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Driber
13th Feb 2014, 10:41
This is an informal* thread for discussions on where you would like to see Lara travel to in future games.

Is there a place Lara has never visited before and you think it would make for a good setting for a TR game? Been on vacation to some exotic place and you'd like to see it in a future TR game?

Or would you like Lara to re-visit one of her past adventures (with a twist)? Peru? India? Antarctica? London?

Share here what your favourite location ideas are and why you think it would be a good setting!




*This is not an "official" thread, like the official TR10 wishlist (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=137435). People should not expect the devs to use this thread as a reference to see what locations are popular. Most likely, they'll want to take ownership of the next TR game(s) and write the stories entirely themselves. Just to keep in mind, folks :)

NSW_pride
13th Feb 2014, 10:59
Australia!

Driber
13th Feb 2014, 11:27
Why Australia? And where, exactly? :)

CakeLuv
13th Feb 2014, 12:19
South murricaa, andddd mmm, mebee Peru again? Yeeh.

Jurre
13th Feb 2014, 12:43
Okay, good. I consider revisiting Egypt, Peru, Greece and Yucatan all good options because the Egyptian and Mayan and other such civilisations are always good to explore.

But to have some little more original places I would be thinking of the following:

- Mesopotamia already covered here: (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=138372)
- Venezuelan table mountain in Conan Doyle style: here: (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=137057)

- Carthago: maybe you've heard of Hannibal Barcas, the general who at one point almost destroyed the Roman empire before it started: he was from the city of Carthago which is close to modern day Tunis in Tunisia.
It was founded by Phoenician colonists from the city of Tyre in modern day Libanon. According to myth their leader was queen Dido, who escaped the city from her tyrannical brother to establish a new city in Africa. There's a very long story connected to it, but you'll have to google that for yourself...
The Carthaginians explored the African coast, sailing as far as modern day Cameroon and probably discovered big black apes that they called gorilla's. They used elephants as tanks in battle. The Spanish city of Barcelona was founded by the Barcas family and the mayonnaise is indirectly named after the Carthaginian general Mago...

So why would Carthago be a suitable candidate? Well it's a civilisation that is not explored all that well in popular culture, Crystal D may like the story about queen Dido, and the Carthaginians were known for sacrificing children to their god Baal-Hammon by throwing them into a fire. Such morbid things are always hot in videogames :naughty: Historians are more and more coming to the conclusion that this child sacrificing thing was just malicious propaganda from the Romans, but that's just details :D Anyway: very little is actually known about the history of Carthago, as the Romans burned the city to the ground and all the libraries with it. So there's a lot of room for imagination here.

This is what the city of Carthago looks like today:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bf/Karthago_Antoninus-Pius-Thermen.JPG/250px-Karthago_Antoninus-Pius-Thermen.JPG

This is what it is supposed to have looked like:
http://www.tunis.nl/1012/images/Carthago.jpg

And as you can see, the outlines of the famous harbour of Carthago are still visible today:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0e/Carthage-1958-PortsPuniques.jpg/250px-Carthage-1958-PortsPuniques.jpg


- So there is a magnificent celtic legend from modern day Wales that is called Kulhwch and Olwen: in a nutshell it goes like this: Kulhwch is the cousin of king Arthur and he falls in love with Olwen, the daughter of a giant. The giant will only allow Kulhwch to marry her if he completes a number of impossible tasks. These include stealing a famous sword from another giant, killing a giant boar, saving a guy from prison, killing a witch, shaving off the beard of a guy in the forest, finding the oldest creature that exists and so on. All these things he accomplishes with the help of king Arthur and his knights.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JWCpOTtt7i8/StO2Nfw9D4I/AAAAAAAAARo/nFPtZwLhjLo/s320/Cei.jpg

So why is that good for a videogame? Because we haven't delved that much into celtic culture al that much already and the story is about someone who has to preform one task after the other, kinda like a videogame :D And in the story he does all kinds of fun things like riding on a giant salmon, killing giants, traveling through the whole of Britain, talking to animals and killing bad guys. There's a lot of special artifacts that have to be found by the hero, so that's typically up to Lara's alley...

This is a page from a fantastic French comic book that tells the legend: (but I don't understand why it won't shrink though I am using the thumb tags...)



- On the Island of Pohnpei in the South Pacific there stands the kind of megalithic city that one would expect in Mexico or Thailand, but not on a piece of land of 20 by 25 kilometers in the middle of the ocean. It's called Nan Madol and as always there is a lot of mystery surrounding the place. When people see such megalithic buildings they automatically start to think of aliens...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/25/Nan_Madol_5.jpg/250px-Nan_Madol_5.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e6/NanMadol1.jpg/250px-NanMadol1.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/00/NanMadol2.jpg/250px-NanMadol2.jpg

But basically it's everything you can wish for for an adventure story on a tropical Island: mysterious ruins, jungle and scuba diving possibilities nearby. Sadly the civilisation has died a long time ago so we'll just have to imagine the savage cannibals:

peJhJMciSXE

Metalrocks
13th Feb 2014, 14:24
lol, why not. australia is big enough for lots of legends and mysteries. in australia i would say the red rock or even in some jungle near darwin in the NT (since i lived there before moving back to hong kong).

new zealand would be nice. and maybe as a little joke, come in to hobbiton :p

maybe even in switzerland in the alps. that would be cool.

thats it for the moment.

a_big_house
13th Feb 2014, 14:28
PLYMOUTH!

