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Submitted by leonHurley 587d ago | interview

“Playing 1st Tomb Raider allowed us to understand franchise & take the step we’re taking now”

We spoke recently to Crystal Dynamics creative director Noah Hughes about Tomb Raider. Here he talks about how playing the first game helped the team shape the latest and why there aren’t any dinosaurs this time. (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

DA_SHREDDER  +   588d ago
makes me wonder how many dev studios made a sequel without ever play the game before?
rdgneoz3  +   587d ago
Makes me wonder if they noticed any of the under water sections or that the game didn't have regenerating HP.
rocky047586  +   587d ago
Maybe because this game doesn't have any underwater sections? It's not that she CAN'T swim, literally. There's just no reason for her to get into water to swim as they didn't want to bog us down with missions where she has to swim to complete an objective. As for the health thing; that's what they felt would make more sense when they were making the game. Perhaps there are still some aesthetical procedures that take place to make it look like she's healing herself still? You don't know yet.
SAE  +   587d ago
they also dont have a reason to add regenerating health ..

but still gonna buy it , i like the upgrade but i also hate removing good stuff that made tomb raider great...
gold5225  +   587d ago
This seems kind of obvious, who know's why they didn't do this any earlier Lol.
Cam977  +   587d ago
Hhhhm, interesting news. I recently bought the said game for the 3rd time on my Ps Vita; however, it was just before it got put on sale so I lost some money that I potentially could've kept.
NoTheMama  +   587d ago
So we decided to make a game the polar opposite of Tomb Raider. Huzzah!!
Dannehkins  +   587d ago
In my eyes, Crystal Dynamics have never really managed to capture what Core Design had with the original Tomb Raiders. I think they overlook some of the main elements that made the original Tomb Raider so amazing and enjoyable to play.
TheyDontLoveYou  +   587d ago
So they played the original one and they decided that they needed to make it just like uncharted?
Revolver_X_  +   586d ago
Hasnt Uncharted series outsold Tomb Raider even with TR having more games? Uncharted's health regen isnt a big deal. N4Gers just love to nit pick. I always thought TR was a little repetitive and boring, but Lara was a great character. CD just went for a more story driven game, to focus on truly the only thing that mad the old TRs good, Lara.

Be honest for once. The gun mechanics in the old TRs were horrible. Some puzzles were entertaining, but soon to be ruined by the horrible platforming. How many times did you die from a fall, when you know she should have grabbed that ledge? Point is, I hate to see insults thrown at a reboot or long awaited sequel, when the originals were mediocre in itself. Along with Resident Evil and Duke Nukem among many others. I love Duke 3D, but get real, N4G acted like it was a GOAT contender. Same goes to RE2. Lets play these sequels and judge them, instead of overhyping mediocre predecessors in the name of nostalgia.
Aghashie  +   577d ago
I am an old Tomb Raider fan, but the more i know about this game the less i care. No longer a day one purchase. This game is really shaping like an Uncharted wanna-be... Not good. If i wanna play Uncharted i just load Uncharted into my system, no need to spend money on something that i already have. Make it unique or collect dust in the store shelves. :/

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