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Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4/XBX/PC) (09/2018)

Old 09-21-18, 01:12 PM
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Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4/XBX/PC) (09/2018)

Wow, a week after release and still no talk on this one? That can't be a good sign for sales

Best Buy did call me after someone ended up canceling their order, so I ended up picking up a copy. But honestly with Spider Man now and Red Dead 2 next month, I have no idea when I'll end up playing it.
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Old 09-21-18, 01:39 PM
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Started it so random thoughts. Loved the first two but this feels kinda flat so far. But I felt the same way about Uncharted 4. Maybe I have Tomb Raider fatigue... Lara has turned into a bitch (looks like she got implants so maybe there's a connection ) and Jonah is the sympathetic character. I'm good with less fighting and more puzzles/tomb raiding but you know what looks a lot like the Mexican jungle? The Peruvian jungle! Instead of wolves and bears you have to fight jaguars... meh... They've added some stuff like rappel to the platforming but I don't think it adds much to the game. There's a short backstory chapter which is cool.

I'm a slow gamer, but I've gone through the last two games in a couple of weeks. This one, I play an hour at a time and it's enough. I'll finish it but it's not a great game so far.

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Old 09-21-18, 01:39 PM
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Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4/XBX/PC) (09/2018)

I feel like this series has a history of bad release timing.

I finally finished Spider-Man, so i'll be starting this up this weekend.
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Old 09-21-18, 02:37 PM
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I've been playing when I need a break from Spiderman, and it's a nice change of pace from that. Graphically it looks good, and I'm enjoying it as much as the last one. My only goal is to finish it before RDR.
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Old 09-22-18, 04:20 PM
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Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4/XBX/PC) (09/2018)

I'm trying to decide between High Resolution and High Frame Rate modes on the XBox One X. Frame rate makes it sooooo smooth but with a large 4K HDR TV I feel like I should be taking advantage of the graphics quality.

Also, this game makes my One X louder then anything I can think of recently.
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Old 09-22-18, 04:49 PM
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Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4/XBX/PC) (09/2018)

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I'm trying to decide between High Resolution and High Frame Rate modes on the XBox One X. Frame rate makes it sooooo smooth but with a large 4K HDR TV I feel like I should be taking advantage of the graphics quality.
Let us know which one you decide on. I would like to know.

I guess you have to decide between the two on Forza Horizon 4 as well, correct?
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Old 09-23-18, 08:49 AM
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Let us know which one you decide on. I would like to know.

I guess you have to decide between the two on Forza Horizon 4 as well, correct?
I've been going with High Resolution so far. The game lets you change it on the fly, so if I get in to some more fast paced sequences I might change to frame rate.

And yeah, looks like Horizon 4 has the same options. Only a few games let you choose. For racing, I think frame rate would win out.

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Old 09-29-18, 08:49 AM
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Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4/XBX/PC) (09/2018)

Pet Peeves in games: sections of the game that force you to slowly walk through areas

Something isn't really clicking so far in the game for me. It might be just me, but I feel like there's an over reliance on Survival Instincts to get crafting material and items, so I find myself constantly hitting it to make sure I don't miss anything which really slows down the game play. I know I could not use it as a crutch, but I can't help it since it's there.
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Old 09-29-18, 08:07 PM
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Roping a guy up in a tree is great until you try to loot the body. Not to mention unless the guy was alone, you've just put up a giant "I'm here!" sign for others to see. A "fun but stupid!" feature!
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Old 09-30-18, 06:42 PM
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This game also never resumes probably from a suspended state and kicks me back to the title screen every time. Annoying.
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Old 10-09-18, 08:52 AM
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Steelbook edition down to $42 on Amazon

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Old 11-13-18, 03:29 PM
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The price of this game continues to drop like a fucking rock. It's currently on sale on PSN for $30 regular and $35 deluxe. Even the Croft edition with the season pass is 50% off ($45). Can't be a good sign two months after release.

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Old 11-13-18, 04:06 PM
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Yeah, it must have sold very poorly. It's a shame, it's a fine game. Coming out right after the mega-blockbuster Spider-Man must have hurt its PS4 sales. Too bad it didn't come out during the Summer when releases were few and far between.
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Old 11-13-18, 04:22 PM
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Coincidently, I think i'm just about done in the game, reaching a point where I get a warning about not being able to turn back and fast travel if I continue with a mission.

I'm a huge fan of the rebooted Tomb Raider series, advocating a few times how I felt it was stronger then Uncharted in many areas like movement and combat. As I said back when it was released a few posts up, something still feels kind of off in the game. The story is mediocre as always, if not a bit of a step back from the previous games, and the "hub" areas that I liked in Rise just weren't clicking for me in this one and the crafting and resource hunting really felt like a chore that I didn't feel before.

There's been a few great cinematic moments, particularly a refinery and earthquake sequence, but for all the crafting/upgrading there doesn't feel like there's been many combat sequences to make weapon variety worthwhile. In fact, they seem few and fairly easy overall, with most of them a cinch via stealth on normal difficulty.

I'm having fun overall, but a step down from the Crystal Dynamics versions.
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Old 11-14-18, 12:53 PM
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I was thinking about getting this on Black Friday since I've never played a Tomb Raider game before, but it sounds like I should start with Tomb Raider and then Rise of the Tomb Raider right? It seems like they are the better games and they're around $20 a game.
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Old 11-14-18, 01:16 PM
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I was thinking about getting this on Black Friday since I've never played a Tomb Raider game before, but it sounds like I should start with Tomb Raider and then Rise of the Tomb Raider right? It seems like they are the better games and they're around $20 a game.
The first entry was the strongest of the three, so yeah I'd start with that one.
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^^ agreed... the scene where you climb the cell tower is amazing.
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My copy is still sealed. I have to find time to play this soon.
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The first one is fantastic, one of my favorites of all-time and one of the few games I have actually played through multiple times. Definitely start there.
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Agreed, would start with the first rebooted game.
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Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4/XBX/PC) (09/2018)

This is also $30 on XBL now
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Old 11-15-18, 01:51 AM
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Finished the game tonight. Lackluster ending and an easy "boss" at the end, and not much of a desire to go back and finish collecting everything I missed or trying any of the DLC. Decent game, probably worth it at $30 and I hope it sells well enough to see more sequels in this reboot series.
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Old 11-16-18, 07:31 PM
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I figured I should start this tonight before it's a GWG / PS+ title
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This is also $30 on XBL now
which TR is this one?
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which TR is this one?
You're joking right? Which fucking thread are you in?
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