The UK one of course... :D

Metalrocks
13th Feb 2014, 14:36
i have another one:
HONG KONG

she can discover some hidden tomb from the dynasty under the city.

Driber
13th Feb 2014, 17:37
i have another one:
HONG KONG

she can discover some hidden tomb from the dynasty under the city.

I would love for Lara to run into Wei Shen :D

Jurre
13th Feb 2014, 20:32
Don't take this the wrong way, but I find most of the answers here a little disappointing... a little more explanation as to why this or that place would be a good location would be nice, as is asked in the OP...

Anyway... I got another idea... Call me crazy but I can picture it before me: Lara going to space.

Imagine: during the cold war the Russians were experimenting with an ancient magic artifact to produce energy. Kinda like in level 5 of Legend. The artifact was broken into pieces to produce energy for various machines, but eventually it went wrong, all hell broke loose and they decided to destroy everything.
Lara needs a piece of that artifact and the only one still in existence is the one that was send to Mars to power the landing probe of the Mars 3 spacecraft or whatever.
So, she'll have to sneak into a NASA base to 'borrow' an experimental antimatter-fuelled spacecraft to fly to Mars and retrieve it :D

I know it's crazy, but you got to think outside the box if you want to come up with something original, that's certainly what Infinity Ward did when having gunfights in space in COD Ghosts, and that was arguably the best part of that silly game. And hey, would it not be fitting for Lara to be the first human on Mars? :)

Murphdawg1
13th Feb 2014, 20:53
What about the whole Croatoa thing at the end of TR9? Are we to believe that that is where Lara is headed to next(So that would be either North Carolina or Virginia)?

NSW_pride
14th Feb 2014, 04:13
Why Australia? And where, exactly? :)

Well she's never been here before! Closest Lara's been here is the South Pacific in TR3.

Whereabouts in Australia, Uluru, The Great Barrier Reef, The Blue Mountains, we got plenty more. :D

Metalrocks
14th Feb 2014, 07:29
I would love for Lara to run into Wei Shen :D

had to look up who that is. never played sleeping dogs.

@jurre
that sure is an crazy idea. but it also reminded me of doom 3. plus i think its too science fiction for laras job. but thats just opinion.
dont get me wrong, im not saying your idea blows, just not suitable to lara. thats all. ;)

Jurre
14th Feb 2014, 08:23
^ Well... On second thought you're right... It is too far fetched for reboot Lara. I could potentially see it work for Legend era Lara though...

VOLCOM20lovesLARA
14th Feb 2014, 08:32
i would personally love to see a lot of tropical
levels in the future games. maybe Brazil or Hawaii?
there are loads of wild creatures that can fill in as foes for Lara
in Brazil. even if she only visits these places for missions as opposed
to tomb exploration. i think it could be pretty interesting visually

Driber
14th Feb 2014, 11:56
What about the whole Croatoa thing at the end of TR9? Are we to believe that that is where Lara is headed to next(So that would be either North Carolina or Virginia)?

We've got a dedicated thread on that topic:

TR10 speculation thread / Deciphering Lara's Journal (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=134407)

This thread is just for discussing ideas about where Lara could go in a next adventure, regardless of where TR10 takes place :)



had to look up who that is. never played sleeping dogs.

Thanks for sharing that. lol

Metalrocks
14th Feb 2014, 13:13
Thanks for sharing that. lol

why do i have the feeling you will use this against me :whistle:

Driber
14th Feb 2014, 13:50
lmao

not how I meant that, no :D

Thetford
14th Feb 2014, 14:08
Joke Answer: The labyrinth of dungeons, catacombs and wine cellars underneath Croft Manor.

Serious answer: The location would have to be somewhere lawless, corrupt, or in otherwise severe political turmoil or upheaval, generally anywhere the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office says is inadvisable to visit, just so it would seem plausible that Lara and her enemies can get away with a shootout (think the situation of TR9 vs TR3 or AOD which take place in the two biggest cities in Europe).

I'm thinking of two regions specifically: parts of Latin America affected severely by drug cartels - this can fit Lara in as more as a backpacker, and allows for varied locations including lush, dangerous, jungles, mountains, favelas, etc as well as availability of firearms, rich historical civilisations to explore, and myths to venture into, as well as a situation where Lara can't trust anyone, even the local police.

The other location is the often suggested Middle East/Mesopotamia - the Cradle of Civilisation - Hanging Gardens, Tower of Babels, and Edens to hunt. Lara could start out there in a purely archaeological role - maybe she has since got a job as an archelogist with the British Museum - this could allow for secondary characters made up of the dig team, as well as helpful locals, but there is also the element of ever present political discontent.

BridgetFisher
14th Feb 2014, 14:08
Id like to see Lara go to Atlantis and discover a special treasure and steal it from them. I also like the idea of lara discovering maybe a pyramid in the jungle then getting special treasure that lets her go to another time period, so shes not just a Tomb Raider, but a Time Raider, hunting treasure throughout time.
Also high up on a mountain to one of those crazy temples in India where she fights buddhas and scary stone statues with lots of arms. Its fun when Lara has adventures in wild and exotic places, Id like to see a return to that in future games.

dark7angel
14th Feb 2014, 14:49
Joke Answer: The labyrinth of dungeons, catacombs and wine cellars underneath Croft Manor.

