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Old 02-09-13, 12:16 AM   #101
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Re: Tomb Raider (a.k.a. Tomb Raider 9)

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Old 02-09-13, 07:38 AM   #102
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Looks very good so far.
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Old 02-10-13, 12:01 PM   #103
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Old 02-11-13, 05:36 PM   #104
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Old 02-13-13, 06:14 AM   #105
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90 minutes of Tomb Raider gameplay and developer Q&A.

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Old 02-25-13, 09:59 AM   #106
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Re: Tomb Raider (a.k.a. Tomb Raider 9)

Reviews are pouring in. Sounds like the rape mini-games are pretty good!

IGN - 9.1 - http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/...aider-review-2
Polygon - 9/10 - http://www.polygon.com/game/tomb-raider-2013/2348
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Old 02-25-13, 10:16 AM   #107
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Glad to hear the reviews are so good. I can't wait to start playing this.
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Old 02-25-13, 10:21 AM   #108
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Great reviews, now to figure out if I should go ahead and order this.
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Old 02-25-13, 10:26 AM   #109
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Current scores for the 360 version:

All Review Articles

SiteDateRatingRatio
GameTrailers 02/25/13 8.5 out of 10 85.00%
Digital Spy 02/25/13 5 out of 5 100.00%
GamesBeat 02/25/13 88 out of 100 88.00%
AusGamers 02/25/13 9 out of 10 90.00%
The Escapist 02/25/13 5 out of 5 100.00%
Official Xbox Magazine UK 02/25/13 8 out of 10 80.00%
Official Xbox Magazine 02/25/13 8.5 out of 10 85.00%
GamesRadar 02/25/13 4.5 out of 5 90.00%
EGM 02/25/13 8 out of 10 80.00%
Game Informer 02/25/13 9.25 out of 10 92.50%
NZGamer 02/25/13 10 out of 10 100.00%
Cheat Code Central 02/25/13 4.4 out of 5 88.00%
Destructoid 02/25/13 8.5 out of 10 85.00%
IGN 02/25/13 9.1 out of 10 91.00%
Eurogamer 02/25/13 8 out of 10 80.00%
GameSpot 02/25/13 8.5 out of 10 85.00%

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Old 02-25-13, 10:29 AM   #110
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Its nice to see that this is about as close to a return to form as it can get. The franchise definitely deserves it after those PS2 iterations.
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Old 02-25-13, 10:29 AM   #111
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Re: Tomb Raider (a.k.a. Tomb Raider 9)

I was looking at Kotaku's review - http://kotaku.com/5986619/tomb-raider-the-kotaku-review

There's an animated gif in there of a death scene.... damn.
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Old 02-25-13, 10:34 AM   #112
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Great reviews...I knew it was a good sign when they didn't pull a "Aliens: Colonial Marines" and have the embargo until AFTER the game was out.

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Old 02-25-13, 10:34 AM   #113
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I was looking at Kotaku's review - http://kotaku.com/5986619/tomb-raider-the-kotaku-review

There's an animated gif in there of a death scene.... damn.
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Old 02-25-13, 10:35 AM   #114
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The Polygon review touches on the deaths too. Brutal.

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Tomb Raider walks a precarious balance between realism and fantasy, and in a few cases that balance tips in an uncomfortable direction — particularly in its infrequent death animations. Sometimes a mistake is followed by a quick fade to black and a checkpoint reload. But sometimes the game shows a disturbingly detailed vision of Lara's demise. You can see the exact angle that she breaks her neck against a rock or hear the gurgle of blood as a spike stabs through her stomach. In a single-player campaign where every element feels carefully considered, this is the one thing that seems unnecessary — a split second of gruesome voyeurism in an otherwise empowering game. These deaths didn't occur often enough to tear me away from the game, but if scenes of extreme realistically rendered violence turn your stomach, be warned.
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Old 02-25-13, 10:41 AM   #115
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They should re-purpose the engine and make "I Spit on Your Grave: The Game".
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Old 02-25-13, 12:30 PM   #116
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I'm not sure if it's been mentioned or not, but Target will have an exclusive steelbook

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Old 02-25-13, 01:10 PM   #117
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Glad the reviews are so good. Looking forward to getting this on PC.

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Meh. I think the gruesomeness adds to the tension (like in Limbo). And if it was a male protagonist, people probably wouldn't give a shit.
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Old 02-25-13, 01:15 PM   #118
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I'm not sure if it's been mentioned or not, but Target will have an exclusive steelbook

Is that at a premium price? Pretty nice looking. Not worth passing up the $20 at BB though.
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Old 02-25-13, 01:32 PM   #119
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This isn't out for a week? That's some bullshit.

Here's a negative review:

http://www.insidegamingdaily.com/201...raider-review/

His main complaint is the characters aren't relateable and you don't grow emotionally attached to them.
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Old 02-25-13, 02:42 PM   #121
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Is that at a premium price? Pretty nice looking. Not worth passing up the $20 at BB though.
No, it's listed in the ad for $59.99 next week.
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Old 02-25-13, 02:51 PM   #122
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Any word on what the best version to get it (system wise)?
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Old 02-25-13, 02:55 PM   #123
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Sucks that the Collector's Edition isn't eligible for the BB $20. That is pretty stupid.
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Old 02-25-13, 03:04 PM   #124
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sucks the reviews are good...now I have to preorder it...lol
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