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#871573 - 03/03/13 02:24 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
aserID Offline
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Registered: 09/20/12
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Gerry-- thanks for the TR link, although
I didn't have much luck with the You Tube
video. I did play the PS3 version on the
Best Buy site and it looked great!

Looney4labs--I've never played a TR game
before, but this trailer sure makes you
want to try one! I'm going to wait, though,
for some opinions on the game itself.

Aser wave

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#871661 - 03/03/13 01:01 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: Rowan]
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Originally Posted By: Rowan
I have never played a Tomb Raider game. Is there respawning of bad guys in this game? I like a game where there is no respawning (except for specific quest purposes)such as in the Elder Scroll games. The Sacred games had ridiculous respawning.


Assuming the new game sticks with the pattern of the previous eight(!), bad guys won't respawn. There is always a slight worry when the game is described as a 'reboot', not knowing what they'll change, but it would seem that such a story-driven game as TR isn't likely to change in this fundamental aspect of the game.

(No, they've added multi-player content (how on earth can everyone be Lara at once?) to the game .... grrr!)

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#871674 - 03/03/13 01:38 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Thanks, gremlin, for your reply. I like things to stay dead. I'll now consider being initiated into Tomb Raider. thanks

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#871726 - 03/03/13 05:00 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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#871739 - 03/03/13 06:06 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: Rowan]
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Just a suggestion Rowan. If I were just starting out on TR I would take advantage of the deals on GOG.com.

They have the first 3 games for 9.99. Plus 4 & 5 for 9.99.

Then you could start exploring the more current TR games.

You can go to Stella's site for complete information on all the TR games.
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#871842 - 03/04/13 10:31 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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I agree with Oldman. GOG has great deals on the early games -- updated to run on modern computers. And ***Stella's site*** is the best for Tomb Raider information.

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#871855 - 03/04/13 12:08 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Maybe she has a doppleganger Gremlin lol

I played the last TR in my Playstation 3 and this new one with a $60 price tag, I will have to seriously consider getting the PC version for
$40 or going all out and spending that ouch! $60.

Marie wave


Edited by marie (03/04/13 12:11 PM)

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#871884 - 03/04/13 03:39 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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If I were recommending a newcomer to Tomb Raider, I probably wouldn't suggest going back to the original games. Even though they were wonderful at the time, they now look incredibly dated (unless your idea of modern 3D graphics is Minecraft ;)), so I'd suggest starting with Tomb Raider Anniversary, and Underworld. You get the original story (more or less) with Anniversary, plus a up-to-date take on where Lara's got up to since then.

If, after playing those, you feel the need to fill in the back catalogue, that's the point at which I'd go back to TR I, II and III. (IV (Last Revelation), V (Chronicles) and VII (Legend) less so. I'd only bother with TR VI (Angel of Darkness) if I were going for the complete set. (In fact I bought the job lot of the existing games for GBP 10 from Steam at Christmas, and it's only since then that I've played and just recently completed AoD for the first time - boy was it buggy and frustrating with the 'new' control scheme)

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#871896 - 03/04/13 04:44 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Hmmm! Much to think about. Thanks for all the suggestions. Nice problem to have: How many to buy. think

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#872039 - 03/05/13 10:39 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Rowan, Joystiq gathered up many reviews of this game and put them all Here. Giving them a quick scan might help you make up your mind. wave
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#872117 - 03/05/13 04:53 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Well I broke down and preordered TR from Steam and it was activated early this AM. Have played about 30 minutes and got through the initial escape from some tunnels which is more or less designed to be a tutorial.

So far, I like it and the controls are pretty much the same as Underworld. I haven't gotten to the point yet where I find a weapon so will see how combat goes and if I (being combat challenged) can handle it.

The graphics are fantastic the movements are flawless so far.

From looking at the gameplay video I think the first weapon Lara gets is a bow for hunting so I'll probably be trying that out pretty soon.

I'm playing on easy so let's hope that easy is "EASY". lol snicker
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#872129 - 03/05/13 05:34 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Oh, dear, oldman, you are making my credit card finger itch! I love that the controls are like Underworld. Although I loved Guardian of Light, I hated the controls.
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#872386 - 03/07/13 05:07 AM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Keep us updated on your progress oldman. "Easy" is the best way to play the first time out!
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#872556 - 03/07/13 06:51 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Well I got through the first part of surviving on the island all right and now I find that there is a lot of Quick Time video sequences that I didn't like in other versions. It has gotten me stopped in one area until I can figure out which controls are to be used.

Click to reveal..
Lara has been captured and is making an escape with her hands tied. She gets caught by this guy and you have to figure out which keys to use. There is first the A&D keys to wriggle out and then some other keys that I'm not sure what they are and then she breaks free and finds a gun and here's where I die because I can't figure out what I'm supposed to do.


Later when I'm less frustrated, I'll check out the boards and see what the correct key pressing routine is.

This is what I didn't like about Legend and it looks like Eidos has decided to put this back in to this game.

I've read the boards and there is a lot of discontent about the QTV sequences so I'm not alone.
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#872558 - 03/07/13 07:01 PM Re: New Tomb Raider [Re: oldman]
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Awww that stinks, Oldman. I hope that scheme is not repeated often.
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