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

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#251 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="RyanShazam"]Heavy Rain was a lot of fun. I prefer Laura Croft to the chick in Heavy Rain though. The shower scene was pretty good though ;)

RyanShazam

Lara Croft > Most other characters indeed. Dat shower scene, time to go re-watch it.

Good luck getting through the intro of that game again. I couldnt do it haha I guess thats what the internet is for though ;)

I meant on the Internet :P.
#252 Posted by DarkLink77 (31970 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

I think it comes down to circumstances forcing Lara into confrontations she would rather avoid. At first she's on the radio asking Conrad to rescue her, only to find out he's injured and has to go to him, with the enemy encounters she must overcome to get to him. Then there's Sam who she must rescue, and so on, where it falls on Lara to put the needs of the crew before her own desire for safety.

But yeah I do see how measured pacing of avoid to confront could have deepened the impact of Lara needing to kill.

RyanShazam

That's all fine and dandy, but I think I'll have a hard time buying the "The decision to kill someone is a major thing for her" when she's going to kill hundreds of people on this island and walk it off like a female version of Nathan Drake. I mean, come on. I know video games struggle with this sh!t all the time, but there was a really easy way to deal with it in this game, and they just opted not to do it.

She needs 3 kils to become a Croft... Oh wait lol

Made you feel it, did he? Don't worry, the second one is... *Bang* Yes, considerably.
#253 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

[QUOTE="RyanShazam"]

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"] Lara Croft > Most other characters indeed. Dat shower scene, time to go re-watch it.Michael0134567

Good luck getting through the intro of that game again. I couldnt do it haha I guess thats what the internet is for though ;)

I meant on the Internet :P.

That works! Enjoy lol HAHAHAHA

#254 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

[QUOTE="RyanShazam"]

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"] That's all fine and dandy, but I think I'll have a hard time buying the "The decision to kill someone is a major thing for her" when she's going to kill hundreds of people on this island and walk it off like a female version of Nathan Drake. I mean, come on. I know video games struggle with this sh!t all the time, but there was a really easy way to deal with it in this game, and they just opted not to do it.DarkLink77

She needs 3 kils to become a Croft... Oh wait lol

Made you feel it, did he? Don't worry, the second one is... *Bang* Yes, considerably.

Very nice! My favorite Bond movie. Havent seen Skyfall yet though :(

#255 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="RyanShazam"]Good luck getting through the intro of that game again. I couldnt do it haha I guess thats what the internet is for though ;)

RyanShazam

I meant on the Internet :P.

That works! Enjoy lol HAHAHAHA

I will ;) :P.
#256 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

[QUOTE="RyanShazam"]

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"] I meant on the Internet :P.Michael0134567

That works! Enjoy lol HAHAHAHA

I will ;) :P.

There is also the scene with the seduction in the club ;) Dont forget that one.

#257 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="RyanShazam"]

That works! Enjoy lol HAHAHAHA

RyanShazam

I will ;) :P.

There is also the scene with the seduction in the club ;) Dont forget that one.

Damn, another one :P.
#258 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

Right on schedule, IGN has posted their video going into the tombs that encompass exploration and puzzle solving. First 3 minutes goes into a "tomb like" experience that we saw before at E3, showing some of the weight and pully systems. Then they get into a totally NEW hidden tomb, one of those that are off the main story path.

And don't worry, they don't go through the entire run the tomb, they show the entry and skip to the treasure at the end. So no spoilers as how to solve the puzzles therin :) This, THIS is the stuff we've been waiting for, the heart of what makes this Tomb Raider :D :D

Tombalicious

And don't forget tomrrow is the feature on the new upgrade system.

#259 Posted by Blabadon (29015 posts) -
Not bad, Adobe, not bad at all. Can't wait until your Adobe skills actually get more material to use. This'll be fun to see then.
#260 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

Puzzles in a Tomb Raider game? My god. By the way I love that they brought back the challenge tomb concept from Guardian of Light. Though in GOL they weren't exactly hidden. That game so deserves a sequel.

#261 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

Not bad, Adobe, not bad at all. Can't wait until your Adobe skills actually get more material to use. This'll be fun to see then.Blabadon

Do you mean more screen shots of the game for me to play with?

#262 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

Puzzles in a Tomb Raider game? My god. By the way I love that they brought back the challenge tomb concept from Guardian of Light. Though in GOL they weren't exactly hidden. That game so deserves a sequel.

burgeg

Guardian of Light was a real surprise gem considering how they took a radically different approach with Lara in that one. I was always accostomed to the 3D acrobatic platforming and exploration that defined the series, but this piqued my curiosity with what other spin-offs might be possible with the character.

