Yes. Yes, at first sight, these two games have basically nothing to do with each other, other than some base characteristics: the protagonists are female (at least part of the time), you’re exploring, and, depending on the game you’re playing (looking principally at Tomb Raider, Tomb even Tomb Raider 2, and 3, and not the more recent games, like Legend, Anniversary, and so on), the quality of the graphics isn’t all that amazing.
But! They also have other characteristics in common!
Other than than I played Tomb Raider 2 right before playing Judith so it was on my mind.
The stories in the games are complex, and you make a lot of choices on things you can do. Do I go get that secret? Do I grab the necklace? Do I kill the prisoner? Do I kill the t-rex?
While Tomb Raider is certainly more advanced in design (I’m just gonna go out on a limb here… I’m not glorifying the game over Judith, since I consider the pair of them to be pretty neat), I found it funny to play Judith so soon after. The tunnels and motions were very familiar, with the environment being made up of mostly squares. I actually thought we might be fighting something. And you… sort of do. Which was funnier.
I have to say that the soundtrack was pretty neat. While it didn’t have sharks or t-rexes, Judith did plenty of creeping out with mood music (and that eerie noise you hear when the prisoner talks), which could be relatively on par with the creepy mood music in certain sections of the Tomb Raider games.
A few other mysteries left unsolved: I actually want to know about who the prisoner is. I’m also just supposing that Jeff and Emily are having an affair, not just spending time together, alone, apart from their spouses.
Overall though, I enjoyed it.