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Tomb Raider Review | The Controller Online

Scott from The Controller Online writes: "Series “reboots” are all the rage these days, in games and in film, and often they feel quite unnecessary. One such re-imagining I have been excited to see, however, is Tomb Raider. This is one series that was begging for more realistic characters, not to mention a more intense story, which is what excited me so much the first time I saw this new entry in the series. Whether you’re a long time fan, or you’ve been drawn in by Tomb Raider’s new look, one thing is for sure; you’ll love the new Lara." (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360) 9/10

Dlacy13g  +   565d ago
This game definitely deserves the high praise so far in my play through. Very impressed by the single player so far. This reboot seems to be going in all the right directions for me. About the only thing I would like to see would be a bit more complex puzzle solving as so far its pretty rudimentary.
LessThan2Tflops  +   565d ago
TR has surpassed uncharted in every way, from the amazing visuals to the exploration of the semi open world. Best game in 2013.
fermcr  +   565d ago
I have to agree. Crystal Dynamics took some ideas from Uncharted series (just like Uncharted took from the original TR's), and made a great game. I've been playing TR for about 6-7 hours and, so far, think it's better then the Uncharted series.

Congrats Crystal Dynamics for the reboot.
BTW... Great graphics on the PC.
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WarThunder  +   565d ago
TR has surpassed uncharted? Not even close...

Sorry to burst your bubbles
I have the PC version and even on Ultra high, it dose not look as good as a 4 years old game like Uncharted 2....
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TechnicianTed  +   565d ago
You are talking a load of crap. Please, stop lying to yourself, and stop lying to us.
Darth Gamer  +   565d ago
I personally think your crazy. the new TR has IMO surpassed the Uncharted series in terms of graphics. Don't get me wrong, Uncharted ( and I've played them all, even Golden Abyss) looks fantastic but has very over saturated colors. Tomb Raider IMO is a bit more realistic in the color palette and the detail is just as good if not better than the Uncharted games. Animation of the characters is fantastic and it's the little details that surround you that make this really a gem. (leaves blowing, wildlife roaming, the water is insane, etc) Simply fantastic.

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WarThunder  +   565d ago
Yea im the one who talking crap.... lol

@Darth Gamer, TR has a lot of blured and stretched textures and textures with seems, the lighting in TR is washed out and not bright as other games, Even Alan Wake looks better.

please go check ur eyes.

TR 2013
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Unchared 2 (4 years old game)
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iistuii  +   565d ago
Yeah right. I've played & really enjoyed the Uncharted series, but you can't compare the graphics on PC of this game running maxed out with Uncharted games, you really cant be playing it maxed out to say that.
aquamala  +   565d ago
I've played every Uncharted and I agree with you.

and to the disagree's it's not like we're saying Uncharted games are not great lol
Blacklash93  +   565d ago
I really can't stand these comparisons. Can't we just enjoy both without the pointless franchise rivalries?

And the reason Uncharted looks better than TR (and most everything else) it because it's an exclusive built by the undisputed masters of the PS3 architecture, and TR is a multi-plat from a third-party studio. But honestly, they both look great.
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LessThan2Tflops  +   565d ago
You can't stand these comparisons... yet you just did one yourself lol
Blacklash93  +   565d ago
Lol you're right. I just mean I don't like how people get stuck on franchise rivalries. It's always gonna be "This is soooo much better than that!" and I find it kind of pointless. Too much bashing and fanboyism for me.

I don't think there's any debate that Uncharted has better visuals, though. Uncharted 3 is currently the most technically impressive console game of this generation and very few would deny that. I just wanted to fairly remind people that TR still looks very good.
leahcim  +   565d ago
metacritic:

TR: 86
UNCH 2: 96

10 Points of difference says hi to both of you

Drake cleanses his ass with Lara.

I am not saying by any means that the new Tomb Raider is a bad game, it just it cant compete with best game this generation.

fact
aquamala  +   565d ago
you can't use metacritic and then call Uncharted 2 "best game this generation" when there are 3 games that score higher (GTA 4, Mario Galaxy 1 & 2) and 5 games that have the same score as Uncharted 2.

heck Modern Warfare 2 gets 94 on that site
fermcr  +   565d ago
Reviewers tend to over-score exclusives games and underscore multiplatform games.

In my humble opinion, Tomb Raider is better then Uncharted 2. I've played every Uncharted, except the one on the Vita.
Seraphemz  +   565d ago
So glad that the reboot worked!!!! I really like this franchise...
Darth Gamer  +   565d ago
Absolutely an Amazing game. The visuals are top notch and as I said in a previous post, IMO they out do the stunning visuals in the Uncharted series which to me seem very over saturated. The attention to detail is beyond words. And the voice acting as well as the musical score are fantastic and spot on. Lara's new look is gorgeous. Gameplay wise, every control feels tight and not overy complicated. I also love the fact that it is not an open world game per say but feels like it just by the way that it is put together. There is still puzzles to solve, tombs to explore and a bit of gunplay but are pretty evenly distributed. Just a great game all around. This one is a big GOTY contender or should at least be in everyones top 5.
vikingland1  +   564d ago
I have to agree with you I love this game.It is deffinately a high quality game. A lot of action and a lot of exploration. Heck most people beat it in around 10 hrs...they must not explore because I have over 15 hrs in it and my game save says I'm only 60% done. But I allways try to find everything so I am slow at completeing some games.
Brian1rr  +   565d ago
I like how the doors pop

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