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5 Ways Tomb Raider restored my faith in triple A blockbusters

James O'Connor of MMGN: Along has come Tomb Raider – a reboot of a franchise I’ve never cared for, one steeped in controversy, one primarily concerned with doing things I’ve already done in numerous other games. And yet it has completely restored my faith in the potential of Triple A franchises. Here’s why:

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Thatguy-3101656d ago (Edited 1656d ago )

"Tomb Raider’s closest stable mate is Uncharted 2, a game that absolutely nailed its explosions and excessiveness while also giving us some enjoyable, if not always believable, characters. Tomb Raider, I’d say, manages the balance a bit better than that game did, even if it can’t quite keep up with UC2’s best moments."
Stopped reading after that statement.
1. Tomb Raider was full of unnecessary top cinematic sequences and the mention of believable characters O.o WHERE? haha and on top of that saying it handles it better than UNCHARTED 2? I'm assuming the next few points are pretty pointless too
Can't wait for Uncharted 4 to come out so it can sh*t on this series and not because I hate it I honestly think it's a good reboot but what ticks me off is that people are OVER HYPING it.

TronEOL1655d ago

Like I've been saying for a while, I both disagree and agree. Uncharted's strength (and what won it so many awards) was it's story, characters and pacing. Uncharted 2 is easily the best example of a "cinematic game" currently available on any platform.

Tomb Raider on the other hand does a lot more when it comes to gameplay. So it essentially makes it a better "game" than Uncharted, while Uncharted is a better "experience" than Tomb Raider.

But it gets a bit confusing since Uncharted 3's story and characters (how they were written) wasn't all that good, but the melee combat is some of the best besides the Batman: Arkham series. So Uncharted 3 improved gameplay, while degrading when it came to story/character/pacing.

So to average it out, I think both Tomb Raider and the Uncharted series are fairly neck and neck. Before claiming any of them are better (if we even can) we'll need to see Uncharted 4 and Tomb Raider 2. But don't expect Tomb Raider to become Uncharted, or vice versa. They are both doing different things, and you'll get a different experience from playing both.