Serious answer: The location would have to be somewhere lawless, corrupt, or in otherwise severe political turmoil or upheaval, generally anywhere the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office says is inadvisable to visit, just so it would seem plausible that Lara and her enemies can get away with a shootout (think the situation of TR9 vs TR3 or AOD which take place in the two biggest cities in Europe).

I'm thinking of two regions specifically: parts of Latin America affected severely by drug cartels - this can fit Lara in as more as a backpacker, and allows for varied locations including lush, dangerous, jungles, mountains, favelas, etc as well as availability of firearms, rich historical civilisations to explore, and myths to venture into, as well as a situation where Lara can't trust anyone, even the local police.

The other location is the often suggested Middle East/Mesopotamia - the Cradle of Civilisation - Hanging Gardens, Tower of Babels, and Edens to hunt. Lara could start out there in a purely archaeological role - maybe she has since got a job as an archelogist with the British Museum - this could allow for secondary characters made up of the dig team, as well as helpful locals, but there is also the element of ever present political discontent.

I really like these suggestions!!! :thumb:

Metalrocks
14th Feb 2014, 16:23
lmao

not how I meant that, no :D

oh, so please clarify :D

XylophoneDealers
15th Feb 2014, 20:23
I would love her to go back to Ireland, but to make it more realistic... The last version of Ireland was very... unrealistic and creepy, but it fitted at the time. But I want her to explore some of the rich history, and also some of the beautiful scenes.

airetam2342
18th Feb 2014, 00:18
Australia

exploration of aboriginal culture – specifically, astronomy, sandpainting art and the concept of the Dreamtime and how they might all relate to one another


I've always had the headcannon that Winston the Butler was a badass from Australia who Lara befriended and later hired on as her butler-of-many-skills to get him out of trouble. Who else taught Lara how to be a motorcycle evel knievel or to tangle with the crocs? It's gotta be Winston.


Canada

I don't believe Lara has been over on this side of the pond much asides from Nevada in TR3


arctic circle shenanigans


scenery - aurora borealis levels anyone?


Eastern Europe

I don't know much about this area of the world and it would be fun to learn about it in the context of a TR game


lots of different mythologies – hungarian, slavic, romanian, tatar, gypsy, dracula lol


Africa

been to Egypt but there's a lot more to see


Saharan rock art


Olduvai Gorge – there's our paeloanthropological T-rex connection ;)


it's always been an archaeological hot spot...

Jurre
18th Feb 2014, 09:41
Canada

I don't believe Lara has been over on this side of the pond much asides from Nevada in TR3


Only if the pond in question is the Gulf of Mexico as she has been to South-America numerous times :) Anyway, I believe in a Canadian adventure sasquatches are a must... And yowies in an Australian adventure...



scenery - aurora borealis levels anyone?

Yeah, me! I mean, good idea!

jonainpdx
22nd Feb 2014, 22:35
Do some underwater levels again.

Jurre
22nd Feb 2014, 22:56
^ Great idea! I promise I won't complain about inaccuracies in her diving suit, if there are any :D

Driber
23rd Feb 2014, 10:10
Do some underwater levels again.

But that's more of a gameplay wish than a location suggestion, heh.

Tell us where would you like Lara to swim :)

Jungle type of settings like in TR3 (good excuse to put Lara in a bikini :naughty:)? Freezing water in Syberia, using a wetsuit? Or in a smelly London sewer? lol

airetam2342
24th Feb 2014, 22:25
Only if the pond in question is the Gulf of Mexico as she has been to South-America numerous times :)
Yes, right. Peru and all...can't believe I forgot about that :o
Mexico would be a good location though now that you mention it.


Do some underwater levels again.

Yes! Lara should go cave diving in the Yucatán or Australia. Wouldn't that be something? I love seeing sunlight and water effects.
Just imagine dappled lighting and sunbeams through water. And it'd be a great way to re-introduce the swan dive...:whistle:

J.Maverick
25th Feb 2014, 20:43
Lara could find an ancient temple or something, within it could be a portal device--like Prince of Persia: Warrior Within--going through the portal would teleport her to a different place in time and space.

Discovering when and where you are would be a part of the game. And I would like the ability to use the portal any time, so you can take clues from the present, into the past/future, and vice versa, to change the outcome of whatever the current problem is.

The modern part of the game could be broken up into smaller missions segments, while through the portal could be a massive open world sandbox that you slowly explore.

Locations could be...
A dystopic Scandinavia, with Norse Mythology, like Valkyries and dragons.
An ancient China at war, with Kung Fu masters, monks, shrines, and all that other Jade Empire jazz... though, TR9 did Asia, so maybe not.
A lost Kingdom in central Europe, could take cues from Lordran (from Dark Souls).

Wh1t3Kn1te
18th Mar 2014, 11:37
Jerusalem
Greece
Easter Island
Scotland
and just for the heck of it Canada

edit: was browsing around and saw this, http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/lost-treasure-copper-scroll-001457
would be a cool thing for Lara to look for. :)

Benovine
20th Mar 2014, 11:40
I like what they did in Last Revelation where she stayed in one country for the whole thing because it was the only time we got to explore the culture in a big way and it didn't feel like we were just jumping from little representations of an ancient culture to the next.

