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How Tomb Raider Is Different From Uncharted According To Crystal Dynamics

Following Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix’s recent Tomb Raider trailer and E3 presentation, many have compared the new game to Sony and Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series. Crystal Dynamics Studio Head, Darrell Gallagher, however, says that the two games will feel different when you play them from start to finish, owing to smaller things that add up along the way.

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Sakura_1445d ago SpamShowReplies(1)
jon12341445d ago

main difference, you have boobs!

JokesOnYou1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

All the Uncharted fans take vague similarities to say its a UC clone but completely overlook the obvious similarities UC took from the original TR, lol maybe you guys just started gaming this Gen or have convenient short-term memories, lmfao and the Indiana Jones excuse is BS because TR and Indiana Jones share just as many similarities in theme too, lead charachters are different gender, but the plot is genrally the same, but last I checked TR was the hit GAME franchise of the 2, thus many, including UC fans initially compared UC to TR, nothing bad about that just recognizing the similarities while acknowledging the improvements this Gen. Calling the upcoming TR a UC clone while failing to face the fact that whether intended or not UC borrowed heavily from past TR games is pure fanboy tal from the usual suspects, n4g is like Sony la-la land so I guess I should expect as much.

aaron58291445d ago

I just wish Nathan and Lara make babies... :)

Wouldnt it be cool to have a game featuring both characters ? They make killer partners... imo

BiggCMan1445d ago

He says Uncharted borrows heavily from the old Tomb Raider games. I sort of disagree, I think Uncharted is more of an Indiana Jones style than it is Tomb Raider. However, I have not played the more recent TR games either, the last I ever played TR was back on PS1. So maybe it has changed a lot since then, maybe all the games prior to UC1 in 2007, were what Uncharted came to be like. Feel free to correct me! But the similarities between the new one, and Uncharted, are so blatantly obvious. Yes TR has a more serious tone, and is more of a story about survival, but the crazy action sequences, especially going down that waterfall, hitting EVERY single piece of wood in the process, and not hurting at all, just doesn't fit the game in my opinion.

rdgneoz31445d ago

Short story: This has a female; instead of humor, she will moan and cry - http://penny-arcade.com/com... ; ...

r211445d ago

i know that those are moans of pain in the game but man, it sounds like well you know :l

TekoIie1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

pancake flipping?

CoLD FiRE1445d ago

Now, instead of oversized boobs you get orgasmic sounds throught the whole game. So that's how they preserved Lara's sex appeal and stayed true to the original series!

aaron58291445d ago

Maybe i'm the only person who finds the new Lara more appealing.. :( Having said that, she moans way too much...

I'll probably be wearing headphones while playing the game when it's released... :P

user54670071445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

"And there are certain things the Uncharted series has done, which is borrowed heavily from Tomb Raiders [of] old"

Apart from them both being treasure hunters and the platforming which was done before TR anyway why do people still make it out that TR was massive inspiration for Uncharted. As I've said in my blog before ND got most of there ispiration from Iniana Jones and other action, adventure films then Tomb Raider. Plus it's not like ND are strangers to the platforming genre.

It might of had a little bit of influence but not as much as the new TR is borrowing from Uncharted.

It amazes me how people still say Uncharted borrowed stuff from TR...do people just repeat something they've heard off someone else.

The new TR looks great but all it really is, is a Uncharted game with a female lead. The quick time events, the massive life threaterning scenes which she just manages to get out of, the cover/gun gameplay is just like Uncharted. Even that scene where she's climbing up the plane wreckage reminded me of the train scene in U2

coolbeans1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

Aren't you blatantly mirroring my 'originality ouroboros' comment made in that same blog? That's not to say I blame you if you didn't-I made it shortly before/after the blog left the 3 top on main page.

- "apart from them both being treasure hunters and the platforming WHICH WAS DONE BEFORE TR. . ."

You're able to recognize platforming and treasure hunting predating Tomb Raider, and yet...

