Official TOMB RAIDER Hype Thread (8.5 @ GS, Final Hours ep.6)

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#51 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26924 posts) -
Problem with your poll there, Adobe. What if there aren't any longtime fans who got into the series rather recently with the newer installments? (Exactly my case here).
#52 Posted by BrunoBRS (73261 posts) -
so that's 3 previews, including one from this very site, that are "not exactly positive", to say the least.
#53 Posted by tonitorsi (8481 posts) -

forgot to add this to the THE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW: poor man's uncharted. lulz. seriously though hopefully its good and i think it will get a 8.0 on gamespot. one last thing check the link. http://www.computerandvideogames.com/381881/previews/tomb-raider-first-hands-on-with-laras-ambitious-reboot/ we'll say this: we don't know if the first two hours of Tomb Raider reflect the rest of the game, but we spent a lot of time crouching behind waist-high blocks of concrete, shooting at people. Weirdly, though, Lara will duck behind objects to avoid fire, but she can't lock to them - nor can she pin against walls or lean out from corners. So even though many set-pieces are designed exactly like a cover shooter, complete with conveniently placed chunks of scenery to cower behind, there's no cover system to speak of. It's almost as if Crystal Dynamics were trying to distance themselves from Uncharted, resulting in a game with something of an identity crisis. The open areas are better, with classic Tomb Raider-style platforming puzzles, and the island itself looks stunning. The rain-lashed temples and shadowy, torchlit jungles are brilliantly atmospheric, and the rusted remnants of World War 2 bunkers paint a vivid picture of its history. It's a fascinating setting, but we hope there's more freedom to explore it later in the game. Our biggest concern is that it doesn't really feel like Tomb Raider. It's a good action game, but that's not what we want from Lara Croft. We've yet to experience that feeling of entering a huge chamber and wondering how the hell we're going to reach the top, or being baffled by a complex puzzle. We encountered a few entertaining physics puzzles, but Lara's survival instinct mode, which highlights important objects with a telltale glow, made them too easy. It's an incredibly cinematic game, with beautiful animation - but sometimes it all feels a little too scripted, like all you're doing is moving a cut-scene on by holding forward on the analogue stick. In one scene towards the end of our hands-on, Lara has to climb a huge radio tower atop a blizzard-battered mountain. This would've been ripe for an awesome climbing puzzle, but instead you just hold forward and the game does the rest. There's no feeling of danger. we like the use of Metroid-style gear-gating the most. In those big hub areas, you sometimes come across obstacles that there's seemingly no way to pass. Then, an hour later, you'll return with a new tool you've unlocked and have a flash of inspiration. An early example of this are craggy rock faces that Lara can't grab hold of, but can be scaled as soon as you find the climbing axe. It gives you a sense of progress and rewards backtracking. That said, our first two hours with the game was a little disappointing, but only in the respect to how it compares to Crystal Dynamics' own (and Core's earlier) Tomb Raiders. It's a gorgeous, polished, well-produced action game, but there was too much shooting, too many scripted sequences, and not enough exploration and puzzle solving. But we have no way of knowing how reflective this is of the larger experience, so we're still remaining cautiously optimistic until its release on March 5.TheGuardian03

Yahooo! dat wall of text :shock:

If we go by what this preview indicates, me assumes it will get lucky to get a 8.5 here.

Anywhoo...Im thinking 7.0 throu 8.0 is what we could be seeing in GS.

Eh, it ain't that bad for the poor ma-......yada-yada-yada , you know the rest :P

#54 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jankarcop"]

[QUOTE="campzor"]7.5 cons: -Poor mans Uncharted -Unwanted QTE's -The need to protect her -Not tomb raidy enough -Breast size reduction Pros: GraphicsFrozenLiquid

I find her more attractive with the new breast size. Too large breasts can be unnapealing (like she had before), and studies have shown this. Her new perky ones rock.

They've always been perky, which is why women have been WTFing about her since the 90's. Big breasts don't look that good, ever.

i agree, i dont like big breasts..but had to put in anyways
#55 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6585 posts) -
What the fvck? US doesnt get the art book? OFFICIALLY RAGING AT THIS DECISION
#56 Posted by AdobeArtist (22951 posts) -

What the fvck? US doesnt get the art book? OFFICIALLY RAGING AT THIS DECISIONCapitan_Kid

Yeah, I'm pretty steamed by this as well. The lithograph looks nice and all, but a single artwork isn't the same as a collected works in a book :( Though I'll probably pick up my copy at Bestbuy for the Aviatrix skin and that comic book with the backstory (I'm guessing what takes place on the Endurance before the crash).

#57 Posted by finalstar2007 (25308 posts) -

Will BUY FOR $19.99

#58 Posted by super600 (30723 posts) -

Will BUY FOR $19.99

finalstar2007

Because it is a ripoff of a PS3 exclusive.:P

#59 Posted by finalstar2007 (25308 posts) -

[QUOTE="finalstar2007"]

Will BUY FOR $19.99

super600

Because it is a ripoff of a PS3 exclusive.:P

EXACTLY!

besides next year will be full of other games that are worth buying at full price such as the games in my sig so i wont be wasting my money on any multiplat ( unless their $20 or under :P )

CANT WAIT FOR DAT $19.99!

