Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Cover Art, New Render, Editions, Info...

#3
Classic Lara is back ?

Rise was amazing and highly underrated thanks to that deal, hopefully this gets the appreciation it deserves
 

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#5
Sam and Reyes are back? Their exclusion from Rise was certainly weird.
 

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#6
I can't wait for this. I've become more of a casual gamer over the past few years but TR is a franchise that I always get my teeth stuck into. I hope Shadow doesn't lose anything from the move away from Crystal Dynamics.
 
#7
rise was amazing and highly underrated thanks to that deal, hopefully this gets the appreciation it deserves
Agree completely. The hate/contempt this series get is way over the top. It takes every major 'AAA' mechanic and stitches them together in an enjoyable way. At the end of the day they are fun to play and the criticism it gets is cherry picked while other titles get a 'pass' or are exempt.

Anyway looking forward to the next installment. Day one.
 
#8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider has me HYPED AF!!! (also notice Xbox seems to also have marketing on it as expected with the xbox versions being shown front and center)

Depending on pricing and what the statue actually looks like im gett me a CE!
 
#19
Would be nice if they actually gave us some proper classic unlockable outfits this time, especially her damn classic finally, and a proper variety of different outfit types in general. The unlockables and DLC in the last 2 were so bland and similar. Oh, and let you actually use her pistols, which they totally ignored in Rise despite 2013's ending.
 
#26
I see Xbox version is stacked over PS4 version. Is this is what they meant by "Microsoft marketing rights"?
Yes. Ever seen a commercial for a multiplatform game and then at the end either the PlayStation or XBOX pops up, and only the PlayStation or XBOX? Yeah that's marketing rights. Quite possibly the most pointless thing ever, but hey, free TV adds for the publisher by MS or Sony.
 
#28
Screenshots look good. I guess I know the answer, but I want to ask people who played the games anyway: Do the (modern) Tomb Raider games play more like uncharted or GoW (2018)?
 
#37
I find nothing special/unique about these modern Tomb Raider games. Rife with banal and stale modern gaming trends.
From the looks of it, this game seems no different. I hope after this, the game makers can try something different with the franchise or a new IP.
 
#38
The survivors and ultimate survivors of Yamataï Island, Sam, Reyes and Jonah will join the fearless archaeologist in this adventure that will trace the crucial moment when she will become Tomb Raider ...

lol, the writers act like the narrative in the first two games was something 'special' & we should apparently get excited when they announce some of the worst written, cardboard stereotypes are returning. I reckon the flatulent butler in Tomb Raider III had more personality than all 3 of those combined.

As for this new game, here's my list of wants:

- challenging platforming which actually requires skill (no more ledge hopping & monkey climbing in which a magnetized Lara sticks to the décor).

- better artsyle with no more ugly fugly shantytowns & Soviet style military installations in which grime & muck reign supreme (I mean what the hell happened to the exotic beautiful locations with pyramids, temples & other lost cities?).

- a better voice actress for Lara who doesn't talk to herself throughout the entire game.

That's about it.
 
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#39
I find nothing special/unique about these modern Tomb Raider games. Rife with banal and stale modern gaming trends.
From the looks of it, this game seems no different. I hope after this, the game makers can try something different with the franchise or a new IP.
Damn you got your review copy real early! Should write and post a review so you can beat IGN and Gamespot!

(by the way Eidos Montreal didnt work on the last ones so yeah lol, Crystal Dynamics is mainly working on the Avengers game im pretty sure.)
 
#43
Go ahead & pretend I'm wrong. In both recent entries all Lara does is apply self motivational speech in the cringiest manner possible, i.e. "you can do this Lara" "I must go on" etc. etc.

I'm hardly the only one who has noticed this problem.
Game where you spend hours and hours of your time alone has the character talk to themselves by reassuring themselves, questioning what it is that the antagonist wants etc...

oh but the cringe! oh the humanity!
 
#44
Go ahead & pretend I'm wrong. In both recent entries all Lara does is apply self motivational speech in the cringiest manner possible, i.e. "you can do this Lara" "I must go on" etc. etc.

I'm hardly the only one who has noticed this problem.
Your OPINION is just that, you're entitled to it. Doesn't make it right or wrong.

 
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#45
Game where you spend hours and hours of your time alone has the character talk to themselves by reassuring themselves, questioning what it is that the antagonist wants etc...

oh but the cringe! oh the humanity!
Yet, incredibly tons of other "games where you spend hours and hours of you time alone".... do not feature cringeworthy "I'll constantly talk to myself with inane dialogue" ala recent Tomb Raider games. Amazing, right? :/

Rhianna Pratchett's writing was abject in both titles, likewise the voice acting was equally as bad.
 
#47
Should have had the part right after where he vanishes as a truck drives past lmao
Right, because let's pretend the writing & acting was either superb... or even passable. Methinks not. No amount of ridicule or feigned outrage will change the fact the narrative/writing/acting was trash tier Z movie esque junk worthy of a Uwe Boll fail. It actually does a huge disservice to games which do succeed in that department (Uncharted, for example, which Tomb Raider attempts to copy in a million ways) to claim Tomb Raider was okay.

It wasn't, hence why it's on my list of 'things which need to be improved'. That and the platforming of course (i.e. of central importance in a Tomb Raider title yet sorely inadequate in recent games).
 
#48
Right, because let's pretend the writing & acting was either superb... or even passable. Methinks not. No amount of ridicule or feigned outrage will change the fact the narrative/writing/acting was trash tier Z movie esque junk worthy of a Uwe Boll fail. It actually does a huge disservice to games which do succeed in that department (Uncharted, for example, which Tomb Raider attempts to copy in a million ways) to claim Tomb Raider was okay.

It wasn't, hence why it's on my list of 'things which need to be improved'. That and the platforming of course (i.e. of central importance in a Tomb Raider title yet sorely inadequate in recent games).
are you quoting the right post? Im talking about this lmao

Edit: Rise of the Tomb Raider is not like Uncharted at all. copying my ass. just wanted to point that out in what i assume was an accidental quote.
 
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#49
Go ahead & pretend I'm wrong. In both recent entries all Lara does is apply self motivational speech in the cringiest manner possible, i.e. "you can do this Lara" "I must go on" etc. etc.

I'm hardly the only one who has noticed this problem.
Some like this, some like this not. Opinions, nothing wrong with having one that differs from that of the majority.

lol - to which games are the modern tomb raider games compareable then?
 
#50
Right, because let's pretend the writing & acting was either superb... or even passable. Methinks not. No amount of ridicule or feigned outrage will change the fact the narrative/writing/acting was trash tier Z movie esque junk worthy of a Uwe Boll fail. It actually does a huge disservice to games which do succeed in that department (Uncharted, for example, which Tomb Raider attempts to copy in a million ways) to claim Tomb Raider was okay.

It wasn't, hence why it's on my list of 'things which need to be improved'. That and the platforming of course (i.e. of central importance in a Tomb Raider title yet sorely inadequate in recent games).

It's obvious some people don't share your opinion. So why are you arguing with yourself? Lol move on.