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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

QUOTE (deathdealer @ Tuesday, Jan 8 2013, 20:48)
it looks like uncharted.

I never asked for this....

Do you know what is even more sad imo? It won't be half as good, f*ck you Square Enix. Uncharted is an amazing series, I played Uncharted 2 on my brother's PS3 and i absolutely loved it, but really, be original for f*ck sake SE. suicidal.gif

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:18 AM

Looks like Uncharted indeed... but hasn't Uncharted been a "male protagonist modernised Tomb Raider with humor"? Atleast in my opinion it was... not that it was a rip off but they did their own thing with the "genre" (is there really a "Tomb Raiding Genre"???).

In my opinion the MP looks like some "oldschool-ish" fun, just like Uncharted brought us.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:50 PM


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:36 PM



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:34 PM Edited by kudoboi, 25 February 2013 - 05:36 PM.

reviews are in. game is getting 90 - 100 in many major sites. many of em are saying MP is weak

http://www.metacriti.../critic-reviews

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:08 PM Edited by theomenofficial, 25 February 2013 - 08:13 PM.

Edge: 8 - Tomb Raider retains its own identity, and much of that is down to its British heroine. Whether she's huddled up against the cold or sending five men to their doom with an explosive arrow, this is still Lara Croft, one of gaming's most distinctive heroes - and now she has a personality that extends far beyond the bounds of her bra straps. If the purpose of a reboot is to redefine a character and set them up for the future, then this is a job well done.

CVG: 9.0 - Violent, scary, ambitious, inventive: a lack of tombs and unconvincing characters can't mar a blockbuster return to form for Tomb Raider.

GamesRadar: 4.5 - Even if you've never been a huge fan of Lara Croft's fortune-hunting adventures, Tomb Raider is sure to impress. Its expert sense of pacing, captivating setting, and dark tone create a truly memorable experience that's further enhanced by an immense level of detail. Lara croft, the old Lara Croft, is dead. In place of a dolled-up gunslinger is a do-what-it-takes survivor--and we hope she hasn't had her fill of adventuring just yet.

Eurogamer: 8/10 - Beneath the noise there is an engaging story clamouring to be heard, and there are moments of true beauty, serenity and pathos fighting for attention. The game does get better as it goes on, and despite the distractions the last few hours are a pleasure to play. At the centre of it all is a brilliant character, still iconic but more human and believable than she's ever been before.

IGN: 9.1 - Tomb Raider is well-written, sympathetic, exciting, beautiful and just incredibly well-made. The single-player rarely makes a mis-step, and though Lara's quick transformation into a hardened killer seems at odds with the narrative at first, the game quickly moves past it. It is a superb action game that brings a new emotional dimension to one of gaming's most enduring icons, and repositions her alongside Nathan Drake at the top of gaming's action-hero heirachy.

OXM UK: 8 - Tomb Raider is an excellent game that, while paying tribute to Lara Croft's heritage, certainly feels like a new beginning - mechanically as well as thematically. It's visually dazzling, narratively affecting, dangerously near best-in-class when it comes to solid shooting, vertiginous platforming and ballsy set plays... and bodes fantastically for any future instalments. If, however, you're a long-time Raider who yearned for this reboot to push your grey matter to its logical limits with switches, inscrutable puzzles and sprawling cave networks... well, you might just want to dig out that dusty copy of Anniversary instead.

GameSpot: 8.5 - The single-player campaign here is the main attraction, and it is excellent. It doesn't try to rewrite the book on third-person action adventure games. But with its excellent controls, engaging heroine, thrilling combat, and fascinating setting, it doesn't need to. Lara may be covering some previously charted territory here, but Tomb Raider is so well-crafted, you won't mind at all. Kotaku: Yes - The truth here is that this game is a finely crafted reboot, one that ensures that Lara Croft herself won't become a relic of the past. It's gloomier, yes, and laden with a thick sheen of meta-awareness. This new origin story throws more trouble at its heroine than ever before. But the changes folded into this Tomb Raider add a turbulent urgency that the old adventures lacked. We're left with a Lara Croft that we know better. She can handle what's coming, especially when it looks like she can't.

