Tomb Raider GS 8.5, Who's getting it?

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#1 Posted by KodiakKoolaid (441 posts) -

Pretty good score, higher than I expected tbh.

 

So what do you guys think? Buying or pass?

#2 Posted by skipper847 (3229 posts) -

This is one of my 2 games im getting this month and already pre orded be for the review.

#3 Posted by Miroku32 (8666 posts) -

Me. Pre ordered it two weeks ago. 

#4 Posted by Squeets (8184 posts) -

I'm going to wait for some user reactions.

I am of the belief that these reviews were bought.  My reason:  No video game publisher would allow reviews out over a week prior to launch (ie: enough time for people to see them and go "damn, I don't want that anymore" and cancel pre-orders) unless he already knew what those reviews were going to be (ie: he paid for them to be what they are).  Unless the game was AAA A+ quality (which 8.5 is not).

EDIT: And don't get me wrong, I am hoping to be wrong... I love history mixed with action (Uncharted) and this is that, so if it is good I will grab it... Just want to be sure.  But when like 10 different sites all release their review 8 days early and give it an 8.5 across the board (apart from IGN who are cheap on the review payscale, 8.5 worth of cash elsewhere is a 9.1 with them lol).

#5 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

I'm getting it in either March or April.

#6 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

I'm going to wait for some user reactions.

I am of the belief that these reviews were bought.  My reason:  No video game publisher would allow reviews out over a week prior to launch (ie: enough time for people to see them and go "damn, I don't want that anymore" and cancel pre-orders) unless he already knew what those reviews were going to be (ie: he paid for them to be what they are).  Unless the game was AAA A+ quality (which 8.5 is not).

EDIT: And don't get me wrong, I am hoping to be wrong... I love history mixed with action (Uncharted) and this is that, so if it is good I will grab it... Just want to be sure.  But when like 10 different sites all release their review 8 days early and give it an 8.5 across the board (apart from IGN who are cheap on the review payscale, 8.5 worth of cash elsewhere is a 9.1 with them lol).

Squeets

Review embargo lifts on launch day: THE REVIEWS ARE BOUGHT

No review embargo: THE REVIEWS ARE BOUGHT

#7 Posted by Gallowhand (476 posts) -

I'll wait for some more reviews, but I'll most likely be getting this game soon after launch.  I just hope the PC version is a good port.

#8 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

I'll wait for some more reviews, but I'll most likely be getting this game soon after launch.  I just hope the PC version is a good port.

Gallowhand

Here are the reviews so far.

#9 Posted by Gallowhand (476 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gallowhand"]

I'll wait for some more reviews, but I'll most likely be getting this game soon after launch.  I just hope the PC version is a good port.

mitu123

Here are the reviews so far.

Thanks for the link. :)  The game seems to be solid across the board.

#10 Posted by lockjaw333 (1741 posts) -
Had some Amazon credit and had to choose between preordering this or Bioshock Infinite. Had to go Bioshock...but I do wanna play this game. Hopefully it goes on Steam Sale shortly after release (although its only $45 right now....thats pretty cheap).
#11 Posted by Miroku32 (8666 posts) -
The game can be found for $30-31 on Nuuvem. Sure, it is a Brazilian site but you can pay using paypal and the Steam keys work anywhere, regardless where you live. Bought a couple of games from them and they worked perfectly on my Steam account.
#12 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
The game can be found for $30-31 on Nuuvem. Sure, it is a Brazilian site but you can pay using paypal and the Steam keys work anywhere, regardless where you live. Bought a couple of games from them and they worked perfectly on my Steam account. Miroku32
Do they accept Visa Gift Cards?=O
#13 Posted by BPoole96 (22797 posts) -

After pre ordering Bioshock Infinite I had $18 in GMG credit and got Tomb Raider for $18 with their 20% discount + credit

#14 Posted by KodiakKoolaid (441 posts) -

After pre ordering Bioshock Infinite I had $18 in GMG credit and got Tomb Raider for $18 with their 20% discount + credit

BPoole96
I love GMG deals, they're the only reason I pre-order in the first place.
#15 Posted by Miroku32 (8666 posts) -
Do they accept Visa Gift Cards?=Omitu123
Don't think so.
#16 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
GMG's deal is too good to pass up on this game. I've been waiting around for a while for its release so I'm getting it.
#17 Posted by BPoole96 (22797 posts) -
[QUOTE="BPoole96"]

After pre ordering Bioshock Infinite I had $18 in GMG credit and got Tomb Raider for $18 with their 20% discount + credit

KodiakKoolaid
I love GMG deals, they're the only reason I pre-order in the first place.

