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Submitted by gulevski 1069d ago | opinion piece

Tomb Raider: 5 Reasons It’s Better Than Uncharted 3

"The recent reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise has been well met by many. Lara Croft’s new adventure has been compared numerous times with the Uncharted series, which itself was initially compared to earlier Tomb Raider games when it first came out. " | (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider 2013, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Xbox 360)

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guitar_nerd_23  +   1069d ago
Not to put Uncharted down because it's great but I thought it improved on a lot things with Uncharted while not being quite as polished as Uncharted.

Considering the scale of the environments, it's a technical marvel.
lastofgen  +   1069d ago
I think you've got your statement jumbled up.
Scenarist  +   1068d ago
I understand what he is saying tho but
I could only hope that any newer game, that is similar to another game , would better it since it is newer... (not always the case but key word is HOPE )

otherwise be completely different so I have no reference

Uncharted is an amazing series..
and I hope (when I play it) that I feel like the
new Tomb Raider ....TOPS IT...

and then the next uncharted top that... and so forth

I would hate for it to be any other way
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FATAL1TY  +   1069d ago | Well said
Uncharted 2: 96
Uncharted 3: 92
tomb raider: 86

omi25p  +   1069d ago | Well said
I swear just a few weeks ago you said we shouldn't use metacritic because most reviewers are biased again the ps3.

Funny how now it works in you're favour its a different story.
Highlife  +   1069d ago
Wow you can recite numbers. Who cares about metacritic. I played them and Uncharted to ME is the better game. But realy who cares about numbers especially metacritic.
fermcr  +   1069d ago
Reviewers tend to overhype and overscore exclusives (for all platform exclusives), and underscore multiplatform games (with the exception of games like GTA4).
Metacritic doesn't show the value of the game.

Go play the game and see how good it is.
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b163o1  +   1069d ago
Funny how people let other people decide what games to play smdh, probably why I own 3D dot game Heroes. I'm my own reviewer pay for what I want play what I want.
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007Bond  +   1069d ago
That doesn't mean anything, Tomb Raider is way better and more interesting than that snore fest
Blackdeath_663  +   1069d ago
while i do agree with you please for the love of god do not quote metacritic
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icewater85  +   1068d ago
@b163o1 YOu get a bubble from me, because 3D Dot Heros is one of my favorite games this gen.
gta2800  +   1068d ago
Tomb Raider=Poor mans Uncharted.
Karpetburnz  +   1068d ago
I agree that Uncharted is a better game, but F*ck Metacritic, They gave God of War: Ascension a 79, Thats F*cked.
rataranian  +   1068d ago
..Yeah cause we care about what review sites give it.
fermcr  +   1069d ago
I've played all Uncharted's on PS3 (just didn't play the one on the Vita), and they are good games, but... in my humble opinion Tomb Raider is a better game.

Finished Tomb Raider last night, it's very good. Good story, very good graphics, gameplay and cinematic events. Tomb Raider took many elements from Uncharted (just like Uncharted took from original Tomb Raider), and for that it become a better game.
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Seraphemz  +   1068d ago
You passed the game in a couple of days????

I wish I had that much time to game...
Shaner_Bock  +   1068d ago
What is it, exactly, that Uncharted "took" from Tomb Raider?
delboy   1068d ago | Immature | show
miyamoto  +   1068d ago
I know TR is great and lovely game and I am going to enjoy it to the max.

.... but can you please care to elaborate the many stuff Uncharted took from the original TR?

As far as facts show Uncharted is an evolution of these platforming games made by the combined efforts of Hirokazu Yasuhara, Mark Cerny, & Naughty Dog

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)Hirokazu Yasuhara

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)Hirokazu Yasuhara & Mark Cerny

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994)Hirokazu Yasuhara

Sonic 3D Blast (1995) Hirokazu Yasuhara

Sonic Xtreme (1996) Hirokazu Yasuhara

Disruptor (1996) Mark Cerny w/ Imsoniac

Crash Bandicoot (1996) ND w/ Mark Cerny

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997) ND w/ Mark Cerny

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (1998) ND w/ Mark Cerny

Jak & Daxter (2001) ND w/ Mark Cerny

Ratchet and Clank (2002) Imsoniac w/ Mark Cerny

Jak 2 (2003) ND w/ Hirokazu Yasuhara & Mark Cerny

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (2003) Imsoniac w/ Mark Cerny