Destructoid: 8.5 - Tomb Raider could so easily have gone wrong, and its opening gambit looks like it's heading down a most erroneous path. It starts off with some ambushing QTEs and absolutely pummels Lara Croft into the dirt to such a degree, you'd almost suspect the developers were getting off on it. This first impression is an awkward obfuscation, however, one that soon erodes to reveal a savvy, thoughtful, and above all, immensely enjoyable game. In fact, I'm happy to go on record as saying this is the best Tomb Raider game I've played. Tightly produced, competent in both its puzzling and its combat, this is one reboot that manages to be unequivocally superior to its predecessors. Lara Croft has at last scaled the mountain of relevance once again, and the view's pretty good from up there.

Shacknews: No Score - In the end, I enjoyed the Tomb Raider ride, but in a B-grade thriller sort of way. A lot of that has to do with the new direction it takes, which skews towards a much different and action-oriented balance of gameplay than its predecessors, and a script that can't quite bear the weight of the story's serious tone. There are a lot of exciting, cinematic moments and action to experience within, even though they come at the expense of the spirit of exploration and environmental puzzling the IP was originally built upon.

Official PlayStation Magazine: 8 - Even the tombs can't match up to the brilliant catacomb-climbing sections from Assassin's Creed 2. These bars have been set high for any game to reach, no doubt, but Tomb Raider is not far from breathing that same rarefied air. PlayStation's first lady is back in style, even if the crown no longer fits as once it did

The Telegraph: 5/5 - Tomb Raider sits comfortably as one of this generation's best action games. It fixes the flaws of past games in the series, without straying too far from its roots to be alienating. Lara's never been represented better, and sits comfortably alongside a cast of nuanced, intelligently-written characters. The environmental traversal is varied, involved and non-linear, and the combat mechanics are fantastic. It's unquestionably the zenith of the series, and since this marks a new beginning for the franchise, that's a very exciting prospect indeed

Polygon: 9 - It's easy to point out the many ways that Tomb Raider borrows bits and pieces from other popular games of the last five years, but Crystal Dynamics has blended these disparate strengths into something remarkable. It's cinematic yet open, intense yet laid-back, fresh yet polished. It's a near-perfect embodiment of the age of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with a hint of what to expect next.

Penny Arcade Report: No score - The missteps are small and few, and the triumphs are many and large. Tomb Raider re-introduces us to the character of Lara Croft, explains how she came to be the hero we know from earlier games, and then sets her on her way to more adventures. The game's final line, and the tiny hint at a possible sequel if you know where to look, do a great job at capping off a fulfilling adventure. I walked away from the game as the credits rolled like one walks away from a grand meal: Feeling satisfied and refreshed.

Digital Spy: 5/5 - While it's a little too early to gauge the success of the Tomb Raider multiplayer experience, the single-player campaign alone is well worth the price of admission. With a well written cast of characters, mightily impressive production techniques, sumptuous visuals, tight platforming and surprisingly enjoyable combat, Tomb Raider is most definitely a release to be treasured.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:07 AM



Machinima: 6/10

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

Not sure if the game is going to be good. Previews were stating it was mind numbingly linear and (just as in FC3) the from zero to hero thing was atrociously unbelievable.

But now they can't stop stating good things (and if they're stating nothing but bad points about the game they still rate it from 8 up to 9,5).

Pre ordered it anyways (special edition because it looked like a hefty and cool one to own). Also game looked really promising in my opinion. Hope I'll enjoy it. (and I hope I did the right thing ignoring Aliens and favouring for Tomb Raider).

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:06 AM

QUOTE (fullmetal @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 01:22)
Not sure if the game is going to be good. Previews were stating it was mind numbingly linear and (just as in FC3) the from zero to hero thing was atrociously unbelievable.

But now they can't stop stating good things (and if they're stating nothing but bad points about the game they still rate it from 8 up to 9,5).

Pre ordered it anyways (special edition because it looked like a hefty and cool one to own). Also game looked really promising in my opinion. Hope I'll enjoy it. (and I hope I did the right thing ignoring Aliens and favouring for Tomb Raider).

U did the right thing ignoring Aliens: Colonial Marine, as did I.

