saying if you see what I'm putting down if you catch my drift I am making an innuendo can you spot it?

  • Throbbing Fellow
    Throbbing Fellow 7 ай бұрын +450

    It’s surprising how much this game relies on WWII equipment that works perfectly despite it being left out in the open on a tropical island for more than half a century.

    • Michael Werkov
      Michael Werkov 13 күн бұрын

      @Hansel Damnfer wait wait wait wait.... don't pass judgement too quickly... is he a WAR nerd? A GUN need? Or a bonafide "'Murcan' AMMOSEXUAL"... who can only sleep to the sound of firearm action ASMR and cannot maintain an erection without a stripper clip in hand, and unironically believes 'Hilary Clinton is a political hit man who uses semen in sex magick and drinks the blood of terrified children to obtain a mostly fictional "drug", taken directly from a Hunter S. Thompson book, to consume along with only democrats who are mostly, conspicuously, of a notable semitic persuasion, demonstrating a thorough misunderstanding of the political scene and its elite, as well as another story stolen from old literature (though they can't or wont read... and so are super gullible so they will never know how dumb it is to base an entire political identity on yesterday's dimwitted conspiracy theories and pulp fiction)

    • dfgdfg
      dfgdfg 27 күн бұрын

      Don't know what you're talking about, this prehistoric flint knife works fine 🤣

    • Hansel Damnfer
      Hansel Damnfer 29 күн бұрын +1

      @Logan 999999999999999 ew a war nerd

    • Logan 999999999999999
      Logan 999999999999999 3 ай бұрын +6

      ​@Vyxel OP Depends on who made it really, the type 100 is japanese which would've been designed and treated for a tropical climate. But reliability is questionable, as there is an infamous bias where americans assume japanese guns are garbage. So much so Arisakas were considered worthless in the gun collector community, until recently where popularity has boomed and prices for Arisakas have sky rocketed. But it is far fetched they would continue to work reliably for almost one-hundred years on a tropical island and a gun where even collectors with connections across the globe cannot even obtain parts. It is unlikely this cursed island where everyone is cut off from the rest of the world, can some how maintain a antique gun like this. Now if it was german I can see it, given the fact German ww2 guns are still found across the globe being used by militias. And no sense questioning the AK at all given that gun's reputation as being legendary in terms of reliability.

    • VC Guerrilla
      VC Guerrilla 3 ай бұрын +6

      @Vyxel OP gold

  • Misha Mondrian
    Misha Mondrian 7 ай бұрын +289

    Despite this game having the most boringly paced plot, the "BOING!" sound effects and the frame-by-frame dissections really elevated it. One of your best!

    • Pound Foolish
      Pound Foolish Ай бұрын +2

      Imagine this was the only game you were allowed to play in perpetuity

    • Dick Jokes And Bondo
      Dick Jokes And Bondo 7 ай бұрын +9

      Hops on zip line “Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”

  • Barokai Rein
    Barokai Rein 6 ай бұрын +167

    For someone who was fucking devastated after killing a deer she sure get's a taste for murder real fast.
    It's like the first kill woke something within her soul.

    • TheSRow
      TheSRow Ай бұрын +3

      The first kill is hard but then it's fun murdering swarms of humans 😆

  • yoda cat
    yoda cat 7 ай бұрын +634

    Love how Laura can be impaled by rebar, caught in bear trap, survive severe abdominal wounds and countless explosions and falls from extreme heights. But the other character die from falls from heights not even 1/8 of the height Laura fell from and a single axe wound to the back.

    • daminox
      daminox 3 ай бұрын

      You're the kind of person who freaks out about "realism" every time they pick up a medpack to restore health in a video game.

    • creeper izak
      creeper izak 6 ай бұрын

      Its obviously because she's a Croft.

    • Synn Fusion
      Synn Fusion 6 ай бұрын

      @Lauren Wasinger yea

    • Lauren Wasinger
      Lauren Wasinger 6 ай бұрын +1

      She cauterized her wounds so it’s fine. That’s how that works, right?

    • Synn Fusion
      Synn Fusion 6 ай бұрын

      @yesmanpersondude moreover, it was on her thick ass leather protective boot haha

  • Spencer Smith
    Spencer Smith 7 ай бұрын +102

    I like the part where she goes from a "i could never kill a human" person to a murdermachine in like 5 minutes.

    • REAL LARGE MAN THE GIANT ONE
      REAL LARGE MAN THE GIANT ONE Ай бұрын +1

      I legit couldn't finish this game because it just felt like constant shooting galleries with a few cutscenes where a bullshit plot to strings them together peppered throughout, and the shooting mechanics weren't particularly fun. Also a bunch of climbing sections, which are boring as hell imo.

    • Elitism Autumn
      Elitism Autumn 6 ай бұрын

      @⁺⓵⓹⓸⓪⓹⓼⓹⓵⓻⓼⓪lt'sagundam stop acting gay

  • Boris The Soviet Love-Hammer
    Boris The Soviet Love-Hammer 7 ай бұрын +371

    18:22 Historian's reaction to the bullshit that is her zip-lining on a climbing axe was low-key hilarious (or maybe it was the way it just blinks into her hands... or the height and angle guaranteeing she splats into the ground, idk). IRL that thing would just immediately lopside and burn your hand until you fall to your death going "Owie-owie-ow! My fingies!" Miss this game.

