GB Explosion: 5 reasons Tomb Raider is better than Uncharted

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#1 Posted by robotapple (663 posts) -

http://www.explosion.com/23752/tomb-raider-5-reasons-its-better-than-uncharted-3/



Tomb Raider: 5 Reasons Its Better Than Uncharted 3

5) Better Platforming

One of the major consistent arguments made against the Uncharted series is that the platforming sections are usually very linear and nigh impossible to fail. Very rarely do you ever die from the platforming sections in Uncharted 3. In Tomb Raider on the other hand, platforming is more interactive. Youre more likely to fail a platforming section in Tomb Raider and suffer for it. In addition, there are some moments where failing a platforming section results in Lara taking a different course through an obstacle, providing variety within the platforming aspects. Lara also gains extra skills and equipment to help her perform even more platforming maneuvers, whereas Nathan Drake never gains any new abilities over the course of Uncharted 3.

4) More Involving Characters

Dont get me wrong here, I love the characters in the Uncharted universe. The problem arises when most of these characters only interact during cutscenes. Sometimes they interact with each other during gameplay moments, and these banter moments are great too, but Tomb Raider takes it a step further. Lara is constantly in contact with someone during her adventure. Whether friend or foe, helpful or annoying, theres almost always someone around her. She also interacts with them outside of cutscenes, mainly with her walkie-talkie. An additional bonus to Tomb Raider is that during exploration, Lara comes across many diaries and documents featuring thoughts of either her travel mates or of the enemy. You gain more insight into these other characters and learn how they truly feel. This was a major problem in Uncharted 3, as the main villains in Uncharted 3 were sorely underdeveloped. Lara herself has little moments where she writes/talks for her own journal, again providing more insight into her character.

3) Seamless Open World

Tomb Raider takes place on an isolated island, reminiscent of Far Cry 3. The best thing about this is that the environment is seamless and your transition from one area to the next feels relevant. The island also reminds me of Dark Souls world, where areas are interconnected and Lara can traverse between areas that she has been before. The fast travel mechanic helping this concept significantly too. I always love seeing how game design relative to the environment gets unraveled in game. You, as the gamer, slowly get to see the vision within the games design by how the levels are created. In Uncharted 3, you dont get this feeling as everything is linear and straight-forward. You never get to return to an area nor do you expand on the environment through exploration. Its just one scene after another.

2) Better Cover System

Tomb Raider has an awesome cover system. No longer do you have to press a button to enter/exit cover, Lara does so automatically when shes behind an obstacle like a wall. Shell automatically peer over or to the sides of cover whenever you take aim to shoot too. Covering doesnt make you invincible either. You really have to get up close to the wall to be in proper cover and even then, you can still be shot at from different angles should your enemy be in a good position. In Uncharted 3, the cover system is a mess. The problem arises by NOT having a button dedicated to entering/exiting cover. This button also maps to dodging. Countless amount of times I would accidentally enter cover when I wanted to dodge, and vice versa. You also have the issue of consistently entering/exiting/entering cover as delayed responses mean that you arent too sure whether Nathan is actually going to use cover or not, especially in the heat of battle.

1) Tighter Controls

This takes cue from the point above. By having a better button map to the gamepad, Tomb Raider becomes the better game from a gameplay perspective too. Controls feel intuitive and tight. Dodging works really well and allows you to regain control of Lara really quickly, meaning youre more proactive during shootouts. The dodge and counter system is great too coupled with a much better melee system than in Uncharted 3. Uncharted 3s essentially QTE melee moments was a weak point to the game. In Tomb Raider, you also gains skills throughout the game to increase your melee abilities and your countering abilities. Overall, Tomb Raider feels smoother in terms of gameplay.

 

#2 Posted by Heil68 (43490 posts) -
Top 5 game in ALL video game HISTORY >TR Advantage=SONY Awww yeahhh Thank you Sony.
#3 Posted by heeweesRus (5609 posts) -

How many TR vs UC threads do you plan on making? :?

