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Not-So Uncharted Territory: Tomb Raider Hands-On Impressions | Games Abyss

Matt Randisi writes, "Lara Croft has had quite a bit of gossip surrounding her ever since the first trailer for her big reboot was revealed; most notably concerning if a Tomb Raider game in this day and age be able to succeed in a genre ruled by the high king himself, Nathan Drake. Problem? People seem to be judging this based on how different Crystal Dynamic’s iteration will be from Naughty Dog’s kingpin. Solution? Don’t! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, molds don’t have to be broken for a great game to emerge from the proverbial ashes; especially when it’s a reboot of a franchise that has spent quite a bit of time in ashes. After spending some time with the game I can say with confidence that Tomb Raider is in actuality strikingly similar to an Uncharted title in several ways; this however is not necessarily a bad thing."

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SAE1286d ago

Instead of comparing both games try to enjoy both for what they are , that's what im gonna do

Nykamari1286d ago

I agree, but people are going to compare like always.

bubblebeam1286d ago

"Instead of comparing both games try to enjoy both for what they are........"

From what I saw at E3, the new Tomb Raider looks like a falling down simulator lol. May as well make a game where she tumbles down a mountain for 3 hours.

In all seriousness though, I agree. People these days are so hellbent on comparing a game to another game. Before Bulletstorm was out, the guy at my local game store said it was a cross between Gears of War and Borderlands. LOLOLOLOLOL. How the FACK does that work?

People need to start seeing games for what they are.

Cam9771286d ago

You're right! The last big one was with Mw3 and BF3, now, I can see it being the same for this. It needs to stop.

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HarryMasonHerpderp1286d ago

I would rather they stuck to doing their own thing than completely ripping off uncharted.
I played the Tomb Raider demo and it was practically just a re-skin.
Very disappointing.

pixelsword1286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

Although I prefer to take and enjoy the game as it is like IDeath said, I think there's going to be somewhat of a blow-back war from both sides of fans of the Uncharted and Tomb Raider series: Uncharted fans who had to endure the unjustified "Dude Raider" moniker from Tomb Raider fans, and from Tomb Raider fans who now realize that the only possible successful iteration of Tomb Raider this Gen may come from a game that greatly resembles the technical aspects of the Uncharted series.

I don't want to say "Turnabout is fair play" because it's going to be in the form of revenge for some (I don't like that because it's just copied game parameters anyways), but I'd rather chock it up to "What's good for the goose is good for the gander" in that if Uncharted fans had to endure it when the games weren't even similar enough to legitimize the name calling, it won't kill Tomb Raider fans to endure the same ribbing when the games are similar enough to warrant it.

I'm a fan of both games, by the way.

SAE1286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

Let's say the game is a rip off even though it looks a survival game from the videos , do you hate uncharted ? you should be excited for getting a game like uncharted on all platforms , it looks stunning and promising , they just need to make us play more and put a lots of puzzles

it's not necessary a bad thing to achieve what uncharted did , think of it as a reboot if you can't see it as a tomb raider game ^^ , they are trying to do something new in the series with that kind of graphics and gameplay ...

i for one will think of it as a revolve to the the series because it does look different then the others but it gives a special impression for the survival story , it doesn't remind me of uncharted because of that , the only part that remind me of it is the climbing , that's it , we can't judge the game from few videos so when i play it and finish then i will judge it if it's a clone or not ...

it's like comparing bioshock to dishonored or skyrim for having powers in your left hands ...

HarryMasonHerpderp1285d ago

I don't want Tomb Raider to be like Uncharted though.
Uncharted is an amazing series but I want more exploring, puzzles and freedom in my Tomb Raider games.

vikingland11286d ago

I like the UC series and the TR series. I am sure I will like this TR even if it is alot like UC. They seem to be making Lara more human I thought she was allways a kind of a cold character.

pixelsword1286d ago

"Cold" and "Educated British female" tends to go hand-in-hand in the realm of European stereotypes.

Cam9771286d ago

Haha, exactly - you see that alot in films too.

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GrahamGolden1286d ago

uncharted clone.

And to the lara fangirls plz shush....play the originals TB till underworld or legend then play uncharted,now that u did that see this new tomb raider and see uncharted....clearly if someone copy another thats crytsal dynamics end of story.

this game looks more uncharted than uncharted did (if it ever did)with the old TB games.

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