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E3 2012: Tomb Raider Exclusive Gameplay Trailer

Delve into the first gameplay of Lara's first adventure in Tomb Raider. (E3, PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

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Valenka  +   1346d ago
Dear God, it looks brilliant!
hulk_bash1987  +   1346d ago
With Naughty Dog moving on from Uncharted to TLOU looks like Laura is just in time to fill the void. Game looks amazing so far, can't wait.
Yi-Long  +   1346d ago
It seems I'm a bit less impressed than everyone else is...
... the voice-acting is kinda annoying, plus small stuff like her hair not hanging down when she is, seems a bit 'sloppy'.

Also not sure if this will bring back the 'exploration' adventure aspect of the first games, as it seems much more a lineair survival-game.

I DO look forward to the bow, though. That could be very sweet.

However, the trailer hasn't really 'wowed' me as much as I hoped it would.
crxss  +   1345d ago
@yi-long haha there's a lot of scenes when her hair should be moving but it just stays perfectly in place (besides the ponytail). gotta give props to the Croft mansion's hairstylist
Yi-Long  +   1345d ago
@crXss: With that much hairspray....
... she should really stay far away from all those flaming torches! :P
4Sh0w  +   1345d ago
Everything looked great to me, this is easily the best trailer I've seen in awhile.
starchild  +   1345d ago
I was already a big fan of the Tomb Raider series, but WOW this looks absolutely amazing. I am seriously impressed. Gameplay, graphics, characters, setting...all of it stunning.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1345d ago

You're not alone bro. I'm also not impressed. The trailer started good and I too hope that bow hunting and the whole surving theme is a concern throughout the whole game, but the moment she got a gun it went "shooter-ish" to me... Have I just saw bullet time there?

It's just a trailer and I don't want to read too much into it, but I really hope that the exploration, platforming and survival are still the main points of this game, not shooting baddies.
SuperLupe  +   1345d ago
Is it me or is gaming getting better and better. I mean wow just wow, what a trailer !
JokesOnYou  +   1345d ago
Wow, considering me and old Lara go back like babies and pacifiers, its good to see this game is shaping up to be one helluva comeback.

Damm just go easy on my girl, don't want to see her all bruised up.....give 'em hell Lara, give 'em hell!
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Acquiescence  +   1345d ago
Well said...
This reboot looks like it's taken major inspiration from Uncharted, but who cares? Uncharted is a great franchise, and Tomb Raider would work well under it's mechanics and aesthetic. I'm psyched for this - bring on March next year.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1345d ago
WTF? UC was inspired by 2 things which are pathetically obvious: Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones. So let's not start acting like inspiration has only started when this trailer was shown.

On topic: I'm really impressed with what I see and it only makes me wonder more about how next gen consoles games will be.
hulk_bash1987  +   1345d ago

Youre either too young to have ever played a Tomb raider game or youre just trolling. Cause as much a I love Uncharted (I own and have beaten all games on crushing, including golden abyss) but Tomb Raider is a classic back in the PS1 days. Nice to see it gcoming back with a vengeance.
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dirthurts  +   1345d ago
Yeah, Tomb Raider has been platforming, exploring, and shooting up baddies way longer than UC.
Either way, I'm a huge Tomb Raider fan and I'm totally amped to get a chance to play this.
It looks really great.
miyamoto  +   1345d ago
So this is action adventure TPS platforming puzzle solving with survival horror
Does any one notice the character designs are designed not to be "realistic" but rather cartoon styled like the old TR games?

And looks like Lara had been dating Nate hence a lot of QTE sequences.

But at least 360 only gamers, if they are interested & play this game, will get a taste of Uncharted-ish game play experience next year, which is good.
Just not the graphical and animation polish of Uncharted 2 & 3.

but I think the survival horror element will work because they stripped her off with her acrobatic & super powers.

Any on-line multi player?
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1345d ago
You haven't played the game yet so I can't take your statement serious.
JANF  +   1346d ago
Game looks incredible, probably PC version. Hope consoles look this good also.
Spenok  +   1345d ago
Seriously, this looks amazing. What looks like some amazing gameplay with awesome set pieces, and story driven to boot. I am VERY excited.
user5467007  +   1345d ago
Looks great

It draws a lot from Uncharted especialy that bit when the plane is falling down while she's falling down the hill

...reminded me from the train scene in Uncharted 2
Patriots_Pride  +   1345d ago
Why does everyone keep saying it takes this from UC?