#4 Posted by MonsieurX (29568 posts) -
Stop creating new threads
#5 Posted by FinalFighters (1396 posts) -
Uncharted 3 9.0>>Tomb Raider 8.5 = Cry Moar
#6 Posted by robotapple (663 posts) -

It's really hard to argue with any of those reasons.

 

One is a linear scripted game with bad combat.

 

The other is open world with amazing combat.

#7 Posted by freedomfreak (39214 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heil68"]Top 5 game in ALL video game HISTORY >TR Advantage=SONY Awww yeahhh Thank you Sony.

I'll quote this, despite loving TR. No AAA, no buy.
#8 Posted by mccoyca112 (5433 posts) -

How many TR vs UC threads do you plan on making? :?

heeweesRus

He's trying to become the texasgoldrush of TR, cut him some slack.

#9 Posted by MonsieurX (29568 posts) -

It's really hard to argue with any of those reasons.

 

One is a linear scripted game with bad combat.

 

The other is open world with amazing combat.

robotapple
It's really hard to stop making threads
#10 Posted by robotapple (663 posts) -

Pretty clear to see that Cows really have no argument on behalf of Uncharted.

 

The author of this article dissects the game well and Tomb Raider is better in every way.

#11 Posted by megaspiderweb09 (3686 posts) -

I duno what these people are out to prove but i am sure we dont need more comparison here. Yes the new Tomb Raider is amazing, we love Lara and Uncharted sucks and blah blah blah, we have heard it again and again. However it doesnt change anything much in the gaming industry than your opinion, cause Uncharted has won loads of awards and Tomb Raider hopefully would get some as well, both are amazing games and lastly, they are just PRODUCTS!!!

#12 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
Lol lems think that if they repeat this enough it'll become true.
#13 Posted by MonsieurX (29568 posts) -

Pretty clear to see that Cows really have no argument on behalf of Uncharted.

 

The author of this article dissects the game well and Tomb Raider is better in every way.

robotapple
Funny how scores on TR doesn't reflect that.
#14 Posted by megaspiderweb09 (3686 posts) -

Lol lems think that if they repeat this enough it'll become true.kuraimen

I can clearly see how the fantasy can become a reality

#15 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3238 posts) -

Thanks for the laugh, I needed that.

#16 Posted by chocolate1325 (32463 posts) -

Is this for real Uncharted has much better characters than Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider doesn't have Blindfire like Uncharted either and Uncharted 3 crushes Tomb Raiders multiplayer.

#17 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (5127 posts) -

96>>>>>>>>>>>>86

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#18 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

96>>>>>>>>>>>>86

92>>>>>>>>>>>>86

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NathanDrakeSwag

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#19 Posted by HaRmLeSS_RaGe (1270 posts) -

Tomb Raider is awesome. Uncharted is just a poor mans Jungle Hunt.

 

dgsfg

#20 Posted by Speedzilla (1756 posts) -

88>86

96>>>>>>>>>86

92>>>86

And Tomb Raider is superior on the PS3.

TLHBFR

#21 Posted by robotapple (663 posts) -

Tomb Raider is awesome. Uncharted is just a poor mans Jungle Hunt.

 

dgsfg

HaRmLeSS_RaGe

 

Agree. Uncharted is on rails. Terrible franchise.

#22 Posted by KarateeeChop (4590 posts) -

sounds about right.

TR dreamy

#23 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

This is what happens when your console has no game exclusive games....

#24 Posted by MonsieurX (29568 posts) -

[QUOTE="HaRmLeSS_RaGe"]

Tomb Raider is awesome. Uncharted is just a poor mans Jungle Hunt.

 

dgsfg

robotapple

 

Agree. Uncharted is on rails. Terrible franchise.