I have bought a lot from them the past couple months. GMG and Amazon have been giving me much better deals than Steam.
#18 Posted by biggest_loser (24050 posts) -

I'm going to wait for some user reactions.

I am of the belief that these reviews were bought.  My reason:  No video game publisher would allow reviews out over a week prior to launch (ie: enough time for people to see them and go "damn, I don't want that anymore" and cancel pre-orders) unless he already knew what those reviews were going to be (ie: he paid for them to be what they are).  Unless the game was AAA A+ quality (which 8.5 is not).

EDIT: And don't get me wrong, I am hoping to be wrong... I love history mixed with action (Uncharted) and this is that, so if it is good I will grab it... Just want to be sure.  But when like 10 different sites all release their review 8 days early and give it an 8.5 across the board (apart from IGN who are cheap on the review payscale, 8.5 worth of cash elsewhere is a 9.1 with them lol).

Squeets
Maybe they were just confident?? I must admit. I'm really surprised by the review scores given how negative several previews were - even on Gamespot. I guess it comes down to who reviews it sometimes.
#19 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
GMG's deal is too good to pass up on this game. I've been waiting around for a while for its release so I'm getting it.Elann2008
What deal?
#20 Posted by teardropmina (2806 posts) -

review score is irrelevant, I've been waiting for this game since it was announced.

#21 Posted by BPoole96 (22797 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]GMG's deal is too good to pass up on this game. I've been waiting around for a while for its release so I'm getting it.mitu123
What deal?

It's already 10% off and if you use the code GMG20-P4DLK-FKYRS you get an addition 20% off bringing it to $36. If you pre order Bioshock Infinite you get $15 of GMG credit (as well as 2 games) and you get get Tomb Raider for $21

#22 Posted by Curlyfrii87 (14941 posts) -

I don't think ill get it on release day, but i will pick it up soon! Looks really good!

#23 Posted by with_teeth26 (6133 posts) -

After pre ordering Bioshock Infinite I had $18 in GMG credit and got Tomb Raider for $18 with their 20% discount + credit

BPoole96

yea I did something similar although I only had 10 dollars GMG credit so it cost me $26. I heard somewhere the singleplayer is pretty long so I'm fine with that. 

#24 Posted by PcGamingRig (7083 posts) -

Will be getting it at some point.

The PC version and AMD cards have extra hair physics lol.

Pretty cool.

#25 Posted by BPoole96 (22797 posts) -

Will be getting it at some point.

The PC version and AMD cards have extra hair physics lol.

Pretty cool.

PcGamingRig
I think the hair physics works on any DX11 card, even if it is an Nvidia
#26 Posted by Lach0121 (9842 posts) -

Oh I will get it at some point. I am glad it got decent reviews.

I have enjoyed just about every Tomb Raider game since Legends. 

My favorite is probably Underworld, simply because I love underwater games.

#27 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"][QUOTE="Elann2008"]GMG's deal is too good to pass up on this game. I've been waiting around for a while for its release so I'm getting it.BPoole96

What deal?

It's already 10% off and if you use the code GMG20-P4DLK-FKYRS you get an addition 20% off bringing it to $36. If you pre order Bioshock Infinite you get $15 of GMG credit (as well as 2 games) and you get get Tomb Raider for $21

Wow what a deal!
#28 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Will be getting it at some point.

The PC version and AMD cards have extra hair physics lol.

Pretty cool.

PcGamingRig

It works for Nvidia cards as well.

#29 Posted by donalbane (16310 posts) -
I'll buy it when it hits $10 on a Steam sale.
#30 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

I'll be getting it, but I'll be waiting for a Steam sale. Too many games to play.

#31 Posted by MyopicCanadian (8345 posts) -

It's a few bucks cheaper on Amazon.com at the moment if you use the code "CAGROCKS".  Comes out to $33 or so.. can't remember the exact price.

I'm getting it.  I need a bit of a break from fighting games, new Tomb Raider looks quite interesting and it seems as if they're giving the PC version some extra love.

Not sure how I feel about the weapon and skill upgrades, though.  Like you can run around with a rifle with a grenade launcher attachment.  Maybe I'll stick with the bow or pistols or something.

#32 Posted by rogelio22 (2357 posts) -

It's a few bucks cheaper on Amazon.com at the moment if you use the code "CAGROCKS". Comes out to $33 or so.. can't remember the exact price.

I'm getting it. I need a bit of a break from fighting games, new Tomb Raider looks quite interesting and it seems as if they're giving the PC version some extra love.

Not sure how I feel about the weapon and skill upgrades, though. Like you can run around with a rifle with a grenade launcher attachment. Maybe I'll stick with the bow or pistols or something.