#263 Posted by Blabadon (29015 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blabadon"]Not bad, Adobe, not bad at all. Can't wait until your Adobe skills actually get more material to use. This'll be fun to see then.AdobeArtist

Do you mean more screen shots of the game for me to play with?

Mainly headers, text, all that jazz. Something like the Halo 4 thread.
#264 Posted by ArisShadows (22698 posts) -
Still interested in this title.
#265 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

[QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

[QUOTE="Blabadon"]Not bad, Adobe, not bad at all. Can't wait until your Adobe skills actually get more material to use. This'll be fun to see then.Blabadon

Do you mean more screen shots of the game for me to play with?

Mainly headers, text, all that jazz. Something like the Halo 4 thread.

But I already haz header for thread :|

#266 Posted by ArisShadows (22698 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blabadon"][QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

Do you mean more screen shots of the game for me to play with?

AdobeArtist

Mainly headers, text, all that jazz. Something like the Halo 4 thread.

But I already haz header for thread :|

DO IT AGAIN!
#267 Posted by Blabadon (29015 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blabadon"][QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

Do you mean more screen shots of the game for me to play with?

AdobeArtist

Mainly headers, text, all that jazz. Something like the Halo 4 thread.

But I already haz header for thread :|


I meant the stuff like "THE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW" and "Previews"

Usually the Adobe-excelled users make these into their own designs, know what I mean?

Basically like:

Halo4-3.png

or

create.php?text=FEATURES&name=GODOFWAR.t.

What I'm saying is that I can't wait for this thread to become even more Tomb Raiderish with your Adobe skills.

#268 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

Now we get to see how the new levelling system works in the latest IGN video

Multiple trees from survival, to hunter, to melee, as well as gear upgrading, each with tiers that one has to be completed to get to unlock the next. This also shows the fast travel between base camps. Check it out.

#269 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

So friggin hyped for this game now. Easily my second most anticipated game of 2013 behind GTA V. That's impressive considering just last week my hype was pretty damn low. The E3 conference this year pretty much killed my hype and had me thinking the game was purely going for the cinematic experience and dumbing the gameplay down for the Uncharted crowd. But the new gameplay we got this week completely turned things around. This is gonna be the ultimate Tomb Raider.

#270 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

ohh hai adobe. I see you stilll have your old sig.... :twisted:

on topic. Meh Its just uncharted with boobs. THat or uncharted is tombraider without boobs either way, nothing special.

#271 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

ohh hai adobe. I see you stilll have your old sig.... :twisted:

on topic. Meh Its just uncharted with boobs. THat or uncharted is tombraider without boobs either way, nothing special.

Jonwh18

Uncharted doesn't have any room for exploration. The platforming in Tomb Raider isn't garbage and serves reasons other than pacing. Tomb Raider has puzzles that aren't terrible. Hell, even the combat has a different feel to Uncharted from what we've seen. Plus the entire tone of the story is completely different. I'm sorry, these kinda posts were understandable a week ago, but after the new gameplay we've been treated to this week these posts have absolutely no basis whatsoever.

#272 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

ohh hai adobe. I see you stilll have your old sig.... :twisted:

on topic. Meh Its just uncharted with boobs. THat or uncharted is tombraider without boobs either way, nothing special.

Jonwh18

More like Uncharted is the linear and scripted Tomb Raider without the puzzle solving :P

#273 Posted by Lulekani (2151 posts) -

Now we get to see how the new levelling system works in the latest IGN video

Multiple trees from survival, to hunter, to melee, as well as gear upgrading, each with tiers that one has to be completed to get to unlock the next. This also shows the fast travel between base camps. Check it out.

AdobeArtist
Ive been rolling with Lara since TR5 (Chronicles) and so far my only complaint was the new engine used in Underworld. Anyways I was immediately upset with the inclusion of Character Progression, i understand it resonates remarkably great with Lara's Journey but this effect is novel and only dazzles during the first playthrough in many other RPG-Hybrids. And therefore i wont be getting the new TR. Whats your take these new elements ?
#274 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

[QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

Now we get to see how the new levelling system works in the latest IGN video

Multiple trees from survival, to hunter, to melee, as well as gear upgrading, each with tiers that one has to be completed to get to unlock the next. This also shows the fast travel between base camps. Check it out.