Have they not played Tomb Raider on the PS1?
user5467007  +   1345d ago
Maybe because the developers even said themselfs they were taking inspiration from Uncharted

You know you get a lot of people saying "Oh Uncharted copied TR" but the fact is it draws more from Indianna Jones and other films rather then games...especialy Tomb Raider

I think people have it in their head because Nathan Drake is also a treasure hunter that it copied Tomb Raider because she was one. I mean you didn't see Lara run behind cover while fiering an AK wave after wave of enemies did you. Tomb Raider was more of a puzzle game then a action packed TPS

I think Uncharted looked more to film for inspiration rather then games like TR, it might of drew a little insiration from it but only to the point where it evolved what Tomb Raider was about....thats why TR: Legends and Underworld were left in the dust while Uncharted got critical acclaim

Now Tomb Raider has fallen behind it's obviously going to look up to Uncharted of what to do and the reason for this is because Uncharted is basicaly what Tomb Raider should of been this gen.

So yeah...I really don't get peoples comments like yours, why get all defensive and say that...are you Tomb Raider fanatics who are in denial that Tomb Raider became a shadow of it's former self and Nathan Drake stole Lara's crown.
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rjdofu  +   1345d ago
@patriots_pride: remember that this one is a reboot, it will not be the same as the old one.
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   1345d ago
this just shows how irrelevant exclusives like uncharted are.

3rd party devs can bring the same quality without being tied down to a certain company.
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DigitalAnalog  +   1345d ago
I won't deny the quality the trailer produces. But for so many years in development, the animations and other effects are still not up to polish.

As a side note, I was unimpressed by the fact they need to include "set-pieces" that Uncharted made so famous. What happened to the isolated theme we were teased about? I want puzzle-based platform and exploration gameplay I used to love back in the PSX day.
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   1345d ago
@SPAM- Fritter -_-.....
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ash_divine  +   1345d ago

And yet here you are talking about Uncharted instead of Tomb Raider. Yeah, super irrelevant...

I also love how you assume it's the "same quality" as UC from just seeing a simple trailer.(LOL!)

And... screw it, I'm not gonna waste too much energy on obvious troll.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1345d ago

That's like saying CoD shows how irrelevant Halo is lmao.

How does this trailer all of a sudden make Uncharted and other exclusives irrelevant? Exclusives aren't ONLY for maxing consoles out, you do realize that right?
Ranma1  +   1345d ago
Its sad that Square Enix now relies on Eidos games for money. Not that am dissing Eidios, just their should be a balance.

They have given up hope in their ability to make good japanese games.
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StraightPath  +   1345d ago
wow this looks incredible, dont forget uncharted was inspired by Tomb Raider to begin with. All done before Uncharted. This could show how it is done.
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Patriots_Pride  +   1345d ago
Try telling that to the pimply kids here who swear TR is coPying UC.
TBM  +   1345d ago
it looks great and i can't wait to play this, but i just can't believe how petty some gamers are now i loved TR back in the day. i love UC for giving me the super cinematic feel, and now this new TR looks to up the ante cinematic's wise makes me very happy to be a gamer.

the clowns arguing how inspired who is just plain foolish or are just fanboys who dont own a particular system. enjoy the damn games you nutters.
Tapewurm  +   1345d ago
Yes it looks very promising... Definite preorder now. Can't wait til March now :) Hard to believe the first game came out so long ago.
chadachada123  +   1345d ago
I agree, though I hope that her speaking while she's alone is almost entirely just within her head.

And not freaking annoying like the Far Cry 3 burning-building trailer where the protagonist wouldn't shut the hell up >.>
Veneno  +   1345d ago
Game looks okay. The story is weak as hell. Terrible writing. "You're a Croft!" - that line made me cringe.It's from a children's movie or something. Looks like Square took lessons from Naughty Dog in everything but good writing.

Also there was a shot of that thug trying to feel up laura, then she slugged him. Don't you think the dude that tied her up and hung her from the cave cieling in the beginning of the trailer probably raped the hell out of her?