But since she spent the entire of the last game on Yamatai she should probably do some globe-hopping. Egypt's always good, and I actually enjoy the urban levels, like Thames Wrath in TR3.

Wh1t3Kn1te
22nd Mar 2014, 01:29
my wife wanted me to post her thoughts

she would like to see Lara go to the himalayan mountains and stumbles upon shangri la. she notices the people that live there don't age so she tries looking for the secret of their youth (artifact?).

RybatGrimes
22nd Mar 2014, 18:14
my wife wanted me to post her thoughts

she would like to see Lara go to the himalayan mountains and stumbles upon shangri la. she notices the people that live there don't age so she tries looking for the secret of their youth (artifact?).

That sounds interesting! I like it. :D

Cybrow
25th Mar 2014, 07:08
Silicon Valley to find a forbidden video card in the catacombs beneath nVidia... Okay, just kidding. She would get stuck in traffic like the rest of us here and that would be boring.
Real Suggestions:
Eldorado, the city of gold
Seven Cities of Cibola.
Petra the city carved into mountain faces in Jordan
Pompeii and Herculaneum

BridgetFisher
29th Mar 2014, 03:54
my wife wanted me to post her thoughts

she would like to see Lara go to the himalayan mountains and stumbles upon shangri la. she notices the people that live there don't age so she tries looking for the secret of their youth (artifact?).

A cool idea! I hope we get to find a way to kill them like their vampires maybe hence the name Shangri La. Their not normal vampires, but golden vampires, that would be a very exciting adventure. Such an exotic location and people. Id also like to visit tibetan temples and battle more monks and statues.

slee2099
31st Mar 2014, 14:41
Send her to Washington DC to take on Congress and figure out the mystery of Obama Care.

Wh1t3Kn1te
1st Apr 2014, 00:59
Send her to Washington DC to take on Congress and figure out the mystery of Obama Care.

she doesnt want to get grey hair before her 25th birthday :lol:

Metalrocks
1st Apr 2014, 03:17
she doesnt want to get grey hair before her 25th birthday :lol:

she would rather shoot her way through instead listening to some boring debates.

Heidi_W
1st Apr 2014, 09:49
I've had a fascination with the lost Roanoke Colony for years (even read books about it), so I was really excited to see the ending of TR9 pointing in that direction - of course, there's physically very little tangible evidence of the settlement remaining today, so I'm intrigued at how they will get Lara to investigate that aspect.

Maybe have her go to the Oak Island Money Pit? That would be pretty cool, say some nefarious types have taken over the island to recover the "Star Phenomenon" and she has to thwart them...

Wh1t3Kn1te
2nd Apr 2014, 00:46
so after i posted my wife and I's thoughts i have been thinking about it some more and there are just so many fascinating places to visit with such mysterious history.

there are the nazca lines in south america
the numerous pyramids of great size all over the earth
the bermuda triangle
the different stonehenges around the world
the paracas skulls of peru

there are so many interesting places and mysteries to explore. its gonna be hard for the devs to choose one that is not well known and hard to research online just to keep from spoiling the mystery.

CroftManiac
25th Aug 2014, 20:04
How about Turkey?

Or Timbuktu??

Or even Colombia??

Valenka
25th Aug 2014, 20:12
I've been waiting to share this list for awhile! I know a lot of these are places Lara's already been, but I'd like to see them again.

London
Cambodia
Paris
United States
Antarctica
Australia
Istanbul
Germany

CroftManiac
25th Aug 2014, 20:12
Or Krishna Temple in India??

CroftManiac
25th Aug 2014, 20:15
I've been waiting to share this list for awhile! I know a lot of these are places Lara's already been, but I'd like to see them again.

London
Cambodia
Paris
United States
Antarctica
Australia
Istanbul
Germany

Antartica and Istanbul look preety nice actually! How about Saudi Arabia?


Or the Konark Sun Temple?? :)

FunnyTrauma
25th Aug 2014, 20:27
Hmmm.. How about somewhere where's snow.. Haha. That Konark Sun Temple looks amazing ^^

Driber
25th Aug 2014, 20:42
Ok , so I don't know if such thread exists , but here it is :D

Yup, it does :)

*threads merged*

Weemanply109
25th Aug 2014, 20:46
Send her to Washington DC to take on Congress and figure out the mystery of Obama Care.

:lol:

Scion's_Eye
25th Aug 2014, 22:42
Would love Lara to visit some archaeological dig sites in Saudi Arabia or Iraq and swim in the great Barrier Reef in Australia. Maybe hop by northern Canada to see some Belugas?
I really hope there's globe trotting in the next game, the island got real boring real fast for me :\ (despite all the artifacts and altered environments)

Freya_Clemons
26th Aug 2014, 01:37
:lol:


Send her to Washington DC to take on Congress and figure out the mystery of Obama Care.