Lulekani

Ive been rolling with Lara since TR5 (Chronicles) and so far my only complaint was the new engine used in Underworld. Anyways I was immediately upset with the inclusion of Character Progression, i understand it resonates remarkably great with Lara's Journey but this effect is novel and only dazzles during the first playthrough in many other RPG-Hybrids. And therefore i wont be getting the new TR. Whats your take these new elements ?

I can pretty much say that a levelling system wouldn't have worked in the old TR games where Lara was already fully developed. But for this game in this chapter in Lara's life, where she's just beginning, it fits the theme of Lara growing and discovering her potential. Where they go in the next game after she's mastered her skills remains to be seen.

And for those who missed the previous material of the IGN week, here's a recap.

1 HR Live Feed
Tombs of Tomb Raider

#275 Posted by MercenaryMafia (2917 posts) -
AA
#276 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (16731 posts) -

two tities out of ten.

#277 Posted by Lulekani (2151 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lulekani"][QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

Now we get to see how the new levelling system works in the latest IGN video

Multiple trees from survival, to hunter, to melee, as well as gear upgrading, each with tiers that one has to be completed to get to unlock the next. This also shows the fast travel between base camps. Check it out.

AdobeArtist

Ive been rolling with Lara since TR5 (Chronicles) and so far my only complaint was the new engine used in Underworld. Anyways I was immediately upset with the inclusion of Character Progression, i understand it resonates remarkably great with Lara's Journey but this effect is novel and only dazzles during the first playthrough in many other RPG-Hybrids. And therefore i wont be getting the new TR. Whats your take these new elements ?

I can pretty much say that a levelling system wouldn't have worked in the old TR games where Lara was already fully developed. But for this game in this chapter in Lara's life, where she's just beginning, it fits the theme of Lara growing and discovering her potential. Where they go in the next game after she's mastered her skills remains to be seen.

And for those who missed the previous material of the IGN week, here's a recap.

1 HR Live Feed
Tombs of Tomb Raider

I gues you're right. Plus since its an origin series it only makes much more sense that way.
#278 Posted by ebrezzy1 (1427 posts) -

Tomb Raider and Gears of War are my biggest 2013 games i want

#279 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

In IGN's continuing expose on Tomb Raider, they've just launched an episodic segment on the Survival Guide, for which Episode 1 is now live. I'm not even sure how many episodes this will be in total, but the first on gets into the resourcefulness of Lara, giving an overview of skill levelling, gear upgrading, and how the elements (fire, water, and even wind) is central to the puzzle design.

You should see how brutal she gets using the climbing axe as a weapon, plus arrows can also be used as close range stabbing weapons, not just ammo for the ranged combat. Definitely worth the watch :)

#280 Posted by Cheleman (7892 posts) -

Adobe, you lose a bet?

#281 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

Adobe, you lose a bet?

Cheleman

You betcha :D

#282 Posted by Cheleman (7892 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cheleman"]

Adobe, you lose a bet?

AdobeArtist

You betcha :D

ohyou_zpsd249ad33.png

#283 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

Eidos(now Square-Enix EU) has to have the worst PR department ever. This is the third game with terrible word of mouth, until they've actually shown the good parts of game, which leads to people becoming interested.

First Was DE:HR. Pretty much everybody wrote the game off as garbage, until the first 1/3 of the game leaked. Then people actually started to hype it.

Then Hitman Absolution. It was pretty much getting sh*t on, until they released the Chinatown video.

Now it's Tomb Raider. Now this time everybody wrote it off as an Uncharted clone, until they actually released some gameplay showing otherwise.

#284 Posted by padaporra (3456 posts) -

Your sig, sir... your sig.:(

About TR, this last video was amazing. The game is really looking outstanding.

#285 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

Eidos(now Square-Enix EU) has to have the worst PR department ever. This is the third game with terrible word of mouth, until they've actually shown the good parts of game, which leads to people becoming interested.

First Was DE:HR. Pretty much everybody wrote the game off as garbage, until the first 1/3 of the game leaked. Then people actually started to hype it.

Then Hitman Absolution. It was pretty much getting sh*t on, until they released the Chinatown video.

Now it's Tomb Raider. Now this time everybody wrote it off as an Uncharted clone, until they actually released some gameplay showing otherwise.

Thefatness16

While first impressions are usually key, sometimes the conclusion of the presentation leaves a longer lasting impression :D

#286 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cheleman"]

Adobe, you lose a bet?

