Tomb Raider Reboot - Are you excited?

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#1 Posted by Ace_of_Spades90 (772 posts) -

Tomb Raider Revelations was actually my first video game, as well as the first tomb raider game I've ever played. The crystal dynamics trilogy was fantastic and, having played anniversary (best tomb raider imo) just recently, I'm a little nervous as to how this reboot will turn out. Hopefully, puzzles and exploration are still very prominent; I would hate to see tomb raider turn into a third person shooter with easy puzzles.

Also, the multiplayer seems out of place. I'll keep an open mind, though.

 

How about you? Are you excited?

#2 Posted by Namgis (3591 posts) -

I was a little. Then SE blamed all their financial woes on us console gamers. Now I plan on getting it used for under $5. I think it'll do okay. Really hope the MP tanks so they abandon it. I don't see how TR translates into MP.

#3 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

Nope. Nothing makes the series special anymore, since this game removes everything that made the series special in the first place. This game just looks like all the other current modern gen gaming generic trash.

Also, so not cool removing one of the most iconic characters in video gaming ever.  

#4 Posted by happy_dude64 (994 posts) -

I am very excited. Looks pretty damn good. Sadly though, I have a limited amount of gaming money so I may need to pass this until the later future. BUT I will be playing this by borrowing the game from my friend. Got to make sacrifices in money when you have a girlfriend and a full time student in college. 

#5 Posted by DaRq_MiNoS (566 posts) -

I love the Tomb Raider series and I'm really excited about it. This is my most anticipated game this year out of tons of games I'm looking forward to.

#6 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

I love the Tomb Raider series and I'm really excited about it. This is my most anticipated game this year out of tons of games I'm looking forward to.

DaRq_MiNoS


If you love the Tomb Raider series though, then why would you be excited for this game? This is not Tomb Raider. 

#7 Posted by happy_dude64 (994 posts) -

[QUOTE="DaRq_MiNoS"]

I love the Tomb Raider series and I'm really excited about it. This is my most anticipated game this year out of tons of games I'm looking forward to.

soundcellx


If you love the Tomb Raider series though, then why would you be excited for this game? This is not Tomb Raider. 

Reboot...get with the times. Accept things change...oh and grow up.

#8 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

[QUOTE="soundcellx"]

[QUOTE="DaRq_MiNoS"]

I love the Tomb Raider series and I'm really excited about it. This is my most anticipated game this year out of tons of games I'm looking forward to.

happy_dude64


If you love the Tomb Raider series though, then why would you be excited for this game? This is not Tomb Raider. 

Reboot...get with the times. Accept things change...oh and grow up.


Change for the worse or change for the better?

You still did not answer my question on whether Germany changing into a Nazi state in the late 30's was good change or not. I mean, you make it sound like all change is good.

 

If growing up means that I have to be a boring adult, then no, I will not grow up. I will be who I am and be proud of who I am. I don't have to change for anyone and it does not matter what others think of me, only myself. I do not have to live by social norms. 

#9 Posted by happy_dude64 (994 posts) -

I'm also the guy that said that replaying classics isn't bad. Stop trying to pick a fight over your own childish opinions.

#10 Posted by DaRq_MiNoS (566 posts) -

[QUOTE="happy_dude64"]

[QUOTE="soundcellx"]
If you love the Tomb Raider series though, then why would you be excited for this game? This is not Tomb Raider.

soundcellx

Reboot...get with the times. Accept things change...oh and grow up.


Change for the worse or change for the better?

You still did not answer my question on whether Germany changing into a Nazi state in the late 30's was good change or not. I mean, you make it sound like all change is good.

If growing up means that I have to be a boring adult, then no, I will not grow up. I will be who I am and be proud of who I am. I don't have to change for anyone and it does not matter what others think of me, only myself. I do not have to live by social norms.

Just about everyone who's had hands-on time with the game says that it looks awesome. This is looking like change for the better. (fingers crossed)

#11 Posted by whiskeystrike (12096 posts) -

I'm "interested"

Tomb Raider has always been a bit of a sex icon but the whole "help her mature and survive" is honestly a bit creepy. Surviving a possible rape, the natural camouflage DLC (mud)...

If there is a demo I'll definitely try it but it's no longer the definite preorder.