    • Fistov Uzi
      Fistov Uzi 21 күн бұрын

      with the angle on that cable that ain't zip-lining, that's free-falling. lol

    • Chill Hour
      Chill Hour Ай бұрын

      Yeah she alway gives a little whimper..every fkn 5 seconds

    • bigSAC™
      bigSAC™ 7 ай бұрын +19

      @Kristoff Seisler just a meme they’ve been running with. When the channel first started, it was pretty small and a lot of subscribers would be like “keep this channel a secret forever”. They made no effort to change their voices but pretend to be billionaires lol

    • Kristoff Seisler
      Kristoff Seisler 7 ай бұрын +8

      @bigSAC™ okay but why is he all Zucced up?

    • bigSAC™
      bigSAC™ 7 ай бұрын +5

      @Kristoff Seisler yes it’s really the Internet Historian

  • Tropicana Club
    Tropicana Club 7 ай бұрын +789

    Nerdy sidenote: Himiko is said to have lived (there's no concrete evidence to this day) in around 250 A.D., Buddhism came to Japan in around 500 to 600 A.D. (no way there should be those Buddha statues residing in Himiko's shrine), and samurai (especially with those kind of armor) started to pop-up after 10th century. Also, the kimono and the hairstyle which Himiko was wearing in the final sequence is mostly from Edo-period (earliest is around 17th century).
    It's not just Laura's physics that are broken but the timeline as well.
    edit
    The bronze age Japan (which Himiko supposedly lived) used to worship the sun as their god, that's where the "sun god" thing comes from. So adding Buddha to it doesn't make sense at all.

    • Brendan Downes
      Brendan Downes 13 күн бұрын +1

      @Crocsy I read your entire insightful and probably well researched comment, but my main takeaway is that Lara found hentai on a samurai corpse.

    • R D
      R D Ай бұрын

      But it‘s ok, because Ubisoft had a „very diverse“ team on this. 👍

    • asdf asdf
      asdf asdf 3 ай бұрын

      Tbf if she lived originally in that time period but transferred into a new body all the time, she could've reigned for much longer and thus the different elements of different time periods could appear as well. Although i'd be kinda curious how the oni and everything should've survived on that island for decades without proper civiliziation.

    • Hong Kong Dad
      Hong Kong Dad 6 ай бұрын +3

      Holy shit that’s what I’m sayin, I have to wonder if anyone on the writing team is even somewhat familiar with Japanese history because it really does just feel like “let’s make himiko the villain and uhh it’s Japanese so samurai and Buddha are there obviously”

    • Strazdas
      Strazdas 6 ай бұрын

      who needs historicall accuracy when you can get people to buy the game because bouncing boobs when you jump.

  • Gernhart Reinholzen
    Gernhart Reinholzen 7 ай бұрын +266

    6:25 When I played the game, I had a weird bug at this point.
    The fire was already burning, before she even took the match.
    So this scene was much less intense for me, but very confusing, seeing Lara trying to start an already burning fire.

    • Janet Street
      Janet Street Ай бұрын +1

      It's all part of the fun🔥

    • BluMan
      BluMan 6 ай бұрын +17

      Shes loosing her vision from blood loss

    • M R.
      M R. 7 ай бұрын +21

      That's hilarious

  • Primarch Vulkan
    Primarch Vulkan 7 ай бұрын +135

    The greatest part about Pimiko's tomb is that nobody could read or write Japanese during her alleged reign because it didn't exist then. That's why she's only named in Chinese sources like Wei Chih.

    • Viy Snjór
      Viy Snjór 7 ай бұрын +30

      It existed it just would be unrecognizable compared to modern or even medieval Japanese. Like trying to speak Old English in America today.

  • Redtheyiffer Yiff Compilations
    Redtheyiffer Yiff Compilations 7 ай бұрын +184

    I always thought that in the third reboot game, Lara Croft being responsible for possibly thousands of deaths on the island when it flooded was so awkwardly downplayed. And then when the guy is like fucked up about it, Lara is like "nah cheer up bro" and he's just like "ok".
    There's never any realization of "oh my god, what I did caused thousands to die and those who survived lost everything and might starve", she just forgets about it and moves on to her next objective. Btw, this probably gives her a higher killcount than some of her enemies.

    • mike
      mike Ай бұрын

      @Bob Dylan stay mad lmao

    • Bob Dylan
      Bob Dylan Ай бұрын

      @mike lmao how cringe do you want to be! Oh nooooo not 5 sentences!

    • mike
      mike Ай бұрын

      @YAH21 Colonization is good.

    • Chill Hour
      Chill Hour Ай бұрын

      @Ognjen Šijak so guilt for murder gets treated by more murder ?

    • YAH21
      YAH21 Ай бұрын

      Like the true colonizer- i mean tomb raider she is

  • Weirdfkit
    Weirdfkit 6 ай бұрын +29

    Genuinely need more awesome content like this. I'm loving the lore...

  • Les Waste
    Les Waste 3 ай бұрын +25

    Can the queen please keep doing Storymode? I know she died and that's very sad or whatever, but I really enjoy her narration and editing style, and also she's very funny. If you need a witch doctor, I know a guy.

  • Glendell Smith
    Glendell Smith 7 ай бұрын +114

    What i love about the reboot of Tomb Raider is how its so proud of the "realistic" tone and depection of the series and how the new Lara Croft is so vulnerable and inexpericened.
    When in reality she just becomes lady comando when she first picks up a weapon and can fall dangerous heights and ragdoll down mountainsides without breaking a single bone.