#60 Posted by padaporra (3430 posts) -

I want it.

#61 Posted by getyeryayasout (7607 posts) -

I'm a former fan with rekindled interest. I watched Game Scoop on IGN, which if you don't know is a relaxed roundtable discussion about the industry featuring IGN's reviewers and user Q n A, and one of the guys who's had considerable hands on time with TR pegged it as his most anticipated of 2013. He was giddy when he talked about it's MetroidVania feel in an open world game. That's all I needed to hear. Want. Edit: Top notch OP, Adobe.

#62 Posted by AdobeArtist (22951 posts) -

Problem with your poll there, Adobe. What if there aren't any longtime fans who got into the series rather recently with the newer installments? (Exactly my case here).nintendoboy16

Limited options and all. If there was the room, I would have included, "If Sniper gets this game, then I'm SOLD" :lol: :P

#63 Posted by illmatic87 (15297 posts) -
Cautiously optimistic. Gonna be a wait and see. Not impressed with how they are marketing the game and presenting it. But then again, the marketing material for Far Cry 3 and Spec Ops: The Line was so far off from what the game was in that Im not really sure if I can trust this stuff anymore.
#64 Posted by SNIPER4321 (10144 posts) -
Im looking forward to not to play this game
#65 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -
[QUOTE="illmatic87"]Cautiously optimistic. Gonna be a wait and see. Not impressed with how they are marketing the game and presenting it. But then again, the marketing material for Far Cry 3 and Spec Ops: The Line was so far off from what the game was in that Im not really sure if I can trust this stuff anymore.

Aside from the initial marketing material for Spec Ops, it was pretty accurate. No comments on Far Cry 3, though.
#66 Posted by freedomfreak (41040 posts) -
Even if it ends up being Uncharted, it will still automatically be better because you're not playing with Drake. AA. Day 1.
#67 Posted by ArisShadows (22649 posts) -
I might bite.
#68 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Excited,but still gotta wait to see if it's good.

#69 Posted by Ravenshout (1210 posts) -

A MOD must steer clear of any form of fanboyism.

Therefore, you should not have created this thread in the first place.

You are a mod, and a mod should be emotionless so as to ensure that fairness prevails in the forum.

Remember that.

#70 Posted by sukraj (23060 posts) -

I'm pumped up for new lara croft.

#71 Posted by sukraj (23060 posts) -

I think gamespot will give it 8.0

#72 Posted by MaskedPlayer (979 posts) -

If this game ends up being good.I t will be my first tomb raider game.

#73 Posted by freedomfreak (41040 posts) -
Can't help myself.   For the people that are capable of opening a picture in another window. [spoiler]   [/spoiler]
#74 Posted by MaskedPlayer (979 posts) -

(Lara Croft cosplay images.)freedomfreak
Resize those images.

#75 Posted by freedomfreak (41040 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"](Lara Croft cosplay images.)MaskedPlayer

Resize those images.

Why?
#76 Posted by Liquid_ (2789 posts) -

never a fan, still not interested

#77 Posted by MaskedPlayer (979 posts) -
[QUOTE="MaskedPlayer"]

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"](Lara Croft cosplay images.)freedomfreak

Resize those images.

Why?

Its annoying scrolling to the side to see an image.
#78 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

Where's the I'm a longtime fan and this game is dumbing the series down for the Uncharted crowd option?

#79 Posted by NirdBerd (2116 posts) -

Preordered, can't wait.

A poor mans Uncharted? :lol:

#80 Posted by sukraj (23060 posts) -

Im looking forward to not to play this gameSNIPER4321

you're loss buddy

#81 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26924 posts) -
@freedom Damn, dude. :shock:
#82 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8530 posts) -

I'm not holding my breath, but I'll check the game out. If it ends up being poor man's Uncharted, I'll pass. Just like GRID which is poor man's Forza. You guys should stick with the originals that does the best.

I can smell a QTE fest from this one. But I may be wrong.

#83 Posted by NoodleFighter (7095 posts) -

Tomb Raider is the tope pre order PC game on Green Man Gaming

#84 Posted by freedomfreak (41040 posts) -
[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]@freedom Damn, dude. :shock:

#85 Posted by clyde46 (46634 posts) -

OP, GMG are doing an offer that includes the new Tomb Raider.

http://www.pcgamer.com/sponsored/grab-25-off-top-pc-games-now-plus-snap-up-green-man-gamings-12-ish-deals-of-christmas/

This 25% off voucher is valid until 1200 GMT on December 14, so what are you waiting for? More deals? Ok, then

Green Man Gaming is also offering gamers a single-use 35%-off voucher** AFTER you pre-purchase any of the following games:

Bioshock Infinite (Excludes UK)
SimCity Limited Edition
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2
Company of Heroes 2
Crysis 3
Dead Space 3
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Dead Island Riptide
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Metro Last Light
Tomb Raider

#86 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -

Where's the I'm a longtime fan and this game is dumbing the series down for the Uncharted crowd option?

burgeg
Actually is trying to improve it for the Uncharted crowd but failing miserably for what we've heard.
#87 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

[QUOTE="burgeg"]

Where's the I'm a longtime fan and this game is dumbing the series down for the Uncharted crowd option?

kuraimen

Actually is trying to improve it for the Uncharted crowd but failing miserably for what we've heard.

