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Tomb Raider Will Not Be “Better” than Uncharted

PSUni: "The word is out: Lara Croft is apparently going to have a better game than Nathan Drake. The genius predictors cite things like her games originally innovating the genre itself and the beautiful new game she is set to star in, simply titled Tomb Raider, as proof of her triumphant return and domination of the witty protagonist from Sony’s blockbuster exclusive this generation. We agree with everything these people are saying…except for when they say it will be objectively “better” than Uncharted. Of course, just like this theory we're arguing against, this is simply one lone opinion. However, we hope that after reading this, you might see things a bit differently.

We have decided to break down this article into different arguments that people make for why Tomb Raider will be better and answer each of them individually."

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The_Infected1380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )

I'll agree before the game even comes out. ND are very good developers.

Ezz20131380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )

i agree
it really hard to stand against a developer like ND
but it does not have to be better
it just have to be a good game
ps3 owners will get to enjoy both
the way i see it TR inspired uncharted games
and now Uncharted games inspired TR
and nothing wrong with that

why every article here have to be flamebit ?!

Hatsune-Miku1380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )

There are a few reasons why tomb raider being a multiplatform will never be better than uncharted.

Some people may prefer the story and characters of tomb raider because people have different tastes and likes. Uncharted characters are made to be loveable and charismatic but some people still may prefer characters of tomb raider.

In uncharted everything is done with quality in mind and polished extremely. Uncharted is aided a lot by its immersive world which is possible because of the ps3. Uncharted looks incredible and way above anything on consoles especially games that or on the Xbox and Nintendo console. The game supports pcm 7.1 surround which is above anything else the other consoles can do. ps3 is the most powerful console ever made to this date so it can make every game be of higher quality because of its power. It can do things that make other consoles seem dated. The ps3 makes it seem like the wii u is dated and shows the wii u that it can do everything it can do. The wii u is rubbish anyway.

You have great games that are multiplatform and on other consoles but with great story, dialog and technology the uncharted series oozes higher quality over other titles. People can pretend graphics and power doesn't matter but with them or better technology then you can't do amazing sound, physics, animations, graphics, lighting etc that adds to realism or improve upon everything for a higher quality product.

Everything in uncharted is done of high quality. Golden eye 007 ultra nes was aided a lot by the power of the system to make it better than other games. Zelda oot was aided a lot by the power of ultra nes. A lot of ultra nes games were seen as great because they were better quality all around that weren't seen anywhere else.

The wii u will never have such games because everything it'll do would have been seen or done years before on other consoles. There will be great games on the wii u but with the lack of technology it'll be like watching a movie shot with 1980s equipments. Sure older equipments can produce a good movie but it'll fail because it can never replicate the immersion of movies shot with better equipments today and movie goers wouldn't see it. Wii u is rubbish anyway. I can't wait for ps4

MikeMyers1380d ago

Here's a question, wouldn't people want Tomb Raider to be better? What's wrong with games like Uncharted being good but future games being better? Or is this just a case of a small group out there who are Naughty Dog groupies and don't want anyone to upstage them?

JayBlue1380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )

@Hatsume-Miku
Did anyone mentioned the wii u? no, it was you. stop trolling about it, that's the reason why most of the users don't agree with you, and that's the reason why you only have one bubble(finally, 2 bubbles for you was too much)

now, talking a bit about Uncharted and Tomb Rider, if I remember correctly, share, basically, the same thematic and almost the same gameplay, aside of the platform setup.

Hey, repeat after me, "Graphics are not equal to quality". Again, "Graphics are not equal to quality"
Everytime you compare games to each other is the same story, you always compare them through the graphics, or special features that not necessarily makes a game better.
I'm a pc gamer, i know what quality means for gaming, i know what graphic enhancement means.
But recently i found myself playing Soul Reaver 2 (for ps2, later released for pc, the version i was playing btw) and i didn't felt the need to have such amazing graphics to enjoy the game.Games are made to be enjoyed.

Uncharted is a wonderful game, very well developed, no one can complain about that. It a series of 3 games up till now(very good ones indeed), but Tomb Raider has been around for much longer time. And just for a matter of clarification, Tomb Raider was the game that impulsed this kind of thematic on consoles. Uncharted owns a lot to it.
Just let the fans of this series to enjoy it. You can keep playing Uncharted, and everyone is happy.