#13 Posted by sukraj (23680 posts) -

I'm pumped up for it.

#14 Posted by lilkarlh666 (160 posts) -

I was and still am extremely excited. I was reading the play magazine the other day that it didn't really need to be a tomb raider game at all and could and perhaps should of been a new i.p entirely. They said that with lara there it felt like a bit of a cash in on the name before they got to play, but somehow with it's darker nature they actually seemed to care about lara when playing it, because of the history as gamers they had with her, so infact it actually worked very well by having her there. And they did say that what they played of it, was a really interesting game in it's own right, and played extremely well. So from that i was skeptical but now im looking forward to it more than ever.

#15 Posted by Lucky_Krystal (1390 posts) -

Not a day 1 buy, but I'm excited nonetheless.

#16 Posted by lilnazar (1923 posts) -

The Reboot is pure **** All the classics that were released for PSX are the true Tomb Raider games. This is just another boring modern current gen game.

#17 Posted by Jackc8 (8500 posts) -

I was thinking about getting it until they announced it had multiplayer.  Sounds like just another generic mass-marketed product made to sell copies to a certain demographic group, not please fans of the series or fans of action/adventure in general.

Maybe if it turns up real cheap in the bargain bin.

#18 Posted by IC3_C0LD_ZERO (297 posts) -
After Legend, I stopped caring for the series. The reboot looks promising so far, I will certainly buy it but not on launch, maybe I'll wait for it to go under 20 bucks
#19 Posted by DrRockso87 (2544 posts) -

Not really excited. Interested sure, I guess.

I'll admit, hearing there will be multiplayer turned me off though. Budget and resources that could've been spent on more polish for the single-player wasted on generic multiplayer that I'll never use. Super.

#20 Posted by -Vulpix- (2380 posts) -

Maybe not as much as some other titles, but will get it eventually maybe when the price drops to $30-$20

#21 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

The Reboot is pure **** All the classics that were released for PSX are the true Tomb Raider games. This is just another boring modern current gen game.

lilnazar


^THIS

 

this is what I've been saying about modern games for a very long time now. Nothing is special about Tomb Raider anymore, just the same old modern gen crap.


I'm Lauren Craft - pewpewpewpewpewpewpewwpewpewpewpewpewpepwpewpepwpewpepwpepwe, i captured the flag in multiplayer yay! 

#22 Posted by Ace_of_Spades90 (772 posts) -

Here's one of the more recent trailers for Tomb Raider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-1Xn0hZsIw

#23 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

Here's one of the more recent trailers for Tomb Raider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-1Xn0hZsIw

Ace_of_Spades90

Wow, looks way more crappier than I thought. 

Tomb Raider was never about combat more than puzzles adnd platforming. Now she's RAMBO CROFT!!!!!

*sigh* I miss climbing and platforming already. Now it's just auto climbing like in Uncharted. 

 

All those set piece gimmicks make me vomit. 

 

Also...

 

WHERE'S THE TOMB RAIDING????

#24 Posted by DaRq_MiNoS (566 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ace_of_Spades90"]

Here's one of the more recent trailers for Tomb Raider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-1Xn0hZsIw

soundcellx

Wow, looks way more crappier than I thought.

Tomb Raider was never about combat more than puzzles adnd platforming. Now she's RAMBO CROFT!!!!!

*sigh* I miss climbing and platforming already. Now it's just auto climbing like in Uncharted.

All those set piece gimmicks make me vomit.

Also...

WHERE'S THE TOMB RAIDING????

First, there's ALWAYS BEEN COMBAT in Tomb Raider games. And yes I've played them since the first game.

Second, all the previews that have been released deal with the very first bit of the game. I have read articles where they said that THERE IS TOMB RAIDING later in the game. In a good story, you want to introduce your characters first and get your audience to care about them.

Third, if YOU HATE MODERN VIDEO GAMES SO DAMN MUCH why don't you quit playing them, or maybe take a break until next gen? I think it would do you good. And no I don't hate you -- I was at the same place you're at like 10 years ago where I was burnt out on gaming.

#25 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

First, there's ALWAYS BEEN COMBAT in Tomb Raider games. And yes I've played them since the first game.