Jak 3 (2004) ND, Hirokazu Yasuhara & Mark Cerny

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004) Imsoniac w/ Mark Cerny

Jak X: Combat Racing (2005) ND w/ Hirokazu Yasuhara

Resistance: Fall of Man (2006) Imsoniac w/ Mark Cerny

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007) ND w/ Hirokazu Yasuhara, Mark Cerny

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009) ND w/ Hirokazu Yasuhara

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011) ND w/ Hirokazu Yasuhara

Clearly its an evolution of game play design that shows in Uncharted series.

Its very clear and obvious Uncharted took many inspiration from Indiana Jones on the stories department no doubt.

So please give me some info on this. A link perhaps. Thanks.
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Darrius Cole  +   1068d ago

Unless you are female and not gay, then Nathan is clearly a better choice than Laura, and you would vote for Uncharted.
MysticStrummer  +   1068d ago
"(just like Uncharted took from original Tomb Raider)"

Right there is where you lost all credibility.

You clearly didn't play the original TRs.
Root  +   1069d ago
Tomb Raider comes no where close to Uncharted

For starters the cast and the voice actors are horrible and they have more backstory with the documents you find in the game then the cast in Uncharted. I mean Drakes past life is a mystery but his character development is amazing. Laras however.....well it's the voice, she sounds like a 13 year old girl half the time
TotalHitman  +   1069d ago
It doesn't help that the voice actress is an American trying to do an English accent. The voice is really irritating. It's enough to actually put me off from buying the game.
Root  +   1069d ago
She's American....REALLY

Why didn't they get a British Voice Actor...honestly thats not cool
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paranoid1971  +   1068d ago
@totalhitman Really?? don't think so.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1068d ago
She's British but lived in American for 8 years and has a "American/British hybrid accent". Which is why she sounds really off.

"Luddington has lived in the United States for 8 years. This has given her an English/American hybrid accent. However, when she was a child she learned to speak with an American accent"

I hope they use a different voice actor for the next game.
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HmongAmerican  +   1068d ago
uhh,I just can't stand her voice. Doesn't match her at all characters at all.
Megaton  +   1068d ago
The cast is one of the only places where Uncharted is better.
The_Infected  +   1069d ago
It's Tomb Raider 80% of the game takes place outside not in tombs. You can't even swim which is pretty crazy. Neither the graphics, animations, story tops Uncharted its very close though. Tomb Raider is a great game I'm playing it right now but it's no uncharted very close but not quite.
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clintagious650  +   1069d ago
Im not taking anything away from tomb raider but atleast give credit where its due. If uncharted never came along this new tomb raider wouldnt be what it is today & im glad ppl enjoy it because if u never played an uncharted game tomb raider is in alot of ways like uncharted but more darker side. Nuttin wrong with following footsteps of great devs like naughty dog.
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ritsuka666  +   1069d ago
New Tomb Raider is more open world. I can explore more. Right there I'm already liking it better than the Uncharted games. Also the bow and arrow. It's my favorite weapon in any game (Except in ACIII because it had no free aiming)
-Superman-  +   1068d ago
Better Platforming - Tie(Uncharted is more action shooting while it has some amazing platforming and awesome things. For example - Train, Plane, trucks... seen no other video games like that)(Tomb Rider feels maybe more natural because Tomb Raider is all about Platforming)

More Involving Characters - More does not mean better. quality over quantity. Uncharted wins here.

Seamless Open World - Yeah, maybe but does it make it better? Later you can go back to place, and there is nothing to do. I remember old Tomb Raider games and those were linear and better. Its more about what you can do, story, stuff, not about open world that has nothing to do. Uncharted wins here.

Better Cover System - Cant say nothing... Let people choice... Its option choice.

Tighter Controls - nothing to say. Still Unchated wins here
-Superman-  +   1068d ago
I can say why Uncharted 3 is better.
1)Better story
2)Better charaters
3)CO-OP and multiplayer. Tomb Raider failed big here
4)More awesome effects(plane, desert)
5)More different places(than just a island)
6)Better music
7)Other things.