Overall the game seems like it will take itself way too seriously.
Chuk5  +   1346d ago
Looks incredible.
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Ashunderfire86  +   1346d ago
Very great trailer!!! but I think Dishonored stole the show for me!!! I thought that game was running in 60 frames per second. but still Tomb Raider looks like a Day one buy for March 5, 2013. Not sold on Star Wars 1313 though, cause they have already created a Bounty Hunter game during the PS2, Gamecube and Xbox era.
Creative-Enigma  +   1346d ago
DeadlyFire  +   1345d ago
I look at Star Wars 1313 as potential fundraiser for Battlefront 3 so I am in. :)

Undoubtedly Lucasarts has more Star Wars titles in hiding, but they can't reveal all of them right now.

One of them I suspect to be Star Wars TOR for Wii U. As its very strongly hinted that Wii U is getting a Lucasarts MMO themed game.

This trailer still surprises me. Its an evolution of the old Tomb Raider by far. Lots of potential. Although there is also potential they go to far with some things, but you never know just yet.
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dark-hollow  +   1346d ago
and my faith in the tomb raider franchise has been redeemed! :D
NastyLeftHook0  +   1346d ago
looks fun
supraking951  +   1346d ago
Hunger Games + Uncharted. Annoying voice. Cut n paste Uncharted cinematic action scenes.
Hufandpuf  +   1346d ago
So you think it won't be good? Don't answer that, no one cares for your opinion.
Zynga  +   1345d ago
Lol nice one!
Veneno  +   1345d ago
Well let's be real here. This new Tomb Raider is taking forever to come out and it won't be as good as Uncharted. Because it's trying too hard to out-Unchart Uncharted. While Uncharted took inspiration from Tomb Raider, it still did its own thing completely.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1346d ago
I am a sucker for great character animations and the ones in this trailer looks pretty stellar. However I am not a fan of the choice of music, I expected something more classic (preferable South American influenced) in it's approach....
manman6  +   1346d ago
The game is looking good. The developers seem to be putting their best foot forward with this one.
ieatbabies  +   1346d ago
The top tomb Raider games which are 1-3 were for Playstation and were the most successful. This won't be any different
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Krugsy  +   1346d ago
My goodness she is getting some punishment. Seriously looking brutal.
thehitman  +   1346d ago
Game looks awesome but its not hard to tell they got their inspiration from Uncharted. I hated the old tomb raider thought it was dull and boring and I loved UC maybe ill like this tomb raider.
moneygun2  +   1346d ago
This looks absolutely stunning, par for what Uncharted brings to the table, I believe we can all agree that's a big bag of awesome. Between Tomb Raider and the Last of Us its shaping up to be a great 2013 for cinematic masterpieces. To the people "trying" to rip on this for having similarities with uncharted, take your garbage elsewhere.

Why would you complain if it pulls certain things from arguably one of the best franchises of this generation. By that logic we should be angry it doesn't have killstreaks and ailens. Enjoy a great trailer from a game that's been giving enough time in the oven it looks to be something special.
fei-hung  +   1345d ago
Agreed! If anything, I reckon this will up Uncharted in environmental puzzles. Uncharted has decent ones, but no where near as good as Tomb Raider ones and to me, these puzzles are one of the most important aspect of treasure hunting games for me.

Was unsure about this game but it's starting to look awesome. It seems to have much of the awesomeness of Uncharted: platforming, large set pieces, story telling, characters speaking to themselves and in addition to Uncharted it has brutality, Tomb Raider puzzles and Lara.

All this makes me wonder when and if they will ever make a collaborative game with Lara and Nathan. That would be beyond Epic!

P.S is it just me or do Ellie and the new Lara share similar looks?! I'm sure I say a dude that looked like Joel too.
izumo_lee  +   1346d ago
i must say the game looks extremely promising. Lara looks really good,her younger look is cute & she acts much more realistically, more human. She still has the british accent & the set pieces shown were really well done.

It is too bad the game is delayed til March 5, 2013 cause it may look like the Queen of adventure games is back big time!
SaffronCurse  +   1346d ago
It's not really exclusive now is it?
Sevir  +   1345d ago
it was never exclusive, just demo'd on the 360.
It looks mighty impressive! Crystal Dynamics is paying tribute to arguable the best new Ip franchise of this gen of consoles...
SaffronCurse  +   1345d ago
No..I mean exclusive trailer...exclusive to whom?
DaThreats  +   1346d ago
Troll-without-Bridge  +   1346d ago
Uncharted reboot?
Lord_Sloth  +   1345d ago
Tomb Raiden laid the foundation for Uncharted. Uncharted took it to the next level. That's all, really. Not saying Uncharted's bad, mind you, just that it was the natural evolution for what Tomb Raider's platforming, gunplay would turn into. It was inevitable.
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Troll-without-Bridge  +   1345d ago
Platforming? There is no platforming in Ucnharted, merely press X to hold to ledge without effort or risk of falling.