Second, all the previews that have been released deal with the very first bit of the game. I have read articles where they said that THERE IS TOMB RAIDING later in the game. In a good story, you want to introduce your characters first and get your audience to care about them.

Third, if YOU HATE MODERN VIDEO GAMES SO DAMN MUCH why don't you quit playing them, or maybe take a break until next gen? I think it would do you good. And no I don't hate you -- I was at the same place you're at like 10 years ago where I was burnt out on gaming.

DaRq_MiNoS

I never said there hasn't been combat. Just this trailer makes it look like the entire game is focused on combat, like Uncharted. 

Good story....??? Why does Tomb Raider even need a story? *sigh* Why do video games need to emphasize story over gameplay these days? It's so sad. After one time through the game the story is automatically garbage, no matter how great it is. I mean, it's like watching the same movie several times. Who gives a **** about story when you have great gameplay? And classic Tomb Raiders were all about gameplay. Yes, they had a little story, but they weren't story centric. 

Because there is still a little good left. It isn't about being burnt out on gaming. The problem is current video game developers suck, JRPGs are on life support and Japanese games just aren't what they used to be since they've been trying to westernize them. Also, just not a ton of variety these days. Lots of pewpew. 

#26 Posted by TriniPlayer (7722 posts) -
People fail to realize that this is Lara before she became an icon,before she was raiding tombs and holding her own in terms of combat and surivivng (even though she does eventually) ...to sum it up this is where it all began.There is is a reason why XP is present within the game,Lara herself is inexperienced and unlike the previous entries she is not familar with alot of stuff and with that said she's pretty much vulnerable in the enviroment she's in.She earns XP by hunting/completing certain task and through experience she grows and only then she becomes the true Lara Croft we all know. I for one got the collector's edition preordered and is looking forward to playing it ...at the end of the day you could either hate it or love it but the reboot is pretty much here to stay now.
#27 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9467 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ace_of_Spades90"]

Here's one of the more recent trailers for Tomb Raider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-1Xn0hZsIw

soundcellx

Wow, looks way more crappier than I thought. 

Tomb Raider was never about combat more than puzzles adnd platforming. Now she's RAMBO CROFT!!!!!

*sigh* I miss climbing and platforming already. Now it's just auto climbing like in Uncharted. 

 

All those set piece gimmicks make me vomit. 

 

Also...

 

WHERE'S THE TOMB RAIDING????

 

She doesn't "auto-climb." You have to actually grab on ledges or use axe to climb walls. Also there lots of Tombs in this game. They are just not showing them as much as new stuff. Also the game is not linear and you can travel all over map whenever you want to from hubs and base camps.

#28 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9467 posts) -

This game looks amazing and I will definitley be pre-orderng Day One lose my mind playing as Lara Croft! Still trying to figure out if I want to get the Collector's Edition.

#29 Posted by Ace_of_Spades90 (772 posts) -

Judging from the interviews and what I've seen thus far, the game doesn't look bad at all; it looks pretty good.

Personally, I do feel that tomb raider needed a reboot. As much as I relished the crystal dynamics trilogy and guardian of light (which was a fantastic multiplayer game) the story sort of dug itself in a hole. And I know, I know.. tomb raider was never about the combat, but let's be honest: who here really enjoyed auto-locked gunplay? I will admit that I did not like it. In fact, I dreaded combat in the classics, Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld because of how clunky it was. Every time I was bombarded with lions, bears, and outworldy creatures I wished nothing more than to skip it all - and you know what, that sort of hindered the game play. After all, we're playing a game, so shouldn't it be fun?

That's not to say I don't have my doubts about the game. I do. However, allowing nolstagia to be the sole determing factor of whether or not I'll purchase the game is rather silly. That said, I'll give the game a chance before I decide to hate it.

#30 Posted by Ace_of_Spades90 (772 posts) -

One aspect I'm really excited about is the multiplayer. Yeah, I expressed doubt in my first post, but I'm slowly coming around to the concept. Even if it's bad and/or not my thing, I can always opt to skip it and so can the rest of you. Contrary to some peoples' opinions about it "ruining" the game, how could it? The multiplayer is very much an optional experience. so I don't understand kind of reasoning. Also, someone above me implied that the multiplayer was tacked-on and wasted resources - that is not true. One of the developers touches on that subject in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIQnNOJTDl0

#31 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9467 posts) -

Judging from the interviews and what I've seen thus far, the game doesn't look bad at all; it looks pretty good.