Tomb Raider reboot is good, but still not better than Uncharted.
j-blaze  +   1068d ago
now i didn't play Tomb Raider but i did play U3 unfortunately, the game is overrated as hell! it really isn't as good as they chock it up to be, the dump AI, the overdone animations made drake look drunk, laughable puzzles, silly nonsensical story, old hag as a villain, microcode gameplay not to mention the boring first half of the game. it's one of the worst games i ever played and most of you guys defending it cus it's exclusive
fsfsxii  +   1068d ago
Glad people like you only have one bubble
-Superman-  +   1068d ago
I found Tomb Raider: Anniversary better game for some reason.

Old first 4 Tomb Raider games were so great. I mean it was tight, but it was interested. I really felt like Tomb Raider is alone, doing all this stuff, and then there were some human charat, but not big roll. It was all about adventure.

New Tomb Raider feels more like just shooting action game. Big island, humans wants to kill you... wtf is this? I dont want any radio or human contacts. Just be alone, and have this adventure, than just killing bad guys because they are bad guys...
chukamachine  +   1068d ago
I'm playing the new game maxed on my PC atm and it's a good game. But it's not Uncharted.

I don't like the womans voice at all, feels off, a.i is abit dumb. Pulling ropes out of her arse is abit silly.

I enjoyed Anniversary a lot because it's just like the original TR.

This new version does not really feel like a Tomb raider game, more just an action game with a girl in it.

Strange isn't it.

I preferred the DMC reboot over the old game.

I'd give it an 8.
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Aceman18  +   1068d ago
Damn the gaming media (especially no name sites) are fraking pathetic. all they do, or look to do is cause flame wars between crazy fanboys of systems, and games.

there's no need for this garbage, down vote this crappy site.
jrbeerman11  +   1068d ago
bubs up

well said
greenpowerz  +   1068d ago
No name sites were the ones praising uncharted the most. The games borrow from eachother and is why they're compared. It only seems like the media is trying to piss you off. You're upset because you guys are fanboys so fanatical you are personally offended. PS3 fans bashed Tomb Raider during the hay day of uncharted hype, now you can't handle many people thinking TR is better than UC

-Tomb Raider is bigger with a more open world

-It has a smart blended story that's non intrusive

-Graphics are a great deal better with realalistc art and unmatched detail/textures with almost next gen lighting. Pretty good animations and physics.

-Combat is better

-Upgrading and leveling system is refreshing

The only thing wrong with this game is there are no rewards for beating the game, things like keeping your weapons you earnded and having a new dificalty setting that allows you to use all your new weapons(like Dead Space 3)
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BlueTemplar  +   1068d ago

"Graphics are a great deal better with realalistc art and unmatched detail/textures with almost next gen lighting. Pretty good animations and physics."


oh wait, you were serious?
Aceman18  +   1068d ago

please shut your trap because all you do is spew trollish garbage everything time you was your one bubble. i love the original tomb raider, i love uncharted, and i sure as hell know imma love this new tomb raider.

it doesn't matter to me which is better because they are both great games.

You're only commenting because you have your head soooo far up Microsoft's you know what that you always have to bad mouth anything Sony made especially if there's a multi-plat game like this involved.

I'll just state again that the gaming media is fraking pathetic period end of story. also are you calling the big name sites that praised uncharted no name sites now?
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MehmetAlperTR  +   1068d ago
tomb raider is a tomb raider.. uncharted is a uncharted.. none of them are better then each other.. just another stupid article..
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1068d ago
Tomb Raider does some things better than Uncharted but Uncharted does some things better than Tomb Raider.
They are both really well made games.
Megaton  +   1068d ago
That's the only honest response to the comparison. They're both superior and inferior to each other in different ways, but they're both at the top of the genre.
showtimefolks  +   1068d ago
Tomb raider and Indiana jones was the inspiration for uncharted series. Tomb Raider started great than list it's way but than for the reboot of tomb raider I bet you Uncharted series helped a lot on what TR should be.

