I am in the process of trying to complete Tomb Raider, but at the moment I'm playing Beyond Good & Evil. I've played it off and on for over a year, and in my opinion it's a seriously underrated game. It has a unique story and the gameplay is a really interesting mix of espionage, stealth, action, and there's even stuff like racing. It also has a unique art-style that balances the kind of cartoony look of early PS2 games with a bit of grittiness, sort of like the Jak and Daxter series. It's one of the better games I've bought for what I think was about eight bucks. I would have finished it by now, but I get distracted by other things really easily.
I can see that. Personally, the one line out of the entire series that I always roll my eyes at is Lord Gohda's, "My castle burns, all is lost, if only these tears could quench the flames!" from Tenchu 2. Now THAT'S some cheese!
I'm glad you were able to clear the mission without too much trouble once you got the items.
I'm kinda the opposite of you about Rikimaru's dialogue at the end. I didn't find it that silly at all. I just assumed that the Azuma ninja have a strict code or something that prohibits them from getting too friendly and that they should stay professional, but I don't know. I think they could have handled that scene slightly better, but it seemed pretty in-character and believable to me.
Anyway, I suppose that wasn't a great line, but it didn't jump out at me as being silly.
Aw man, that sucks. That must have been extremely disappointing to have gotten through the whole level only to die there. I have to say though, I actually kind of disliked Daniel Dae Kim throughout a lot of the game, but in this cutscene, I thought the way he sounded so angered at the imposter was convincing, passionate, and he sounded pretty bad-@$$. In a lot of the other scenes I found him kind of boring. A pretty much perfect voice, kind of monotone acting, IMO. So far Paul Lucas remains my favorite, but if Daniel's performance stays this strong throughout the rest of the game or even gets better... I don't know. We'll just have to see.
Anyway, if you wanna give it another shot or something feel free to. I'm gonna go to bed very soon, but feel free to message me about how the level goes, and also be sure to message me when you're ready to play tomorrow. Hopefully I won't have to run over an hour's worth of errands as soon as that happens.
I got hit by one of those blue demon kamikaze attacks too. Luckily I didn't die. If you happen to go in that room with the pit again, there should be a board on one side of the wall that you can hang onto and climb across, if I'm thinking of the right room, anyway.
I just finished the level. I kinda rushed it and got caught several times, mostly due to how I tried to jump kill several enemies without noticing there was another dude standing there watching. Oh well, I didn't think this was a very fun level to be honest. It was a little claustrophobic and dull at times.