Can't read sarcasm :lol:
#25 Posted by Ben-Buja (2816 posts) -

http://www.explosion.com/23752/tomb-raider-5-reasons-its-better-than-uncharted-3/

 

2) Better Cover System

Tomb Raider has an awesome cover system. No longer do you have to press a button to enter/exit cover, Lara does so automatically when shes behind an obstacle like a wall. Shell automatically peer over or to the sides of cover whenever you take aim to shoot too. Covering doesnt make you invincible either. You really have to get up close to the wall to be in proper cover and even then, you can still be shot at from different angles should your enemy be in a good position. In Uncharted 3, the cover system is a mess. The problem arises by NOT having a button dedicated to entering/exiting cover. This button also maps to dodging. Countless amount of times I would accidentally enter cover when I wanted to dodge, and vice versa. You also have the issue of consistently entering/exiting/entering cover as delayed responses mean that you arent too sure whether Nathan is actually going to use cover or not, especially in the heat of battle.

 

robotapple

Fully agree with #2, I never was very fond of the snap cover system of most games. I think the cover system is brilliant in TR and works perfectly.

#26 Posted by robotapple (663 posts) -

sounds about right.

TR dreamy

KarateeeChop

What a fantastic game TR is

#27 Posted by tonitorsi (8301 posts) -

http://www.explosion.com/23752/tomb-raider-5-reasons-its-better-than-uncharted-3/



Tomb Raider: 5 Reasons Its Better Than Uncharted 3

 

4) More Involving Characters

 

2) Better Cover System

 

robotapple

This guy....is funny as f*ck.

#28 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

Calm down, buddy.

You have two already. Another one and we're gonna have to call in the mods.

#29 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11618 posts) -

Just remember that the PS3 has the best version ;)

#30 Posted by tonitorsi (8301 posts) -

96>>>>>>>>>>>>86

92>>>>>>>>>>>>86

88>>>>>>>>>>>>86

NathanDrakeSwag

Well, no need to elaborate any further.

We're done here boys

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#31 Posted by robotapple (663 posts) -

[QUOTE="NathanDrakeSwag"]

96>>>>>>>>>>>>86

92>>>>>>>>>>>>86

88>>>>>>>>>>>>86

tonitorsi

Well, no need to elaborate any further.

We're done here boys

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#32 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (5127 posts) -

[QUOTE="tonitorsi"]

[QUOTE="NathanDrakeSwag"]

96>>>>>>>>>>>>86

92>>>>>>>>>>>>86

88>>>>>>>>>>>>86

robotapple

Well, no need to elaborate any further.

We're done here boys

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Play the superior PS3 version if u love it so much. 

#33 Posted by tonitorsi (8301 posts) -

[QUOTE="tonitorsi"]

[QUOTE="NathanDrakeSwag"]

96>>>>>>>>>>>>86

92>>>>>>>>>>>>86

88>>>>>>>>>>>>86

robotapple

Well, no need to elaborate any further.

We're done here boys

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#34 Posted by GhettoBlastin92 (1148 posts) -
Who cares...
#35 Posted by XVision84 (13626 posts) -

How many TR vs UC threads do you plan on making? :?

heeweesRus

I think he doesnt have a PS3 to play Uncharted games so he's just expressing his anger in System Wars.

It's okay TC, just let it all out. We're here for you, just let the butthurt flow.

#36 Posted by XVision84 (13626 posts) -

[QUOTE="tonitorsi"]

[QUOTE="NathanDrakeSwag"]

96>>>>>>>>>>>>86

92>>>>>>>>>>>>86

88>>>>>>>>>>>>86

robotapple

Well, no need to elaborate any further.

We're done here boys

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Quality > Quantity.

If you want a game with a ton of options, go play Zork :P.

#37 Posted by MBirdy88 (7733 posts) -
I like the metacritic numbers... comparing years old games that had high scores due to graphical quality and movie like over a modern "average" looking game with much better overall gameplay. goes to show how reviews work. Its why uncharted was so high. Its why MGS4 was a 10 at the time (LOL JOKE) GTA IV (JOKE) Killzone 2(JOKE) Gears of War (JOKE) Crysis (JOKE) Reviewers like graphics over gameplay, this is no suprise to anyone with a brain. Tomb Raider had much better gameplay than Uncharted, and I GAURENTEE the next uncharted will be forced to branch out to the same extent.... because standards.
#38 Posted by XVision84 (13626 posts) -

I like the metacritic numbers... comparing years old games that had high scores due to graphical quality and movie like over a modern "average" looking game with much better overall gameplay. goes to show how reviews work. Its why uncharted was so high. Its why MGS4 was a 10 at the time (LOL JOKE) GTA IV (JOKE) Killzone 2(JOKE) Gears of War (JOKE) Crysis (JOKE) Reviewers like graphics over gameplay, this is no suprise to anyone with a brain. Tomb Raider had much better gameplay than Uncharted, and I GAURENTEE the next uncharted will be forced to branch out to the same extent.... because standards.MBirdy88

Reviews prefer graphics over gameplay?