So in a way TR helped start Uncharted but than UC helped TR developers by giving it clear vision of what fans like and don't like.

Also people complain than inUC you kill,kill and kill more but you do the same in TR.

Uncharted series is one of the best in gaming so haters gonna hate. To me the perfect game this gen was uncharted 2. The amount of polish and overall feel of the game and pace was perfect. But that's just my opinion

TR is a good gamut for sequels it will get better, it reminds me of the first uncharted game good not great so hopefully for the next game which will on on next gen systems it will tak a huge leap.

Why do people care which is better why can't we enjoy both? We get bunch of FOS ga,Ed each year so why can't we get 2 great 3rd person action adventure games?

Instead of hating just play and enjoy
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aquamala  +   1068d ago
I agree. and Uncharted 3 is the worst game in the series, not saying it's not a good game.
MariaHelFutura  +   1068d ago
In all reality they are two very different games, like Call Of Duty and Battlefield.
fei-hung  +   1068d ago
how about dismissing the crappy title from the site all together and saying, "5 reasons why Tomb Raider doesn't need to be better than Uncharted and vice versa."

The game has launched 1.5 years after Uncharted naturally the tech etc will be further along.

Tomb Raider has always had a larger focus on puzzles compared to Uncharted.

Uncharted always has had a larger focus on set pieces and blockbuster moments compared to Tomb Raider.

One is has a more serious overtone compared to the other.

One is supposed to be more grounded to reality and gritty compared to the other.

Yes, they are similar, but no, they are not the same.

Can't journalists live without pitting things against each other constantly and trying to make something or another more inferior or superior to the other?

It's like they want to watch the world burn -_-
TheSurg  +   1068d ago
Did you just write something else than: PS3 IS THE REASON THAT HUMANS EXIST "? You will feel the flame of fanboy kids on you quickly. You offended their mothers. This site = only for ps3 fanboys. Rarely someone (me) comes here for gaming news.
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guitar_nerd_23  +   1068d ago
Ok (deep breath),

@lastofgen: My statement is not jumbled.
@FATAL1TY: Metacritic means nothing to me a better game is a better game f.uck the numbers.
@gta2800: Poor mans uncharted? Get real, seriously that's just plain offensive to the devs that clearly put in a TON of work in.

I actually love sony playstations and I would genuinely bet money my PS collection is better than most (not to mention my SNES collection). I don't mean that to show off, I'm just trying to get across I'm not at all anti Playstation yet I can still see Tomb Raider is better in many ways.

I'm not arguing the combat, Uncharted is technically better in that regard.

I'm mearly saying from my experience Tomb Raider is the better game overall.

I love the Uncharted games, but if your honest you should be able to see Uncharted 3 was a relatively safe play/ easy cash in/ didn't have the passion of 1 or 2 (even though 1 is technically inferior in many ways.)

I really, genuinely cannot see why some of you are so upset about this and desperate the defend Uncharted.

Uncharted is great I accept this.

Tomb Raider, however HAS suppased it.

Deal with it, hell play it- it's friggin' awesome.

Your loss otherwise frankly if you like Uncharted type gameplay.

Deal with it.

edit: The other thing I should point out is ps fanboys are showing you age and shooting yourself in the foot. As far as I'm concerned the original Tomb Raiders were a LARGE part of the PS1 puzzle WAY before Uncharted was on the seen.
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alousow  +   1069d ago
this game is great but uncharted is better. if u r a xbox fan boy u wont kno it
wishingW3L  +   1069d ago
and way better when you think about the fact that they had to copy Uncharted's formula piece by piece to finally make a decent Tomb Raider game. ;)

But we all knew these kind of articles were coming and that they were going to be on favor of the multiplat game. The same thing happened with inFamous and Prototype... It's a really easy and obvious way to fish for hits. Especially on a site like N4G where the majority of the population are Sony fans and most of these sites make most of its profit through N4G.
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aviator189  +   1069d ago
so....what you're saying is that even if people have played both uncharted and tomb raider on their ps3, they must agree that uncharted is better than tomb raider, otherwise they're an "xbox fan??"