Oh please! :p

stupid...:rolleyes:

AdobeArtist
26th Aug 2014, 03:54
She should visit the Citadel and have a collaboration with fellow archaeologist, Liara. :cool: :D

CroftManiac
26th Aug 2014, 06:50
How about that :

RosePetals
26th Aug 2014, 07:51
Cappadocia! Please!


http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/280/cache/cappadocia-tuff-hills-and-cave-dwellings_28005_600x450.jpg
(Credits: National Geographic)

Metalrocks
26th Aug 2014, 07:59
She should visit the Citadel and have a collaboration with fellow archaeologist, Liara. :cool: :D

i can imagine what kind of digging you have in mind they should do :whistle:

by the goddes. is that how you humans dig on earth? very fascinating.

CroftManiac
26th Aug 2014, 10:29
Or the Lion Underwater City in China

Or explore the tomb of the Koguryo Kingdom!

CroftManiac
26th Aug 2014, 10:34
Or the gorgeous Danum Valley

kiadaw
26th Aug 2014, 10:55
I would love for Lara to run into Wei Shen :D

Interconnected game worlds, like marvel movies? Cool, as long as no romance, becuase the only romance I approve for Lara is with a virtual me. I kid I kid, but no no romance.

Sam could starred in Sleeping dog 2 also. maybe some missions that will link to Lara advanture, you know, like how Marvel connected their movies.

Driber
26th Aug 2014, 11:06
^ Haha yes, agreed, absolutely no romancing Lara with Wei in a possible cross-over :D

kiadaw
26th Aug 2014, 11:11
I think I should check out Sleeping dog,. Heard a lot of good feedback on the game. DE will be released soon, I reckon.

Driber
26th Aug 2014, 11:29
Definitely. SD is a true gem in between the GTA-clone kind of games, and using a completely unique setting. The asian theme of the game works really well and the acting is top notch. The heavy hand-to-hand combat focus is a refreshing change from the typical firearms battle focus in regular GTA-clone games. And the world is incredibly detailed. I can't recommend this game enough!

Yup, a PS4/XB1 version is coming this October :)

BlueSkiesXXV
26th Aug 2014, 12:29
How about revisiting the Lost Island of Playstationia!!!

CroftManiac
26th Aug 2014, 16:55
Or the Lascaux Caves!


Or the ancient city of Persepolis


Or this shinny forest!

RaiderSean
26th Aug 2014, 20:37
I think that Lara should end up visiting somewhere relating to societies origins so ancient sites in the UK or the ruins of Carthage. Ancient Chinese places etc.

Driber
26th Aug 2014, 20:56
I really love seeing all these interesting places. Keep them pics coming, CroftManiac and others :thumb:

BridgetFisher
27th Aug 2014, 00:34
Thanks for sharing CroftManiac, the world is so exciting I want to see more of it in Croft games. Maybe an idea would be to focus more on smaller areas very cultural looking than LARGE HUGE areas for an entire game that only takes place in one area?

For example instead of a game with a ice level and a lava level, what about a Budapest and an Atlantis level? Or going to a moon base! That would be really fun, that place called Cydonia where the martian pyramids are, or going to hell itself.

CroftManiac
27th Aug 2014, 08:32
Thanks for sharing CroftManiac, the world is so exciting I want to see more of it in Croft games. Maybe an idea would be to focus more on smaller areas very cultural looking than LARGE HUGE areas for an entire game that only takes place in one area?

For example instead of a game with a ice level and a lava level, what about a Budapest and an Atlantis level? Or going to a moon base! That would be really fun, that place called Cydonia where the martian pyramids are, or going to hell itself.

You're welcome :p!!! Yeah I know ! Ruins are just ruins! But if there is imagination....... :p
You said Budapest??? I would love a Budapest level! I always wanted Lara to visit space as well!!
Maybe the ancient ruins of Hawaii!! :)

CroftManiac
27th Aug 2014, 08:47
The beautiful Iceland??

This one looks awesome!

Driber
27th Aug 2014, 08:55
wow :eek:

kiadaw
27th Aug 2014, 09:59
The icelanic waterfall looks straight out of a fantasy art!

BlueSkiesXXV
27th Aug 2014, 11:20
I have been in that inverted tower.
It is at Quinta De Regaleira in Sintra, Portugal.
Trust me when I say it is beautiful and well worth a visit.

jhoofc_Quinta.jpg

IvanaKC
27th Aug 2014, 16:56
I believe that Angkor Wat would give us the 90s TR feeling. :D

jihqyv_1296746578-9toyjf3s.jpg

jowwqe_cambodia_by_colouringwithcrayons-d395bpe.jpg


Also, I don't remember Lara being near the Amazon river.

jomysq_amazon+river+_2816_29.jpg

Imagine a swan dive from those waterfalls! :D

ARaider
27th Aug 2014, 17:45
@Ivana
omg it's like you are reading my mind.:D
It would be really awesome if she would go there.:)

BR4DDERS1986
27th Aug 2014, 18:34
My room. :D

CroftManiac
28th Aug 2014, 07:02
A travel to Sri Lanka??

Or the shore temple in Chennai??


How about this ancient tomb found in China?



The crooked forest?



Or Guatemala!

CroftManiac
28th Aug 2014, 12:23
This is the Din Lligwy ancient village!!



Sorry , but I couldn't hold myself!!!

BridgetFisher
30th Aug 2014, 10:11
These places are all so interesting. How come developers in general or with specifically Tomb Raider they dont make more dlc? That should mean more money? Do developers just get bored and move on to the next one is that why? its strange I always thought.