Personally, I do feel that tomb raider needed a reboot. As much as I relished the crystal dynamics trilogy and guardian of light (which was a fantastic multiplayer game) the story sort of dug itself in a hole. And I know, I know.. tomb raider was never about the combat, but let's be honest: who here really enjoyed auto-locked gunplay? I will admit that I did not like it. In fact, I dreaded combat in the classics, Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld because of how clunky it was. Every time I was bombarded with lions, bears, and outworldy creatures I wished nothing more than to skip it all - and you know what, that sort of hindered the game play. After all, we're playing a game, so shouldn't it be fun?

That's not to say I don't have my doubts about the game. I do. However, allowing nolstagia to be the sole determing factor of whether or not I'll purchase the game is rather silly. That said, I'll give the game a chance before I decide to hate it.

Ace_of_Spades90

Is that Dante in your avatar?

#32 Posted by Ace_of_Spades90 (772 posts) -

Is that Dante in your avatar?

StrongBlackVine

No. That's cole from the Infamous series (the version of him that was scrapped lol).

#33 Posted by CTR360 (7327 posts) -
yes i l ready pre-ordered
#34 Posted by sukraj (23680 posts) -

This game looks amazing and I will definitley be pre-orderng Day One lose my mind playing as Lara Croft! Still trying to figure out if I want to get the Collector's Edition.

StrongBlackVine

i'm getting the regular version.

#35 Posted by Scissorman88 (154 posts) -
i'm actually very excited
#36 Posted by nyc05 (10183 posts) -

Quite, actually.

I've played Tomb Raider since the beginning and loved it, but I can't deny that many of the games in the series were weak entries.  Thus rebooting the series seems like a great idea to me and, for the most part, I like what I'm seeing in the reboot so far. 

#37 Posted by Zoza24 (61 posts) -

Not much, but hopefully it'll change.

#38 Posted by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

Not really, but my opinion on the game is invalid. I've never played a Tomb Raider game. *puts up flame shield*

#39 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

Yes, most-definitely. I've been watching this game for the few years they've been talking it up, and I think it's gonna be a fine addition to the series. I've played them all, enjoyed them all (parts of "Angel" ticked me off, but I got through it), and this one will be no exception!

;)

#40 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
I will grab it on Steam when it is $5 during a sale. I have been playing TR from day one. TR2 is still my favorite TR. I look forward to playing this new one.
#41 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

Not really, but my opinion on the game is invalid. I've never played a Tomb Raider game. *puts up flame shield*

CommanderShiro


The new Tomb Raider isn't Tomb Raider. So, if you played the new one, you still would not have played Tomb Raider. 

 

 

Hopefully there is downloadable DLC for a character skin, so that you can play as Lara Croft!

#42 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9467 posts) -

[QUOTE="CommanderShiro"]

Not really, but my opinion on the game is invalid. I've never played a Tomb Raider game. *puts up flame shield*

soundcellx


The new Tomb Raider isn't Tomb Raider. So, if you played the new one, you still would not have played Tomb Raider. 

 

 

Hopefully there is downloadable DLC for a character skin, so that you can play as Lara Croft!

No one asked for a troll's opinion....

#43 Posted by cdragon_88 (1260 posts) -

I was at first but after hearing some not neccasarily bad things but questionable things, (multiplayer, etc) I'm a little skeptical. I'll look some walkthrough videos on youtube if the game is to my liking.

#44 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9467 posts) -

I was at first but after hearing some not neccasarily bad things but questionable things, (multiplayer, etc) I'm a little skeptical. I'll look some walkthrough videos on youtube if the game is to my liking.

cdragon_88

The is one hour IGN demo up on youtube right now. It will convince you. All look at the two Survival Episodes.

#45 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

[QUOTE="soundcellx"]

[QUOTE="CommanderShiro"]

Not really, but my opinion on the game is invalid. I've never played a Tomb Raider game. *puts up flame shield*

StrongBlackVine


The new Tomb Raider isn't Tomb Raider. So, if you played the new one, you still would not have played Tomb Raider. 