My Score: 9/10... good job Chrystal Dynamics

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:13 AM

Looks like this will be the first 2013 game I will get, I bought about 3 or 4 games this year, but no '13 games as none really interested me, will buy Dead Space 3 when it gets cheaper though. Not that I trust reviews or anything but I watched a lot of gameplay videos and the game looked pretty solid to me.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:16 AM

I just watched Conan O'Brian playing Tomb Raider during his "Clueless Gamer" section. Conana is hilarious, but anyways it looks like a female Uncharted - which I don't mind. I may buy it, I'm sure one of my friends will buy it first so I'll test it out first.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

http://kotaku.com/59...-ever/gallery/1

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Video game hair, generally speaking, looks awful. It really does. But computer giant AMD is changing all that with some fancy new hair tech. Oh yes, hair tech.

As AMD points out, making realistic hair is really, really hard. You need a bunch of math and calculations to make it happen in a natural and realistic way in real-time. It's way easier to put characters in helmets or make them bald—hence all the bald space marines.

But AMD, working with Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics, are changing that with, and I quote, "the world's first real-time hair rendering technology in a playable game." The name of this tech? TressFX Hair.

The tech allow Lara's hair to respond to things like weather (getting wet and matted down in rain) as well as wind and light, causing thousands of hair strains to flutter or reflect light.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

DAT HAIR! I love it.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:35 AM

http://www.computera...mparison-video/

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So, from watching the video it seems the PS3 version is superior. That is a bummer really, not only is it basically a female Uncharted and plays nothing like the old TR games but it looks worse on my platform of choice as well. Pass. :boring:

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:21 AM

I looked at a video of the multilayer and it's so much like Uncharted's it's funneh.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:53 AM

How do people have this already, it comes out on the 5th of March.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:10 AM

QUOTE (theomenofficial @ Wednesday, Feb 27 2013, 06:53)
How do people have this already, it comes out on the 5th of March.

websites usually get the game a week to a month before release so they can review it.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

QUOTE (Futurama_Freak1 @ Wednesday, Feb 27 2013, 06:21)
I looked at a video of the multilayer and it's so much like Uncharted's it's funneh.

Which is a good thing... Uncharted borrowed elements from Tomb Raider and now they're doing it the other way around.

Why wouldn't they? Tomb Raider was a good formula... Uncharted became a good formula... now Tomb Raider wants to become a contemporary game again by borrowing from Uncharted.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

The final boss and ending for those who are interested.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE (VitoJoe @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 23:35)
http://www.computera...mparison-video/

Youtube version:


So, from watching the video it seems the PS3 version is superior. That is a bummer really, not only is it basically a female Uncharted and plays nothing like the old TR games but it looks worse on my platform of choice as well. Pass. :boring:

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

Because the first ending video got taken down...

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:13 PM

QUOTE (theomenofficial @ Wednesday, Feb 27 2013, 08:53)
How do people have this already, it comes out on the 5th of March.

Corsair Lagoon. rolleyes.gif

Another game leaked for consoles early. PC piracy my ass.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:06 AM

It's my birthday on the 6th, I am getting this on the 5th for myself.
Always loved a good tomb raider.
Got a week off after tonight for holiday. Gonna be rocking with Lara.

Why would anyone watch the ending?????

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:54 PM

QUOTE (VoiceoftheVoiceless @ Wednesday, Feb 27 2013, 19:18)
QUOTE (VitoJoe @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 23:35)
http://www.computera...mparison-video/

Youtube version:


So, from watching the video it seems the PS3 version is superior. That is a bummer really, not only is it basically a female Uncharted and plays nothing like the old TR games but it looks worse on my platform of choice as well. Pass. :boring:

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T h e y m u s t b e u s i n g B i n k V i d e o a g a i n , n o d o u b t .

...what?

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

Game is now available for pre load on steam

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:12 PM

Getting this gem Tuesday. Can't wait!

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:49 PM

My Collector's Edition was dispatched this morning. Hope that means Monday delivery, like with Colonial Marines. biggrin.gif

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:53 PM

Man this looks epic! Even though she is just a computer generated model, she is hot and better than the previous lara too biggrin.gif So gonna get this game.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:14 AM

Looks way way way too "real is brown" to me if you know what I mean, all the pics I've seen so far are just brown, brown, brown. I like some colour in my games.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:10 PM Edited by nigelhere9901, 03 March 2013 - 03:19 PM.

Check out the new TressFX tech in this game.
It's f*cking awesome.
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