- "The quick time events, the massive life threatening scenes which she just manages to get out of, the cover/gun gameplay is just like Uncharted."

...fail to recognize situational/mechanical gameplay implementations that predate Uncharted?

This is specifically the problem I've mentioned before. We're to the point that we're saying franchises are becoming clones of other clones that predate those clones until we practically go back to *largely unknown game* made in one of the first generations.

user54670071445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

...erm....no

Im just mentioning what I said in my blog and other TR articles...no offense but people have pretty much all said the same thing in some form, unless you think everyone copied you /s

Moby-Royale1445d ago

Wow man....

Just..... wow.

Lol this is really awkward.

TheDivine1445d ago

Yea Tomb Raider has had quick time events since the ps2 games. The platforming, treasure hunting, and quicktime stuff was all done before Uncharted. All it might/might not borrow from Uncharted is the cinimatic gameplay and hopefully better gunplay. I dont like the lock on to enemies, feels dated.

I will say they need another Laura Croft game. That was the best downloadable game i think ive ever played. Shame we will never see another.

coolbeans1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

"no offense but people have pretty much all said the sqae thing in some form, unless you think everyone copied you /s"

You mean to tell me other people have pointed out the irony in your counter-argument to say TR reboot has copied Uncharted? A stubborn one, aren't you?

I'll give an A grade on the edit though. :D

user54670071445d ago

....You know what, I give up, thats obviously not what I meant but I really cant be arsed to argue to someone immatue.

I mean your bringing up a comment you made ages ago...we get it your a TR fan girl who still believes Uncharted owes everything to Tomb Raider.

Oh and yeah I did edit it....to fix a spelling mistake, sue me.

Moby-Royale1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

Holy crap man.

That was really unsettling to read.

You need to get a grip on reality.

I am having a hard time finding acceptable words to express how completely crazy you sound.

There are facilities that can help out men with paranoid schizophrenia. Might I suggest looking one up?

I'm sure that Lara would appreciate it.

coolbeans1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

This situation hadn't even evolved into an argument:

- You've done nothing to reemphasize your initial points. Since you've stated I've said something similar to other posters, wouldn't an organized retort be more readily available for you?

- "I mean your bringing up a comment you made ages ago."

*From your first comment* -> "As I've said in my blog before. . ."

Why is an age-old comment like mine not allowed to be mentioned if it's still relevant to the topic being discussed?

- ". . .we get it your a TR fan girl who still believes Uncharted owes everything to Tomb Raider."

So much for me being the immature one. I don't recall saying Uncharted owing everything to TR, I just like the idea of using a PS3 exclusive franchise as an attention-getter (within the realm of reason) to point out why terms like "clone" are really innocuous in the gaming world today.

Sorry, I wasn't trying to slam you for the misspell. I just copy/pasta'd what I saw and went from there. You seem to type well enough so it's reasonable to slip up here and there (I had to edit my last two comments EDIT: And this one!). Pobody's Nerfect :P

Ducky1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

Quick time events, life threatening scenes, and even plane wreckages aren't exactly things pioneered by Uncharted.

They might remind YOU of scenes from uncharted, but that doesn't really hold a lot of weight.
They can make a remake of TombRaider2 and it would sound like a UC2 clone, wanna know why? Because its plot revolved around an artifact dagger, tibetan monks, and a mafia leader obsessed with power. Sounds pretty familiar, no?

The new TR has a few similarities to Uncharted, and you've clinged onto those few similarities while ignoring everything else.
From what the trailers have shown, the theme in TR is much darker. It isn't an action game like uncharted where you end up killing more people than the plague. You are not trotting around the globe, the main character does not make smartass remarks everytime they get injured.
I can't say how the game will actually play, but that's the impression I've gotten from the trailers.

You're right, Uncharted doesn't borrow heavily from TombRaider... yet at the same time, you're using vague similarities to equate the new TombRaider to Uncharted.
You might as well just call TLOU an Uncharted game with a younger, female Sully. =p

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