...some strange logic you've got going there..
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Convas  +   1069d ago
It's strange because it's not actually logic ... LOL
RTheRebel  +   1069d ago
yea uncharted 2 was a masterpiece but,
uncharted 3 ughhhhhh tomb raider is better upset for the mulitiplayer
but I enjoy both these games :)
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delboy  +   1068d ago
If you're gay, then I understand that you prefer Drake over Lara.
Silly gameAr  +   1069d ago
Don't fall for this people.
LostDjinn  +   1069d ago
You noticed it too huh?
Silly gameAr  +   1069d ago
haha. Honestly, I'm surprised it took this long for an opinion piece like this to pop up, but I figured it would eventually.
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majiebeast  +   1069d ago
Took longer then i thought for such a article to pop up.
Xaphy  +   1069d ago
why dont we just enjoy both and dont compare?
Studio-YaMi  +   1069d ago
Because stupid sites like this wouldn't be able to get hits otherwise ?
vikingland1  +   1069d ago
Intelligent bubble for you :)
mcstorm  +   1069d ago
@Xaphy well said. I cant wait to play this game but I have a massive back log and a few pre orders already so it will have to wait until later on in the year before I pick it up. Im glad it looks like its selling well to as this game looks like it will be an amazing game.
Xaphy  +   1069d ago
@mcstorm I feel you man. I have tons of game to finish and so little time. Especially that I have subscribed to ps plus 2 months ago.
DigitalSmoke  +   1069d ago

TombRaider is NOT as well made as Uncharted, this is a bullshit disinformation article.
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aPerson  +   1068d ago
Not as well made???

Both Tomb Raider and the Uncharted games are a joy to play through. The gameplay is fun, the visuals are beautiful, the atmosphere is perfect - they are well polished games and it's clear that a lot of effort has been put into BOTH franchises. At the end of the day it all comes down to personal preference.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1068d ago
I find that Tomb Raider also has more open environments to run around in and isn't as linear as the Uncharted series.

So far I prefer Tomb Raider.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1068d ago
Of course you do. Tomb Raider isn't PS exclusive that's why you prefer it.
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ApolloTheBoss  +   1069d ago
Don't fall for the flamebait.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   1069d ago
Here we go!! Lol Tomb Raider is a good game but when I watch my lady play I laugh bc it looks like she's playing Uncharted they tried to copy the same exact formula of Uncharted! I grew up playing Tomb Raider and this is nothing close to the original games smh and imo it's nowhere near as good as Uncharted!!
Imalwaysright  +   1069d ago
From what i've played so far TR is nothing like Uncharted. That might change in more advanced levels but TR just doesnt feel like Uncharted. And BTW that formula you speak of it was uncharted that copied from TR. You know shoot this, jump that, solve this, climb that, shoot some more. That is the template that TR set as standard in 1996.

@ Fried And wich game do you think inspired those games? TR. I dont think that many people here realize that TR was one of the 1st (if not the 1st) 3D TPS adventure games and because it was one of the most iconic franchises at the time it has inspired many games. Uncharted is just one of many games that took inspiration from TR. Also i could easily argue that those mechanics you speak of weren't inspired by Uncharted wich has nothing original or revolutionary about it. I could say that TR was inspired by MGS, RE4 or killswitch but i have no doubt that it was Uncharted that prompted the change of direction of the TR reboot.
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FriedGoat  +   1069d ago
Uh, he is talking about the mechanics. Every game features shoot this, jump that, solve this, climb that.

The difference is the mechanics, Tomb raider used to have auto lock-on and all sorts of different shizz. Uncharted got everything right and TR then copied the mechanics, simple. Even the cutsceneslike moment's ingame reek of uncharted.