    • asdf asdf
      asdf asdf 3 ай бұрын

      So maybe for the first installment of the series that might have been a point, but obviously they threw that overboard as soon as she left the first campfire. Also the devs said for later games (at least, if not the first one too) that they think the over-the-top extremely unrealistic action in which lara always survives by mere milimetres is considered a staple of the franchise and will occur in later games too.

    • kaptenlemper
      kaptenlemper 3 ай бұрын +7

      @daminox the publishers were hyping up how it was supposed to be about Lara's gradual character development from doe-eyed grad student to blooded adventurer, instead within 10 minutes of the game she turns into a terminator and kills hundreds of locals without batting an eyelash

    • Coffee Commander
      Coffee Commander 3 ай бұрын +2

      @daminox It was supposed to be a more "down to earth" experience, except for Lara having superpowers ofc.

    • daminox
      daminox 3 ай бұрын +2

      I don't remember this game being sold as "realistic." Pretty sure you're making that up.

  • Crimbo
    Crimbo Ай бұрын

    i hope this pilot character who told her to light a fire comes back in another storymode, so much charisma!

  • Dreadnautilus
    Dreadnautilus 7 ай бұрын +3283

    I mean to be fair about the knowing Japanese thing, it would be really stupid to go onto an archaeology expedition searching for ancient Japanese ruins without being able to read anything you find there.

    • Max Power
      Max Power 2 ай бұрын

      @asdf asdf all the characters are just stick figures in suggestive positions 😂

    • Dalia
      Dalia 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Javs&Arts As a woman, stay away from us. We don't need you. And we will never want you.

    • Paul Zepic
      Paul Zepic 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Atomic Wait On top of that, I believe (and I could be entirely wrong) this should be long before Japanese had written language. What's more is that it uses a combination of hiragana and kanji, which wasn't done until way later. Again, I could be wildly wrong about everything, I've never properly studied this stuff.

    • Ultranety
      Ultranety 3 ай бұрын +4

      @Javs&Arts go back to reddit

    • GyroScope
      GyroScope 3 ай бұрын

      @Yung Oldman she's really not though.

  • Tropic Tiger
    Tropic Tiger 5 ай бұрын +31

    Something not enough people notice about this game is that everytime Lara is in the proximity of a airplane or airplane wreck, she breaks it. Its like a running gag they added unintentionally.

  • Sasir
    Sasir 7 ай бұрын +62

    Let me get this straight:
    When she's captured, she's moving around with her hands tied behind her back, a stab wound in her abdomen, and one of her feet injured by a bear trap, among other bruises... And she beats up an armed guard

    • Faisal 84
      Faisal 84 5 ай бұрын

      Because she is a Croft.

    • Stagger Lee
      Stagger Lee 6 ай бұрын +22

      Let's be honest here, with her tiny frame and thin arms she couldn't beat that guy up on her best day.

  • Selin Naz Sur
    Selin Naz Sur Ай бұрын +1

    My god, I'd understand if she survived a few falls here and there but they really laid the plot armor on THICC in this one 😂

  • The God Emperor of Mankind
    The God Emperor of Mankind 7 ай бұрын +77

    Had forgotten how utterly insane this game is. She gets absolutely demolished, also deus ex machina city

    • kaptenlemper
      kaptenlemper 3 ай бұрын +2

      @Hayden Travis given the amount of damage Lara gets exposed to, pretty clear that some devs were working with one hand.

    • Hayden Travis
      Hayden Travis 4 ай бұрын +4

      The violence against Laura was too much, it felt like somebody's fetish.

  • GenericAssUsername
    GenericAssUsername 7 ай бұрын +89

    As someone with a Ph.D. in Strike-Anywhere Matches, I will confirm that we see Safety Matches as more of a soft science.

    • Kspice9000
      Kspice9000 7 ай бұрын +20

      @He’sGonePlaid
      "Velocity and Angles: Or why is thing not fucking piece of shit not lighting"

    • He’sGonePlaid
      He’sGonePlaid 7 ай бұрын +1

      So what was your doctorate thesis about?

  • Baka Mop
    Baka Mop 7 ай бұрын +49

    She must be part Nokia, because she's probably the record holder for the most amount of canonical physical abuse taken for a videogame character ever.

    • Juxtaposed Lime
      Juxtaposed Lime 5 ай бұрын +1

      I'm kinda convinced the developers have some ryona fetish.
      Like holy shit how is she not dead yet from all that?

    • Joelynn Carter
      Joelynn Carter 6 ай бұрын +1

      Father was an otterbox, mum was a Nokia

  • Ahhh!
    Ahhh! 7 ай бұрын +85

    I like how Mark said that everyone was alive on the boat including matthias but completely forgot about Alex and grim.

    • Ahhh!
      Ahhh! 6 ай бұрын +13

      @Boro B. Huh I don't know.

    • Boro B.
      Boro B. 6 ай бұрын +6

      Who's Grim?

  • Soda Girl
    Soda Girl 4 ай бұрын +30

    Ah yes, the game where you spend like 40 hours listening to Lara crying and making suggestive pain noises

  • Chelsea
    Chelsea Ай бұрын

    You are the only creator on KZclip that has ads I actually weirdly enjoy watching and always laugh at.

