Shadow of the Tomb Raider Page 3

  • the_milkybar_kid 11 Sep 2018 16:25:26 7,677 posts
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    The intro to the review of this on IGN make me laugh out loud. Comically bad. Looks alright, just more dourness and misery. Couldn't be arsed mid way through the second.
  • Malek86 11 Sep 2018 16:27:21 7,630 posts
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    Reboot Lara seems stuck in the dark age of comic books. Reminds me of the ill-fated Spiderman movies. During the entire second and third movies I was like "does this dude ever get to have any fun?". Seriously.

    And here I thought we were past those years.

    Edited by Malek86 at 16:28:05 11-09-2018
  • dominalien 11 Sep 2018 16:37:51 8,839 posts
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    I've been mopping up some trophies in TR 2013 and it was striking how much more memorable it is than RotR, which was just bland. If Shadow is a return to form in this respect as EG's review seems to indicate, my interest has just shot up significantly.
  • JoeBlade 11 Sep 2018 18:40:20 4,276 posts
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    @dominalien I'm not sure if it's down to the first one (well, first reboot) being more memorable exactly but I did finish it almost in one go whereas I didn't go back to RotTR fairly quickly each time after I've started (re)playing it.

    So whatever the reason, RotTR didn't quite stick for me as well.
  • techblogger911 11 Sep 2018 19:48:18 19 posts
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    I'd love to get back into the murder story and add more jigsaw puzzles. The new games are awesome fun, but I'd like to hear more about the older style in Shadow.
  • neilka 11 Sep 2018 20:17:46 22,055 posts
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    The jigsaw puzzles always were the highlight of the franchise.
  • Doozler 14 Sep 2018 12:48:00 100 posts
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    Got this shipped early and managed a couple of hours last night. Good so far with all the glowy hints turned off - exploring feels a bit more meaty. Fights may turn into a slog, so I suspect I'll end up turning combat difficulty down. Look gorgeous in 4K. I saw a trailer on TV in SD after playing and it looked like shite!
  • askew 14 Sep 2018 13:51:25 17,741 posts
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    Is there a day one patch? Currently waiting for it to arrive…
  • Doozler 14 Sep 2018 14:29:55 100 posts
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    There was on X1X (technically a day -1 patch, I guess)
  • askew 14 Sep 2018 14:48:01 17,741 posts
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    Gah. Will have to play offline then if I want to get anything done tonight.
  • MrFlay 14 Sep 2018 14:59:26 3,816 posts
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    High-framerate mode is excellent. Makes a huge difference to how the game feels
  • Vortex808 14 Sep 2018 15:05:58 12,755 posts
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    I'm hoping this arrives today, so I can fire it up tonight.

    How big was the one X patch? Multiple gig, or a few hundred Mb?
  • MrFlay 14 Sep 2018 15:11:24 3,816 posts
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    Lara is a ridiculous vandal. Just willfully destroying ancient artifacts for XP. You shoot and destroy carving in the first tomb for XP. Weird.
  • Doozler 14 Sep 2018 16:04:40 100 posts
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    6Gb I think
  • Vortex808 14 Sep 2018 16:11:46 12,755 posts
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    Ouch. Thanks.

    Luckily, I have decent download speeds, so it won't take too long, but man the days of just getting a game and playing it right away have well & truly gone, haven't they!
  • MrFlay 14 Sep 2018 16:26:44 3,816 posts
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    I've turned off survival instincts but the game seems designed for them and a whole section of the skill tree is for seeing things with survival instinct s.
  • Doozler 14 Sep 2018 20:57:19 100 posts
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    Pretty light on the annoying generic bad guy enemies so far, plus I've killed a few monkeys.
  • askew 14 Sep 2018 21:24:43 17,741 posts
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    Are they as bastardly as the monkeys in Tomb Raider 3?
  • Frogofdoom 14 Sep 2018 22:17:56 10,528 posts
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    My Lara has mostly getting impaled on spikes.
  • Malek86 14 Sep 2018 23:01:22 7,630 posts
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    Is the dialogue still the most cringeworthy thing ever?
  • Doozler 14 Sep 2018 23:08:05 100 posts
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    @askew Dunno. I learnt my lesson and shot them all on sight this time!
  • askew 14 Sep 2018 23:26:40 17,741 posts
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    I’ve enjoyed the couple of hours I’ve played thus far. I think this setting tickles my fancy more than Siberia.

    I got a tickle out of changing my outfit to the Tomb Raider 2 combo.
  • MrFlay 14 Sep 2018 23:29:21 3,816 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    Is the dialogue still the most cringeworthy thing ever?
    It's pretty bad and the acting is not much better.

    It's very much Rise of the Tomb Raider Part 2. Don't expect anything different. Less combat maybe.
  • Frogofdoom 15 Sep 2018 09:30:59 10,528 posts
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    20 percent of the way through and only had to use my gun once so there is definitely less forced combat and stealth opportunity.
  • Dombat 15 Sep 2018 09:52:05 1,429 posts
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    How important from a narrative point of view is it to play Rise before this one?

    I enjoyed the first game well enough at the time, even though did it did nothing special. Never bothered to get the second game. I don't mind the look of the locations but the apparent combat focus really puts me off.

    From what I've read and heard this one has less combat and more focus on tombs, environmental puzzles etc. Will I miss much skipping Rise?
  • quadfather 15 Sep 2018 12:21:20 33,249 posts
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    Christ, the sound is amazing. Best I've heard yet on Atmos I think
  • MrFlay 15 Sep 2018 12:26:26 3,816 posts
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    Cdkeys are selling this for Xbox for much less that in the Xbox Store.
  • neems 15 Sep 2018 12:38:26 4,159 posts
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    @Dombat

    I don't think it will make a lot of difference - basically the bad guys want a thing, and Lara tries to get there first. The bad guys are some kind of paramilitary organisation / cult who were the enemy in Rise as well, but I don't recall there being an awful lot of backstory / motivation to worry about.
  • Dombat 15 Sep 2018 12:44:42 1,429 posts
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    neems wrote:
    @Dombat

    I don't think it will make a lot of difference - basically the bad guys want a thing, and Lara tries to get there first. The bad guys are some kind of paramilitary organisation / cult who were the enemy in Rise as well, but I don't recall there being an awful lot of backstory / motivation to worry about.
    Thanks, yeah I thought as much. Not like I remember much from the first game anyway!
  • quadfather 15 Sep 2018 12:44:48 33,249 posts
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    Some nice little touches like the game moving leaves out of your line of sight of Lara when you move the camera so you can always see her. Never seen that before.
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