ugh.... should only have single player. multiplayer will ruin the campaign because they have to spend time on both parts of the game instead of devoting all of their time to the singleplayer... look at AC2 to AC brotherhood. big difference.
There's no prerelease demo so their potential customers won't find out beforehand that this is no longer Tomb Raider, but a fully linear, boring "cinematic experience" quick-time-event fest with forced in, equally shallow multiplayer.
A demo usually should wetten your appetite for more and give you an idea if your computer can handle the game well enough before you buy - Their decision to skip that speaks volumes and their marketing excuse of "not wanting to spoil the story" is bullshit, because they already spoiled it with all the trailers and exclusive show interviews anyways.
Zero interest in this - Tomb Raider franchise destroyed achievement unlocked - congratulations.
Doesn't matter to me about the demo or the online pass, as I already intend to purchase the game, and I don't play multiplayer. The thing about the no demo, though, is that's the developer's job to submit a level that doesn't spoil anything. If it's a case of not being able to find a level that doesn't spoil anything at all, then that's an indication that the story must be pretty damned good...
Good because most of these companies' new game sales come from customers who sell old games off to others, who by the way, won't buy old games at all if all the features are hacked by game companies. A move I liken to theft and tampering with private property, and conversion which is illegal in my state. In my state you can't tamper with people's legally sold property or it's a crime and frankly I'd like to see these game companies prosecuted for it.
Each previous Tomb Raider game had a demo. And for the absence of the demo this time around, the reason they gave does not make sense tbh. First, Crystal Dynamics already showed the first whole hour of the game to audience, and that spoiled lots of plot. Second, if releasing a short demo would spoil that much story, then there isn't probably a single period of the game where there is no story at all. That would mean the game's stuffed with cut scenes everywhere... which is bad for a Tomb Raider game, because it should've been about gameplay.
Eidos just pull the plug all ready. The cash cow has been drained clean.
I was going to get the CE of the game, but when the regenerative health and MP was revealed, I went from buy to rent. I am a die hard TR fan and have been since the first game, but this series has been butchered to the point that it is merely using the name only to sell the product.
Instead I will put what I was going to spend on this game on The Last of Us which is released shortly after TR plus it tackles the same themes, but looks so much better even the story.
I want this game to succeed but I have my suspicions it could quite easily flop from the way things are looking. There doesn't need to be adversarial game modes in every bloody game, and tomb raider shouldn't be taking notes from a game like uncharted.
good to see but its just another example of square enix making games for gamers not consumer like final fantasy 14 crashed and burned but instead of cutting their losses they rebuilt it entirely because they promised final fantasy 14,I think if more companies thaught like this games could be like it used to be judged buy how good it actually is not by how good its marketing is,when was the last game you can think of that was still spoken about 1 year or two years after its relaese.
There isn't an online Season Pass at the moment, but that might change if CD can produce enough DLC over the next year.
But, I just don't trust Karl Stewart's constant PR crap. Here's a guy who said in the Final Hours Episode 4 video..."Crystal Dynamics spent a lot of time designing and building all these great levels in the single player and then we thought - WOW! I know, these would be great levels for a Multiplayer element in Tomb Raider."
Give us a break, Karl. The online part of Tomb Raider was planned right from the beginning of the reboot. Shame the online play looks rubbish in the video. Let's hope they improve it.
@stailcookie Why don't you wait to see how the game turns out before you shoot it down? No one is forcing you to get it immediately. You can always wait for reviews and if you're still unsure you can even rent it before you buy.
Regarding NFS Most Wanted, I actually tried the demo before I bought the game (it came out a few weeks after release) and I enjoyed it very much.
@KFHEWUI WIll people like you ever shut the f*** up? If you dont like the game, then f*** off already! Stop looking the game up, and stop wasting ur precious time on making comments for something that you obviously dont want. Dont like it, IGNORE IT! You have to be one of those people who are always ready to find fault with anything and everything. I bet you were also one of those people who wanted crystal dynamics to change TR up a bit so that it could compete with todays adventure games. Have a problem? Email CD or Edios.
And what the heck is wrong with a season pass? All a season pass is paying for all the DLC in a lump sum for a discount. And Season Passes also go on sale (like Max Payne 3 will next week) which enables even more savings. How is that bad?
I hope it is good. SE Has been doing a good job with all of their non-FF titles lately. But, saying they won't have a demo to protect the story is suspect. More likely that they never got the gameplay figured our to be enjoyable rather than being unable to find any random section of a level that wasn't full of spoilers.
TR is one of my favorite series that completely changed my perspective about video games. So it is not easy to watch a series that was a huge part of my childhood turn into what it has become. But I have gotten out of my system now, and I am moving on.