Then why did Crysis 3 get a 7.5/10 here?

#40 Posted by MBirdy88 (7733 posts) -

[QUOTE="MBirdy88"]I like the metacritic numbers... comparing years old games that had high scores due to graphical quality and movie like over a modern "average" looking game with much better overall gameplay. goes to show how reviews work. Its why uncharted was so high. Its why MGS4 was a 10 at the time (LOL JOKE) GTA IV (JOKE) Killzone 2(JOKE) Gears of War (JOKE) Crysis (JOKE) Reviewers like graphics over gameplay, this is no suprise to anyone with a brain. Tomb Raider had much better gameplay than Uncharted, and I GAURENTEE the next uncharted will be forced to branch out to the same extent.... because standards.XVision84

Reviews prefer graphics over gameplay?

Then why did Crysis 3 get a 7.5/10 here?

Because there is average gameplay (Uncharted) then there is dogturd that no ammount of graphics will fix. I am not slandering Uncharted, while I had my PS3 1 and 2 were my favourite games on there. But Tomb Raider as a game was so much better...... but not as good in the blockbuster/graphical "WHOA" moments. it lacked the shine that uncharted had. I couldnt go back to the linear fest that was uncharted though, the graphics wont impress again.
#41 Posted by Snugenz (11818 posts) -

Just remember that the PS3 has the best version ;)

PhazonBlazer

No, the PC does, DAT HAIR !

#42 Posted by tonitorsi (8301 posts) -

[QUOTE="heeweesRus"]

How many TR vs UC threads do you plan on making? :?

XVision84

I think he doesnt have a PS3 to play Uncharted games so he's just expressing his anger in System Wars.

It's okay TC, just let it all out. We're here for you, just let the butthurt flow.

You tell 'em bro

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#43 Posted by Krelian-co (10424 posts) -

96>>>>>>>>>>>>86

92>>>>>>>>>>>>86

88>>>>>>>>>>>>86

NathanDrakeSwag

#44 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15920 posts) -

The PS3 has both the UC games (my favorite PS3 series) and Tomb Raider Reboot. Yaaay!

#45 Posted by NEWMAHAY (3760 posts) -
reviews say otherwise
#46 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -
Lol lems think that if they repeat this enough it'll become true.kuraimen
How many times are you gonna go cry to a mod when I say something to you? If you report me enough times do you get a free PS3? Is that the plan?
#47 Posted by mems_1224 (46597 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heil68"]Top 5 game in ALL video game HISTORY >TR Advantage=SONY Awww yeahhh Thank you Sony.

Uncharted has a top 5 game in video game history??? :lol: you need to play more games bro.
#48 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9518 posts) -
Lems want to claim TR as ownage for Cows, but they cant cuz the PS3 version is better than the 360 version.
#49 Posted by mems_1224 (46597 posts) -
Lems want to claim TR as ownage for Cows, but they cant cuz the PS3 version is better than the 360 version.Nengo_Flow
but the differences between multiplats dont matter using cow logic so that point is pretty irrelevant
#50 Posted by Krelian-co (10424 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nengo_Flow"]Lems want to claim TR as ownage for Cows, but they cant cuz the PS3 version is better than the 360 version.mems_1224
but the differences between multiplats dont matter using cow logic so that point is pretty irrelevant

well using lem logic TR > UC and TR. LOL :lol:

can't see the "ownage" lems claims here they have the best TR from consoles and the uncharted. But leave it to the lem logic to brag with a multiplat game.