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Kingdom Come1248d ago

Whilst I'm immensely pumped for this game, and think Crystal Dynamics are more than deserving of the praise they are recieving for reinvigorating a tiring and almost forgotten franchise, as an industry, I think publishers need to be more strongly penalised for their unimaginative tacking on of multiplayer. If they truly believe it to be necessary, they should go to the effort of fleshing it out and not outsourcing it to a seperate, less enthusiastic team...

Great score.

Septic1248d ago

A great score. The last Tomb Raider game was pretty good too IIRC.

GrizzliS19871247d ago

As much props as CD deserves, this is a thank you letter to Naughty Dog and their revolutionary cinematic gameplay. Its their style of gameplay development that brought back Lara, regardless if it was her who initially inspired Uncharted.

EVILDEAD3601247d ago

Go Laura. Cant wait to play this.

x5exotic1240d ago

Anniversay and Underworld were amazing. Even the smallest animal popping out is very exciting. And the levels were really beautiful. I haven't played Legend or that other light thing game that came out.

Don't know where "downhill" crap came from. If anything, the first few games after the original are the ones that sucked. But I guess people just like to hate on something for the sake of it.

Freak of Nature1248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

Fantastic to see the great to fantastic scores from all the reviews....

Game Informer - 9.25
Gamespot - 8.5/10
GameTrailers - 8.5 /10
Destructoid - 8.5/10
CVG - 9/10
Eurogamer - 8/10
Polygon - 9/10
Digital trend 9.5/10
telegrapg 5/5

WarThunder1248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

F**k reviews.... Just looks how much stupid shitty articles these websites do. These sites don't know nothing about games...

People should really stop caring about journalism review score and focus on their own opinion and tastes.

nix1248d ago

you know sometimes the game gets great reviews because it's better than the previous installments. if you look at "movies/comics to games" games, most of them are crap. so when the "Batman: Arkham Asylum" came out, it was better than the other crap games that were shovelled out so it got 9 and 10 from almost every reviewer. why because finally here was a decent superhero game that rose above the other "movies/comics to games".

i'm not saying Batman: Arkham Asylum was bad but probably compared to other AAA titles it was above average. i'm worried that same could be for the new Tomb Raider. it was great when it first came out but it slowly lost it's charm. Uncharted later showed what the genre should be.

long story short, i'm just hoping that the game is not getting great ratings because finally the series is better than what we got but in reality is above average compared to other AAA titles.

ginsunuva1248d ago

Wow great digits and numbers!

Must be a great game because those fractions are greater than .8

Hooray for scores and numbers!

aliengmr1248d ago

@datcu

How are you supposed to decide whether to buy a game when in order to form your own opinion you have to buy said game first?

Septic1248d ago

I wonder why people are disagreeing? :S

NeXXXuS1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

I'm very intrigued to get this game.

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DevilishSix1248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

Kingdom

I agree about tacking on the mp if it doesn't fit the game space. I think a good example was Dead Space 2's mp wasn't very good, but the co-op is enjoyable in DS3. If developers need to include something to keep the used copies off the shelves longer, then focus on a type of co-op or competitive co-op and leave the mp to the COD and Halo's of the world.

Wonder how bad the God of War Ascension mp will be? I think thou single-player experiences should remain that and thus Bioshock Infinite has the right idea and is releasing three dlc's to extend the life of the game and at a discounted price and staying away for multiplayer.

I do commend the publisher of the new Tomb Raider game as they have lifted the review embargo eight days before launch, that hardly ever happens. They obviously have faith in this game and the reviews are proof, it seems great. I was waiting for reviews so now I feel good about purchasing a new copy and show my support. Hope others do the same.

DOMination-1247d ago

Wow, praise for Square Enix because they did something early lol.

I am not fussed about tacked on mp. If its outsourced then even better. Because it means nothing was compromised. Its just an extra thing to try out. And this is coming from someone who doesn't like mp at all. (only ever play a few games and with friends)

Root1248d ago

Same

I think if they see multiplayer as a tacked on thing then mark it down. Show the devs they made a mistake and give them a type of "warning" not to do it again

I also think reviews should take into account if the game is doing it's own thing and staying true to it's roots. I'm getting the game, it looks good but I still think it looks like Uncharted way too much instead of Tomb Raider, even the TV ads make it seem that way

lilbrat231248d ago

I was still going to purchase this game no matter the reviews but it is good to see that it is getting good scores. I cannot wait till next week to play the game.

Chuk51247d ago

@Grizzli

That doesn't even make sense. Uncharted wouldn't exist without Tomb Raider. Why should Cd gravel? Both ND and CD have benefited from each other, leave it at that.

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Count1248d ago

Wow.

I came in here expecting a bad score.

gillri1248d ago

why? this game always looked promising, I expected an average score mid 80's, looks like it ll be even a little higher than this

Count1248d ago

Tomb Raider + Square Enix does not sound like a good combination.

Blacktric1248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

-Keza MacDonald is the reviewer
-IGN was hyping the game to death since reveal
-Developer and publisher has a deal with Microsoft

And you were expecting a bad score?

Count1248d ago

It's not only IGN that has given this game a good score. It kind of makes your argument seem negligible.

Virus2011248d ago

Damn, a game just can't be good anymore? There has to be excuses for everything?

Blacktric1248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

" It kind of makes your argument seem negligible."

At what part of what I said you've seen any mention of the game being bad or not deserving any praise? I just replied to a guy who thought IGN would give Tomb Raider a bad score.

"Damn, a game just can't be good anymore? There has to be excuses for everything?"

Refer to what I said above.

Edit: "IT'S A CONSPIRACY!!!!!"

You say this, and then reply to me with a conspiracy of your own by assuming that I'm a PlayStation 3 fanboy.

Cute.

givemeshelter1248d ago

@Blacktric

IT'S A CONSPIRACY!!!!!
Give it a rest...if this were a PS3 exclusive game getting those scores, would you be saying this?

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Plagasx1248d ago

How could you have possible come in here expecting a bad score when the score was clearly in the topic title?

lol.

Count1248d ago

Well, the point was. I did not expect this score for this game.

Sizzon1248d ago

Getting great scores, definitely going to pick this game up :)

Y_51501248d ago

I knew the only bad thing would be the multiplayer.

ritsuka6661248d ago

Great review! looks like a lot of fun, well done Crystal Dynamics, after all the shit we gave them during the development process, looks like it was the right choice after all.

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