  • Optional Rules
    Optional Rules 7 ай бұрын +77

    I liked to imagine that Lara is a terminator from the future while playing. it increased my immersion greatly.

  • Brandon Obaza
    Brandon Obaza 7 ай бұрын +93

    Is the main antagonist "Gravity"? Why do they make her horrifically fall down so much? This game is like a montage of near fatal climbing accidents. It's anxiety inducing!
    Edit: I'm really surprised they didn't make the captain comically superstitious about sailing with a guy named "Jonah" -- that was where they drew the line, I guess 😁

  • Science Face
    Science Face 5 ай бұрын +45

    He kept saying "You can do it, you're a Croft" because the Croft family are known for their mutant healing factor.

    • Skeets McGrew
      Skeets McGrew 5 ай бұрын +1

      I'm pretty sure the defining attribute of the Crofts is being filthy disgusting rich. So... If there's like a servant to order around, she's got it

  • Jesus Tyrone Christ
    Jesus Tyrone Christ 7 ай бұрын +52

    Remember back when this game came out, some urinalist wrote how the death scenes for Lara were "sexual gratification" because they were so obtuse and unnecessarily brutal. And honestly: Why the fuck does Lara go through such a ridiculous beating and just brush all of it off? The game "seems" realistic, but actually is hyper-realistic under the hood. The beating Lara goes through is just for show, not because the game is trying to be realistic, that "yeah you'd get absolutely fucked in this situation in real life". It creates weird dissonance, as I don't think they handled that too well or clearly.
    Also about Lara's character: Lara Croft was really just made as an Indiana Jones clone, just like Nathan Drake from Uncharted. The games never expected to have to explain why Lara is such a psychopath, murders everyone cold-blooded and destroys ancient locations. Sure, in Uncharted there's like couple of "nods" towards Nathan being a mass murderer, but it is never a proper plot point. That's the ludonarrative dissonance thing.
    So what's weird with these new Tomb Raider games is that they try (badly) to explore these themes, but... It just doesn't work. Lara goes from an innocent, sweet summer child to a "say 'ello to my little friend!" in mere minutes.
    And then in the other 2 games in this trilogy, they try to do that "Lara, you a crazy addicted bitch, you're gonna get yourself killed" aaaaaand... That's about it. Like she has a (very sudden and odd) mental breakdown in the last game where she... I dunno actually, she just start bawling in front of a burning oil factory with dozens of bad guy bodies around and says "It always ends like this". And after that she just goes back to murder.
    I dunno what, but if they're making a 4th game for this trilogy, they should just lean super hard into the "Lara is a psychopath" route. OR just ignore it, taking the Uncharted route.

    • Carly Caye
      Carly Caye 2 ай бұрын

      idk I just remember blowing dudes up into bloodless body parts with the grenade launcher in tomb raider 2 so she was always a mass murderer and also they're always bad guys but none of this is realistic so obviously she can function perfectly after being physically annihilated

    • Stagger Lee
      Stagger Lee 6 ай бұрын

      Indy murders Nazis, Triad members and child slaver cultists though. He at least picks his targets. Laura just murders mentally ill, shipwrecked hobos in this game.

    • Aqua
      Aqua 7 ай бұрын +7

      Squire Enix sold tomb raider so sadly there won't be a 4th one. I personally really liked the trilogy, but I'm glad Tömb Raider doesn't belong to SE anymore

  • Rovaan
    Rovaan 7 ай бұрын +49

    “Time to die Locals!” Is the greatest line for any Tomb Raider/Uncharted type game

  • Bryce Linton
    Bryce Linton 7 ай бұрын +122

    I loved the part where she said “it’s Raidin’ time!” And killed hundreds in a flood.

  • TrinixDMorrison
    TrinixDMorrison 7 ай бұрын +24

    I did enjoy that happy ending where everyone was there! Mathias, Roth, Whitman, EVEN THE QUARTERMASTER!

  • Khif13
    Khif13 7 ай бұрын +584

    God I would love to see you guys tackle the MGS series, that'd be hilarious.

    • WilliamAncich
      WilliamAncich 24 күн бұрын +3

      You called it.

    • BarakiSan
      BarakiSan 6 ай бұрын

      @Futt Buckerson I could listen to IH for days on end

    • Are you the moon?
      Are you the moon? 6 ай бұрын

      Mgs don't take itself seriously.

    • Michael Kean
      Michael Kean 6 ай бұрын +5

      revengence would be hilarious.
      IH's version of maxor's incorrect summary.

    • Strazdas
      Strazdas 6 ай бұрын

      this kills the facebook man.

  • kieran10202
    kieran10202 7 ай бұрын +15

    It's gonna get really wild when they play the 3rd game in the trilogy where Lara goes to an actual uncontacted Amazon civilisation where they don't even know what planes are as they fly over, and yet some of the characters speak English, some of them don't, but seem to understand Lara and she understands them, and no one is remotely interested in this weird Caucasian woman (who they've never seen before) who showed up and is wandering around.

    • Niall Reid
      Niall Reid 24 күн бұрын

      There was a third???

  • Dr.Cosmar
    Dr.Cosmar 5 ай бұрын +13

    My buddy went crazy when he bought this game. He was so excited I decided to sit down and watch him play it.
    Within the first 5 mins his emersion/suspension of disbelief was shattered by how indestructable Laura's Plot armor is, and how heavily it's relied upon in any movie scene.
    You can't suspend disbelief when your character behaves like they are in a cartoon, but also looks like they are a potentially real person.