Now, this is the funny part for me about your comments, and its that you don't follow a chain of priorities or even common sense when you talk. Start talking about something, the randomly you start talking about something else, then stops the idea and goes back to your first statement. Learn how to construct a proper paragraph or a proper text, please, at least that will give you some respect.

Ultra nes? what the hell....isn't it better to say N64? this just shows how much you despise Nintendo, making you an unreliable person when an impartial opinion is needed.

About the Ps3 doing all what the wii u can...tell me, whats the cost for doing that? spending $300 for a ps3, then spending $320 for a ps vita to replicate the same functionality for the wiiu gamepad, when its only been featured in few games like little big planet?
The Wii u costs less than the ps vita and already have this functions. you know why? because it was build that way. Is not a good console when talking about graphis, specially compared to the Ps3(your god apparently), but its not a bad console.
Golden eye 007 and Zelda are amazing games, yes, they were accomplished using the power of the n64, but graphics were only a part that made this games awesome, you always miss(or omit at your convenience) that this games were mostly praised for their gameplay, replay value, the experience they offered.

Stop being a child, go play with your ps3, you uncharted and ps vita, and let us enjoy the games and consoles the way they were meant to be.

Sorry for the long post.

Akuma-1380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )

@ JAYBLUE

by hatsune miku

********" People can pretend graphics and power doesn't matter but with them or better technology then you can't do amazing sound, physics, animations, graphics, lighting etc that adds to realism or improve upon everything for a higher quality product. ''***********

lol, reading is fundamental. i think what HATSUNE MIKU is saying is that with better technology and powerful systems you can improve upon everything in gaming overall and not just graphics. i know you are a nintendo fanboy bluejay so your mantra is that ''graphics doesnt matter''. you saw HATSUNE MIKUs posts and zero in on talk of graphics and knowing that nintendo system are lacking in that area drives YOU MAD. i see you got mad about the term ULTRA NES but dont understand that the N64 as you know it was called ULTRA NINTENDO in other regions. lol,

anyway , i agree that wii u is rubbish and its my opinion. if anyone feels differently then youre free to do so.

Thatguy-3101380d ago

Think quality is what separates those franchises. I mean no one cant deny that the voice acting, animation and overall presentation is much more polish in Uncharted than anything Tomb Raider has shown. That being said IMO Among Thieves is the pinnacle of the series and I DOUBT it will get surpassed. Uncharted 3 MAYBE but lets see.

mewhy321380d ago

I think that it could be better than uncharted. There's no reason it couldn't be.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )

ND is hard to compete with. I already know the animation won't be as good because nothing but star war 1313(a next gen game) has such great animation like uncharted and this gen is about to be over..

ND is a very 5 star dev team. TR will not need to have to be better than uncharted but the 360 crowd really need this right now.

hazardman1380d ago

xbox360 doesnt need tomb raider man. stop with the fanboy crap.

blitz06231380d ago

Honestly, I want it to be better. I want it to TRY and be better.

Because if it is, the biggest winner are the gamers. We get to enjoy a game that rivals one of the greatest franchises of this generation

Jazz41081380d ago

My God i hope its better as i was so dissapointed in the previous uncharted game.

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Zha1tan1380d ago

its impossible to say just how good the new tomb raider will be, if its a better adventure than uncharted. That remains to be seen.

360ICE1380d ago

I think the entire world, without any exception whatsoever, understands that, but that people guess by comparing what they got in Uncharted to what they see in Tomb Raider.

League_of_Draven1380d ago

It obviously won't be better than Uncharted. The new Tomb Raider won't even be better than the older Tomb Raider games either because it's not a Tomb Raider game. It's a terrible reboot where you try to survive (with regenerating health), you can't swim, and you use magic vision and such to solve "puzzles".

thezeldadoth1380d ago

i love how uncharted was seen as an indiana jones/tomb raider ripoff. now peole call tomb raider an uncharted rip off.

EdgarNygma1380d ago

by gauging how well the games have been done in the past and which studio is doing them you can make a fairly close guess though

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LOGICWINS1380d ago

Neither game will be "better" than the other. Uncharted can never be a better "Tomb Raider game" than Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider will never be a better "Uncharted game" than Uncharted. Both offer different experiences.

Uncharted is about a confident wise cracking male treasure hunter (who also happens to be an expert climber and proficient with nearly every type of firearm), who constantly finds himself trying to stop some madman that wants to destroy the world.