Focusing on the "cinematic" experience is not improving. The platforming and puzzles in Uncharted are utter garbage. The only reason the series is popular is because it looks pretty and has cool looking set pieces. So yeah, this game is doing that exact same thing. It seems to be doing things just as well as Uncharted on the presentation side too. This game isn't actually failing at what it's attempting. That's the problem.

But hey at least the combat side of the gameplay is an improvement over previous games. The only other improvements are visual and about the presentation.

#88 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

I think the idea for the game is spot on, but do far the execution seems to be a bit all over the place. It's a bit too up and down looking and inconsistent. But that's judging from not playing so maybe I should hold off.

I just feel they will miss the potential and the execution of the ideas won't be what it could be.

#89 Posted by NAPK1NS (14870 posts) -

Nope. Nuh-uh.

EDIT But neat thread for sure.

#90 Posted by BrunoBRS (73261 posts) -
OP is still lacking the three negative previews that were linked in this thread. WHY SO BIASED ADOBE?
#91 Posted by AdobeArtist (22951 posts) -

A MOD must steer clear of any form of fanboyism.

Therefore, you should not have created this thread in the first place.

You are a mod, and a mod should be emotionless so as to ensure that fairness prevails in the forum.

Remember that.

Ravenshout

joker

#92 Posted by PinnacleGamingP (5208 posts) -
wheres the exclusive content for the ps3 version??
#93 Posted by Zophar87 (4351 posts) -

This game is going to suck.

#94 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
I sense a massive disappointment incoming. Too much rape and drama, not enough exploration.
#95 Posted by AdobeArtist (22951 posts) -

Can't help myself.   freedomfreak

Ah yes, Jenn Croft is an excellent cosplayer. Though my own favourite is Tanya Croft. She done literally every outfit from every game, but here are a few samples :D

Oh and I'm not gonna post em here, but if you follow the link to her Deviant Art page, be sure to check out the "TR legend Black" gallery. You will thank me ;) ;)

tanya01

tanya02

tanya03

tanya07

tanya05

tanya06

And she just recently did the new reboot Lara :)

tanya08

tanya09

#96 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

I think the idea for the game is spot on, but do far the execution seems to be a bit all over the place. It's a bit too up and down looking and inconsistent. But that's judging from not playing so maybe I should hold off.

I just feel they will miss the potential and the execution of the ideas won't be what it could be.

seanmcloughlin

I feel the same, I wish for the game to succed, but I have my share of concerns. Will let the reviews and community feedback decide this one for me...

#97 Posted by santoron (7775 posts) -

Long time fan of the series and my hype is low, and diminishing every time they talk about the game. The Tomb Raider series always centered on platforming mechanics to solve large, unforgiving environmental puzzles, with occasional battles against creatures/baddies and the odd "Boss Fight" thrown in. This game seems hellbent on reversing that, with a much larger focus on battles (I swear if I hear the devs drone on about gunplay one more time I'm gonna cry), with precious little puzzle solving to be found, and often pushed to the optional small tomb you can discover while hunting/battling bad guys/QTEs.... Basically everything the series is NOT.

It's sad, because Tomb Raider NEEDED a reboot, a return to its core after years of tacked on extras, devolving controls, and storyline that grew increasingly absurd. Instead this game seems a Tomb Raider in name only. Instead of focusing on the core concepts of the series, they've chosen to take a "me too" approach of apeing the trendy concepts of modern gaming and slapping their name on it. Maybe it'll be a good game for what it is, but whatever it is, it ain't Tomb Raider.

...Great Job on the thread though! :)

#98 Posted by NAPK1NS (14870 posts) -
Adobe. are you get Collekters uhdishin? I'd get a collector's edition of my love interest.
#99 Posted by AdobeArtist (22951 posts) -

Adobe. are you get Collekters uhdishin? I'd get a collector's edition of my love interest. NAPK1NS

oh-you

#100 Posted by freedomfreak (41040 posts) -

Ah yes, Jenn Croft is an excellent cosplayer. Though my own favourite is Tanya Croft. She done literally every outfit from every game, but here are a few samples :D

Oh and I'm not gonna post em here, but if you follow the link to her Deviant Art page, be sure to check out the "TR legend Black" gallery. You will thank me ;) ;)AdobeArtist

Oh yes, I know her :P She has some amazing stuff too. My pick is still Dayna though :D