  • GyroScope
    GyroScope 3 ай бұрын +8

    Honestly lara being a vampire is the only explanation for this shit.
    Maybe that's what that guy meant when he kept saying she was a croft.
    Maybe the crofts are all from a long line of vampires, and they are not raising random tombs, but the tombs built for them in a past life

  • Пётр Семёновч
    Пётр Семёновч 7 ай бұрын +33

    From a deduce mode to population reduce mode in 5 seconds. That's why she's a pro!

  • Coffee Commander
    Coffee Commander 3 ай бұрын +9

    It's kinda insane how much they lean into her father complex in the later games. And how many times she gets critically injured and then is just fine a good nights rest later.

    • Bolt Aurelius
      Bolt Aurelius 3 ай бұрын +4

      Yeah. If you have daddy issues, chances are you can take a good thrashing.

  • zeranzeran
    zeranzeran 6 ай бұрын +10

    These are unironically more enjoyable than the games themselves. A+

  • Lord Parbr
    Lord Parbr 5 ай бұрын +5

    Every plot development in this game is just Lara falling
    Also, Lara’s first words to Roth after the wolf attack should have been “man, Roth, you kinda suck. I took out a wolf pack with a bow and one foot in a bear trap. You had 2 pistols and both feet. What the fuck?”

  • Григорий Кривицкий

    This story have only one plot hole: it tries to convince us that Japanese has a soul.

  • Anthony Rodriguez
    Anthony Rodriguez 7 ай бұрын +864

    I love the idea that game developers only believe that a strong woman...is the one that can resist a beating

    • Seventeen Seventy Thirteen
      Seventeen Seventy Thirteen Ай бұрын

      @Rich Okay you have a huge problem with interpreting things don't you?
      Boohoo I said mean words to you and that's why I "lost?". I wasn't aware I was playing for anything and don't really know what I lost to be honest. What was this a debate on strong women in media being an SJW feminist propaganda plot?
      If it was this debate sucked because it was just you deflecting questions over to debate terms and not really saying much.
      Just like, what is the propaganda here? How is Lara Croft from a game that's like a decade old some form of "propaganda"? How come people feel the need to blame fucking feminism whenever a woman has muscles in a video game?
      I'm pretty sure I brought up how Japan is also increasingly getting more progressive and they'd all as a whole nation mock you.
      Again, a nerve has been struck because I responded to you. Sadly enough knowing your going to say "Huh, you just proved my point. Uno reverse and trap card, debate fallacy!!!"

    • Rich
      Rich Ай бұрын +2

      @Seventeen Seventy Thirteen you actually used the "no u" retort LOL. And no need to project any more, my man. It's only making you look worse. You've already lost since you felt the need to use insults as a way to cement your point.

    • Seventeen Seventy Thirteen
      Seventeen Seventy Thirteen Ай бұрын

      @Rich Ah yes, you have spoke words but what you meant was "Would it be entirely wrong to fuck my cousin or will God let this one slide for the third time?", because that's apparently what you think and say for some god unknown reason.
      I mean incest is a pretty chud behavior.
      But you're doing that "You're not allowed to talk about anything or else they call you sexist." shit that people genuinely trick themselves into believing.
      No one calls you a sexist or a chud or whatever you find yourself constantly on the receiving end of, it's the reasons why you dislike it.
      If you dislike the masculine woman trope, that's totally fine, it can be a dumb archetype and not work all the time. But instead of that, you say it's some feminist propaganda to make.... Idk, people think women are strong? Seriously wtf is their agenda here though?
      Also, "struck a nerve", any smug son of a bitch who says that in the most "hmmmm, I do a little trolling" shit you can say.
      I'd write more, but I learned you gotta keep it easy for the dumdums, especially the anti-feminist dumdums. They tend to just shut down if the comment looks too long and say "Heh, what a long comment, gay... I win this debate anyways."

    • Rich
      Rich Ай бұрын +2

      @Seventeen Seventy Thirteen LOL, that's a lot of words that essentially say "I'm wrong, so I'll try to use a lot of buzzwords to deny his point". Seems I struck a nerve.
      No, as I said, many people (women included) don't like some of the strong women in certain games (mostly Western games) because they're awfully written, or they were good characters before and they changed them to fit the current narrative. Again, Lara Croft being a perfect example. Some of my favorite characters are female, it's because they were well written. And yeah, not ALL male characters are well written, but that doesn't add anything to my point, nor did it add anything to yours. Men look at characters regardless of sex, I'd like to be badass like Samus, but I'd also like to be badass like Dom from GoW or like Master Chief from Halo. The whole point is the sex of the character is irrelevant. It's how characters are written, yet, people like you seem to think that people who don't like a female character because she's been given cringe-y lines and backstory is "chud behavior" or whatever you fqs like to say