CroftManiac
30th Aug 2014, 11:27
These places are all so interesting. How come developers in general or with specifically Tomb Raider they dont make more dlc? That should mean more money? Do developers just get bored and move on to the next one is that why? its strange I always thought.

1) Maybe they don't have enough time ( especially in rottr with the exclusivity deal )
2) More maps and dlc = more money to develop ( at least I think so )
3) They're bored !!! :p

Driber
30th Aug 2014, 11:46
These places are all so interesting. How come developers in general or with specifically Tomb Raider they dont make more dlc? That should mean more money? Do developers just get bored and move on to the next one is that why? its strange I always thought.

I don't know as for other games, but in the case of the latest TR, there was no story DLC because the devs didn't want the players to feel that the game itself was "unfinished" or "not whole".

It was covered in one of the official FAQs.

BridgetFisher
30th Aug 2014, 14:15
1) Maybe they don't have enough time ( especially in rottr with the exclusivity deal )
2) More maps and dlc = more money to develop ( at least I think so )
3) They're bored !!! :p

I kinda figure sure more money, but it cant be that much more right? I mean they already payed for the engine, shaders, all the other stuff, so why not use it to make more money? More money is usually good?


I don't know as for other games, but in the case of the latest TR, there was no story DLC because the devs didn't want the players to feel that the game itself was "unfinished" or "not whole".

It was covered in one of the official FAQs.

That is true, alot of gamers I see feel that way when a game comes out and DLC is either planned or available at launch, gamers feel jipped that it isnt included in the base game.

If it comes out later though actually released later that would be fun if they kept making it, Gearbox pulls off a nice balance of that pretty well with the Borderlands games, but it is a tricky tightrope between launch DLC and just making stuff to extend the longevity of the game. With TR not having mod support for a modern PC game usually that is very welcome I think among gamers when a game is good we cant get enough of it?

Cristiavano
31st Aug 2014, 02:50
Okay, good. I consider revisiting Egypt, Peru, Greece and Yucatan all good options because the Egyptian and Mayan and other such civilisations are always good to explore.

But to have some little more original places I would be thinking of the following:

- Mesopotamia already covered here: (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=138372)
- Venezuelan table mountain in Conan Doyle style: here: (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=137057)

- Carthago: maybe you've heard of Hannibal Barcas, the general who at one point almost destroyed the Roman empire before it started: he was from the city of Carthago which is close to modern day Tunis in Tunisia.
It was founded by Phoenician colonists from the city of Tyre in modern day Libanon. According to myth their leader was queen Dido, who escaped the city from her tyrannical brother to establish a new city in Africa. There's a very long story connected to it, but you'll have to google that for yourself...
The Carthaginians explored the African coast, sailing as far as modern day Cameroon and probably discovered big black apes that they called gorilla's. They used elephants as tanks in battle. The Spanish city of Barcelona was founded by the Barcas family and the mayonnaise is indirectly named after the Carthaginian general Mago...

So why would Carthago be a suitable candidate? Well it's a civilisation that is not explored all that well in popular culture, Crystal D may like the story about queen Dido, and the Carthaginians were known for sacrificing children to their god Baal-Hammon by throwing them into a fire. Such morbid things are always hot in videogames :naughty: Historians are more and more coming to the conclusion that this child sacrificing thing was just malicious propaganda from the Romans, but that's just details :D Anyway: very little is actually known about the history of Carthago, as the Romans burned the city to the ground and all the libraries with it. So there's a lot of room for imagination here.

This is what the city of Carthago looks like today:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bf/Karthago_Antoninus-Pius-Thermen.JPG/250px-Karthago_Antoninus-Pius-Thermen.JPG

This is what it is supposed to have looked like:
http://www.tunis.nl/1012/images/Carthago.jpg

And as you can see, the outlines of the famous harbour of Carthago are still visible today:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0e/Carthage-1958-PortsPuniques.jpg/250px-Carthage-1958-PortsPuniques.jpg


- So there is a magnificent celtic legend from modern day Wales that is called Kulhwch and Olwen: in a nutshell it goes like this: Kulhwch is the cousin of king Arthur and he falls in love with Olwen, the daughter of a giant. The giant will only allow Kulhwch to marry her if he completes a number of impossible tasks. These include stealing a famous sword from another giant, killing a giant boar, saving a guy from prison, killing a witch, shaving off the beard of a guy in the forest, finding the oldest creature that exists and so on. All these things he accomplishes with the help of king Arthur and his knights.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JWCpOTtt7i8/StO2Nfw9D4I/AAAAAAAAARo/nFPtZwLhjLo/s320/Cei.jpg

So why is that good for a videogame? Because we haven't delved that much into celtic culture al that much already and the story is about someone who has to preform one task after the other, kinda like a videogame :D And in the story he does all kinds of fun things like riding on a giant salmon, killing giants, traveling through the whole of Britain, talking to animals and killing bad guys. There's a lot of special artifacts that have to be found by the hero, so that's typically up to Lara's alley...

This is a page from a fantastic French comic book that tells the legend: (but I don't understand why it won't shrink though I am using the thumb tags...)



