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Rise of the Tomb Raider Syria Demo

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I've been waiting for this demo ever since it was announced we'd be getting it (which was just after Microsoft's Gamescom conference). I hated the combat approach that the Gamescom demo had - this is Tomb Raider, not Uncharted or The Last of Us - and was hoping this'd convince me otherwise because it was promised to appease classic fans.

 

What we got? Scripted platforming, a new Lara model that looks eerily similar to Chloe from Uncharted, boring gunplay that plagues Uncharted, and a laughable puzzle that survival instincts spoiled anyway.

Very disappointing - in my opinion - and what hope I had left for this game has gone. I mean, they're saying that the puzzles inside tombs will be very complex, with tons of traps... but they also said that one of the hub areas for 2013 was twice the size of Tomb Raider: Underworld... And yeah, that didn't happen.

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Did you seriously expect anything different?  This game is going to fail, not only because of the timed exclusive deal, but the game is released the same day as Fallout 4 :facepalm:

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Did you seriously expect anything different?  This game is going to fail, not only because of the timed exclusive deal, but the game is released the same day as Fallout 4 :facepalm:

Crystal had been hyping this demo up. I was really looking forward to it, and the people who saw it in advance (I think people who appeared at Gamescom got an early viewing of it) only had positive things to say.

And yeah, they should probably bring the game forwards or delay it - it has no chance against Fallout 4 lol (especially being confined to 2 consoles at launch).

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Well, graphically it looks awesome and Uncharted is one of the best series of games to be released so not a bad idea to model on it. The previous installment was really good so I can't wait for this one.

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Uncharted's puzzles are much better than this, what the hell was that? I had hoped the sequel would try something new...

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Uncharted's puzzles are much better than this, what the hell was that? I had hoped the sequel would try something new...

Well, the puzzle they showed is only a short one to lead into the tomb (which will be the first tomb in the game I think) so I wasn't expecting it to be difficult, especially as it's so early in the game, but even so, it's really disappointing. Break open a wall, shoot thing, progress. I hope the actual tomb is more complex :(

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Looks fine to me. People just want something to whine about.

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A little off-topic, but is it just me or does Lara look kind of like Jodie in Beyond Two Souls?

 

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A little off-topic, but is it just me or does Lara look kind of like Jodie in Beyond Two Souls?

 

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Not really. Jodie was voiced and mo-capped by Ellen Page, while this Lara is voiced and mo-capped by Camilla Luddington.

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I'm not saying they look exactly the same. Watching the trailer, though, I was reminded a little of Jodie/Ellen.

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I'm not saying they look exactly the same. Watching the trailer, though, I was reminded a little of Jodie/Ellen.

 

And I'm saying it's probably just you. :P I'm seeing Camilla Luddington, a different looking person, playing Lara Croft.

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Microsoft gave the exclusive deal to compete with Uncharted.  That's not going to happen, though.

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And I'm saying it's probably just you. :P I'm seeing Camilla Luddington, a different looking person, playing Lara Croft.

Isn't the entire purpose of the new Lara model to make us forget that it's Camilla playing here? I swear I remember CD saying they changed the model because the Definitive Edition version looked too much like Camilla :hmm:

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Isn't the entire purpose of the new Lara model to make us forget that it's Camilla playing here? I swear I remember CD saying they changed the model because the Definitive Edition version looked too much like Camilla :hmm:

 

This Twitter post says differently.

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Glad we got a year to wait, gives me time to play my pre-orders, Mad Max and Uncharted 1-3 & 4.

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This game looks great. I enjoyed the first one and I'm looking forward to getting this on ps4 next year. Its Q1 2016 right? Or is that just rumored?

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This game looks great. I enjoyed the first one and I'm looking forward to getting this on ps4 next year. Its Q1 2016 right? Or is that just rumored?

End of 2016 I believe for PS4.

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End of 2016 I believe for PS4.

 

Oh you're right, PC is early 2016. Damn that sucks :/ Oh well, we've got UC4 spring anyways xD

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Look at it this way, if they do make dlc... it'll more than likely be bundled in the ps4 version, and be a better polished product by the time it is released. 

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trailer sucks ass and great job on uglifying Lara like that. what a piece of crap.

 

one can only hope that the actual gameplay will be much better than this boring mess that looks like a tedious remix of all adventure games of the past decade.

plus the hair physics are ridiculous.

 

the Uncharted 4 trailer, on the other hand, looked really promising. to my surprise, i gotta say. i found U3 to be the weakest part in the series and the U4 trailer exceeded my expectations so far.

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Damn didn't know the voice of Lara was the hot British nanny on Californication. 

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