AdobeArtist

You betcha :D

:lol:
#287 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

Eidos(now Square-Enix EU) has to have the worst PR department ever. This is the third game with terrible word of mouth, until they've actually shown the good parts of game, which leads to people becoming interested.

First Was DE:HR. Pretty much everybody wrote the game off as garbage, until the first 1/3 of the game leaked. Then people actually started to hype it.

Then Hitman Absolution. It was pretty much getting sh*t on, until they released the Chinatown video.

Now it's Tomb Raider. Now this time everybody wrote it off as an Uncharted clone, until they actually released some gameplay showing otherwise.

Thefatness16

Eh, at least people always knew the game existed. That alone puts it above the pathetic marketing of Sega these days.

#288 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cheleman"]

Adobe, you lose a bet?

AdobeArtist

You betcha :D

Sigh... :(

And for a moment there, I actually thought you finally opened your eyes about the ME mediocrity! :twisted:

#289 Posted by freedomfreak (44564 posts) -
Your sig, Adobe! People with hot chicks in their sig should not be allowed to make bets that can affect the state of their sig.
#290 Posted by sukraj (24229 posts) -

I can't wait for 5th of March.

#291 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

Your sig, Adobe! People with hot chicks in their sig should not be allowed to make bets that can affect the state of their sig.freedomfreak

:lol:

April Cheryse, Lara Croft, Cortana, the DOA ladies, and many others will return. Mark my words :cool:

#292 Posted by freedomfreak (44564 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]Your sig, Adobe! People with hot chicks in their sig should not be allowed to make bets that can affect the state of their sig.AdobeArtist

:lol:

April Cheryse, Lara Croft, Cortana, the DOA ladies, and many others will return. Mark my words :cool:

They better :x For how long is this?
#293 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

[QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]Your sig, Adobe! People with hot chicks in their sig should not be allowed to make bets that can affect the state of their sig.freedomfreak

:lol:

April Cheryse, Lara Croft, Cortana, the DOA ladies, and many others will return. Mark my words :cool:

They better :x For how long is this?

One month. :P I get released on Jan 14th.

[spoiler] assuming the world is still around next year ;) :lol: [/spoiler]

#294 Posted by freedomfreak (44564 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

:lol:

April Cheryse, Lara Croft, Cortana, the DOA ladies, and many others will return. Mark my words :cool:

AdobeArtist

They better :x For how long is this?

One month. :P I get released on Jan 14th.

[spoiler] assuming the world is still around next year ;) :lol: [/spoiler]

What? So, the world will end with you having a sig like that? I'd be furious :P
#295 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]Your sig, Adobe! People with hot chicks in their sig should not be allowed to make bets that can affect the state of their sig.AdobeArtist

:lol:

April Cheryse, Lara Croft, Cortana, the DOA ladies, and many others will return. Mark my words :cool:

Thank you so much.
#296 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

So now that we've gone through this IGN week of coverage that gave us an extensive look at real LIVE gameplay of Tomb Raider with more insight than what the cineamtic trailers afforded, seems like an ideal time to really examine the whole Uncharted debate of Tomb Raider.

Which brings us to a new poll. It must be said that the videos (which have now been updated in the OP) really need to be viewed when deliberating on the subject. For convenience the relevant videos are presented below.


1hr Live Feed
The Tombs of TR
Upgrading Lara Croft (levelling system)
IGN Survival Guide (levelling, combat, and puzzles)

#297 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

Anybody that still thinks this game is an Uncharted clone or anything close to that cannot be taken seriously. Anybody that still thinks that is simply biased against this game. There is no argument anyone could come up with to back that Uncharted clone crap up.

#298 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

[QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]Your sig, Adobe! People with hot chicks in their sig should not be allowed to make bets that can affect the state of their sig.Michael0134567

:lol:

April Cheryse, Lara Croft, Cortana, the DOA ladies, and many others will return. Mark my words :cool:

Thank you so much.

You're welcome :cool:

#299 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

:lol:

April Cheryse, Lara Croft, Cortana, the DOA ladies, and many others will return. Mark my words :cool:

AdobeArtist

Thank you so much.

You're welcome :cool:

I finally have some faith in humanity :P.
#300 Posted by AdobeArtist (23088 posts) -

Anybody that still thinks this game is an Uncharted clone or anything close to that cannot be taken seriously. Anybody that still thinks that is simply biased against this game. There is no argument anyone could come up with to back that Uncharted clone crap up.

burgeg

Thank you. You have restored my faith in humanity. The world will not end in 5 days :P