- On the Island of Pohnpei in the South Pacific there stands the kind of megalithic city that one would expect in Mexico or Thailand, but not on a piece of land of 20 by 25 kilometers in the middle of the ocean. It's called Nan Madol and as always there is a lot of mystery surrounding the place. When people see such megalithic buildings they automatically start to think of aliens...

But basically it's everything you can wish for for an adventure story on a tropical Island: mysterious ruins, jungle and scuba diving possibilities nearby. Sadly the civilisation has died a long time ago so we'll just have to imagine the savage cannibals:

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This actually seems kinda interesting!!! I really like how Crystal D made me look up stuff on Yamatai.

Bringing the unknown to mainstream.

But that circular landmass reminds me of the theories of Atlantis though.

CroftManiac
2nd Sep 2014, 08:16
Earth is an extraordinary place!! :D

CroftManiac
5th Sep 2014, 15:25
:) :D

Driber
5th Sep 2014, 17:32
Amazing places :worship:


Earth is an extraordinary place!! :D

That's for sure!

CroftManiac
13th Sep 2014, 17:41
Did you know that a Greek tomb was found in Amphipolis two weeks ago?? Two weeks ago..... I mean :eek:



It is said that someone attempted to raid the tomb . Maybe it was Lara..... :whistle: :naughty:

Valenka
13th Sep 2014, 18:32
http://r9.fodey.com/2332/10a5c22616f2447cb350cd2d9e1f2879.0.jpg

Full text:


Incredible as it may seem, it has been confirmed that the Greek tomb found in Amphipolis this week was indeed raided by British archaeologist and globetrotter, Lady Lara Croft of Surrey, England.

Official reports originally stated that it was believed that someone attempted to raid the newfound tomb and new evidence that surfaced highlights Ms. Croft as the daring denizen.

Local police state that witnesses' descriptions match Croft's profile, supported by evidence of her presence, due to 9x19mm Parabellum bullet casings found littered about the site, which is the same ammunition used in the Heckler & Koch USP Match handgun, of which Croft is well known for dual-wielding.

Further evidence supports her presence as there was no climbing gear or any signs of puncture in the tomb's walls or crevices, indicating that the intruder did in fact free-climb and traverse throughout the site. Supporting this was the fact that there were too many tight spaces, devious traps and snares throughout that no man or woman could have manoeuvred but Croft herself.

We'll be following this story as it develops. As of now, no missing artefacts have been confirmed nor denied.

CroftManiac
13th Sep 2014, 18:46
Full text:

Oh , I wish I could believe this!! :(

Jurre
13th Sep 2014, 18:49
This actually seems kinda interesting!!! I really like how Crystal D made me look up stuff on Yamatai.

Bringing the unknown to mainstream.


Always a delight to meet someone who's fascinated by ancient history :):thumb:

Rai
13th Sep 2014, 20:44
@Valenka, wait wait wait. Is that like a fake newspaper or something? Is this a weird way for CD to promote the game? Or some made up story by the newspaper itself just for fun? I'm confused (which isn't difficult to do, but :p)

PS: I mean the article, not the tomb itself.

Driber
13th Sep 2014, 22:59
Obviously doctored by a fan ;)

CroftManiac
14th Sep 2014, 06:20
@Valenka, wait wait wait. Is that like a fake newspaper or something? Is this a weird way for CD to promote the game? Or some made up story by the newspaper itself just for fun? I'm confused (which isn't difficult to do, but :p)

PS: I mean the article, not the tomb itself.

Yes it is fake.... 1) Archaeological digs on Amphipolis started on 2012
2) There were no traps or anything like that!
(But it would be cool if it was true!!)

Driber
14th Sep 2014, 08:44
lol, Rai wasn't questioning if the story is fake. We all understand that, because...

3) Lara isn't real

:D

Metalrocks
14th Sep 2014, 08:51
lol, that was an amusing article. not for long and an article come out that dr. jones was seen there as well. :lol:

CroftManiac
14th Sep 2014, 09:28
lol, Rai wasn't questioning if the story is fake. We all understand that, because...

3) Lara isn't real

:D

Well yes , I was going to say that too!! :lol: :lol:

Valenka
14th Sep 2014, 12:25
@Valenka, wait wait wait. Is that like a fake newspaper or something? Is this a weird way for CD to promote the game? Or some made up story by the newspaper itself just for fun? I'm confused (which isn't difficult to do, but :p)

PS: I mean the article, not the tomb itself.

No, it's fake. I made it myself. :lol:

Driber
14th Sep 2014, 13:37
Ha, nice work, Mason :D

Valenka
14th Sep 2014, 13:44
Thanks! Just Googled 'news article generator.' I'm working on a full one this morning, much more detailed and realistic looking. I'll be sure to share it when it's completed.

Rai
14th Sep 2014, 13:46
@CroftManiac, What Driber said :p

@Valenka, Ohh very cleverly done :thumb: :D

I actually think this would be a cool way for CD to advertise the game. Not necessarily using a real tomb,as this could get them into trouble, but with maybe the tomb from the trailer and have a made up news article about Lara raiding this newly discovered tomb.

