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Straw Dog
15th Apr 2006, 23:57
Thought it might be cool to try this. Tr1xp posted the TR1 picture below earlier and it got me thinking about finding the closest comparison on the best looking system to date to give an idea of how a remake would look. So I went searching, found this 360 shot and stuck em together. For all TRL's faults you gotta love technology eh!

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1853/tr17small5pq.jpg

Straw Dog
16th Apr 2006, 00:17
another one. TRL pic reversed for easier comparison

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/1257/comparison28yj.jpg

NaughtyGirl
16th Apr 2006, 00:26
tomb raider has always been one of the most beautiful games to me graphically and it's nice to see how it continues to upgrade (yes, even horrid AOD, the graphics were amazing for the time). Not as cinematic as, say, Final Fantasy, but most games connot even compete on how real Lara looks-that is what you want from a RPG, not something stuck in the Mario Bros days!

Giolon
16th Apr 2006, 02:54
Great idea Straw Dog! It's pretty amazing to see them side by side like that. What a difference 10 years makes.

LuxAngel
16th Apr 2006, 07:40
Great idea! I don't have shots where the poses line up the same; but the environments are similar, so I wanted to share:

http://larashots.com/images/lco/605.jpg

Check out the vines in the picture with the poor bear! lolol And something that hasn't changed:

http://larashots.com/images/lco/hint.jpg

Lara's still giving us hints. :p



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Straw Dog
16th Apr 2006, 08:28
A bit tenuous but shows how far we've come with environmental effects like snow and rock.

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/7831/trsnow8ej.jpg

gthsii
16th Apr 2006, 08:32
Fantastic...thanks for the shots...

Straw Dog
16th Apr 2006, 08:38
You're welcome. Its quite fun actually, I think I might do some more of these.

LuxAngel
16th Apr 2006, 17:26
You're welcome. Its quite fun actually, I think I might do some more of these.
:eek: I hope so! I love this thread! I might send you some of my TR1 shots -- I can't do many comparisons, as I'm still on the area where Lara has a flashback of Amanda. :D (Taking this slowly, I am!)


And another, lol...

http://larashots.com/images/lco/tr1andlegend.jpg

Anyone with a Legend underwater shot to compare?

http://larashots.com/images/lco/underwaterface2.jpg

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lumbardo
16th Apr 2006, 20:39
looks nice man.they have returned to the classical TR1. this is the game with best music of all TR series.unfortunately last TR-legend seems like prince of persia if we talk about laras acrobatic runs and jumps , but that is not bad. the thing that dissapointed me is tunnel shaped levels. i miss large temples with lots of chambers where u must run and jump to collect artefacts.pull levers,solve puzzles. again lara going through levels like tourist. some beautifull pictures of landscapes and improved graphic can`t replace middle quality gameplay. so ill rate this game 6 of 10. what u think??? by the way-excuse me for bad english but it is not official language here :thumbsup: :)

Straw Dog
16th Apr 2006, 21:14
Anyone with a Legend underwater shot to compare?


hows this?

http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/9485/underwater2pi.jpg

sup2069
16th Apr 2006, 21:38
A bit tenuous but shows how far we've come with environmental effects like snow and rock.

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/7831/trsnow8ej.jpg

MAN! That bottom screenie looks like something from a tech demo at like E3 or something. Doesn’t today’s graphics look like that of tech pre-rendered demos years ago? Remember final fantasy game cut scenes? Today’s in-game graphics surpass them in everyway.


This thread rocks, keep em coming! Oh yea you may want to ad a 56k warning on the topic. I would hate for people on dialup to go through hell lol.

Straw Dog
16th Apr 2006, 22:03
MAN! That bottom screenie looks like something from a tech demo at like E3 or something. Doesn’t today’s graphics look like that of tech pre-rendered demos years ago? Remember final fantasy game cut scenes? Today’s in-game graphics surpass them in everyway..

Yeah, its amazing how much we take graphical improvements for granted but when TR1 was released the FMV movies that accompanied it looked only about half as detailed as the ingame graphics we now play with. Laras face in the TR1 FMV movies was angular and devoid of expression. I might try and find a pic of her face then and compare it with her face now.



This thread rocks, keep em coming! Oh yea you may want to ad a 56k warning on the topic. I would hate for people on dialup to go through hell lol.

Good idea, do you know how i do that though?, I don't seem to be able to change or add anything to the thread title at all, I can only edit my posts.

LuxAngel
16th Apr 2006, 22:54
Great underwater comparison, Straw Dog! :D Oh man, how far they've come!

As for the warning, what we can do is simply post thumbs of our shots from now on and link them to the larger image. Or, just post links (but I do prefer the thumbs, as I can see a preview of the image). ;)

sup2069
16th Apr 2006, 23:20
Yea thumbs would be nice, that way people can chose what they want fully loaded, instead of a dozen or so fullsized images loading at once lol.

As far as editing the thread title, try pming that one admin who on an ocassion (sp) posts with us. Leave the thread link and edited text with him.

Straw Dog
17th Apr 2006, 00:06
Cool, well when I get a few more of these together I might start up a new thread with them all as thumbs (if I can figure out how to do thumbs that is :confused: ) cause it is pretty fascinating to compare screenshots in this way.

sup2069
17th Apr 2006, 01:02
Use image shack, then when its done uploading highlight the forums (url link) and copy it in a thread, it will be a clickable thumb ;)


look at the sample
http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/6104/tutpic8gt.th.png (http://img234.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tutpic8gt.png)

Straw Dog
17th Apr 2006, 08:35
Nice one, I can do that. Thanks Sup.