    • Seventeen Seventy Thirteen
      Seventeen Seventy Thirteen Ай бұрын

      @Rich Oh goodness me, the "propaganda" bit kind of is eh.... cringe. Where is the propaganda in the strong woman trope? I mean, was it propaganda back in Samus and Lora Croft days or do those ones not count because feminism wasn't invented yet?
      Like, what's the "propaganda" here, that women can be strong? Because that's been going on since it's been going on since it's been going on, basically forever.
      I'm like 100% sure now that there can be absolutely no "strong women" archetype without people like you saying it's "propaganda" and cringe. Because thanks to feminism, chuds like you were born to be only contrarian and nothing else.
      But please don't use anime/manga to prove the annoying anti-feminist "Hmmm, Japan isn't doing all the stronge wahmen types because they aren't made out of woke SJWs who want us to all be subservient and gay to women.", I really doubt they appreciate their work being used as a political block to hit Western media over the head with, especially since I'm sure most of the people there also would agree with the more feminist Western centric ideas on progressivism.
      Also, most strong men characters aren't that well written. People act like it's some big bad ass manly trait that we should all strive for, you know, like Kratos who's a genocidal maniac meant to kill pretty much anything that isn't dead yet. Or being completely silent and emotionless while also having the body of a large fridge. I mean if that's how you want to live then go ahead and be a Liver King, go off on that, totally strive for that goal.
      I mean isn't the strong man gimmick also "propaganda" then? Because it's idealizing this masculine stereotype to convince people they need to strive to achieve essential body building and anti-emotional support.
      But I don't really take someone who uses "propaganda" when talking about a character trope like bad ass girl boss, at their word for what is and isn't well written.

  • OmFrikenNom
    OmFrikenNom 19 күн бұрын +1

    This was my first Tomb Raider game and I actually really loved the whole experience. I thought the story was great too and I was very invested in Lara's whole arc. I could feel her terror and shell shock in the beginning and loved to see her grow as a legend even within the island when late-game enemies would trade stories ominous about her. When she climbed the radio tower I remember feeling like the whole thing was just so magical and special to me, and not just because of dat boo-tah. I later came back after a few years to see if there was a nude mod for the thing, never really found one that worked for me lol. The other two games had worse stories imo and overall I felt like the story had really hit home for me in the first one.

  • dayvancubensis
    dayvancubensis 7 ай бұрын +12

    Awesome that you mentioned the Three Body Problem series, it was so good and yes Benioff and Weiss are absolutely going to fuck it up

  • MyLifeIsSaidInLyrics
    MyLifeIsSaidInLyrics 5 ай бұрын +8

    “The tomb raiding was optional” was hilarious

  • MoeChicken
    MoeChicken 4 ай бұрын +5

    All I knew about this game was that it was a sort of reboot and that it had a strange obsession for beating the crap out of Lara Croft in various ways. This video pretty well confirmed that.

  • Cat Witch Moonmun
    Cat Witch Moonmun 7 ай бұрын +841

    This was my first ever Tomb Raider game that I played and I heavily questioned how Lara survived this entire adventure 😅

    • MiisterShane
      MiisterShane 3 ай бұрын

      Yeah she took a step back and spent the rest of her days shooting dinosaurs and locking her elderly butler in the meat freezer and shit

    • Nobody In particular
      Nobody In particular 5 ай бұрын

      She must be into heavy bdsm/torture and her body adapted to the pain

    • Nicholas Brooks
      Nicholas Brooks 5 ай бұрын +2

      The originals are better...
      Only because you get to kill a Dinosaur 😁

    • Atomic Wait
      Atomic Wait 5 ай бұрын +1

      Lara Croft fighting a velociraptor in the original almost seems more realistic than some of the damage she shrugs off in this game. What you need is a convenient fix-all excuse, like nanomachines/parasites in Metal Gear!

    • nightstar6
      nightstar6 7 ай бұрын

      My first one to. I enjoyed it.

  • Asa Sims
    Asa Sims Ай бұрын

    love the amount of metal gear music in this one

  • XBloodyBaneX
    XBloodyBaneX 7 ай бұрын +17

    I knew this game was poorly written, but I didn't realize it was This contrived. Like, rather than designing the game so the player has to find some clever solution, y'know, use their brain a little, you just put whatever is necessary for Lara to escape or survive.
    Left in a meat closet and there's something coming in? No problem! There's a hole in the wall about 3 1/2 feet tall that leads straight to, who'd'a guessed it, a tomb with the very thing you were going to Japan to look for!
    Sliding down a shallow rapid and about to fall off a cliff? No problem, there's a conveniently placed part of an old WW1/2 plane just at the end of it! But OH NO! Because you hit it so hard it's about to fall off the cliffside! Better grab that 50-100 year old parachute that's been baking in the sun, as well as likely been completely soaked in water from the rapids near by, in an rotating cycle for all these years, I'm sure the fibers will totally not snap instantly, but only at the most opportune moment so that you don't die from the fall, but safely hit a bunch of remarkably stable 2" thick branches on your way down.

  • Hemang Chauhan
    Hemang Chauhan 7 ай бұрын +22

    For people bored by the new Tomb Raider reboots, I highly recommend trying the previous Tomb Raider games.
    Esp. *TR Anniversary.* Just puzzle heavy and accessible enough for newcomers.