Good game though, but I'm afraid I prefer Mr.Drake.
downwardspiral  +   1068d ago
I never really understood why people say that Uncharted copied Tomb Raider. The only major similarity i see is exploring the world for artifacts. That's about it. The gameplay mechanics are very different from one another. I bet if they changed the story in uncharted into a war game or survival horror with the same gameplay mechanics, no one would compare it to TR.
Imalwaysright  +   1068d ago
@ Downspiral Uncharted was inspired by TR just like Wolfenstein and Doom inspired Halo or Killzone and GTA3 inspired Just Cause and Saints Row. The gameplay mechanics are different but Halo, Killzone, Just Cause and Saints Row follow templates that were set as standard by other games. Its the same with TR and Uncharted. Uncharted follows the template that was set as standard by TR in 1996.
cleverusername  +   1069d ago
The same person will be submitting '5 reasons why Uncharted is better than Tomb Raider' next!
JohnApocalypse  +   1069d ago
I agree with this. On the other hand, Uncharted fucking kills it when it comes to multilayer
jester1122  +   1069d ago
What the world in tomb raider is not seamless open world...Also more involving characters lol.. I thought the worst thing about the new tomb raider was the character were so stereotype angry black woman , crazy white guy , fat tai spiritual guy. You lost me at me involving characters.. I like the new tomb raider, but the writing and story is not anything close to uncharted . Uncharted you always control drake no dumb quick time events. When your writing a fan boy article please try to make sense on your points besides the cover system are not very good..Tomb raider was a cool game, but it ripped Uncharted pretty hard ..
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WarThunder  +   1069d ago
Exactly! characters in Tomb Raider are dull. Story is the weakest part in Tomb raider, because of the stereotype characters and bad Voice acting.

This Article is made for hits, so angry PS3 fanboy can visit their site and rage about it.

Don't fall for this pathetic Article and don't let it heat....
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LessThan2Tflops  +   1069d ago
I've been saying this and totally agree
OmniSlashPT  +   1069d ago
I think this Tomb Raider is as good as the first Uncharted, but it's miles away from UC2 or UC3. Uncharted 2/3 is in another level.

Besides, Tomb Raider is very different from Uncharted, so you cant compare platforming, set pieces and open world features when the games have different focuses.
HeavenlySnipes  +   1068d ago
Came in here to post this. It feels as good as the first Uncharted game, but still pretty rough around the edges.

I hope they make sequels to this on the next consoles because there is a lot of room for improvement.

The character lines aren't realistic enough, and it feels as if they wrote a movie script whereas Uncharted made the characters speak as if they were real people with emotions.

The animations could be done better next time around. Lara also jumps waay to high for a human being

The wolf spawns in the forest are stupid. They really just make them appear out of no where as soon as you step into an invisible circle. *SPOILER* Near the beginning of the game when you first meet up with your group and have to upgrade your hatchet tool to open the temple door, you'll notice that wolves magically spawn everytime you go to the right side of the map.

There could be a lot more puzzles (and have them be more than burn this push that)

The game is still overall a nice restart of the series. I'd love to see a sequel
fsfsxii  +   1069d ago
They are in the same genre, but totally different!
Uncharted is linear, action packed and has a well driven story
Tomb Raider on the other hand is an open world game, made for you to explore and solve puzzles & it has a good story aswell.
As i said, both cater in the same genre, but totally different.
FriedGoat  +   1069d ago
It is seriously lacking in the story/Voice acting area, and there need to be more puzzles.
fsfsxii  +   1069d ago
I think the story is perfect!
How they introduced the story within the things that happened on the island and the storms was just good
The voice acting is good too
TechnicianTed  +   1068d ago
Actually, I think the story is much better than Uncharted.
Jazz4108  +   1069d ago
Flamebait article. Play them both as they are both great games.
solidboss07  +   1069d ago
Uncharted 1 was good, Uncharted 2 was very good indeed, Uncharted 3 'could' be game of this generation - it was improved in every way over its predecessors.
For a Tomb Raider title I want some of the PS1 magic, those games made you feel like you were actually raiding tombs and temples. You just dont get those same feelings with any modern game, Uncharted series has the blockbuster set pieces and polish, but old Tomb Raider games gave more with less.
I wouldn't want or expect the graphical fidelity of Uncharted, I just want something that was unique to the old Tomb Raider games but now lost forever. Maybe it was the modest hardware of PS1 that helped deliver that experience back in the day?
Pozzle  +   1069d ago
I thought Uncharted 2 was much better than Uncharted 3, tbh.