Uncharted is truly the game for casuals.
dirthurts  +   1345d ago
Everything Uncharted is, came from Tomb Raider.
Tomb Raider has been doing this stuff since the 90's kid.
Uncharted took what Tomb Raider was doing, and did it better, adding elements of other current gen games (like cover systems, etc) and added it to the mix.
Now it's Tomb Raiders time to take some inspiration as well.
Uncharted Raised the bar, but Tomb raider created the bar.
Lord_Sloth  +   1345d ago
Nice try...

*ruffles your hair*

...but yeah, there is platforming in Uncharted and falling to your death is very possible.
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r21  +   1346d ago
i see they havent gotten rid of Lara's orgasm sounds at the caves part. the game looks awesome btw, i cringed when that needle(?) struck through her sides! i need more games like this and uncharted :D
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Kingdom Come  +   1346d ago
I found myself completely uninterested in the reboot after the demonstration made at E3 last year, but this has completely redeemed the title for me. The level design, writing, animations, diverse gameplay all look fantastic. Also, "I hate Tombs" was such a hilarious line... I have been pleasantly surprised by this trailer.
TheMutator  +   1346d ago
wow this trailer kill uncharted
Walker  +   1346d ago
Only one bubbles ? Troll Detected .
NastyLeftHook0  +   1346d ago
i actually spilt my sprite out on my blank dvdrw's by my computer and dropped the can on my shag carpet. funny joke.
Kingdom Come  +   1345d ago
Unlike yours.

Anyway, can we quit with the comparisons. The Tomb Raider reboot and the Uncharted franchise may hold similarities but at their core they're completely different games. Look at the gameplay trailer for Tomb Raider, we see exploration, hunting, survival, if I'm not mistaken Slow-Motion shooting and what looks to be an open world. Uncharted is a linear, fantastically acted, character driven blockbuster, features multiplayer, and is more focused upon combat and less about survival. Both look fantastic, both feature climbing and both feature shooting, but are we forgetting that climbing and shooting have always been a part of Tomb Raider?

Also a major difference is the characters, one is a young, shy, British woman, thrown into an ordeal where she is fighting to survive, the other is a male, charismatic, witty explorer traveling the globe in pursuit of treasure and adventure.
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Sevir  +   1346d ago
This is 100% uncharted inspired!
It was explosive and set piece driven and linear focused. Crystal Dynamics have been doing their homework... Tomb Raider looks Incredible!!!!! Now I can't wait to see The Last of Us.
jokia005  +   1345d ago
wanna play
STARS  +   1345d ago
Gotta admit, even with Uncharted being one of my favorite franchises in this generation of gaming, this Tomb Raider reboot looks stunning. You can tell Crystal Dynamics changed the direction of the game from last E3 though, seems a lot darker now with a more mature atmosphere, which is great in my eyes. People need to understand both Uncharted and Tomb Raider can't co-exist though, each series will only push one another forward IF this new TR reboot is as good as advertised.
STARS  +   1345d ago
Whoops, also meant CAN co-exist.
TCG_Returns  +   1345d ago
I wish that's how the first Uncharted setting was like.More realistic, more survial-ish.Even tho Uncharted is more akin to a big block bluster summer movie.Would be cool tho..
Afterlife  +   1345d ago
This looks awesome. Day 1 buy.
Sikct9a  +   1345d ago
Wow, this looks great!
WitWolfy  +   1345d ago
I want this game so bad.. Damn you for delaying it... Even though if it was for the best!
Blackcanary  +   1345d ago
Looks like this game will really show how Laura became and got turned into a bad ass even though they've told that story before on PS1. But this seems to be an over powered better version i can't wait. wish it came out this year Christmas though. It looks amazing.
pr0digyZA  +   1345d ago
Looks really good. My only problem is that there looks like there is a lot of QTE events which I'm not really fond of , but other than that I think it looks amazing. Can't wait to experience the world.
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