  • Writer
    Writer 6 ай бұрын +6

    I like how, even when you were like "all these dead characters were there too!" you forgot tools guy. I think that's just 10/10 perfect

  • Flare 3500
    Flare 3500 7 ай бұрын +440

    I'm happy this channel is getting more constant uploads , I love these summary series

  • Louis Bowels
    Louis Bowels 7 ай бұрын +8

    As with most remakes of old games, it was fun but the plot, world building, and character development blew. If the source material was anything else other than the corpse of a beloved franchise being exhumed and totted around on a pole (you know like an original universe) then it would've been much better. Just like with Halo, devs are so limp about the potential of their own creations that they have to build a decently fun game around a preexisting IP so they don't flop. I wish devs were more confident in original ideas

  • Skeets McGrew
    Skeets McGrew 5 ай бұрын +2

    I kinda felt like Lara getting injured was more of a character trait than plot points. You are just waiting to see what ridiculous thing she survives next. Honestly worked for me, it's not like a main character is ever going to die anyway, may as well make it entertaining

  • Ben Dawson
    Ben Dawson 7 ай бұрын +4

    This may be your best one yet, I've listened to the full thing probably 5 or 6 times now. The jokes and commentary from you guys are so entertaining, please keep doing these.

  • Alloou No U
    Alloou No U 7 ай бұрын +8

    Suspension of disbelief doesn't even begin to describe what you need to think Laura shouldn't have died about a dozen times.

  • DreadMaulEx
    DreadMaulEx 7 ай бұрын +14

    I would unironically love a audio bok nerated by the internet historien

    • Counterfeit Saint
      Counterfeit Saint 7 ай бұрын +1

      I wanna listen to IH do the Bible but like, Expleened style. With Her Majesty of course. She was there for most of it afterall.

  • KittenMagician
    KittenMagician 7 ай бұрын +9

    I'm not even 5 minutes into this video and the editing is on a whole other level
    Laughed out loud multiple times

  • Arizona Anime-Fan
    Arizona Anime-Fan 6 ай бұрын +2

    I played this game around the time it came out; and I remember just getting ill at all the physical damage lara was taking at first... but then she just kept shaking it off. and by the time she's at the broadcast tower i had become numb to it all; and the game just became a grey blur in my mind from that point. Had zero interest in the other games after this one. thanks for reminding me how batshit it got.

    • John Croft
      John Croft 6 ай бұрын +2

      Yeah, the older games would let you traverse the environment in style, but in the squeenix games she just gets relentlessly pummeled no matter what you do.

  • Richard Charbonneau
    Richard Charbonneau 6 ай бұрын +8

    The weirdest part of this game is the plot.... She went to find the "lost" kingdom of Yamatai... which isn't lost, it was an actual place in Japan.. And it's shaman ruler The Himiko was a real person who was born 170 CE and died 248 CE at age 78... With the prevailing view among scholars being that she may be buried at Hashihaka Kofun in Nara Prefecture. Both her and the kingdom is well documented in Chinese and Japanese sources. 🤷‍♂🤷‍♂

  • Sol of Cinder
    Sol of Cinder 7 ай бұрын +7

    i like lore time almost as much as ad time...maybe even a bit more would love to see a full video of just lore like either asgard or the Egyptian gods

  • D boomie
    D boomie 7 ай бұрын +12

    These videos are like if you played a game and told your dad about it. Then he tells his friends while you're in the room to help him

  • tyson505
    tyson505 5 ай бұрын +2

    i love how y'all highlight all the tiny details most people would completely miss

  • J Garcia
    J Garcia 6 ай бұрын +1

    I love how the storymode channel has evolved.
    Your guys’ dialogue over static shots is are hilarious.
    Lastly, IH interpretation of Mathias’ way of speaking is damn funny. You guys should create your own spins on characters in more episodes!

  • Rabid Servbot
    Rabid Servbot 7 ай бұрын +1

    Loving all the storymode coming out lately, keep em comin!

  • Panzei Doodlebug
    Panzei Doodlebug 4 ай бұрын +4

    It's extraordinarily trippy when a book I have in my physical collection pops up somewhere I never expect. I have The Dark Forest and it's literally right behind me lol, felt like a leonardo meme moment there.

  • Marlon de Mello
    Marlon de Mello 7 ай бұрын +7

    At last, the story of Tom B. Rayder, the master of archaeologing, is expleened.

  • Nincadalop
    Nincadalop 6 ай бұрын +1

    I remember playing the game, and watching this recap made me also remember how much this game felt like work to play.

  • Dmitry Karkov
    Dmitry Karkov Күн бұрын

    Love how she’s totally still at full strength after being impaled on a piece of dull rebar

  • Theto Aster
    Theto Aster 6 ай бұрын +1

    I love it when you guys expleeen video games and point out all the absurdities that come along with it.

  • Fart Cancer
    Fart Cancer 7 ай бұрын +7

    I listen to these while working and laugh my ass off. Then I watch them later and laugh even harder. Every time.

  • ArkriteTheMad
    ArkriteTheMad 7 ай бұрын +5

    I was waiting for you to point out that Lara stops the ceremony by shooting a guy with her slow single shot bow while facing down twenty bad guys instead of her machine gun, or pistol, or even the shotgun.
    She's not really that bright.

  • japaneseobsession
    japaneseobsession 5 ай бұрын +2

    The "I'm going to do the gibberish" line never gets old. I need to find a situation to use that line in real life

  • Christopher
    Christopher 7 ай бұрын +3

    The editing in these videos look like a lot of labor. So glad you do it haha

  • Bryan Esmurdoc
    Bryan Esmurdoc 3 ай бұрын +2

    When it comes to explaining what happened in this game your the only one that managed to get it right when it comes to the oni

  • Zapolean Marketing Media
    Zapolean Marketing Media 2 ай бұрын +3

    I love your content you somehow make a terrible game enjoyable to watch

  • Outsane X
    Outsane X 7 ай бұрын +97

    "Everyone in this game is just fragile but Laura."
    I guess she's just.... Croft differently.