Not that Uncharted 3 wasn't a good game. It was. But I thought Uncharted 2 was a much more solid, generation-defining experience. I liked the plot more, too.
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d0nT wOrrY  +   1069d ago
Yes Uncharted 2 is unmatched. I was a bit disappointed with U3 mainly because the story felt the same.
FriedGoat  +   1069d ago
Yeah, Uncharted 2 is the best one. 3 was all over the place, but a fantastic game none the less.

The difference is (i heard the devs talking about this) Uncharted 2's story was written and the levels designed around the story.

In uncharted 3 the levels were designed and the story was then written around the levels. This made everything flow a bit awkwardly, but I still love the game and the multiplayer.
jester1122  +   1069d ago
Why does everything think this game is open world it has open areas..It is not open world, I disagree I thought the story was the weakest part of the game ...Overall the game was good but not on uncharted level the characters are so much better in uncharted the only character I like in tomb raider was Lara...
d0nT wOrrY  +   1069d ago
No it's not. It's a fucking movie wannabe. Deal with it.
"More Involving Characters"
LOL, tell me another joke.
jer1122  +   1069d ago
More involving characters what the Characters in tomb raider besides Lara are more generic then Shasta cola..
Dlacy13g  +   1069d ago
I am pretty sure in the coming hours we will see a "5 reasons why uncharted 3 is better than Tomb Raider"
My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante  +   1068d ago
I doubt anyone would want to make an article stating the obvious though.
Dlacy13g  +   1068d ago clearly haven't been on N4G long enough. The "5 reasons articles" are like the flu. Starts up and suddenly everyone is making them regardless of validity. Half the time its the same site making a "5 reasons for" and "5 reasons against" in less than 24 hours.
InTheLab  +   1069d ago
If you're going to make this argument, at least bring up the real reason why some think it's a better game...hell, the only reason.

The RPG elements are what makes TR a deeper game than Uncharted. It's pretty shallow compared to Farcry, but it's nice to be able to craft your own Lara or at least focus on making her what you want her to be early on. My Lara is a pure hunter...kinda like my Jason from Farcry 3.

That's about it. Uncharted is a much more polished game.

The fact that it is linear does not automatically make it worse than an open ended game.

The characters in Uncharted are better than TR, including Drake being a better character than Lara.

The controls, particularly the melee is better than Uncharted.

Having a dedicated button for cover works infinitely better than the "leave it up to the game" cover in TR. It's actually fairly lazy that Lara only pops into cover at predictable moments.

The QTEs in TR are oppressive and too frequent through the early bits of the game....and they are completely unnecessary.

The graphics in TR are not even as good as the first UC.

Now, I do think Uncharted would be a better game if it borrowed from farcry, like TR did. TR is an outstanding game, but it's nowhere near Uncharted 2 or 3.
AdmiralSnake  +   1069d ago
Double bad
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AdmiralSnake  +   1069d ago
*takes out folding chair, puts glasses on, gets ready to read the flaming*

On topic, articles like these ARE ALWAYS STUPID....It brings the worst out of the gaming community...especially this website.
WhatchaTalkinBout  +   1069d ago
ill agree this is a great game and anyone who has ever played uncharted series should pick tomb raider up , and or if you havent you should still pick this game up its really good.. but that being said i do believe uncharted series set the bar its just a magical series and all the characters draws you in for a fun ride. i just didnt feel the same way in TR, BUT this is just my opinion only im sure others well have different opinions..
SlyFamous02  +   1069d ago
TR is a good game but it is no Uncharted. Uncharted gave this game the blue print (and no Uncharted is not the same as the original TR so dont compare them)this article is uncalled for but I suppose being one the greatest series' in gaming history will no doubt put a bulls-eye on Drakes back.
GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1069d ago
i don't care which ones better, but what is really pissing me off is people who play tomb raider and act like "holy crap this is like a movie, wow, this is one of the best games i've played this gen. but they didn't care when uncharted came out because it was an exclusive.
plaZeHD  +   1069d ago
I completely disagree friend.
"More involving characters" Are you kidding?
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GABRIEL1030  +   1069d ago
The Lara's new adventure is great but no better than Drake's.... Uncharted is amazing
Dlacy13g  +   1068d ago
Correction Uncharted 2 is amazing. Uncharted 3 is really, really good. Uncharted 1 was just good.
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