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The Tomb Raider 30-Day Challenge

Quite a few Tomb Raider fans and fansite admins have been taking part in the “Tomb Raider 30-Day Challenge” over on Twitter and other social media this month and while I’m normally useless at keeping up with daily challenges, I thought I’d go ahead and jump on the proverbial bandwagon. The Tomb Raider 30-Day Challenge was launched by Portuguese fansite The Croft Tomb a couple of years ago and covers the full scope of the Tomb Raider franchise, from the games themselves ... [Continue Reading]

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Angel of Darkness 30-Day Challenge: Day 5

Day 5: Your favourite level and why? Hmm, tough one today. I think I’ll go with the Hall of Seasons and its four side levels. For some reason, this whole section of the game has a very classic Tomb Raider feel to it with its themed side levels, elaborate puzzles, astrological symbols, and huge rooms (St Francis Folly, anyone?) What was your favourite level? Did you prefer running around the streets of Paris, sneaking around the Louvre, or coming face to face with creepy mutants in the ... [Continue Reading]

June 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Angel of Darkness 30-Day Challenge: Day 4

Day 4: Other than Lara, who was your favourite character? It’s been a while since I played Angel of Darkness so, to be honest, I don’t really remember many of the characters in the game. I’d have to go with Kurtis Trent as he’s the only character that really stood out for me, though Janice the Prostitute also had her moments. Mysterious, aloof, and quite a dish (at the time….video game graphics have improved exponentially since then), Kurtis seemed to be one of ... [Continue Reading]

June 5, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Angel of Darkness 30-Day Challenge: Day 3

Day 3: What’s your favourite outfit from the game? Easy. The camouflage trousers outfit seen in the Louvre and Archaeological Dig levels. One of the few practical, yet stylish, outfits that Ms Croft has ever donned in a Tomb Raider game. Do you agree with my choice or do you have another favourite AoD outfit? Feel free to leave your comments below! If you’d like to know more about this 30-Day Challenge, click here. ♦  Follow The Archaeology of Tomb Raider on Facebook or Twitter ... [Continue Reading]

June 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Angel of Darkness 30-Day Challenge: Day 2

Day 2: What’s your opinion on AoD Lara? (Her appearance, attitude, etc) I quite liked AoD‘s cynical, moodier Lara and thought that AoD was probably the first Tomb Raider game that portrayed Lara as a real human being: flawed, volatile, yet strangely worthy of our sympathy. She had seemed almost indestructible in her earlier adventures and her near-death experience had obviously left her shaken, apprehensive, bitter, and even a little unsure of herself at times. It would have been ... [Continue Reading]

June 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Angel of Darkness 30-Day Challenge: Day 1

Day 1: When did you first play Angel of Darkness and what were your first thoughts about it? I first played Angel of Darkness (AoD) shortly after it was released in 2003. I had just graduated from university (now I feel old…) and had bought myself the game as a reward for having made it through my final exams and degree ceremony with my sanity intact. Everything about the new game had seemed promising at the time. We were getting a new, darker, moodier Lara Croft who bore a major grudge ... [Continue Reading]

June 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Angel of Darkness 30-Day Challenge: Day Zero

UPDATE: The Angel of Darkness 30-Day Challenge is on hold for the time being. 😉 (9th June 2013) Stella (the mastermind behind the truly excellent Stella’s Tomb Raider Walkthroughs website) has inspired me to take the 30-Day Angel of Darkness Challenge, a 30-day blogging project that was launched by F-Yeah TRAoD. Over the space of 30 days (though not necessarily consecutive days!), I will attempt to answer each of the 30 questions listed below: Day 1: When did you first play AoD and ... [Continue Reading]

June 2, 2013 // 5 Comments