  • Lvke Lavish
    Lvke Lavish 7 ай бұрын +2

    Slowly each episode of expleened it’s getting harder to distinguish what Mark says as cannon.

  • TonguePunchMan
    TonguePunchMan 7 ай бұрын +4

    With the amount of kills Lara Croft stacking up during these games she truly earned the name ... The Womb Raider

  • Gatekeeper684
    Gatekeeper684 6 ай бұрын +2

    Although I had a really good time playing this game when it first came out, I had an equally good time, if not better time, watching this video

  • Skurai
    Skurai 7 ай бұрын +3

    if you think the plot of the more modern tomb raider games is wild, the original games were absolutely crazy

  • Ab-•gail
    Ab-•gail 7 ай бұрын +293

    This video is fantastic. It’s funny how absolutely ridiculous every event in this game is despite this being the _realistic_ Tomb Raider game. lol thanks Storymode.
    47:07 Best Part 🤣

    • Chip Chipperson
      Chip Chipperson 3 ай бұрын

      @Ironclad cry about it. Your mother gave birth to a laughing stock, simpleton

    • Ironclad
      Ironclad 7 ай бұрын +3

      I have never understood the longevity if this franchise. It's always been the laughing stock of the industry, but it's treated as a benchmark.

    • Sly Seal
      Sly Seal 7 ай бұрын +5

      The problem with everything being HD, is that you no longer hold the advantage of the players filling in details like facial expressions, emotions and to a lesser extent making sense of map geometry (i.e. another comment complaining about a rusty helicopter with a "fresh" dead pilot).

    • Totally Scrooge
      Totally Scrooge 7 ай бұрын +11

      The fact that they wanted to make it more grounded and realistic made some of the wackier action pieces stand out like a sore thumb. You wouldn't bat an aye at stuff like that in something campier for sure.

    • Jessi P
      Jessi P 7 ай бұрын +16

      The 90's games are more realistic for the simple fact that falling from a great height does actually kill Laura.

  • Bobbarækus
    Bobbarækus 7 ай бұрын +4

    I could have sworn I finished this game and I thought the storms keeping vehicles crashing down were generated by a secret WWII Japanese army installation that was still in operation.

  • MrGemHunter
    MrGemHunter 7 ай бұрын +1

    The amount of inhuman punishment that Laura goes though is hilarious. Like other games can do similar things, but this game *specifically* draws attention to it, in a way that just makes it all very silly.

  • Saturn Media
    Saturn Media 6 ай бұрын +1

    I’m so glad you guys went over this game! Please do Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider too please maybe!

  • Inuitman
    Inuitman 7 ай бұрын +1

    The fact she can heal so fast is impressive, the rebar wound needed medical care for at least 2 weeks but she just brush it off for like 2 min.

  • yB
    yB 7 ай бұрын +4

    I feel like in trying to make her more "relatable" they just made her more insufferable and a bland mary sue like rey. Her classic design is instantly iconic because she's a secy badass action hero with a fking mansion. All she did in this trilogy was fall down and run out of breath every 5 minutes

  • Will Grieve
    Will Grieve 7 ай бұрын +5

    It’s weird that I think I enjoyed whatever the movie did of this story more than this game’s story

  • Sunil Choudhuri
    Sunil Choudhuri 7 ай бұрын +2

    I don't remember this game having such great sound effects. Maybe I should give it a replay.

  • Ikasugami
    Ikasugami 6 ай бұрын +1

    This makes me want to tell the story of how one day I went to the store to buy one of the Tomb Raider games but I couldn't find it so I asked this like high school age girl working there and she wanted to write it down to look in their system so she wrote "Tumb Radar" 😆

  • Mr.Pixel
    Mr.Pixel 6 ай бұрын +1

    I still find that scene wit the pilot amazing. Up to that point she has proven that she properly knows how to use a gun and is even prety good with it. So when she sees the pilot about to get attackt she just watches him die. The guy that attackt the pilot did have a shield but he was facing away from lara. Non of them iland people there where. So she just stands there and watches as this guy figths despretly for his life, watches him get killed. then kills the the shield guy says, oh no. What a shame that he died and the prances of. And then afterwards she goes on about shit with the co-pilot "I cant just not help hi. I know i can safe him and i will not choose to sacrefice someone." Rigth after she sacreficed the pilot for no reson what so ever. The co-pilot on the other hand has a good reson to be sacrefised. Because to safe him she would likely bumb into the ilanders again. Theres a pretty good chance that she has to figth again. But with the pilot she doesnt even trys to fucking hide or something. She just stands there no fucks given.

  • awhat aduck
    awhat aduck 6 ай бұрын +1

    The Croft bloodline has got to be supernatural or something because there’s no way Lara could do all that after being impaled.

  • bananomet
    bananomet 7 ай бұрын +2

    I really like the second one in the reboot. Rise of the Tom Braider.
    Already finished it twice. Twice 100%. Very good game.

  • GoogleLoves Doxxing
    GoogleLoves Doxxing 7 ай бұрын +2

    For a game that I got for free with my Xbox 360, I remember being pretty cool like the gameplay was pretty fun. It’s pretty funny to see the story critiqued like this I didn’t remember it being so goofy.