It’s funny how our memories of certain games are just way off compared to the reality.
The game I always reference is Goldeneye. A few years back I played Goldeneye at a friends house and I couldn’t believe how badly it had aged.
Tomb Raider is kinda similar. We have this memory of what Tomb Raider was like. It’s probably inaccurate. This video is about the evolution of Tomb Raider as a series — it goes through the incremental evolutions of the series. It’s fascinating. For me the most interesting thing is watching games that I remember looking a lot better, a lot smoother. Even the last Tomb Raider game doesn’t look as good as I remember it. As our standards change and improve I think we look back on these older games and reimagine them in terms of our new standards.
It’s super weird.