The new Tomb Raider will be about a young female globetrotter who isn't confident in her skills and initially squirms at the thought of taking a human life, but is forced to live up to her potential due to her primal instinct to survive when the odds are against her.

Apples and oranges. Different experiences.

ForgottenProphecy1380d ago

couldn't of said it better myself

CDzNutts1380d ago

I know right?? Two different experiences. One is a fighting game and the other is a kart racer!

What are all these articles/people doing comparing such different games??? Bah!! Such crazy people that....umm....everyone is.

I hope you can go out there and convince the masses to stop this nonsense. Don't know where everyone is coming up with these RANDOM comparisons.....

*cough, cough*

Ryto1380d ago

I agree with forgotten prophecy, logicwins is completely spot on.

Consumers should be less gauged on pitting games against each other every release... It's like fight club but with games!

Especially with what logic said, the games aren't that similar at all, they may both be action and adventure games, but that's where it ends.

If this is based entirely on graphics, well that is just sad.

Walker1380d ago

The Clone Never be better than the original and new Tomb Raider: Reboot is Uncharted clone !

TENTONGUN1380d ago

yeah it seems it is. but id rather play a new tr than a new uc. i dont care if anyone disagrees. its just been a long time comin from tr, and also after 3 uc's, i dont think id dig a 4th unless they innovate a lil. but when or if they do innovate, uc will remain king.

Venox20081380d ago

I dont know, I'll decide when I will actually finish the game, then I'll decide, but yea ND are good, but that doesn't mean that Crystal Dynamics are bad devs

isa_scout1380d ago

Although ND are amazing developers, and I love the uncharted series(platinum trophies on all three) I really hope Tomb Raider is better. When did we start wanting good games to suck just so they don't compete with our favorite series? That's how developers learn and get better without solid competition most games would suck. I want Tomb Raider to blow Uncharted out of the water, then Naughty Dog's next Uncharted will have to up the ante because let's talk serious Uncharted 3 was good, but nowhere near as excellent as Uncharted 2.

JayBlue1380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )

@Akuma-

Really? so tell me, you really understood anything i said before replying? You've made my day indeed, dear fanboy.Even though of what you just said, my point is still valid, even if you don't see it that way.

Better graphics and better technology improves the gaming industry, that's an undeniable fact. But you can't come here and say that a system is better than another one just because of that.I've always addressed and in some point agreed in many faults the Wii U have, but it doesn't makes it a bad console overall.It does lacks in the specs department, indeed.

If it doesn't suits your needs, then there is no need to bash it. It only makes you look like the fanboy you and miku are. If you don't like nintendo's offer, then go look somewhere else. There are 2 options still available and 2 more to come.

I got mad? sorry, I never felt like blowing my brain about something someone said. The one who is mad now is you, writing this semi-rant reply. Using CapsLocks only makes you look more...inexperienced? childish? I don't know, whichever you like.

About the n64, indeed, it was Nintendo Ultra 64, but it was also it's former name before being finally released. If that name stood in another region then is something i really didn't knew. But thanks for the data, it made look deeper in the information about it.

And if you really are ok with everyone having its own opinion, then don't attack on here, trying to do exactly the contrary.

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rbailey1380d ago

Interesting article right here. I'll definitely enjoy both but I have a feeling I'll enjoy Tomb Raider ALOT More in 2013 lol

Ezz20131380d ago

PPL seem like they didn't get what you are saying
what better than looking at Lara Fine A$$ while playing the game lolXD

TheLyonKing1380d ago

It is hard to compete with developers like naughty dog who have had years of experience in the industry I have every faith in SE and Edios that they will make a brilliant game but it just wont be as good as Uncharted.

Imalwaysright1380d ago

?? CD was founded in 1992.

wishingW3L1380d ago

it's too obvious not gonna happen.

wishingW3L1380d ago

I was wrong. I just lost all faith in the N4G user-base.

EdgarNygma1380d ago

you mean inb4 ppl agreeing in droves?

Y_51501380d ago

After this game. Crystal Dynamics should go back to making Gex games. All they been making in the past around 6 years is Tomb Raider!

iNcRiMiNaTi1380d ago

Gex would be cool but I'd rather see them doing something with the Legacy of Kain franchise

TheLastGuardian1379d ago

I'd be all over a new Gex. Crystal Dynamics should make a new Pandemonium as well.