 

 

Hopefully there is downloadable DLC for a character skin, so that you can play as Lara Croft!

No one asked for a troll's opinion....

It's not an opinion, Skippy. 

The new TR isn't Tomb Raider, and the new character is NOT Lara Croft. I should know, I played the original Tomb Raiders back on PS1. Did you? 

#46 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9467 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

[QUOTE="soundcellx"]
The new Tomb Raider isn't Tomb Raider. So, if you played the new one, you still would not have played Tomb Raider. 

 

 

Hopefully there is downloadable DLC for a character skin, so that you can play as Lara Croft!

soundcellx

No one asked for a troll's opinion....

It's not an opinion, Skippy. 

The new TR isn't Tomb Raider, and the new character is NOT Lara Croft. I should know, I played the original Tomb Raiders back on PS1. Did you? 

Yeah. Tomb Raider was the first I got for PS1 as kid...I remember the first time the T-Rex came out nowhere and ate me! I can remember assaulting her butler in mansion in Tomber Raider II I think it was...good times and this new game is Tomb Raider: Lara Croft as well.

#47 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

[QUOTE="soundcellx"]

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

No one asked for a troll's opinion....

StrongBlackVine

It's not an opinion, Skippy. 

The new TR isn't Tomb Raider, and the new character is NOT Lara Croft. I should know, I played the original Tomb Raiders back on PS1. Did you? 

Yeah. Tomb Raider was the first I got for PS1 as kid...I remember the first time the T-Rex came out nowhere and ate me! I can remember assaulting her butler in mansion in Tomber Raider II I think it was...good times and this new game is Tomb Raider: Lara Croft as well.

Well, if you think this new game and character are Tomb Raider and Lara Croft, then it is clear as day that you have never played Tomb Raider before and have no freaking clue what you are talking about. 

This game should be titled: 'Rambo Croft: First Blood', since this new game has nothing to do with Tomb Raider. 

#48 Posted by soundcellx (976 posts) -

So, it dawned on me just now, I was thinking about how this new Tomb Raider seems to lack most if not all supernatural elements and instead is going for realism (plague of modern video games). 

 

I then thought of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy and how boring they are (excluding second one) because they are more realistic and lacking the superhero-ness and fantasy elements which Batman series is supposed to have. The problem with letting go of the magic and going toward realism is that it kills the fun and enjoyment. Video games are escapism and it kills the point of them when they're semi-realistic. Real life is boring, so I'd much rather video games and movies steer clear of normal boring life. 


This new 'Lauren Craft' game looks like a third person view version of Cabella's Dangerous Hunts. 

#49 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9467 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

[QUOTE="soundcellx"]

It's not an opinion, Skippy. 

The new TR isn't Tomb Raider, and the new character is NOT Lara Croft. I should know, I played the original Tomb Raiders back on PS1. Did you? 

soundcellx

Yeah. Tomb Raider was the first I got for PS1 as kid...I remember the first time the T-Rex came out nowhere and ate me! I can remember assaulting her butler in mansion in Tomber Raider II I think it was...good times and this new game is Tomb Raider: Lara Croft as well.

Well, if you think this new game and character are Tomb Raider and Lara Croft, then it is clear as day that you have never played Tomb Raider before and have no freaking clue what you are talking about. 

This game should be titled: 'Rambo Croft: First Blood', since this new game has nothing to do with Tomb Raider. 

Yeah I pulled those details about the early games out of my ass huh? There were 2 or 3 bad guys in first game where you had kill them to to get access to new weapons like an duel uzis. Plus there was a cheat code to get those guns early.

You mad that some who plays game back then disagrees with you? I have been gaming for over 20 years boy. All the way back to the original NES as far  asI can remember. Mario, Zelda, Mike Tyson's Punchout with the glove.

I am happy that gaming has progressed so far. You can still play that old sh!t if you want to...

And yeah LARA CROFT does act like Rambo at times i the new game...and I love it.

#50 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9467 posts) -

So, it dawned on me just now, I was thinking about how this new Tomb Raider seems to lack most if not all supernatural elements and instead is going for realism (plague of modern video games). 

 

soundcellx

It has not been confirmed (ie spoiled yet), but there is strong possibility of supernatural elements and non-human enemies in this game. You would know these things if you did some research.