Vid: "Riverside" (Tomb Raider 2013) / Video Game Vids VVC 2013 Premiere
"I see how everything is torn in the river deep", Lara PoV. Vid for the 2013 Tomb Raider game.
Made for the "Video Game Vids" vidshow at Vividcon 2013
(See the end of the work for notes.)
Down by the river by the boats
Where everybody goes to be alone
Where you won't see any rising sun
Down to the river we will run
When by the water we drink to the dregs
Look at the stones on the river bed
I can tell from your eyes
You've never been by the riverside
Down by the water the riverbed
Somebody calls you somebody says
Swim with the current and float away
Down by the river everyday
Oh my God I see how everything is torn in the river deep
And I don't know why I go the way
Down by the riverside
Oh oh, hey hey [x3]
Thanks to for the banner!
Tomb Raider's reboot was absolutely one of my favorite games of the year. It embodies everything I love about games - emotional journeys, great voice acting, compelling characters & relationships, and although not absolutely essential to a good game, amazing graphics.
I had pretty much decided I would vid it before I played the game, and actually playing the game only made that desire stronger. While it's not a perfect game, it's a great one I would absolutely recommend to everyone. It does have some horror themes (but I was never scared) and some gore, but overall the game is really about Lara's journey and the emotions they inspire in the player.
I very easily could have chosen a more upbeat song, and the vid would still have worked. There's plenty of action and ass kicking, but I don't think that really would have reflected the true nature of the game. So finding the right song was definitely the biggest challenge, and while I loved the original "Riverside", it still lacked at least *some* action... and then the clouds parted and the remix appeared.