That's right, Tomb Raider III! Lara's latest adventure tops the previous
two by leaps and bounds. The Core team has tweaked the Tomb Raider
engine to it's prime, allowing us to play the Tomb Raider we all know
and love at it's maximum performance. The new effects include; an
improved lighting system, enhanced water properties, weather effects,
reflective surfaces, transparencies, innovative puzzles, more detailed
enemies with greater AI... the list goes on.
Unlike Lara's first two
adventures, the game play in TRIII is non-linear, both in the style of
play within the levels and in the order in which you choose to play the
levels. TRIII contains 5 separate worlds which link together. After
completing the first adventure, the following three may be played in any
order, before the fifth level brings the game to its conclusion. India
is the first location. After completing this level the player can choose
any of the three mid-game areas: Area 51, South Pacific or London, and
play them in any order gaining certain advantages or disadvantages
depending on the levels they chose to play first. The game concludes
- New landscape system
(incorporating triangles) for smoother surfaces and architectural
structures such as domes, arches, vaulted ceilings. Organic
structures and rocky floors are possible with the new system.
- Improved texture palettes
for greater detail.
- Improved water effects
(rippling, transparent water) and new reflection effects.
- New graphic enhancements
include multi-coloured lighting, rippling water, reflections, fog
and changing weather effects.
- Semi-transparencies on any
surface for dramatic lighting effects like shafts of light.
- Select the order in which
you undertake Lara's adventures and also choose the path you take
within the levels.
- New moves include crawl,
monkey swing and speed dash to get Lara out of sticky situations.
- New vehicles include Kayak,
Quad Bike and Underwater Propulsion Unit.
- New weapons such as Grenade
Launcher, Desert Eagle and Rocket Launcher.
- Enemies exhibit pack
behavior with improved enemy AI.
- Faster game engine.
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