Valenka
14th Sep 2014, 14:12
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ARaider
14th Sep 2014, 20:05
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Wow.. That's really impressing!:D:thumb:

BridgetFisher
16th Sep 2014, 18:25
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This is awesome like the old magazine covers in previous games, would be nice to have some archival way to add this to a game as a suggestion?

yamatai_veteran
18th Sep 2014, 13:09
Maybe Scotland or Italy again would be good places to see her go to.

zeeshan145
19th Sep 2014, 10:54
She need to visit pakistan time for some thing new

Lara_Fan_84
19th Sep 2014, 18:42
I would like at least one snow environment. I like it when snow is falling too. I didn't like in TRU where you were at valhalla (sorry for misspelling and I can't remember the level). I want deep snow, maybe some wind and ice, etc.

Maybe a forest environment but different from the ones we experienced in TR13.

Maybe we can visit Scotland.

Jurre
7th Nov 2014, 11:03
Alright, here's a piece of history for you people, one that could potentially be the inspiration for a Tomb Raider adventure: it's the story of Kolchak’s Gold.

From 1918 to 1920 there was a revolution in Russia: the Bolsheviks under Lenin revolted against the regime of tsar Nicholas the Second. After the tsar was shot the remaining royalist forces were led by admiral Alexander Kolchak, who organized the resistance against the communists from Siberia. To do that, he had the imperial treasury moved from St. Petersburg all the way to the other side of Russia to keep it out of the hands of the communists.

About two-thirds of the gold did reach the admiral, were it was later captured by the communists, but the other third never showed up. According to the internet, that's 1600 tons of gold, worth anything between 3 and 50 billion pounds. Nobody really knows were it is; nobody really knows what happened to it... though there's plenty of theories of course. The best one says that the gold was transported by trains over Lake Baikal - in the winter when the ice is frozen the Russians just builded railways over the ice and removed them again in the spring - were the train had an accident - or was it and accident? - and when the ice started to thaw the train, and the railway, and the gold sank into the lake.

If that were the case recovering it could be a challenge, seeing how the lake is more than a kilometer deep: it would be like a deep sea exploration. But I guess it would be no problem for a seasoned adventurer with a penchant for grave robbing, would it?

Oh, special request Crystal Dynamics: if you're gonna make Lake Baikal, don't forget to animate some of those cutesy Baikal seals :)

Metalrocks
7th Nov 2014, 14:18
Alright, here's a piece of history for you people, one that could potentially be the inspiration for a Tomb Raider adventure: it's the story of Kolchak’s Gold.

From 1918 to 1920 there was a revolution in Russia: the Bolsheviks under Lenin revolted against the regime of tsar Nicholas the Second. After the tsar was shot the remaining royalist forces were led by admiral Alexander Kolchak, who organized the resistance against the communists from Siberia. To do that, he had the imperial treasury moved from St. Petersburg all the way to the other side of Russia to keep it out of the hands of the communists.

About two-thirds of the gold did reach the admiral, were it was later captured by the communists, but the other third never showed up. According to the internet, that's 1600 tons of gold, worth anything between 3 and 50 billion pounds. Nobody really knows were it is; nobody really knows what happened to it... though there's plenty of theories of course. The best one says that the gold was transported by trains over Lake Baikal - in the winter when the ice is frozen the Russians just builded railways over the ice and removed them again in the spring - were the train had an accident - or was it and accident? - and when the ice started to thaw the train, and the railway, and the gold sank into the lake.

If that were the case recovering it could be a challenge, seeing how the lake is more than a kilometer deep: it would be like a deep sea exploration. But I guess it would be no problem for a seasoned adventurer with a penchant for grave robbing, would it?

Oh, special request Crystal Dynamics: if you're gonna make Lake Baikal, don't forget to animate some of those cutesy Baikal seals :)

oh, history :)

sounds alright actually. but i see it more as a treasure hunt then tomb raiding. but as a little side adventure it would do nice. if i think of it, she could do that and return it to the rightful owner and gets rewarded and gets support in what ever required. either nice goods, escort or to guard a place that lara can undisturbed raid a tomb and solve its mystery and puzzles.

Jurre
7th Nov 2014, 14:24
oh, history :)

sounds alright actually. but i see it more as a treasure hunt then tomb raiding. but as a little side adventure it would do nice. if i think of it, she could do that and return it to the rightful owner

What, like Anastasia? :D

Metalrocks
7th Nov 2014, 14:59
What, like Anastasia? :D

lol. something like that :whistle:
but you know what i mean. at least return it to the next of kin or something that rewards her. ingame i mean. doesnt have to be that political correct. ;)

Jurre
7th Nov 2014, 15:38
Well if she is getting generous, let her at least use the 1600 tons of gold to safe a coral reef or something...

Metalrocks
7th Nov 2014, 15:55
Well if she is getting generous, let her at least use the 1600 tons of gold to safe a coral reef or something...

im sure lara will think of something.

TSUSMC9
7th Nov 2014, 16:25
I didn't read through all the responses so forgive me if this has been said. Doubtful as it is though. I would love to see Lara travel to North Carolina. Reason being, the myth/story surrounding the Lost Colony of Roanoke is quite interesting to a degree. I've done a reasonable amount of research on the myth and there's plenty of routes to take in how CD would tell Laras' journey discovering and finding the truth.

I'd also like to see something in London around Laras home. Not just inside the mansion but around the city. It would be nice to explore where she is familiar with. I also would like to because of how the comics depict her home.