MyopicCanadian

thanks! JUST GOT IT! $36 ON AMAZON and its steam key! ill have next tuesday off which makes this even better

#33 Posted by madrocketeer (2630 posts) -
Yup. After reading the reviews, went ahead and pre-ordered with the budget that would have went to Colonial Marines. Can't wait.
#34 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
[QUOTE="Elann2008"]GMG's deal is too good to pass up on this game. I've been waiting around for a while for its release so I'm getting it.mitu123
What deal?

It's $44 at all websites, but GMG has a 20% off code so it takes it down to $36.
#35 Posted by SerOlmy (1681 posts) -

Most likely getting it since I have $15 in Amazon game credit and the DD version is only $32 with a coupon so I can get it for like $16. The reviews sold me on it and I really have nothing else to play until Bioshock Infinite comes out. I'm still debating whether to get it on the PC or XBox, the DD version coupon ends on Thursday, so have to decide by then.

#36 Posted by kozzy1234 (35237 posts) -

Looks good but ill be gettign SImCity5 instead, SImcity games have more replay value for me (atleast in the past). Fan of both series though though, the new TR does look good!

#37 Posted by rhazzy (1516 posts) -

I will get it...i have all the other in the series, except one(ok 2 if u count guardian of light)...but not at full price!I have so many other games i need to finish first...

#38 Posted by PcGamingRig (7083 posts) -

[QUOTE="PcGamingRig"]

Will be getting it at some point.

The PC version and AMD cards have extra hair physics lol.

Pretty cool.

mitu123

It works for Nvidia cards as well.

I thougfht it was AMD only because they posted it on facebook and said they had worked with someone to create it lol. good that everyone gets it. :)

#39 Posted by EliteM0nk3y (3382 posts) -
I'll probably pick it up during the Summer, I am way too busy at school and hardly ever have enough time to play games.
#40 Posted by skipper847 (3229 posts) -

Since when did UK games come out same time as US?. Normaly games come out on a Fridayer here in UK but Tombraider is out on the same day. Tuesday 5th. woopwoop. 

#41 Posted by SovietsUnited (2292 posts) -

My opinion is split on the new game; one side of me wants to buy it because it looks great and I wan't to contribute to Crystal Dynamics as well, but the other side doesn't wan't to go near it because how things in gaming stand today they'll push it to min. Tomb Raider 5 and I'll never see the conclusion to Legacy of Kain :(

#42 Posted by Cwagmire21 (5892 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]GMG's deal is too good to pass up on this game. I've been waiting around for a while for its release so I'm getting it.mitu123
What deal?

Whatever it is, must be a good one. Can't even load GMG at the moment. Must be crashing their servers. :P

EDIT: Finally loaded: It's $44.99 USD but I think you can stack the 20% off too so it brings it down to $35.99

#43 Posted by SerOlmy (1681 posts) -
Amazon has the same price with a coupon from Dealzon. $35 until Thursday, personally I would rather buy from them then GMG.
#44 Posted by faizan_faizan (7866 posts) -
Me. Open World game, Great Reception from Critics and Lara Croft. that's enough to satisfy me.
#45 Posted by GeForce- (308 posts) -

I'm interested in the game, I'll get it later but not on release day.

#46 Posted by fivex84 (1214 posts) -
I'll buy it when it hits $10 on a Steam sale. donalbane
That's how I buy all my games now.
#47 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
Looks really good. I'm wishlisting it.
#48 Posted by with_teeth26 (6133 posts) -

Me. Open World game, Great Reception from Critics and Lara Croft. that's enough to satisfy me.faizan_faizan

I don't think its really open world. I think its more like Uncharted with a few open levels where you can explore a bit. 

#49 Posted by faizan_faizan (7866 posts) -

[QUOTE="faizan_faizan"]Me. Open World game, Great Reception from Critics and Lara Croft. that's enough to satisfy me.with_teeth26

I don't think its really open world. I think its more like Uncharted with a few open levels where you can explore a bit. 

Aw. :( Well there goes my excitement, I'll wait for more reviews.
#50 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="PcGamingRig"]

Will be getting it at some point.

The PC version and AMD cards have extra hair physics lol.

Pretty cool.

PcGamingRig

It works for Nvidia cards as well.

I thougfht it was AMD only because they posted it on facebook and said they had worked with someone to create it lol. good that everyone gets it. :)

Quote:

With your partnership with AMD, will there be any features in Tomb Raider that will be exclusive to gamers with AMD hardware, and unavailable to Nvidia users?

"No there should not be. AMD has always been quite clear about that as well. We are working on features that are specific to the PC platform, but if they are DX11 features they will also work on Nvidia DX11 hardware.

And while we support features like Eyefinity that does not mean we do not support features like Surround for Nvidia."