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#872607 - 03/08/13 01:08 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
oldman Offline
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Well I got past that point. Learned on some other sites to hit the F key at the point where I was stuck then I had to hit the E key when it told me to and then quickly shoot the sucker with my right mouse key. It took a while for me to get my fingers moving to the right keys fast enough but I finally made it and have progressed a little further.

I really like the game so far and as I said earlier the graphics are fantastic. The voice acting is really well done and all with the exception of the Quicktime events (that's the correct term I guess) it's a really good game.
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#872623 - 03/08/13 05:36 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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I hope you don't run into more of those "key sequences" oldman. I don't like them either. Glad to hear you are enjoying the game and able to progress without to much trouble! Enjoy!
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#872719 - 03/08/13 04:05 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Woot Oldman, so glad you got past that. I read this morning that the game has sold over a million copies already. wave
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#872788 - 03/09/13 05:24 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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I've seen TV ads for the game. It has probably helped with sales. I wonder with all those sales if there will be a PC version in a box in stores!
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#873911 - 03/15/13 01:10 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Well I got to the end of the game but missed a lot of goodies and achievements. The game said I did 60%.

There's a lot to like about this game but a lot to dislike as well as far as I'm concerned.

As I said previously, the graphics are superb and the game is so real that, for that reason, I rate graphics a 10. Sound was fantastic, voice acting was fantastic. All in all the gameplay was good and somewhat on a par with the previous TR games. You can't really compare this game with any of the other TR games as it's a completely different Lara and unique feel.

That said, the combat was overdone for my taste. Some I'm sure will disagree but then I'm not all that good at combat. If it weren't for finding a trainer to give Lara Maximum health I would not have made it through the combat. The Quick Timed Events were frustrating to me as you had to push a key at exactly the right time, not too soon or not too late, or you died. I did manage to struggle through them though.

There were several jump sequences that were challenging but the fact that I was able to get through them means that they are do able. The good thing about them is that the auto save brought you back to the begining of where you died so you didn't have to go way back to repeat them.

Overall, I like the game but only because I was able to make Lara immune through the combat sequences. At first I thought the quick timed events were going to be a game breaker but I finally figured out what to do and I only died about a dozen times before I hit the right key sequence at the right time.

Anyway that's my opinion and after a breather I will do another playthrough and try to complete a larger percentage of the tasks.
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#873927 - 03/15/13 06:05 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Thanks for the info on the game oldman. It sounds like one for me! Good Luck the second time around! I'n hoping to find a boxed version!
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#873969 - 03/15/13 10:58 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Thanks Oldman. It's always great to get hands-on information from Boomers. wave
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#874087 - 03/15/13 09:41 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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I am stuck AGAIN.. That darn Russian guy keeps on killing me.. I reckon that I have died about fifty times and counting.. There must be a cheat or someway that I can get past this point. I am just about to get the hammer and do horrible things to this keyboard, I am so frustrated..

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#874111 - 03/16/13 12:04 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Drongo, sometimes a break and coming back to it fresh will help. Have you googled to see if there is a you tube video or a tip or trick to help you past him?
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#874121 - 03/16/13 01:02 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: drongo]
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Drongo this was one of the most difficult quicktime events for me. I must have died 20 times before I could finally get through it.

You have to hit the keys at the exact moment they appear in the little circle on the screen. Too soon you die, too late you die and there is no leeway.

The screen doesn't give you the right keys as well for the PC. So when the first circle shows up you hit the F key immediately and then once again the F key and then you grab the gun and I had to tap the E key I think and then you are able to shoot the guy but it has to be done at exactly the right time or you die.

It's very frustrating. Here is a Video on YouTube that shows the exact sequence.

Hope this helps.


Edited by oldman (03/16/13 02:18 AM)
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#874150 - 03/16/13 08:30 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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I've finished the game too, at 93% (I spent a lot of time searching for GPS caches, treasure maps, and all the optional tombs. Then once I'd finished the story, I went back and finished upgrading weapons, and finding more of the challenges. I've not yet done all of them, but I'm up to 95% now. smile

I've had a blast playing the game. The bow is definitely my favourite weapon as it's so much more accurate and stealthy than the guns. (That was the key to keeping the combat on my terms most of the time).

The timed events were okay - most only took two or three attempts, but the Russian guy was hard!

The optional tombs were fun, though I could have done with more.

The overall pacing of the game was fantastic - it builds to climactic scenes over and over again, but there are always times you can chill out and explore instead.

My overall impression is that I loved the open-world exploration stuff, and this is a game that's worth taking your time over!

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#874174 - 03/16/13 10:33 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Haven't bought the game yet as I needed to replace my video card. Congrats to oldman and gremlin for finishing. bravo But does this mean it is a short game? It seems to me that the game hasn't been out that long.

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#874194 - 03/16/13 11:56 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Thanks Oldman and Gremlin wave
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#874245 - 03/16/13 03:39 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: Rowan]
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Rowan, no it's not a short game. Steam tells me I've played 27 hours in the last two weeks (i.e. since the game arrived on my PC) to get to 95%. That's an average of over 2 hours a day since the release date. And I know that there was a 3.30AM in there last weekend too!

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#874248 - 03/16/13 04:02 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Gremlin, did it let you select the difficulty level?
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